My mission is to educate people about what is in our food. Food ingredient labels can be confusing, and hard to figure out what all those ingredients are. No judgements, no suggestions on what to eat, just cold hard facts about what is in our food, what it does. I plan to compile ingredients lists from national food. And find definitions of the ingredients that are hard to say, let alone, figure out what it is exactly.
One affected with phenylketonuria. An inherited metabolic disorder caused by the absence of a specific enzyme (phenylalanine hydroxylase). The absence of this enzyme, a recessive trait, prevents the body from making use of phenylalanine, one of the amino acids in most protein-rich foods, and almost always leads to mental retardation and schizoid changes; convulsions also commonly occur. Early diagnosis and treatment, which includes a carefully regulated low-phenylalanine diet begun during the first few weeks of life, may prevent serious mental deficiency. Positive improvement has been seen even when therapy is started in well-established cases. Most states have made the PKU blood or urine test mandatory for all newborn infants.