Environmental Toxicity

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We have no idea of the heavy metal dangers lurking about us. So, I am gong to present common heavy metals, what they may cause in cumulative amounts and their common sources.
LEAD
Constipation; Vomiting; Learning difficulties; Mental retardation; Hyperactivity; Vertigo; Gout, arthritis; kidney damage; Birth defects; Coordination inabilities; Muscle weakness; Anorexia; Seizures; Cirrhosis of the liver; Metallic taste sensations; Thyroid dysfunction; Nausea; Diarrhea; Difficulty in concentration; Confusion; Restlessness; Insomnia; Muscle aches; Fatigue; Pituitary damage; Impotence/sterility; Tremors; Degeneration of motor neurons; Schizophrenic-like behavior; Growth problems in long bones; Cataracts; Headaches; Anemia; Lead-lined gums.

CADMIUM
Emphysema; Hypertension; Kidney damage; Arteriosclerosis; Abdominal cramps; Colic; Diarrhea; Slow healing acne; Nausea/vomiting; Liver disease; Anemia.

MERCURY
Tremors; Birth defects; Kidney damage; Nausea; Loss of hearing or vision; Gingivitis; Vertigo; Nervousness; Fatigue; Chromosome damage; Insanity; Abdominal pain; Vomiting; Mental retardation; Tooth loss; Headaches; Skin eruptions.

ALUMINUM
Digestive disorders; Colic; Gastritis; Dementia; Alzheimer’s; Seizures; Motor and behavioral dysfunction; Skin rash; Headache.

COPPER
Mental disorders; Anemia; Arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis; Hypertension; Nausea/vomiting; Hyperactivity; Schizophrenia; Insomnia; Autism; stuttering; Copper deposits in kidney, liver, brain, eyes; Postpartum psychosis; Inflammation and enlargement of liver; Heart problems; Cystic fibrosis.

NOW, WHERE AND HOW

LEAD
Auto exhaust; Industrial smelters and paint factories; Lead water pipes; Industrial pollution in the water; Pesticide runoff; Acid rain be it industrial or volcanic; Roof paint through the catchment system; Lead paint on children’s cribs which they eat because it tastes sweet; Cigarettes due to lead arsenate as an insecticide; Insecticides/fungicides; Burning newspapers due to the lead in the ink; Soldered items; Gardens near a main road; Children playing near main roads; Jogging on main roads; Commercial baby milk; Industrial materials such as nails, solder, plaster, putty; Shellfish; Gasoline; Bullets; Organ meats; Dog food; Cosmetics, Dolomite; Paper clips; Cooking utensils; Hair colorings; Wines; Leaded toothpaste tubes.

CADMIUM
Cigarettes; Fertilizers; Water pipes; Soft drink dispensers; Coal burning; Refined foods.

MERCURY
Dental fillings; Pesticides/ fungicides; Pollution; Fish; Adhesives; Fabric softeners; Drugs; Coal burning; Cosmetics; Water-based paints; Chemical fertilizers; White powdered laxatives.

ALUMINUM
Deodorants; Cookware; Emulsifiers in cheese processing; Baking powder; Construction materials; Antacids; Foil; Salt (Anti-caking ingredients); Beer and soda cans; Catchment water.

COPPER
Copper water pipes; Copper water heaters; Meats using copper sulfate as a growth enhancer; Frozen greens and canned greens using copper to produce an ultra-green color; Zinc deficiency; Alcoholic beverages from copper brewery equipment; Instant gas hot water heaters; Hormone pills; Pesticides. insecticides; fungicides; Copper jewelry; Copper cooking pots.

Okay, from what you read above, it is obvious that these substances can pose some serious health risks. This knowledge has come slowly and with a lot of suffering.

The entire Roman Empire routinely dosed itself with toxic lead by drinking out of lead goblets, lining its aqueducts with lead, or even adding wine in the form of lead acetate. Called “sugar of lead” to enhance its flavor and sweet taste.

In the seventeenth century the serious condition of “painter’s colic” was recognized as being lead related.

Later, laws were passed to prevent rum from being made in lead-containing pots. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries lead poisoning was epidemic in the upper classes, which habitually drank an excess of lead-containing port wine.

Exposure of workers to toxic metals has been the major source of knowledge about their harmful effects. Industrial technology recognizes that toxic exposure to lead, cadmium, mercury, aluminum, copper, and other less common metals may cause serious disease and even be fatal.

With this awareness came the establishment of permissible levels or threshold limits to monitor workers and their environments.

Blood and urine tests have been used primarily to diagnose a suspected toxicity, but for the most part estimation of probable heavy metal levels is the major preventive measure.

Even among the orthodoxy there is dissatisfaction with these inexact methods and the heavy reliance on threshold limit values, which do not take into consideration individual differences between heavy metal susceptibility, other sources of contamination off the job, the effect of a closed environment, or the fact that some heavy metals like lead are cumulative in their effects.

The real question, however, has been at which point do these substances cause even a slight deviation from health? The assumption is usually that some toxic metal absorption is harmless. But many now feel that even slight amounts may cause abnormal physical and mental problems.

Threshold limits are clearly designed to protect the majority of workers from clinical disease, bit it’s the subclinical symptoms of heavy metal poisoning that may be the greatest threat to the health and well-being of the industrial worker.

With the rise of industrialization, heavy metal pollution of the air, water, and the food chain became an increasing problem. Now, environmental exposure is unavoidable. By the 1950s routine tests of “symptomless”
U.S. kids showed hundreds of thousands with toxic lead levels.

Look at the variety of ways we are getting metallically polluted – cigarettes, auto exhaust, newspapers, canned foods, frozen foods, aluminum cookware, insecticides, fungicides, pesticides, water pipes, cosmetics, hair dyes, antacids, deodorants, and now the chemtrails that drop aluminum, barium and strontium on us day by day.

So, what do we do when prevention of metal poisoning is not easy, despite it being vital to health and well-being? Obviously, we need to avoid consuming contaminated foods and water for openers. All canned food or frozen green foods are suspect because of the possibility of lead-containing solder used in canned foods and copper sulfate used in canned and frozen green vegetables to give them an ultra green color to aid in marketing.

Then any food exposed to insecticides, pesticides, for fungicides could have high levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, copper, or other toxic chemicals and should be strictly avoided.

Yet, Monsanto asserts that their crop sprayed with enormous amounts of roundup Ready pesticide and the active ingredient in Agent Orange is perfectly safe and fit for human consumption.

Bottom line: the safest vegetables to eat are the ones that are organically grown. If you have your own garden, make sure you are at least 25 to 50 feet away from a major road. And the further the better.

Cooking utensils with copper or aluminum surfaces should never be used. Use stainless steel, tempered glass, or non-lead glazed earthenware.

Since heavy metals tend to concentrate within the ocean food chain, passing from bacteria to algae, then to small fish and later to big fish, it is important to stay away from fish or at least not eat too much. Eating sea vegetables is fine because they do not have muscles or flesh to store the toxins.

Then there’s commercial meats, which are generally unfit for human consumption.

Water supplies are difficult to change for most people. Those living in very old houses might want to check the plumbing to be sure that lead is used nowhere in the system as the most potent dose of heavy metals comes from water in the morning after it has been in the pipes all night. To be safe, let the water run first thing in the morning for about 2 minutes to drain the crap out. Water filters work well also.

Although it is the duty of an employer to prevent occupational heavy metal poisoning, many seem clueless as to the health risk. There was a project that was undertaken with auto body shops. Spot checks were done and it was found that not a single shop required their workers to wear air filter masks while on the job.

Day after day, year after year, there workers were exposed to an incredible amount of heavy metals in the grinding, sanding, and painting process, completely oblivious to the dangers to which they were being subjected to. People involved in such industries should do a yearly hair analysis as a preventative measure.

The human fetal brain concentrates heavy metals very quickly. It is therefore essential that pregnant mothers make all efforts to avoid these poisons.

Kids are also very susceptible as well. So if a playground is near a major road, find another place for your kid to play. Even soft drinks from beverage dispensers can cause toxic metal poisoning.

And if, God forbid, your kid has learning difficulties or behavioral disorders, get him a hair analysis to discern toxic metals before being subjected to other treatments. Actually, this applies to everyone.

Let’s get into detox. First and foremost, the organic sulfur crystals remove toxins, heavy metals, radiation, and parasites, which everyone has.

Next would be short periods of citrus fruit or apple mono diets that are useful in the elimination process. Each individual will determine his her length of the initial mono diet. The more severe the toxicity, the shorter will be the first elimination. The usual period for the first mono diet is 3 to 7 days.

Following this fairly rapid detoxification would be a mostly raw foods regimen with the exception of cooked beans or lentils as protein.

The diet would consist of hot water and lemon juice as soon as you get out of bed,
Breakfast would be fresh grapefruit or organic apples.
Between breakfast and lunch should be carrot juice.
Lunch should be a green salad with cooked beans or lentils.
Between lunch and dinner more carrot juice.
Dinner should be a cooked vegan meal with plenty of organic green vegetables, seaweeds and beans or lentils.
Then, later in the evening, some raw apple juice or carrot juice.

Oh yeah, 1 tablespoon of raw bran should be taken with all meals and Spiulina should be added whenever possible and the freshest bee pollen you can find should be eaten. Your water should be as pure as possible and there should be no alcohol and no cigarettes or tobacco of any kind.

This should be done for about 2 weeks.

Between you and me, the sulfur crystals are easier to do and you will detox completely. After it is finished the detox will never come back and you will also never get the flu. A cold, yes. The flu, no.

Aloha!

Sources:
www.fairfaxcounty.gov
www.pollutionpeople.org
www.lenntech.com
“Food Forensics” by Mike Adams

Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I'd be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would've thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30's.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a "plastic" community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, " let's become vegetarians". I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, "okay"! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, "The Little Kitchen".

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I'll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to "The Little Kitchen". Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, "Let's make a deal. You do our tax return and we'll feed you as well". So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, "Hawaii". Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called," Mr. Natural's". I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at "Mr. Natural's." To make a long story short, that's exactly what happened.

So, I'm working at "Mr. Natural's" and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle - it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka'anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn't really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that's exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I'm asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn't thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, "You expected anything less"? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, 'enchilada's at "Natural's" tonight'. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That's when they found out I was an accountant and "Down to Earth" was born. "Down to Earth" became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD's that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii's premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She said," If you want to be with me you've got to stop working on naked women". So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a "chicken" or "egg" or "fish" or "pig" or "cow" was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.

Namaste!
  • Photomaineac

    Why did you leave out Vaccines…with LEAD, MERCURY & ALUMINUM?