Dr Andrew Weil has addressed the question of carrageenan, a “natural” food additive in many foods. There now appears to be alot of evidence that it is NOT harmless.
So READ YOUR LABELS: so many of those processed “milks” nut milk, soy milk rice milk etc have carrageenan (and/or guar gum) in them… and also yoghurt, ice cream cottage cheese…
A few quotes:
“Over the years Dr. Tobacman has published 18 peer-reviewed studies that address the biological effects of carrageenan and is convinced that it is harmful to human health [ malignancies and stomach problems]
Dr. Tobacman also told the board that in the past, drug investigators actually used carrageenan to cause inflammation in tissues in order to test the anti-inflammatory properties of new drugs. And she reported further that when laboratory mice are exposed to low concentrations of carrageenan for 18 days, they develop “profound” glucose intolerance and impaired insulin action, both of which can lead to diabetes.” – Dr Andrew Weil
Here is the whole article: