Cadmium Sources

Food: Shellfish and organ meats such as liver can be high in cadmium.   Other foods such as potatoes, rice, sunflower seeds, spinach and other leafy greens. Other Sources: Cadmium can be found in soils because insecticides, fungicides, sludge, and commercial fertilizers that use cadmium are used in agriculture. Therefore, this is a source of significant amounts of the metal from the soil and environment to enter food sources.  Cigarettes also contain cadmium. Lesser-known sources… Continue reading

Alert: Protein Drinks Contain Poisonous Heavy Metals

Consumer Report purchased 15 protein powders and drinks and tested multiple samples of each for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. The results showed that all 15 protein drinks contain poisonous heavy metals in considerable amounts.  The levels in three products were of particular concern because consuming three servings a day could result in daily exposure to arsenic, cadmium, or lead that exceeds the limits proposed by USP. +++ Which Protein Drinks Contain Poisonous Heavy Metals?… Continue reading

Why We Over Eat #2: To Store Toxins

  We now live in a world where every single day we are bombarded with toxins such as:  mercury from dental fillings  arsenic from rice  aluminum from deodorant, green tea and aluminum foil  nicotine from inhaled cigarette smoke preservatives and pesticides in food These are toxins that we were never intended to be exposed to so our bodies don’t know how to get rid of them. You began absorbing and storing some of these toxins… Continue reading

What can we do about the arsenic in our rice?

There isn’t much that we as individuals can do about the arsenic in rice at this point. Since it seems impossible to remove the arsenic from the rice once it is in there, the only completely safe thing to do is minimize the amount of rice you eat. Quinoa is an excellent substitute if you find that you are able to eat it. For those of you die-hard rice fans, some sources say that you… Continue reading

Arsenic Toxicity Symptoms

Arsenic is a semi-metal that is odorless and tasteless. It gets concentrated in our food and drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices involving pesticides and more. Arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver, and prostate. Non-cancer effects can include thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting; diarrhea; numbness in hands and feet; partial paralysis; blurred… Continue reading

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