"Dear Jayne, I want to thank you for your efforts in researching and publishing such informative and helpful books. Please take care of yourself so that you can continue to educate me and other readers. In today's world of junk food and untruthful or misleading food labels, we need all the help we can get." -- Susan Langston, San Francisco, CA
"Dear Mrs. Benkendorf, I have recently purchased a copy of your book, The Food Storage Bible, which I heard about on American Family Radio Station in Forest, Mississippi. I had given up on trying to keep up with the names of harmful preservatives in foods and reading labels. I was so excited when I began to read The Food Storage Bible. Your system of identifying and categorizing has really made it possible for me to focus again on eliminating, or at least limiting, harmful substances from my foods." -- June Watson, Ridgeland, MS
From the Author
Additives and preservatives weaken the immune system. When the body must fight foreign invaders such as unnatural chemicals in our foods, this weakens the body's defense. We are seeing more allergies in children, arthritis in younger and younger people, osteoporosis is rampant, depression and anxiety are prevalent, and on and on. Can additives and preservatives in our foods have an impact on these problems? I firmly believe they can - and do.
Also, many of our food products tell us they are low fat or even fat free, yet they may be very high in fat. People who need to watch their fat intake are eating these products thinking they're eating lowfat, but in reality may be eating a great deal of fat.
Whether we purchase products from the grocery store to use today or to store for the future, for better health, let's choose those without harmful additives and preservatives. They're on our grocery shelves - next to those that aren't as healthful.