We have discussed this before in terms of Prana and Digestive fire. Too much of chemical load during digestion, reduced our ability to digest food and as a result, some of these toxic chemical, stays back in digestion track for long amount of time. Since they stay back, they also disturbs regular nutrient absorption processes.
When my son was 18 months old, doctor prescribed Zinc to stop the diarrhea. Yes, it works but modern medicine never think about future. But in case of over-dosage of zinc to quick fix issue, we invite long term damage. Nutrient loss for growing child! Stunted growth!
About processed food chemical impact on digestive track, here is the old note:
Now, read this research and help your family and friends to get rid of modern canned food obsession, if at all, it is issue at your home.
And mind you, we and our child have different metabolic rate, digestive track due to age-factor! They are more vulnerable to toxins with long-lasting impact!!
Food packaging could be negatively affecting nutrient absorption in your body, new research shows
According to Mahler, these ZnO nanoparticles are present in the lining of certain canned goods for their antimicrobial properties and to prevent staining of sulfur-producing foods. In the study, canned corn, tuna, asparagus and chicken were studied using mass spectrometry to estimate how many particles might be transferred to the food. It was found that the food contained 100 times the daily dietary allowance of zinc. Mahler then looked at the effect the particles had on the digestive tract.
“People have looked at the effects of nanoparticles on intestinal cells before, but they tend to work with really high doses and look for obvious toxicity, like cell death,” said Mahler. “We are looking at cell function, which is a much more subtle effect, and looking at nanoparticle doses that are closer to what you might really be exposed to.”
“They tend to settle onto the cells representing the gastrointestinal tract and cause remodeling or loss of the microvilli, which are tiny projections on the surface of the intestinal absorptive cells that help to increase the surface area available for absorption,” said Mahler. “This loss of surface area tends to result in a decrease in nutrient absorption. Some of the nanoparticles also cause pro-inflammatory signaling at high doses, and this can increase the permeability of the intestinal model. An increase in intestinal permeability is not a good thing—it means that compounds that are not supposed to pass through into the bloodstream might be able to.”