Wednesday, March 18, 2009


One of the little secrets I carry around is that I am allergic to ascorbic acid. For some reason, its cousin, sodium ascorbate does not cause the same reaction, namely cancor sores that set in within a few hours of ingestion. It was bad enough when I had to avoid fruit flavored drinks, but over the years ascorbic acid has been added to more and more things.

This is such a rare thing that I had never, until recently, even heard of it. It took me over 10 years (all through the 90's) of cutting things out of my diet, as each one of them caused the reaction, before I figured out what the culprit was.

Oddly enough, sodium ascorbate does not seem to bother me, nor does fresh fruit. The fact that ascorbic acid is a sugar, largely imported from China, may have something to do with it.

I am still looking for more answers, but I think this system may just be fly paper.

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