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Carageenan

Q: I just read an article about carageenan being a carcinogen, and started checking labels of canned pet foods and found it is tough to find one without carageenan. What does Dr. Wysong think of carageenan as a food ingredient? The article I read said it is a carcinogen for both humans and pets. I don't see it listed in the few Wysong foods I surfed but it is pretty much in everything else.
 
A: Keep in mind that everything is a potential carcinogen and studies can be found arguing the dangers of practically anything. But it is the dose that makes the poison. This would apply to carageenan as well.
 
Following the Optimal Health Program greatly diminishes risks from any one ingredient.