Originally Posted by Wugmama
Yeah, maybe. I have friends in this forum whose judgment I trust. This news is very upsetting to me as we've already given up wheat and all forums of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, peas and chocolate. And I don't want to face giving up rice milk. So I'm looking to my peeps here in this forum for a little help, support and possible insight rather than delve right in right now.
Hey, I read the articles, and I am not upset AND my kids [a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old] will still get Rice Milk. Just not in high quantities. That also includes other rice products.
Because the articles aren't just talking about the Rice Milk but all rice products
have certain levels of arsenic in them; so does lettuce, and my little 2 yr old loves lettuce!!
I just typed in Rice and Arsenic in the google search engine and one article on food safety states: "U.S. rice consumption averages about 12 grams daily; but it's calculated that people who eat more than 115 grams daily are the ones at risk!" I know my family does not consume that much rice or rice milk, this article says "the consumer shouldn’t be overly concerned!"
I know families that eat rice as a staple every day, sometimes twice or more per day, and their kids have grown up on this type of diet [they're now feeding this same diet to their children] and they've never had a sick day in their lives. Their elderly live into their 90s. Plus they're not fat...
Any rate, that is me venting, sorry!
Every once in a while I read about Xylitol being unsafe, unproven, toxic, etc.. But my mom researched it on the web and discovered it has been used for over 40 yrs in Finland with thousands of children; 16 or more yrs in South America with thousands more; has been used with hundreds of preschool and kindergarten kids here in the US, is being promoted by the US Military - no one has ever died from using it AND it remineralizes cavities, halts big ones, clears up gum disease, and I was told today that it also halts Candida - how much more proof, testing, safety-record does it have to have? We use it and horray it honestly does all the things it says it does [I don't know about the Candida; but the rest 'YES!"]
So I do not listen to anyone anymore except my mom, she says eliminate that which you know
is harmful to you and your family, use with discretion the rest. Don't make life unbearable! That's the advice I live by!