The Hidden Health Risks of Food Dyes | EatingWell

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Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D.
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How bad is Red 40 and more synthetic dyes?

Americans are now eating five times as much food dye as we did in 1955. That statistic isn’t as surprising when you consider that since then food dyes have made more and more of our foods colorful-from breakfast cereals to ice creams. While natural colorants made from foods like beets are available, many manufacturers opt for synthetic dyes-which may have dangerous health consequences, particularly for children, according to a recent report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. This is why the nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based consumer-watchdog group has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban them. Such man-made food dyes appear in ingredient lists as a name of a color with a number following it: Blue 1 and 2, Citrus Red 2, Green 3, Red 3 and 40, Yellow 5 and 6.

The three most widely used culprits-Yellow 5, Yellow 6 and Red 40-contain compounds, including benzidine and 4-aminobiphenyl, that research has linked with cancer.

Research has also associated food dyes with problems in children including allergies, hyperactivity, learning impairment, irritability and aggressiveness. A U.S. study published in Science found that when children who scored high on a scale measuring hyperactivity consumed a food-dye blend they performed worse on tests that measured their ability to recall images than when they drank a placebo. A 2007 British study found that children who consumed a mixture of common synthetic dyes displayed hyperactive behavior within an hour of consumption. (These children had not been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.) The results, published in The Lancet, prompted Britain’s Food Standards Agency to encourage manufacturers to find

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Color Magick

Witches often incorporate the energies associated with various colors into their spells.  Every color in the rainbow has an energy signature that is suitable for magick, but most Witches stick to a correspondence that includes mostly the primary and secondary color palette.

Once you know what color has what kind of energy, it becomes second nature to seek out specifically colored items when crafting a spell.  The color of every single item incorporated into a spell is not going to be the same.  If you are using herbs in your spell, most of them are going to be green no matter if you are doing a spell for love which is associated with red, or a spell for your sick cat which is associated with brown.  Essential and blended oils will, of course, be clear or amber in color.  Likewise, incense cones and sticks are probably going to be brown or black.  It is the items you can control the color of that you should be concerned with.  For example, you can make a point to choose a red candle for your love spell, or a brown piece of cloth to heal your sick cat.

Use the color charts to choose the colors you can control:  Candles, Cloth, Ribbons, Bags, Clothing, Paper, Ink Colors, Gemstones, and similar items.  The universal color substitute is White, so if you are doing a healing spell and don’t have anything Blue, Green or Purple available, it is acceptable to use White.

Black

Banishing ~ Exorcism ~ Protection ~ Releasing ~ Reversing ~ Uncrossing

Blue

Change ~ Depression ~ Fidelity ~ Flexibility ~ Happiness ~ Harmony ~ Healing ~ Health ~ Impulsiveness ~ Magickal Power ~ Patience ~ Protection ~ Psychism ~ Sleep Tranquility ~ Truth ~ Understanding ~ Wisdom

Brown

Agriculture ~ Animals ~ Balance ~ Concentration ~ Finances ~ Home ~ Money ~ Neutrality ~ Psychism ~ Sorrow ~ Study

Gold

Attraction ~ Divination ~ Finances ~ Fortune ~ Intuition ~ Luck ~ Money ~ PersuasionUnderstanding

Gray

Mediation ~ Neutrality ~ Psychism ~ Stability ~ Victory

Green

Abundance ~ Balance ~ Employment ~ Fertility ~ Finances ~ Fortune ~ Generosity  Growth ~ Happiness ~ Healing ~ Luck ~ Marriage ~ Money ~ Prosperity ~ Purification      Renewal ~ Success ~ Wealth

Orange

Adaptability ~ Attraction ~

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