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Here’s a nice informative article about homeopathy and detoxification…

by Dr. Verna Hunt, DC, ND

Toxins are becoming a bigger part of our world. Indeed, there is more toxic exposure in the modern world than the human body was designed to process. Sometimes the organs, such as the liver, can become so overloaded that they stop functioning effectively.

Ideally, toxins are completely broken down and easily excreted. But when drugs, vaccines, food additives and refined foods accumulate in organs and tissues, they interfere with the complete breakdown of toxins. Things begin to function less optimally. Worse yet, some additives, pesticides and trans fatty acids cannot be easily recognized by the body. They clog up and deposit as storage inside cells, in ligaments, muscles, joints, arteries, liver, heart and brain.

Since the advent of homeopathy in the 1800s, many remedies have been used to clear, cleanse, drain and detoxify the various body systems. This can be done during spring and summer using single remedies at varying potencies or as combination drainage remedies. There are various things to consider before deciding which remedies to use.

How Long and How Often Should I Detoxify?

Many advise doing a cleanse at least every spring and others advise spring and fall.

This cleanse is not a fast. (In fact, fasting is not recommended unless under supervision). During a cleanse, toxins are being dislodged and eliminated, and each person’s ability to tolerate this process varies — it could be for a few days or for three to four weeks. Frequency depends on what stage of healing you are at.

While you are cleansing with homeopathic remedies you should also eat a clean diet with lots of fresh organic vegetables and no additives, refined foods or preservatives. Cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine should be avoided. Adequate water (half your weight in fluid ounces), adequate sleep, moderate exercise and as little stress as possible are essential.

Adjunctive methods of detoxification can assist the homeopathic remedies you use, including: ionic cellular cleansing; saunas; skin brushing; “Core Cleanse” (a deep and gentle micro current technology affecting deep lymphatics and abnormally sequestered fat where toxins are held); Activated Air (using singlet oxygen); colonics; and supplements.

During the process you should not feel ill or become constipated. These are signs that what is happening is too intense for your system. You may experience slight headaches or slightly increased elimination. If you are in distress at all, contact your healthcare professional. Better yet, check in with them before you begin and ask the professional trained in homeopathy if you are proceeding correctly. If they are not trained in homeopathy, they will not know how to advise you.

What Parts of the Body Need Cleansing?

Firstly, it is important to know which bodily systems are involved in releasing and draining toxins, and what symptoms arise if they are not functioning properly. The systems which release and drain toxins are called primary emunctories. All have membranes through which the toxins will exit.

Kidney: filters the blood and makes urine through which toxins are excreted. Symptoms of kidney dysfunction are: dark circles under eyes; water retention; painful/urgent/frequent urination; cystitis.

Liver: transforms toxic substances into non-toxic, water soluble forms so they can be excreted. Symptoms of dysfunction are: constipation; bad breath; sore breast before menses; poor digestion of fats; fatigue.

Lymphatic: transports toxic substances from cells to the filters (liver and kidneys). Symptoms of dysfunction are: sore and puffy tissue just under the skin; chronically swollen lymph nodes; aching soft tissues.

Bowels: gut wall helps protect us from harmful substances using the surrounding immune system to alert the dangers. Symptoms of dysfunction are: constipation or diarrhea; leaky gut where toxins flow back into the bloodstream; allergies and sensitivities; poor immune function.

Lungs and sinuses: exhale toxins to the outside world. Symptoms of dysfunction: chronic breathing problems; asthma; bronchitis; sinusitis; chronic cough.

Skin: excretes toxins through sweat and hair follicles. Symptoms of dysfunction are: hair loss; acne, rosacea, eczema; dry skin and rashes; body odour; and excessive and/or burning sweat.

Genitals: menses and ejaculate excrete toxins. Symptoms of dysfunction are: Men — pus in urine or ejaculate; Women — abnormal clots or pus in flow, vaginitis.

There are also secondary emunctories, which are the processes of inflammation and fevers. They help the immune system on a cellular level break down toxins. These come into play when the primary emunctories are not functioning well, and in emergencies such as a sprained ankle or to burn off a cold virus. If you have a lot of inflammation or fevers, it is a sign that your system is overburdened.

What System Should You Focus On?

Many systems are involved in cleansing and there are usually one or two primary systems that must be cleared to allow the others to work well. Toxins will exit through the strongest and most efficient area, such as when you vomit food that disagrees with you. However, if you suppress the excretions with drugs, this system will often become the weakest area. For example, if you have diarrhea from poor digestion or chemical laden foods that your body wants to urgently dispel, but you take something to slow this reaction down while continuing to eat the same junk, the intestinal wall will become weak and clogged, and toxins will overload the lymph system and liver.

Before stimulating the excretion of deeper toxins, you may have to drain the channels of elimination. In many cases, it may be better to consult a trained professional to help determine the best remedies to use in your situation.

Homeopathic drainage uses combinations of low potency plants and minerals to open up the emunctories and stimulate them to function more efficiently, both physically and energetically. Drainage remedies can be purchased at holistic pharmacies and health food stores, from companies (Unda, Reckeweg, Heel etc.) that have pre-combined specific remedies targeted towards certain organs, such as the kidneys.

Through homeopathy, the cells are helped to recognize what is being held within them as toxins. Once the cells’ innate intelligence is awakened to realize there is something present that is not a necessary part of their natural physiology, the cell will transport the toxins out through the cell walls into the blood and lymph systems. These comprise the transport system and they also may need cleansing.

In many cases, cleansing the kidneys and/or liver is a good place to start because these are the two main filters of the blood. The liver is where the toxins are converted to non-toxic soluble substances and in this form they can be excreted. The kidneys are working from the moment of birth to the moment of death. That is – 24 hours a day for your entire life, the kidneys sort the bad stuff from your blood. It only makes sense that they would need a little help to recover.

What Strength of Homeopathic Remedy Should Be Used?

When using single remedies, start with a 30K or 4 or 5cH potency, dosing three to five pellets once per day or every other day (adult dose) for half the length of a moon cycle. One of the best times to cleanse is between the full and new moon. Moon cycles are known to help things grow and also release. Repair and growth occurs more from the new moon to the full moon. Breakdown of old or diseased tissues and letting go occurs from the full to the new moon. Calendars with moon cycles on them are readily available free on the Internet.

Drainage formulas that contain several remedies make the natural immunity more efficient, such as cleaning with soap in the water. They effect function and anatomy of the tissue simultaneously, so the cell itself is a healthier version and the way it performs is better.

If you are using drainage formulas, the potency is already determined by the manufacturer. You may want to use combinations of up to three remedies on focus areas. These combinations can be recommended by the company or a qualified practitioner. The amount of the dose depends on the sensitivity of the person, but read the instructions on the packaging before starting or consult a professional. These pre-combined remedy bottles usually last three to four weeks and should not necessarily be repeated immediately. If you are proceeding to work on another part of the cleansing systems in your body, it is good to leave a week without remedies to allow the body to rebalance to its new and cleaner state. This also gives you time to listen and observe how you are feeling.

Which Remedies Are Good for Which Systems?

Homeopathic books and on-line lists describe symptoms and pictures for each remedy. You should refer to these to see what best matches your situation. Below is a list of systems and remedies.

  • Liver: Taraxacum; sulphur; Chelidonium; Carduus marianus.
  • Kidney: Kali bic; solidago; Juniperis; berberis.
  • Lymphatic: Pulsatilla; Camphor; Aesculus; Calcarea Carbonicum.
  • Bowels: Lycopodium; Hepar sulf; Hydrastis platina.
  • Lungs: causticum; Balsamum perunianum; eucalyptus; tussilago.
  • Skin: Viola tricolour; Vinca minor; Sarsaparilla; Lappa major.

There is no listing above for the genital system as this area is more complicated and requires recommendations from a trained professional.How Toxic Are You?

The Toxicity Self Test lists symptoms that indicate toxins are probably accumulating within your system and are interfering with normal function. Take the test on my website to find out if your body is out of balance.

Dr. Verna Hunt practises as a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor at her clinic, The Centre for Health and Well Being at 2927 Dundas St. W.  in Toronto. She has been in practice for 30 years and addresses a diversity of cases assisting people in restoring and optimizing their health and well being. She can be reached at 416-604-8240, or email: info@healthandwellbeing.info, or go to www.healthandwellbeing.info

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by Alexander Mostovoy, HD, DHMS

Have you recently experienced major stress in your life such as a death, divorce, or business failure?  Do you feel that you have just not been the same since? This stress may have led to adrenal fatigue causing many problems including extreme fatigue and weakness.

Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Does it take a long time to get going? Do you start to feel awake by about noon only to experience another slump in your energy level after lunch? Do you feel better by the end of the day but feel as though you must go to bed as you tire easily? Once in bed, do you lie awake, exhausted but too wired to go to sleep? Once asleep, do you wake up after only a few hours and find this cycle continuing night after night? Are you lacking the stamina to exercise during the day, or feel totally drained after exercising?

Perhaps you pick up every infection going around and take a long time to recover. Despair and depression may even set in. For many people this fatigue and weakness are a constant part of daily life.

If the picture painted here sounds familiar, read on: you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue. It is estimated that up to 80% of people in the industrialized world suffer from adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. For some, it may last a few days; for others, this debilitating condition can last decades. The problem is most common among women, and is often ignored or misdiagnosed because main symptoms mirror those of other conditions.

Adrenal fatigue affects people in many different ways and for many different reasons. Although adrenal fatigue has different causes, regardless of the cause the symptoms are very similar. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands function on a sub-optimal level. The adrenals are responsible for secreting 50 different hormones in an exact and very precise manner depending on the body’s requirements. Adrenal glands become the major source of hormone production in a menopausal woman and will secrete hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and adrenaline.

Adrenal glands are very responsive to changes in physical, emotional and psychological stressors, and many factors may interfere with this amazingly intricate balance. Stress, for example, will put your body into a “fight or flight” response; however, your adrenals cannot differentiate between various types of stressors such as being attacked by a tiger or having a heated argument with your boss. The adrenal gland responds by producing cortisol — the major hormone responsible for helping the body deal with stress.  Unfortunately, in today’s modern society, most of us are under constant stress — be it physical stress from infection or illness, or emotional stress such as from a divorce or the death of a loved one. The adrenal gland will adjust to this constant and prolonged stress but may eventually become unable to meet the demand and dysfunction either by not producing enough cortisol, or by releasing too much cortisol. The extremes of adrenal dysfunction are Addison’s disease (no cortisol produced) and Cushing’s Syndrome (excessive cortisol released).

SYMPTOMS OF ADRENAL FATIGUE

With adrenal fatigue, you may notice subtle changes at first: salt and sugar cravings may give you occasional relief. You may constantly need a caffeine fix via coffee or cola, become absentminded, have weak muscles, low sex drive, feel that you cannot get enough sleep; you also may have constipation alternating with diarrhea.  Eventually, you will feel inclined to reduce activity and may try to avoid stressful situations because you feel overwhelmed. You will likely start to isolate.

Unless your situation is addressed properly, you may develop adult onset diabetes, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia (in fact most people suffering from hypoglycemia have low adrenal function) and even fibromyalgia. Many people will suffer from anxiety and depression, have problems with concentration, periods of confusion, searching for words, making mistakes with names and simple math. Most women with sub-optimal adrenals will complain of PMS, terrible menopausal symptoms and a decrease in immune function.

Adrenal gland function is so important to your well-being but is often overlooked as the cause of these symptoms. Adrenal function can be assessed with a simple saliva test taken to measure cortisol levels. The test is easy and can be done at home. Many private labs offer saliva cortisol tests such as Great Smokies, BioHealth, Metametrix just to name a few. Generally these tests are available through health care providers and compounding pharmacies.*

An adrenal care program can be very successful in restoring adrenal function. Any program chosen should include finding the underlying cause and making the necessary changes to your lifestyle, diet and supplement approach; it may also include herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Herbs, Homeopathics, Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes include getting plenty of rest, reducing stressors (such as watching the news on TV while in bed), eliminating caffeine, taking time to relax, pray, and meditate. Diet changes should include reducing your consumption of refined carbohydrates (white bread and sugar) and increasing consumption of vegetables and whole grains.

The body needs vitamins and minerals to make adrenal hormones. The best way to get vitamins and minerals is from your diet; however this would only apply to healthy individuals. Most people suffering from this or other types of disorders are nutritionally deficient with sub-optimal diets requiring supplementation and support. Supplements necessary would include vitamin C 2000-4000 mg per day sustained release, a good multivitamin, vitamin B-complex 50 mg twice daily, niacin (as inositol hexaniacinate) 125-150 mg per day, pantothenic acid 1200-1500 mg per day, and magnesium citrate 400-1200 mg per day. Also include liquid trace minerals (chromium, molybdenum, manganese, selenium, copper, iodine) for their calming effect. If depression is present add SAM-e 200 mg twice daily.

Many herbs are useful in the treatment of adrenal issues. Some function as adaptogens; that is, they assist the body in adapting to stress. Adaptogenic herbs help to lower or raise cortisol levels depending on your need at that specific time. One of my favourite adaptogens is Siberian ginseng (not to be confused with regular ginseng), which is undoubtedly the most researched botanical and has been used safely for many years. Some other examples of adaptogenic herbals include: rhodeola rosea, withenia somnifera (ashwagandha), and schisandra chinensis. Please note: different herbal products commercially available will vary in strength and quality and will require different dosages. Please consult an experienced natural health practitioner for professional advice.

Under the supervision of a competent physician, hormone supplementation with DHEA, pregnenolone and progesterone may yield some amazing results. Avoid synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Natural bio-identical hormones are fine, but synthetic HRT increases the risk of breast cancer.

Homeopathic treatment and medications have been very useful to many in my practice. Although homeopathic medicines are prescribed on an individual basis specifically tailored to specific symptoms presented by the patient, there are several medicines that come up more frequently than others, such as:

• Phosphoric acid will be suitable for a patient presenting with extreme physical exhaustion, inertia, apathy, and sexual weakness. These people often complain about loss of hair and even change in visual acuity. Their whole pathology arises from hypo-function of the endocrine system — particularly of the adrenals.

• Argentum nitricum will suit most weak and trembling patients. There is going to be periodical weakness; one day they will be well, but then, they will be overtaken by weakness. Sometimes their fatigue may become very pervasive to the point that they cannot dress themselves or even lift a book. This weakness may come with exact periodicity or more at irregular intervals. They will become irritable with a lot of anxiety, to the point that they will start crying because they feel nothing can be done to help them. This state of debility is caused by adrenal insufficiency.

Kalium phosphoricum personality is nervous, oversensitive and excitable. Everything is too much for them and when they get tired they get irritable. They have a feeling that something bad will happen to them; they startle easily. They have difficulty with concentration, and they are forgetful of words and names. There is a profound state of mental and physical exhaustion.

Gelsemium patients will present with slow pulse, tired feeling and mental apathy. Usually there will be muscular weakness, drowsiness and even dizziness. They are sensitive to falling barometric pressure, with many symptoms aggravated by cold and damp weather. They are lethargic, dull, and apathetic to their own complaints. They want to be left alone because any excitement, even good news, will make them feel worse physically.

You don’t need to suffer from the debilitating exhaustion and other issues caused by adrenal fatigue. This is by no means a comprehensive list of supplements and solutions. Talk to your health care professional, have your adrenal gland function tested, develop a customized program that will help resolve this condition, and relax.

Alexander Mostovoy is a homeopathic doctor and a board certified clinical thermographer specializing in women’s health issues. He is widely regarded as one of Canada’s leading authorities on homeopathic medicine and clinical thermography. He is the clinic director of the North York Medical Thermography Centre, which is one of only a few such clinics in the country bringing medical infrared thermography to Canadian women. You can reach him at (416) 638-7555 or www.drmostovoy.com

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Chemical Causes of Diabetes:

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Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

Friday, July 25, 2008 by: Mark Sircus Ac., OMD, citizen journalist
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(Excellent, long article I found on Natural News, written by Mark Sircus. It’s full of info all the way to the very end so get ready for a long read!)

(NaturalNews) Medical science has discovered how sensitive the
insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as
cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may
play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating
an auto-immune reaction to them after they have bonded to these cells
in the pancreas. It is because mercury and lead attach themselves at
highly vulnerable junctures of proteins that they find their great
capacity to provoke morphological changes in the body. Changes in
pancreatic function are among the pathogenetic mechanisms observable
during lead intoxication.

The following is an excerpt from the Book “Survival Medicine for the 21st Century” by Dr. Mark Sircus.

“The development of insulin-dependent diabetes
mellitus is thought to be dependent on the interaction of environmental
agents with the pancreatic beta cells.” – University of Calgary

Lead exposure has been associated with an increased risk of hypertension, and is a well-established risk factor for kidney disease. Whether lead affects blood pressure indirectly through alterations in kidney function or via more direct effects on the vasculature or neurologic blood pressure control is unknown though. Researchers at Harvard Medical School
state, “Our findings support the hypothesis that long-term low-level
lead accumulation (estimated by tibia bone lead) is associated with an
increased risk of declining renal function particularly among diabetics or hypertensives, populations already at risk for impaired renal function.”

Cadmium is a widespread environmental pollutant that accumulates in the pancreas and exerts diabetogenic effects in animals. In a large cross-sectional study, urinary cadmium levels are significantly and dose-dependently associated with both impaired fasting glucose and diabetes.
Transsulfuration pathways in the body are fundamental for life. When mercury blocks thiol groups cellular proteins
lose their reactive properties, lose their ability to carry out their
routine function. Insulin has three sulfur-containing cross-linkages
and the insulin
receptor has a tyrosine kinase-containing sulfur bond, which are the
preferred targets for binding by both mercury and lead. Should mercury
attach to one of these three sulfur bonds it will interfere with the
normal biological function of the insulin molecule. Mercury, many times
more toxic than lead, is so dangerous exactly because it is
collapsing/damaging critical sulfur-containing cross-linkages which
change the geometry of both insulin receptor sites and insulin itself.

“Commercials tell children that junk food is good food — the latest message from an industry that spends $10 billion a year marketing to children.” – New York Times

Food is not considered junk just because of high fat or sugar content, there is a long list of poisonous chemicals used by the food industry that are striking people down. And there are many serious nutritional deficiencies in today’s food that diminish the body’s capacity to deal safely with these chemicals and heavy metals — with magnesium and selenium deficiencies at the top of the list.
For instance, according to Dr. Ellen Silbergeld, a researcher from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the poultry industry’s practice of using arsenic
compounds in its feed is something that has not been studied: “It’s an
issue everybody is trying to pretend doesn’t exist.” Arsenic exposure
is a risk factor for diabetes mellitus. Inorganic arsenic is considered
one of the prominent environmental causes of cancer
mortality in the world. Chicken consumption may contribute significant
amounts of arsenic to total arsenic exposure of the U.S. population
according to the Journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

“Arsenic acts as a growth stimulant in chickens — develops the meat faster — and since then, the poultry industry
has gone wild using this ingredient,” says Donald Herman, a Mississippi
agricultural consultant and former Environmental Protection Agency
researcher who has studied this use of arsenic for a decade. At mean
levels of chicken consumption (60 g/person/day), people may ingest
1.38-5.24 micrograms/day of inorganic arsenic from chicken alone. At
the 99th percentile of chicken consumption (350 g chicken/day), people
may ingest 21.13-30.59 micrograms inorganic arsenic/day and 32.50-47.07
micrograms total arsenic/day from chicken. This can lead to prostate
cancers. It can also cause neurological, cardiovascular,
gastrointestinal, and immune system abnormalities. The feeding of arsenic to chickens in the United States releases hundreds of tons of arsenic into the environment every year in the form of poultry manure, which is spread on fields as fertilizer.

Researchers
from the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University
Hospital found, “The association between arsenic exposure and diabetes
mellitus is a relatively new finding. Up to now, there are six
epidemiologic reports linking diabetes mellitus with arsenic exposure
from environmental and occupational sources. Two reports in Taiwan
carried out in the blackfoot disease — hyperendemic villages, one
cross-sectional and one prospective follow-up of the same cohort —
indicate that arsenic exposure from drinking artesian well water is associated with prevalence and incidence of diabetes mellitus in a dose-responsive pattern.

The
observation of the relation between arsenic exposure and diabetes
mellitus is further supported by studies carried out in Sweden and
Bangladesh. In Sweden, case-control analyses of death records of copper
smelters and glass workers revealed a trend of increasing diabetes
mellitus with increasing arsenic exposure from inhalation. In
Bangladesh, prevalence of diabetes mellitus among arsenic-exposed
subjects with keratosis was about five times higher than unexposed
subjects.”

Wistar rats were made diabetic with a single injection of Alloxan

Another example is Alloxan. Studies show that Alloxan, the chemical that makes white flour
look “clean and beautiful” destroys the beta cells of the pancreas.
Scientists have known of the alloxan-diabetes connection for years yet
there seems to be a conspiracy that defends the integrity of the FDA, which allows dangerous chemicals that can cause diabetes to be used in drugs and food. “A growing body of research shows that pesticides and other contaminants are more prevalent in the foods we eat, in our bodies, and in the environment than we thought,” all confirming the chemical nightmare in progress.

According to research conducted by Dr. H.J. Roberts, a diabetes specialist, a member of the ADA, and an authority on artificial sweeteners, aspartame:

1) Leads to the precipitation of clinical diabetes.

2) Causes poorer diabetic control in diabetics on insulin or oral drugs.

3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis.

4) Causes convulsions.

Dr.
Roberts said, “The loss of diabetic control, the intensification of
hypoglycemia, the occurrence of presumed ‘insulin reactions’ (including
convulsions) that proved to be aspartame reactions, and the
precipitation, aggravation or simulation of diabetic complications
(especially impaired vision and neuropathy) while using these
products.” The FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress
that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and
brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting
anything in food that is known to cause Cancer. It is a monstrous crime to poison the food and water supplies
yet this is exactly what the FDA has been approving and undoubtedly
they are, in large part, responsible for flaming the diabetic winds. As
the use of MSG and aspartame grows, the incidence of obesity appears to be growing.

MSG causes a very large insulin response after it is ingested since there are glutamate receptors in the pancreas. MSG opens calcium
channels, thus constricting blood vessels –- this may put diabetics
with high blood pressure at risk by negating calcium channel blocker
medication. In 1968, John W. Olney, M.D., a respected researcher at
Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, and member
of the National Academy of Science, found that mice in his laboratory
that were being used to replicate a 1957 study by Lucas and Newhouse,
in which the administration of MSG had resulted in retinal damage, had
become grotesquely obese. Since 1969, many scientists have confirmed
Dr. Olney’s findings of damage to the hypothalamus from MSG with
resulting obesity. Even the rats used in obesity, diabetes and exercise
studies are made obese by injecting MSG. MSG may cause food addiction
and though efforts have been made to reduce its use in processed and
restaurant foods, it remains hidden by semantics, now called such
things as “hydrolyzed protein”. Scientists in Spain have recently
concluded that MSG when given to mice increases appetite by as much as
40%.

There is abundant literature demonstrating that MSG and
aspartic acid cause hypothalamic lesions which, in turn, can cause
gross obesity. Although there are a number of causes for obesity, there
is no question that one of the main causes for the obesity epidemic is the ever increasing use of MSG and aspartame.

We
know that the hypothalamus is very immature at birth. The damage to
this structure of the brain by MSG leads to severe endocrine problems
later in life, among them decreased thyroid hormone, increased tendency
toward diabetes, and higher cortisone levels than normal. A child
consuming a soup containing MSG plus a drink with NutraSweet will have
a blood level of excitotoxins six times the blood level that destroys
hypothalamus neurons in baby mice.

And we are just beginning to
hear that a massive mistake has been made with genetically modified
foods, which can only fan those diabetic winds. Dr. Arpad Pusztai, for
instance, has already shown that genetically-manipulated foods can,
when fed to animals in reasonable amounts, cause very gradual organ and
immune system damage. Another study, carried out by Dr. Irina Ermakova
at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, at the
Russian Academy of Sciences, found that more than half of the offspring
of rats fed on modified soya died in the first three weeks of life, six
times as many as those born to mothers with normal diets. Dr. Manuela
Malatesta and colleagues in the Universities of Pavia and Urbino in
Italy, showed that mice fed on GM soya experienced a slowdown in
cellular metabolism and modifications to the liver and pancreas. Researchers are reviving fears that GM food damages human health and certainly would not be indicated for children or for people with diabetes.

Many bottled soft drinks and related beverages contain benzene, a well-known carcinogen. The EPA
defines a “safe” level of benzene as zero. Yet the Environmental
Working Group, a watchdog organization, found levels of benzene in soft
drinks at levels between 5 and 138 parts per billion.
A fair amount
of benzene is taken in by our bodies by air pollution and drinking
water. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has known for almost 15
years that potassium benzoate and sodium benzoate react with ascorbic acid to form benzenes. Potassium benzoate, sodium benzoate and ascorbic acids are all commonly used to preserve freshness in soft drinks.

The
excess of diabetes reported for the Benzene Sub registry occurred in
the group aged 10 to 17 years, suggesting it is likely that IDDM is the
type of diabetes most prevalent. It has been demonstrated that most
IDDM patients have autoantibodies to the pancreas (Lernmark et al.,
1981), as well as to other organs Benzene has been shown to stimulate
the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis of mice (Hsieh et
al., 1991), accompanied by increased ACTH/corticosterone release into
the blood.

Corticosteroids are associated with the development
of diabetes by reducing insulin sensitivity, or possibly by impairing
islet function frequently associated with the development of impaired glucose tolerance. The secretion of anti-insulin hormones,
such as growth hormones or adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), are
also believed to play an important role in IDDM development (Rodriguez,
1986). Steroid hormones play an important role in determining the
severity of beta cell damage in the infected mouse, with androgens and
glucocorticoids being particularly critical (Craighead, 1981). Ethanol
can enhance the immunosuppressive effects of benzene. In addition, it
has been demonstrated that various benzene metabolites depress the
production of interferon (Cheung et al., 1988; Popp et al., 1992). IDDM
is associated with a variety of hematologic changes (such as anemia)
and malignancies (such as lymphocytic leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple
myeloma) that might be directly related to or simply coincidental with
the diabetes (Bern, 1982). From the literature reported it can be seen
that all of these conditions are also associated with exposure to
benzene.

Anthropogenic emissions
to the air are approximately 34,000 metric tons per year (USEPA, 1989),
Absorption of benzene varies with route of exposure. In humans,
respiratory uptake has been determined to vary from approximately 47%
(Nomiyama and Nomiyama, 1974) to 80% (Srbova et al., 1950), although
dermal absorption can range from 0.05% to 0.2% (Franz, 1984).
Absorption data for oral exposure in humans is not available; however,
in animals, absorption rates following oral exposure to benzene were
found to be from 90% to almost 100% (Parke and Williams, Ingestion of
contaminated food items has been suggested as a potentially important
pathway of human exposure to benzene (Hattemer-Frey et al., 1990 and
many foods contain high levels of benzene. Benzene is ubiquitous in the
environment, having been measured in air, water, and human biological
samples. The major environmental sources include automobile exhaust,
automobile refueling, hazardous waste sites, underground storage tanks
that leak, waste water from industries that use benzene, chemical
spills, chemical manufacturing sites, and petrochemical and petroleum
industries (Fishbein, 1992; Edgerton and Shah, 1992).

Recently
drinking more than one soft drink daily — whether it’s regular or diet
— may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, Framingham researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
“In those who drink one or more soft drinks daily, there was an
association of an increased risk of developing the metabolic syndrome.”
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors including excess waist circumference, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL “good” cholesterol) and high fasting glucose levels.

Prior
studies linked soft drink consumption to multiple risk factors for
heart disease. However, this study showed that the association not only
included drinking regular calorie-laden soft drinks, but artificially
sweetened diet sodas as well, researchers said. “If you are drinking
one or more soft drinks a day, you may be increasing your risk of
developing metabolic risk factors for heart disease.”

The
researchers also observed that compared to participants who drank less
than one soft drink daily, those who drank one or more soft drinks a
day had a:

* 31 percent greater risk of developing new-onset obesity (defined as a body mass index [BMI] of 30 kilograms/meter2 or more);

* 30 percent increased risk of developing increased waist circumference;

* 25 percent increased risk of developing high blood triglycerides or high fasting blood glucose;

* 32 percent higher risk of having low HDL levels. “It didn’t matter whether it was a diet or regular soft drink”.

“Results
also don’t appear to be driven by the dietary pattern of soft drink
users, i.e, by other food items that are typically consumed along with
soft drinks,” Vasan, the study author, said. So perhaps what we have
blamed for so long, the high fructose corn syrups, the empty calories,
the aspartame in soft drinks, is not the only thing causing an increase
in these diabetic risk factors. In combination with benzenes, it is
highly likely that we have found yet another toxic substance that adds
to our inability to avoid diabetes.

“Diabetes may in fact be a
major side effect of antibiotics and other common pharmaceuticals.” –
Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim, Independent scientist for Atomic Health Limited

Doctors
are on notice that many drugs have toxic effects that can participate
in destroying insulin creation and cell receptivity to it. In her 1994
book, Poisonous Prescriptions, Landymore-Lim says that diabetes may in
fact be a major side effect of pharmaceutical drugs. The book provides
evidence from studies and hospital
records. Diabetes, usually thought to be largely a genetic disorder,
may actually have increased so much in the last 50 years due in large
part to the proliferation in the use, and over-use, of medicines. In
2004 the American Diabetes Association,
the American Psychiatric Association, the North American Association
for the Study of Obesity, and the American Association of Clinical
Endocrinologists made a similar announcement warning people to be
careful to watch for signs they are developing diabetes, obesity or
high cholesterol if they are taking Abilify, Clozaril, Geodon,
Risperdal, Seroquel or Zyprexa. What medicines, food and water have
increasingly in common are the chemical poisons they contain.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool recently released their studies that examined the toxic effects on nerve cells in the laboratory of using a combination of four common food additives
— aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and the artificial colourings
brilliant blue and quinoline yellow. The findings of their two-year
study were published at the end of 2005 in the journal Toxicological Sciences.
The Liverpool team reported that when mouse nerve cells were exposed to
MSG and brilliant blue or aspartame and quinoline yellow in laboratory
conditions, combined in concentrations that theoretically reflect the
compound that enters the bloodstream after a typical children’s snack
and drink, the additives stopped the growing of nerve cells and
interfered with proper signaling systems. The mixtures of the additives
had a much more potent effect on nerve cells than each additive on its
own.

The study reported that the effect on cells could be up to
four times greater when brilliant blue and MSG were combined and up to
seven times greater when quinoline yellow and aspartame were combined,
than when the additives were applied on their own. What we can begin to
conclude is that future research is going to show how all the toxic chemicals
in the food, air, water and medicines we consume are combining to
destroy our health. Any one poison discussed here in sufficient
quantity can destroy cell physiology, the pancreas beta cells, and diminish cell receptivity to insulin.

We
are depending more and more on processed foods, and with each year, the
FDA approves more and more chemicals for use in foods. With each year,
the food industry is using more and more chemicals in their products.
These chemicals increase shelf life, kill bacteria, improve taste,
replace fats,
replace carbohydrates, and cause chronic diseases that eventually kill
people. Junk food is really a cover up image for something quite a bit
nastier than the image that junk congers. Junk foods are actually
slow-acting poisons because they come to us loaded with highly toxic
chemicals. We can only imagine the worst when we think about FDA
approval processes for in reality the FDA is poisoning the public. The
FDA is the wellhead of most iatrogenic diseases and death. There is no
excuse for an agency charged with protecting public health to have allowed the massive poisoning of the public via food, drugs and public water supplies.

Bisphenol A Exposure May Lead to Obesity

Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may lead to obesity, altered glucose metabolism, insulin resistance and Diabetes. Not only are chemicals used in foods, affecting the rates of diabetes, but chemicals used in everyday plastics are contributing to the rise in obesity and insulin resistance.

Debate over BPA is one of the most contentious environmental health
issues faced by government and industry. Traces are found in the bodies
of nearly all Americans tested, and low levels — similar to amounts
that can leach from infant and water bottles –- mimic estrogen.

Extensive scientific literature reports adverse health effects from bisphenol A at very low doses. Studies show that bisphenol A can alter the expression of several hundred genes
with effects varying among special tissues and depending upon the
timing of exposure. More than 150 laboratory animal studies suggest
that bisphenol A exposure at very low doses is linked to a staggering
number of health problems,
including prostate and breast cancer, obesity, hyperactivity, diabetes,
altered immune system, lowered sperm count, and early puberty.

A
study by Dr. Beverly Rubin and her colleagues at Tufts University
Medical School showed that bisphenol A makes rodents grow larger after
they are exposed in the womb, confirming similar findings from previous
studies (17). When rats were fed 100 µg/kg/day of bisphenol A during pregnancy
through lactation, their offspring were notably heavier after birth and
into adulthood. Significantly, in the female offspring, the lower of
the two bisphenol A doses used in the study produced a larger and more
persistent effect on body weight
relative to the higher dose. In addition, the fact that the effect
persisted long after exposure for the female offspring suggests that
bisphenol A may increase the number of fat cells in the rats and predispose them to heavier weight throughout life.

In
2002, a team of researchers at the Ehime College of Health Science in
Japan discovered that bisphenol A can increase the conversion of
embryonic cells into fat cells (18). In the body, this effect could
result in larger numbers of fat cells developing. In addition to
converting to fat cells, treated cells increased their fat content by
150 percent over 11 days. Combined with insulin, bisphenol A increased
the fat content of cells by 1300 percent. In other words, this
experiment documented that bisphenol A could trigger and promote the
two main processes in developing obesity. In 2004, another study
confirmed these findings, showing that bisphenol A alone and with
insulin increased the uptake of sugar into fat cells (19).

A
recent study by Dr. Paloma Alonso-Magdalena and her colleagues showed
that low-level, chronic exposure of adult mice to 10 µg/kg/day of
bisphenol A caused insulin resistance, the precursor to Type II
diabetes in people as well as hypertension and cardiovascular disease
(20). Dr. Alonso-Magdalena’s study showed that even a single dose of
bisphenol A at levels currently found in humans can result in altered
levels of blood glucose and insulin, and twice daily exposure for just
four days results in insulin resistance.

Several studies show an
increased rate of postnatal growth in both males and females as a
result of maternal doses between 2.4 and 500 µg/kg/day (21).
Accelerated postnatal growth is associated not just with obesity but
with insulin resistant diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease as
well.

Is it any wonder that we are seeing the rising rate of
diabetes in our children and adolescents? The use of bisphenol A and
the products containing them have increased through the years as our
use of glass and safer non plastic containers has decreased. Its hard
to even find non-plastic onctainers for everyday use. And what is
especially disturbing is news coming to light that bisphenol A is being
used in baby bottles for the feeding of our infants at a very early age.

The number of children in the U.S. that are overweight
have doubled in the last 30 years (National Institutes of Health).
Currently about 20% of children, or one child in five is overweight.
The increase is true for children and adolescents of all age groups and
races and for boys and girls.

Rising Obesity Trend in Adolescents

Bisphenol
A is a polycarbonate plastic. Bisphenol A-based polycarbonate is used
as a plastic coating for children’s teeth to prevent cavities, as a
coating in metal cans to prevent the metal from contact with food
contents, as the plastic in food containers, refrigerator shelving,
baby bottles, water bottles, sport drink bottles, returnable containers
for juice, milk and water, micro-wave ovenware and eating utensils. In
a small prospective study, researchers in Japan report that bisphenol A
levels are higher in women with a history of repeated spontaneous
miscarriages. This research was based on proof that BPA causes meiotic
aneuploidy in mice. Meiotic aneuploidy is the commonest cause of miscarriage in people.

The
effects of this chemical on our chromosomes will reach into generations
yet to come affecting not only ourselves, but our children and our
grandchildren. Researchers have found that the effects of continual low
dose exposures may not show up for years. Growing children are
particularly at risk to toxic chemicals in their environment because
they are physiologically more susceptible to them.

The Lancet analysed the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes
in Ontario, Canada between 1995 and 2005. It found an increase of 69
per cent over the 10 years compared with the World Health
Organisation’s prediction of a 39 per cent increase between 2000 and
2030. Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, of the Institute for Clinical Evaluation
Science, Toronto, said that it also saw a higher rise in the rate of
cases in younger people under 50 than in older people. “A 27 per cent
increase has taken place after only five years,” she said. “Rising
rates of obesity could be the cause of this striking growth and
effective public health interventions to manage and prevent obesity are
sorely needed.”

The CDC
says that diabetes is disabling, deadly and on the rise. The incidence
of diabetes is skyrocketing not only in adults but in the juvenile
population as well. Healthcare experts have called the alarming rise in
diabetes and its related complications “an epidemic” that threatens to
spiral out of control.

In 1997, 15.7 millions adults in the
United States were reported to have diabetes. By the year 2002, this
number had already swelled to 18.0 million or 8.7% of all adults.
Diabetes and its complications now claim hundreds of thousands of lives
in the U.S. each year, incurring total expenses of over $130 billion in
direct and indirect costs to the healthcare
system. Worldwide, the number of people with adult-onset diabetes is
predicted to explode in the next 10 years, doubling to an estimated 221
million people. By contrast only 43,171 people in the United States
were diagnosed with AIDS and only 18,017 died.

Scientists
have discovered a variant gene that leads to a sizable extra risk of
Type 2 diabetes — 38 percent of Americans who have inherited a single
copy of the gene have a 45 percent greater risk of Type 2, the
estimated 7 percent who carry two copies are 141 percent more likely to
develop the disease. What scientists are saying is that if all the
variant genes in the population were erased, so would be 21 percent of
diabetes cases. Another way of expressing variations in genetic makeup
is constitution. Some people are gifted with stronger constitutions
(genes) than others and are more able to stand up to massive chemical
assaults on their bodies. Genetic causes do not in anyway explain the
explosive increases in diabetes but increasing concentrations of
environmental poisons penetrating our bodies via our air, water, food
and medicines can evoke breakdowns in genetic function.

Women
who reported mixing and applying agricultural pesticides during early
pregnancy have a two times higher risk of developing gestational diabetes
during the pregnancy. The strong association between first trimester
pesticide exposure and gestational diabetes mellitus suggests that
pesticide exposures may affect glucose metabolism and insulin
resistance. Specifically, four herbicides (2,4,5-T; 2,4,5-TP; atrazine;
or butylate) and three insecticides (diazinon, phorate, or carbofuran)
were associated with reporting gestational diabetes. Women who reported
agricultural pesticide exposure (mixing or applying pesticides to crops
or repairing pesticide application equipment) during pregnancy were
more than twice as likely to report GDM as compared to women reporting
no pesticide use in pregnancy.

Exposure to dioxins by any route
is known to cause various systemic effects in exposed animals. The
general population is exposed to small amounts of dioxins, as
exemplified by the fact that dioxins have been found in virtually all
samples of adipose tissue and blood (serum lipids) from individuals
with no known previous exposure. It is primarily the dioxins with chlorine atoms in the 2, 3, 7 and 8 positions that are retained in animals and humans and which selectively concentrate in body fat and lipids. A recent study on the health status of Vietnam veterans
who participated in Operation Ranch Hand did not find any signs of
liver disease, but did report increased levels of triglycerides and
cholesterol in the blood (a second report does not support these
increases). In addition, an increase in body fat, diabetes, and blood
pressure were also noted. These effects were strongly associated with
TCDD levels in the serum.

Ranch Hand veterans also had changes
in blood (increased white blood cells, platelet, IgA, and sedimentation
rates) which suggest a chronic inflammatory response. It has take two
decades of litigation for the U.S. Government to finally recognize the
devastating effects of dioxin exposure that have disabled our veterans
with cancers and diabetes. The average time it takes to remove one half
of the TCDD from the body is around 7 years. The half-lives of other
dioxins in the body are not known. About 98% of the daily intake of
dioxins for the general population comes from ingesting food and milk.
Inhalation exposure to dioxins for the general population constitutes a
minor portion of daily intake. Average intake of TCDD for adults has
been calculated to be about 25 picograms (pg) per day or 0.35 pg per
kilogram (kg) of body weight per day. If all dioxins and furans are
included and TEFs are used, the total average daily intake of TCDD
equivalents for adults is about 90 pg/day or 1.3 pg/kg body wt/day.

There
are numerous other sources that contribute to dioxins in the
environment. Dioxins are known to form concurrently with furans during
combustion processes such as: incineration of municipal solid waste and
industrial waste, and are associated with ash generated in the
incineration process. Emissions from these sources vary greatly and
depend on management practices and the applied technologies. Combustion
of many chlorine-containing materials (such as plastic material like
polyvinyl chloride, paper, wood treated with pentachlorophenols,
pesticide-treated waste, and PCBs)
can produce dioxins and furans. Dioxins and furans have also been
detected in emissions from coal-fired power plants, home-heating
systems, exhaust from cars running on leaded gasoline, and cigarette
smoke.

Phthalates are a group of man-made chemicals that are
structurally related to the organic acid, phthalic acid. The most
important use of phthalates
is in plastics, especially PVC where they act as plasticisers.
Phthalates are also present in a wide range of industrial, household
and consumer products, including personal care products. such as nail
polish, hair sprays, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, moisturizers. They are
found in pipes, vinyl wall and floor coverings, roofing materials,
safety glass, car parts, lubricating oils, detergents, food packaging,
adhesives, paints, inks, medical tubing, blood bags, pharmaceuticals,
footwear, electrical cables, stationery, and (until recently) in toys.

More
than 75% of the U.S. population carries detectable levels of several
phthalate metabolites. Studies have found associations between some
phthalate metabolites and antiandrogenic effects in humans, including
both infant and adult males. Recently a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives
showed that exposure to phthalates correlated with two metabolic
abnormalities in men: abdominal obesity and insulin resistance. Four
phthalate metabolites were significantly associated with greater waist
circumference and three with increased insulin resistance,
PCP
(organic chemical Pentachlorophenol) was used in the timber industry
for years as a cheap treatment for sapstain, a fungal infection
commonly found in softwoods such as pine. It is an organic chemical
produced by reacting chlorine gas with phenol. The process creates a
number of toxic impurities such as tetrachlorophenol, hexachlorobenzene
and several types of dioxins and dibenzofurans. The main route of
absorption is through the skin. Some of the more chronic health
effects, including cancer and diabetes, do not appear until long after
exposure. The sawmill workers were constantly exposed to PCP as they
mixed chemicals and handled wet, treated timber.

According to
the World Health Organization DIAMOND Project Group on Epidemics, a
major difficulty in the area of IDDM research — despite strong
epidemiologic evidence that environmental agents are potent causes of
IDDM (Diabetes Epidemiology Research International, 1987) — is that
the identification of such agents has been elusive. It is noteworthy
that several recent epidemiologic studies have reported that the
incidence of IDDM is increasing, suggesting that long-term changes in
the environment are altering the probability of eventual diabetes.

Among
the most pernicious substances ever created is a group of chemicals
known as POPs or Persistent Organic Pollutants. Among them: DDT,
dioxins, PCBs and Chlordane. And even though twelve POPs — the
so-called “dirty dozen” — were restricted or banned by international
convention in 2003, they continue to pose a threat to people and
wildlife because POPs accumulate in the food we eat. Virtually every
person on the planet has POPs in their body and the chemicals have been
linked to cancers, birth defects and disabilities. Now a group of
researchers in Korea have found strong evidence linking POPs and
diabetes.

Dr. David Carpenter, Professor of Environmental Health
and Toxicology at the State University of New York at Albany, reviewed
the Korean study and said, “Well, one considers individual pollutants
the magnitude was between three and five fold increased risk but the
most striking observation was when they considered the sum of all six
pollutants that they monitored and they selected pollutants that we all
have in our bodies so that very few individuals had levels below the
level of detection. Under those circumstances they were getting
increased risk of the order of thirty-eight fold which is absolutely
enormous.”

“The amount of persistent organic pollutants in each
person’s body is a reflection of their diet, where they live, what the
concentration of these substances is in the air they breathe, and
probably
related to how rapidly they metabolize these compounds.” – Dr. David Carpenter

Dr.
Carpenter continued saying, “The most interesting observation in this
paper is that there was no relationship between being obese and
developing diabetes in those persons that did not have high levels of
these organic pollutants in their bodies. It may well be that people
that are obese eat much more animal fat than people that are not obese
and these persistent organic pollutants are all found in animal fats.
So the question really is whether it is the obesity that leads to the
diabetes or rather the presence of these persistent organic pollutants.
It may well be that it’s the pollutants that cause the diabetes, not
the obesity.”

“In the human body these compounds last about ten years before you get rid of half of them.
In the environment they’re even more persistent.” – Dr. David Carpenter

Food
is not considered junk just because of high fat or sugar content, there
is a long list of poisonous chemicals used by the food industry that
are striking people down. And there are many serious nutritional
deficiencies in today’s food that diminish the bodies capacity to deal
safely with these chemicals and heavy metals — with magnesium and selenium deficiencies at the top of the list.

Magnesium
deficiency is a predictor of diabetes; diabetics both need more
magnesium and lose more magnesium than most people. In two new studies,
in both men and women, those who consumed the most magnesium in their
diet were least likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a
report in the January 2006 issue of the journal Diabetes Care.

The
human race is facing an abyss, a massive breakdown in body chemistry.
All indications suggest that the medical industrial complex will not
squarely face the facts and the research and will not work in earnest
to reduce the chemical exposures the masses are facing. Too much money
is involved in manufacturing hundreds of millions of tons of chemicals
each year and huge fortunes are made by the economic elite in the sale
of toxins that
are dragging large segments of the population to their sick beds and
early graves. Our civilization is poisoning itself and the medical and
dental communities participate with passion.

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Professor
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poisons, especially mercury and its compounds, reacting with SH groups
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response of acinar cells stimulated with pancreozymin and secretin,
while the hyposecretory and dyspancreatic responses were recorded less
frequently. The endocrine function of the pancreas was revealed to be
also lowered, which was confirmed by the decreased blood fasting
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Shirng-Wern Tsaih et al. Lead, Diabetes,
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Perspectives Volume 112, Number 11, August 2004

Cadmium sources:
Tap water, fungicides, marijuana, processed meat, rubber, seafood (cod,
haddock, oyster, tuna), sewage, tobacco, colas (especially from vending
machines), tools, welding material, evaporated milk, airborne
industrial contaminants, batteries, instant coffee, incineration of
tires/rubber/plastic, refined grains, soft water, galvanized pipes,
dental alloys, candy, ceramics.
Increasing rates of type 2 diabetes
worldwide suggest that diabetes may be caused by environmental toxins.
Cadmium is a widespread environmental pollutant that accumulates in the
pancreas and exerts diabetogenic effects in animals. To test the
hypothesis that exposure to cadmium is associated with impaired fasting
glucose and type 2 diabetes, we examined the associations between
urinary cadmium and the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose (prediabetes)
and diabetes in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey (NHANES III). In this large cross-sectional study, urinary
cadmium levels are significantly and dose-dependently associated with
both impaired fasting glucose and diabetes. These findings, which
require confirmation in prospective studies, suggest that cadmium may
cause prediabetes and diabetes in humans. Urinary cadmium, impaired
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mellitus among keratotic subjects exposed to arsenic was 4.4 (95%
confidence interval 2.5-7.7) and increased to 5.2 (95% confidence
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A solution of alloxan at 2% diluted in saline at
0.9% was administered to the animals in a single dose corresponding to
40 mg of alloxan per kg of animal weight injected into their penial
vein. Alloxan induces irreversible diabetes mellitus after 24 hours
following its administration and the condition proves to be chronic by
laboratory tests after seven days. Experimental Model of Induction of
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Researchers
who are studying diabetes commonly use the chemical to induce the
disorder in lab animals. Unfortunately, most consumers are unaware of
alloxan and its potentially fatal link to diabetes because these facts
are not well publicized, are hidden by FDA approval, and certainly doctors
and the food industry are not informing parents that they and their
children are being poisoned by white flour containing alloxan. Diabetes
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Consumer Reports (Feb. 2006): (http://www.curezone.com/foods/aspar…)

(http://www.elpais.es/articulo/elpsa…)

Genetically Engineered Food Biotech, Biotechnology, GMO, Genetically Modified (http://www.organicconsumers.org/gel…)

Health Hazards of Genetically Manipulated Foods; (http://www.soyinfo.com/haz/gehaz.shtml)

Dr.
Irina Ermakova added flour from a GM soya bean — produced by Monsanto
to be resistant to its pesticide, Roundup — to the food of female
rats, starting two weeks before they conceived, continuing through
pregnancy, birth and nursing. Others were given non-GM soya and a third
group was given no soya at all. She found that 36 per cent of the young
of the rats fed the modified soya were severely underweight, compared
to 6 per cent of the offspring of the other groups. More alarmingly, a
staggering 55.6 per cent of those born to mothers on the GM diet
perished within three weeks of birth, compared to 9 per cent of the
offspring of those fed normal soya, and 6.8 per cent of the young of
those given no soya at all. (http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge/…)

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Agency for Toxic Substance and Dissease Registry (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/NER/BENZEN…)
Foods Containing Benzene (level is ug/kg, where available)

Vegetables

* Dry red beans

* Leek

* Mushroom

* Onion, roasted

* Parsley

* Potato, cooked peel

* Soybean milk

* Trassi, cooked

Beverages

* Cocoa

* Coffee

* Jamaican rum (120)

* Tea

* Whiskey

Fruits

* Apple

* Citrus fruit

* Cranberry and bilberry

* Black currants

* Guava

* Cayenne pineapple

* Strawberry (trace)

* Tomato, hothouse

Dairy products

* Butter (0.5)

* Blue cheese

* Cheddar cheese

* Other cheese

Meat, Fish, and Poultry

* Cooked beef (2-19)

* Irradiated beef (19)

* Cooked chicken (<10)

* Egg, hard-boiled (500-1900)

* Egg, uncooked (2100)

* Haddock fillet (100 to 200)

* Lamb, heated (<10)

* Mutton, heated (<10)

* Veal, heated (<10)

* Codfish

Nuts

* Filbert, roasted

* Peanut, roasted

* Macadamia nut

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U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s Current Safety Threshold for
Bisphenol A. The current safety threshold established by the U.S. EPA
— called the reference dose (i.e., safe dose) — was set based on
animal experiments conducted prior to 1988 showing that 50 milligrams
per kilogram of body weight caused weight loss in rodents. U.S. EPA
declared 50 mg/kg/day the lowest observed adverse effect level, or
LOAEL. To arrive at the current reference dose, U.S. EPA assumed
without further study that a dose 1000 times lower than the LOAEL
(i.e., 50 micrograms per kilogram per day, or 50 µg/kg/day) would be an
acceptable reference dose. As over 40 studies now illustrate, the
official reference dose of 50 µg/kg/day is well above the levels at
which adverse affects have been found in numerous animal studies over
the past decade. For example, Dr. Kembra Howdeshell and her colleagues
found that the female offspring of pregnant mice fed bisphenol A at the
low dose of 2.4 micrograms per kilogram per day experienced the early
onset of puberty. If U.S. EPA were to use 2.4 µg/kg/day as a LOAEL and
apply the same logic used to establish the current standard,
thereference dose would be 2.4 nanograms per kilogram per day
(ng/kg/day). A reference dose of 2.4 ng/kg/day would eliminate
commercial uses of bisphenol A in food and beverage containers and
products that babies are likely to put in their mouths.
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai…)

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Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

Friday, July 25, 2008 by: Mark Sircus Ac., OMD, citizen journalist
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(Excellent, long article I found on Natural News, written by Mark Sircus. It’s full of info all the way to the very end so get ready for a long read!)

(NaturalNews) Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have bonded to these cells in the pancreas. It is because mercury and lead attach themselves at highly vulnerable junctures of proteins that they find their great capacity to provoke morphological changes in the body. Changes in pancreatic function are among the pathogenetic mechanisms observable during lead intoxication.

The following is an excerpt from the Book “Survival Medicine for the 21st Century” by Dr. Mark Sircus.

“The development of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is thought to be dependent on the interaction of environmental agents with the pancreatic beta cells.” – University of Calgary

Lead exposure has been associated with an increased risk of hypertension, and is a well-established risk factor for kidney disease. Whether lead affects blood pressure indirectly through alterations in kidney function or via more direct effects on the vasculature or neurologic blood pressure control is unknown though. Researchers at Harvard Medical School state, “Our findings support the hypothesis that long-term low-level lead accumulation (estimated by tibia bone lead) is associated with an increased risk of declining renal function particularly among diabetics or hypertensives, populations already at risk for impaired renal function.”

Cadmium is a widespread environmental pollutant that accumulates in the pancreas and exerts diabetogenic effects in animals. In a large cross-sectional study, urinary cadmium levels are significantly and dose-dependently associated with both impaired fasting glucose and diabetes.
Transsulfuration pathways in the body are fundamental for life. When mercury blocks thiol groups cellular proteins lose their reactive properties, lose their ability to carry out their routine function. Insulin has three sulfur-containing cross-linkages and the insulin receptor has a tyrosine kinase-containing sulfur bond, which are the preferred targets for binding by both mercury and lead. Should mercury attach to one of these three sulfur bonds it will interfere with the normal biological function of the insulin molecule. Mercury, many times more toxic than lead, is so dangerous exactly because it is collapsing/damaging critical sulfur-containing cross-linkages which change the geometry of both insulin receptor sites and insulin itself.

“Commercials tell children that junk food is good food — the latest message from an industry that spends $10 billion a year marketing to children.” – New York Times

Food is not considered junk just because of high fat or sugar content, there is a long list of poisonous chemicals used by the food industry that are striking people down. And there are many serious nutritional deficiencies in today’s food that diminish the body’s capacity to deal safely with these chemicals and heavy metals — with magnesium and selenium deficiencies at the top of the list.
For instance, according to Dr. Ellen Silbergeld, a researcher from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the poultry industry’s practice of using arsenic compounds in its feed is something that has not been studied: “It’s an issue everybody is trying to pretend doesn’t exist.” Arsenic exposure is a risk factor for diabetes mellitus. Inorganic arsenic is considered one of the prominent environmental causes of cancer mortality in the world. Chicken consumption may contribute significant amounts of arsenic to total arsenic exposure of the U.S. population according to the Journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

“Arsenic acts as a growth stimulant in chickens — develops the meat faster — and since then, the poultry industry has gone wild using this ingredient,” says Donald Herman, a Mississippi agricultural consultant and former Environmental Protection Agency researcher who has studied this use of arsenic for a decade. At mean levels of chicken consumption (60 g/person/day), people may ingest 1.38-5.24 micrograms/day of inorganic arsenic from chicken alone. At the 99th percentile of chicken consumption (350 g chicken/day), people may ingest 21.13-30.59 micrograms inorganic arsenic/day and 32.50-47.07 micrograms total arsenic/day from chicken. This can lead to prostate cancers. It can also cause neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and immune system abnormalities. The feeding of arsenic to chickens in the United States releases hundreds of tons of arsenic into the environment every year in the form of poultry manure, which is spread on fields as fertilizer.

Researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital found, “The association between arsenic exposure and diabetes mellitus is a relatively new finding. Up to now, there are six epidemiologic reports linking diabetes mellitus with arsenic exposure from environmental and occupational sources. Two reports in Taiwan carried out in the blackfoot disease — hyperendemic villages, one cross-sectional and one prospective follow-up of the same cohort — indicate that arsenic exposure from drinking artesian well water is associated with prevalence and incidence of diabetes mellitus in a dose-responsive pattern.

The observation of the relation between arsenic exposure and diabetes mellitus is further supported by studies carried out in Sweden and Bangladesh. In Sweden, case-control analyses of death records of copper smelters and glass workers revealed a trend of increasing diabetes mellitus with increasing arsenic exposure from inhalation. In Bangladesh, prevalence of diabetes mellitus among arsenic-exposed subjects with keratosis was about five times higher than unexposed subjects.”

Wistar rats were made diabetic with a single injection of Alloxan

Another example is Alloxan. Studies show that Alloxan, the chemical that makes white flour look “clean and beautiful” destroys the beta cells of the pancreas. Scientists have known of the alloxan-diabetes connection for years yet there seems to be a conspiracy that defends the integrity of the FDA, which allows dangerous chemicals that can cause diabetes to be used in drugs and food. “A growing body of research shows that pesticides and other contaminants are more prevalent in the foods we eat, in our bodies, and in the environment than we thought,” all confirming the chemical nightmare in progress.

According to research conducted by Dr. H.J. Roberts, a diabetes specialist, a member of the ADA, and an authority on artificial sweeteners, aspartame:

1) Leads to the precipitation of clinical diabetes.

2) Causes poorer diabetic control in diabetics on insulin or oral drugs.

3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis.

4) Causes convulsions.

Dr. Roberts said, “The loss of diabetic control, the intensification of hypoglycemia, the occurrence of presumed ‘insulin reactions’ (including convulsions) that proved to be aspartame reactions, and the precipitation, aggravation or simulation of diabetic complications (especially impaired vision and neuropathy) while using these products.” The FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer and violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting anything in food that is known to cause Cancer. It is a monstrous crime to poison the food and water supplies yet this is exactly what the FDA has been approving and undoubtedly they are, in large part, responsible for flaming the diabetic winds. As the use of MSG and aspartame grows, the incidence of obesity appears to be growing.

MSG causes a very large insulin response after it is ingested since there are glutamate receptors in the pancreas. MSG opens calcium channels, thus constricting blood vessels –- this may put diabetics with high blood pressure at risk by negating calcium channel blocker medication. In 1968, John W. Olney, M.D., a respected researcher at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, and member of the National Academy of Science, found that mice in his laboratory that were being used to replicate a 1957 study by Lucas and Newhouse, in which the administration of MSG had resulted in retinal damage, had become grotesquely obese. Since 1969, many scientists have confirmed Dr. Olney’s findings of damage to the hypothalamus from MSG with resulting obesity. Even the rats used in obesity, diabetes and exercise studies are made obese by injecting MSG. MSG may cause food addiction and though efforts have been made to reduce its use in processed and restaurant foods, it remains hidden by semantics, now called such things as “hydrolyzed protein”. Scientists in Spain have recently concluded that MSG when given to mice increases appetite by as much as 40%.

There is abundant literature demonstrating that MSG and aspartic acid cause hypothalamic lesions which, in turn, can cause gross obesity. Although there are a number of causes for obesity, there is no question that one of the main causes for the obesity epidemic is the ever increasing use of MSG and aspartame.

We know that the hypothalamus is very immature at birth. The damage to this structure of the brain by MSG leads to severe endocrine problems later in life, among them decreased thyroid hormone, increased tendency toward diabetes, and higher cortisone levels than normal. A child consuming a soup containing MSG plus a drink with NutraSweet will have a blood level of excitotoxins six times the blood level that destroys hypothalamus neurons in baby mice.

And we are just beginning to hear that a massive mistake has been made with genetically modified foods, which can only fan those diabetic winds. Dr. Arpad Pusztai, for instance, has already shown that genetically-manipulated foods can, when fed to animals in reasonable amounts, cause very gradual organ and immune system damage. Another study, carried out by Dr. Irina Ermakova at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, at the Russian Academy of Sciences, found that more than half of the offspring of rats fed on modified soya died in the first three weeks of life, six times as many as those born to mothers with normal diets. Dr. Manuela Malatesta and colleagues in the Universities of Pavia and Urbino in Italy, showed that mice fed on GM soya experienced a slowdown in cellular metabolism and modifications to the liver and pancreas. Researchers are reviving fears that GM food damages human health and certainly would not be indicated for children or for people with diabetes.

Many bottled soft drinks and related beverages contain benzene, a well-known carcinogen. The EPA defines a “safe” level of benzene as zero. Yet the Environmental Working Group, a watchdog organization, found levels of benzene in soft drinks at levels between 5 and 138 parts per billion.
A fair amount of benzene is taken in by our bodies by air pollution and drinking water. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has known for almost 15 years that potassium benzoate and sodium benzoate react with ascorbic acid to form benzenes. Potassium benzoate, sodium benzoate and ascorbic acids are all commonly used to preserve freshness in soft drinks.

The excess of diabetes reported for the Benzene Sub registry occurred in the group aged 10 to 17 years, suggesting it is likely that IDDM is the type of diabetes most prevalent. It has been demonstrated that most IDDM patients have autoantibodies to the pancreas (Lernmark et al., 1981), as well as to other organs Benzene has been shown to stimulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis of mice (Hsieh et al., 1991), accompanied by increased ACTH/corticosterone release into the blood.

Corticosteroids are associated with the development of diabetes by reducing insulin sensitivity, or possibly by impairing islet function frequently associated with the development of impaired glucose tolerance. The secretion of anti-insulin hormones, such as growth hormones or adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), are also believed to play an important role in IDDM development (Rodriguez, 1986). Steroid hormones play an important role in determining the severity of beta cell damage in the infected mouse, with androgens and glucocorticoids being particularly critical (Craighead, 1981). Ethanol can enhance the immunosuppressive effects of benzene. In addition, it has been demonstrated that various benzene metabolites depress the production of interferon (Cheung et al., 1988; Popp et al., 1992). IDDM is associated with a variety of hematologic changes (such as anemia) and malignancies (such as lymphocytic leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma) that might be directly related to or simply coincidental with the diabetes (Bern, 1982). From the literature reported it can be seen that all of these conditions are also associated with exposure to benzene.

Anthropogenic emissions to the air are approximately 34,000 metric tons per year (USEPA, 1989), Absorption of benzene varies with route of exposure. In humans, respiratory uptake has been determined to vary from approximately 47% (Nomiyama and Nomiyama, 1974) to 80% (Srbova et al., 1950), although dermal absorption can range from 0.05% to 0.2% (Franz, 1984). Absorption data for oral exposure in humans is not available; however, in animals, absorption rates following oral exposure to benzene were found to be from 90% to almost 100% (Parke and Williams, Ingestion of contaminated food items has been suggested as a potentially important pathway of human exposure to benzene (Hattemer-Frey et al., 1990 and many foods contain high levels of benzene. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment, having been measured in air, water, and human biological samples. The major environmental sources include automobile exhaust, automobile refueling, hazardous waste sites, underground storage tanks that leak, waste water from industries that use benzene, chemical spills, chemical manufacturing sites, and petrochemical and petroleum industries (Fishbein, 1992; Edgerton and Shah, 1992).

Recently drinking more than one soft drink daily — whether it’s regular or diet — may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, Framingham researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. “In those who drink one or more soft drinks daily, there was an association of an increased risk of developing the metabolic syndrome.” Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors including excess waist circumference, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL “good” cholesterol) and high fasting glucose levels.

Prior studies linked soft drink consumption to multiple risk factors for heart disease. However, this study showed that the association not only included drinking regular calorie-laden soft drinks, but artificially sweetened diet sodas as well, researchers said. “If you are drinking one or more soft drinks a day, you may be increasing your risk of developing metabolic risk factors for heart disease.”

The researchers also observed that compared to participants who drank less than one soft drink daily, those who drank one or more soft drinks a day had a:

* 31 percent greater risk of developing new-onset obesity (defined as a body mass index [BMI] of 30 kilograms/meter2 or more);

* 30 percent increased risk of developing increased waist circumference;

* 25 percent increased risk of developing high blood triglycerides or high fasting blood glucose;

* 32 percent higher risk of having low HDL levels. “It didn’t matter whether it was a diet or regular soft drink”.

“Results also don’t appear to be driven by the dietary pattern of soft drink users, i.e, by other food items that are typically consumed along with soft drinks,” Vasan, the study author, said. So perhaps what we have blamed for so long, the high fructose corn syrups, the empty calories, the aspartame in soft drinks, is not the only thing causing an increase in these diabetic risk factors. In combination with benzenes, it is highly likely that we have found yet another toxic substance that adds to our inability to avoid diabetes.

“Diabetes may in fact be a major side effect of antibiotics and other common pharmaceuticals.” – Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim, Independent scientist for Atomic Health Limited

Doctors are on notice that many drugs have toxic effects that can participate in destroying insulin creation and cell receptivity to it. In her 1994 book, Poisonous Prescriptions, Landymore-Lim says that diabetes may in fact be a major side effect of pharmaceutical drugs. The book provides evidence from studies and hospital records. Diabetes, usually thought to be largely a genetic disorder, may actually have increased so much in the last 50 years due in large part to the proliferation in the use, and over-use, of medicines. In 2004 the American Diabetes Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists made a similar announcement warning people to be careful to watch for signs they are developing diabetes, obesity or high cholesterol if they are taking Abilify, Clozaril, Geodon, Risperdal, Seroquel or Zyprexa. What medicines, food and water have increasingly in common are the chemical poisons they contain.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool recently released their studies that examined the toxic effects on nerve cells in the laboratory of using a combination of four common food additives — aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and the artificial colourings brilliant blue and quinoline yellow. The findings of their two-year study were published at the end of 2005 in the journal Toxicological Sciences. The Liverpool team reported that when mouse nerve cells were exposed to MSG and brilliant blue or aspartame and quinoline yellow in laboratory conditions, combined in concentrations that theoretically reflect the compound that enters the bloodstream after a typical children’s snack and drink, the additives stopped the growing of nerve cells and interfered with proper signaling systems. The mixtures of the additives had a much more potent effect on nerve cells than each additive on its own.

The study reported that the effect on cells could be up to four times greater when brilliant blue and MSG were combined and up to seven times greater when quinoline yellow and aspartame were combined, than when the additives were applied on their own. What we can begin to conclude is that future research is going to show how all the toxic chemicals in the food, air, water and medicines we consume are combining to destroy our health. Any one poison discussed here in sufficient quantity can destroy cell physiology, the pancreas beta cells, and diminish cell receptivity to insulin.

We are depending more and more on processed foods, and with each year, the FDA approves more and more chemicals for use in foods. With each year, the food industry is using more and more chemicals in their products. These chemicals increase shelf life, kill bacteria, improve taste, replace fats, replace carbohydrates, and cause chronic diseases that eventually kill people. Junk food is really a cover up image for something quite a bit nastier than the image that junk congers. Junk foods are actually slow-acting poisons because they come to us loaded with highly toxic chemicals. We can only imagine the worst when we think about FDA approval processes for in reality the FDA is poisoning the public. The FDA is the wellhead of most iatrogenic diseases and death. There is no excuse for an agency charged with protecting public health to have allowed the massive poisoning of the public via food, drugs and public water supplies.

Bisphenol A Exposure May Lead to Obesity

Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may lead to obesity, altered glucose metabolism, insulin resistance and Diabetes. Not only are chemicals used in foods, affecting the rates of diabetes, but chemicals used in everyday plastics are contributing to the rise in obesity and insulin resistance.

Debate over BPA is one of the most contentious environmental health issues faced by government and industry. Traces are found in the bodies of nearly all Americans tested, and low levels — similar to amounts that can leach from infant and water bottles –- mimic estrogen.

Extensive scientific literature reports adverse health effects from bisphenol A at very low doses. Studies show that bisphenol A can alter the expression of several hundred genes with effects varying among special tissues and depending upon the timing of exposure. More than 150 laboratory animal studies suggest that bisphenol A exposure at very low doses is linked to a staggering number of health problems, including prostate and breast cancer, obesity, hyperactivity, diabetes, altered immune system, lowered sperm count, and early puberty.

A study by Dr. Beverly Rubin and her colleagues at Tufts University Medical School showed that bisphenol A makes rodents grow larger after they are exposed in the womb, confirming similar findings from previous studies (17). When rats were fed 100 µg/kg/day of bisphenol A during pregnancy through lactation, their offspring were notably heavier after birth and into adulthood. Significantly, in the female offspring, the lower of the two bisphenol A doses used in the study produced a larger and more persistent effect on body weight relative to the higher dose. In addition, the fact that the effect persisted long after exposure for the female offspring suggests that bisphenol A may increase the number of fat cells in the rats and predispose them to heavier weight throughout life.

In 2002, a team of researchers at the Ehime College of Health Science in Japan discovered that bisphenol A can increase the conversion of embryonic cells into fat cells (18). In the body, this effect could result in larger numbers of fat cells developing. In addition to converting to fat cells, treated cells increased their fat content by 150 percent over 11 days. Combined with insulin, bisphenol A increased the fat content of cells by 1300 percent. In other words, this experiment documented that bisphenol A could trigger and promote the two main processes in developing obesity. In 2004, another study confirmed these findings, showing that bisphenol A alone and with insulin increased the uptake of sugar into fat cells (19).

A recent study by Dr. Paloma Alonso-Magdalena and her colleagues showed that low-level, chronic exposure of adult mice to 10 µg/kg/day of bisphenol A caused insulin resistance, the precursor to Type II diabetes in people as well as hypertension and cardiovascular disease (20). Dr. Alonso-Magdalena’s study showed that even a single dose of bisphenol A at levels currently found in humans can result in altered levels of blood glucose and insulin, and twice daily exposure for just four days results in insulin resistance.

Several studies show an increased rate of postnatal growth in both males and females as a result of maternal doses between 2.4 and 500 µg/kg/day (21). Accelerated postnatal growth is associated not just with obesity but with insulin resistant diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease as well.

Is it any wonder that we are seeing the rising rate of diabetes in our children and adolescents? The use of bisphenol A and the products containing them have increased through the years as our use of glass and safer non plastic containers has decreased. Its hard to even find non-plastic onctainers for everyday use. And what is especially disturbing is news coming to light that bisphenol A is being used in baby bottles for the feeding of our infants at a very early age.

The number of children in the U.S. that are overweight have doubled in the last 30 years (National Institutes of Health). Currently about 20% of children, or one child in five is overweight. The increase is true for children and adolescents of all age groups and races and for boys and girls.

Rising Obesity Trend in Adolescents

Bisphenol A is a polycarbonate plastic. Bisphenol A-based polycarbonate is used as a plastic coating for children’s teeth to prevent cavities, as a coating in metal cans to prevent the metal from contact with food contents, as the plastic in food containers, refrigerator shelving, baby bottles, water bottles, sport drink bottles, returnable containers for juice, milk and water, micro-wave ovenware and eating utensils. In a small prospective study, researchers in Japan report that bisphenol A levels are higher in women with a history of repeated spontaneous miscarriages. This research was based on proof that BPA causes meiotic aneuploidy in mice. Meiotic aneuploidy is the commonest cause of miscarriage in people.

The effects of this chemical on our chromosomes will reach into generations yet to come affecting not only ourselves, but our children and our grandchildren. Researchers have found that the effects of continual low dose exposures may not show up for years. Growing children are particularly at risk to toxic chemicals in their environment because they are physiologically more susceptible to them.

The Lancet analysed the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in Ontario, Canada between 1995 and 2005. It found an increase of 69 per cent over the 10 years compared with the World Health Organisation’s prediction of a 39 per cent increase between 2000 and 2030. Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, of the Institute for Clinical Evaluation Science, Toronto, said that it also saw a higher rise in the rate of cases in younger people under 50 than in older people. “A 27 per cent increase has taken place after only five years,” she said. “Rising rates of obesity could be the cause of this striking growth and effective public health interventions to manage and prevent obesity are sorely needed.”

The CDC says that diabetes is disabling, deadly and on the rise. The incidence of diabetes is skyrocketing not only in adults but in the juvenile population as well. Healthcare experts have called the alarming rise in diabetes and its related complications “an epidemic” that threatens to spiral out of control.

In 1997, 15.7 millions adults in the United States were reported to have diabetes. By the year 2002, this number had already swelled to 18.0 million or 8.7% of all adults. Diabetes and its complications now claim hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S. each year, incurring total expenses of over $130 billion in direct and indirect costs to the healthcare system. Worldwide, the number of people with adult-onset diabetes is predicted to explode in the next 10 years, doubling to an estimated 221 million people. By contrast only 43,171 people in the United States were diagnosed with AIDS and only 18,017 died.

Scientists have discovered a variant gene that leads to a sizable extra risk of Type 2 diabetes — 38 percent of Americans who have inherited a single copy of the gene have a 45 percent greater risk of Type 2, the estimated 7 percent who carry two copies are 141 percent more likely to develop the disease. What scientists are saying is that if all the variant genes in the population were erased, so would be 21 percent of diabetes cases. Another way of expressing variations in genetic makeup is constitution. Some people are gifted with stronger constitutions (genes) than others and are more able to stand up to massive chemical assaults on their bodies. Genetic causes do not in anyway explain the explosive increases in diabetes but increasing concentrations of environmental poisons penetrating our bodies via our air, water, food and medicines can evoke breakdowns in genetic function.

Women who reported mixing and applying agricultural pesticides during early pregnancy have a two times higher risk of developing gestational diabetes during the pregnancy. The strong association between first trimester pesticide exposure and gestational diabetes mellitus suggests that pesticide exposures may affect glucose metabolism and insulin resistance. Specifically, four herbicides (2,4,5-T; 2,4,5-TP; atrazine; or butylate) and three insecticides (diazinon, phorate, or carbofuran) were associated with reporting gestational diabetes. Women who reported agricultural pesticide exposure (mixing or applying pesticides to crops or repairing pesticide application equipment) during pregnancy were more than twice as likely to report GDM as compared to women reporting no pesticide use in pregnancy.

Exposure to dioxins by any route is known to cause various systemic effects in exposed animals. The general population is exposed to small amounts of dioxins, as exemplified by the fact that dioxins have been found in virtually all samples of adipose tissue and blood (serum lipids) from individuals with no known previous exposure. It is primarily the dioxins with chlorine atoms in the 2, 3, 7 and 8 positions that are retained in animals and humans and which selectively concentrate in body fat and lipids. A recent study on the health status of Vietnam veterans who participated in Operation Ranch Hand did not find any signs of liver disease, but did report increased levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood (a second report does not support these increases). In addition, an increase in body fat, diabetes, and blood pressure were also noted. These effects were strongly associated with TCDD levels in the serum.

Ranch Hand veterans also had changes in blood (increased white blood cells, platelet, IgA, and sedimentation rates) which suggest a chronic inflammatory response. It has take two decades of litigation for the U.S. Government to finally recognize the devastating effects of dioxin exposure that have disabled our veterans with cancers and diabetes. The average time it takes to remove one half of the TCDD from the body is around 7 years. The half-lives of other dioxins in the body are not known. About 98% of the daily intake of dioxins for the general population comes from ingesting food and milk. Inhalation exposure to dioxins for the general population constitutes a minor portion of daily intake. Average intake of TCDD for adults has been calculated to be about 25 picograms (pg) per day or 0.35 pg per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day. If all dioxins and furans are included and TEFs are used, the total average daily intake of TCDD equivalents for adults is about 90 pg/day or 1.3 pg/kg body wt/day.

There are numerous other sources that contribute to dioxins in the environment. Dioxins are known to form concurrently with furans during combustion processes such as: incineration of municipal solid waste and industrial waste, and are associated with ash generated in the incineration process. Emissions from these sources vary greatly and depend on management practices and the applied technologies. Combustion of many chlorine-containing materials (such as plastic material like polyvinyl chloride, paper, wood treated with pentachlorophenols, pesticide-treated waste, and PCBs) can produce dioxins and furans. Dioxins and furans have also been detected in emissions from coal-fired power plants, home-heating systems, exhaust from cars running on leaded gasoline, and cigarette smoke.

Phthalates are a group of man-made chemicals that are structurally related to the organic acid, phthalic acid. The most important use of phthalates is in plastics, especially PVC where they act as plasticisers. Phthalates are also present in a wide range of industrial, household and consumer products, including personal care products. such as nail polish, hair sprays, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, moisturizers. They are found in pipes, vinyl wall and floor coverings, roofing materials, safety glass, car parts, lubricating oils, detergents, food packaging, adhesives, paints, inks, medical tubing, blood bags, pharmaceuticals, footwear, electrical cables, stationery, and (until recently) in toys.

More than 75% of the U.S. population carries detectable levels of several phthalate metabolites. Studies have found associations between some phthalate metabolites and antiandrogenic effects in humans, including both infant and adult males. Recently a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives showed that exposure to phthalates correlated with two metabolic abnormalities in men: abdominal obesity and insulin resistance. Four phthalate metabolites were significantly associated with greater waist circumference and three with increased insulin resistance,
PCP (organic chemical Pentachlorophenol) was used in the timber industry for years as a cheap treatment for sapstain, a fungal infection commonly found in softwoods such as pine. It is an organic chemical produced by reacting chlorine gas with phenol. The process creates a number of toxic impurities such as tetrachlorophenol, hexachlorobenzene and several types of dioxins and dibenzofurans. The main route of absorption is through the skin. Some of the more chronic health effects, including cancer and diabetes, do not appear until long after exposure. The sawmill workers were constantly exposed to PCP as they mixed chemicals and handled wet, treated timber.

According to the World Health Organization DIAMOND Project Group on Epidemics, a major difficulty in the area of IDDM research — despite strong epidemiologic evidence that environmental agents are potent causes of IDDM (Diabetes Epidemiology Research International, 1987) — is that the identification of such agents has been elusive. It is noteworthy that several recent epidemiologic studies have reported that the incidence of IDDM is increasing, suggesting that long-term changes in the environment are altering the probability of eventual diabetes.

Among the most pernicious substances ever created is a group of chemicals known as POPs or Persistent Organic Pollutants. Among them: DDT, dioxins, PCBs and Chlordane. And even though twelve POPs — the so-called “dirty dozen” — were restricted or banned by international convention in 2003, they continue to pose a threat to people and wildlife because POPs accumulate in the food we eat. Virtually every person on the planet has POPs in their body and the chemicals have been linked to cancers, birth defects and disabilities. Now a group of researchers in Korea have found strong evidence linking POPs and diabetes.

Dr. David Carpenter, Professor of Environmental Health and Toxicology at the State University of New York at Albany, reviewed the Korean study and said, “Well, one considers individual pollutants the magnitude was between three and five fold increased risk but the most striking observation was when they considered the sum of all six pollutants that they monitored and they selected pollutants that we all have in our bodies so that very few individuals had levels below the level of detection. Under those circumstances they were getting increased risk of the order of thirty-eight fold which is absolutely enormous.”

“The amount of persistent organic pollutants in each person’s body is a reflection of their diet, where they live, what the concentration of these substances is in the air they breathe, and probably
related to how rapidly they metabolize these compounds.” – Dr. David Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter continued saying, “The most interesting observation in this paper is that there was no relationship between being obese and developing diabetes in those persons that did not have high levels of these organic pollutants in their bodies. It may well be that people that are obese eat much more animal fat than people that are not obese and these persistent organic pollutants are all found in animal fats. So the question really is whether it is the obesity that leads to the diabetes or rather the presence of these persistent organic pollutants. It may well be that it’s the pollutants that cause the diabetes, not the obesity.”

“In the human body these compounds last about ten years before you get rid of half of them.
In the environment they’re even more persistent.” – Dr. David Carpenter

Food is not considered junk just because of high fat or sugar content, there is a long list of poisonous chemicals used by the food industry that are striking people down. And there are many serious nutritional deficiencies in today’s food that diminish the bodies capacity to deal safely with these chemicals and heavy metals — with magnesium and selenium deficiencies at the top of the list.

Magnesium deficiency is a predictor of diabetes; diabetics both need more magnesium and lose more magnesium than most people. In two new studies, in both men and women, those who consumed the most magnesium in their diet were least likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a report in the January 2006 issue of the journal Diabetes Care.

The human race is facing an abyss, a massive breakdown in body chemistry. All indications suggest that the medical industrial complex will not squarely face the facts and the research and will not work in earnest to reduce the chemical exposures the masses are facing. Too much money is involved in manufacturing hundreds of millions of tons of chemicals each year and huge fortunes are made by the economic elite in the sale of toxins that are dragging large segments of the population to their sick beds and early graves. Our civilization is poisoning itself and the medical and dental communities participate with passion.

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Toxicity of Fluoride to Diabetic Rats. C.A.Y. Banu Priya et al; International Society for Fluoride Research; FLUORIDE 30 (1)1997, pp 51 – 58 (http://www.fluoride-journal.com/97-…)

Professor I.M. Trakhtenberg. Trakhtenberg, I.M. From Russian translation. Chronic Effects of Mercury on Organisms. In Place of a Conclusion Thiol poisons, especially mercury and its compounds, reacting with SH groups of proteins lead to the lowered activity of various enzymes containing sulfhydryl groups. This produces a series of disruptions in the functional activity of many organs and tissues of the organism.

Timoshina IV, Liubchenko PN, Khzardzhian VG. Ter Arkh. 1985;57(2):91-5. [Article in Russian] Examination of the exocrine function of the pancreas in 52 workers exposed to lead, including 36 with the symptoms of intoxication (mild in 33 and marked in 3) revealed the primarily hyposecretory response of acinar cells stimulated with pancreozymin and secretin, while the hyposecretory and dyspancreatic responses were recorded less frequently. The endocrine function of the pancreas was revealed to be also lowered, which was confirmed by the decreased blood fasting insulin content and low blood insulin content after glucose intake as well. The changes in pancreatic function are among the pathogenetic mechanisms of the abdominal syndrome observable during lead intoxication.

Shirng-Wern Tsaih et al. Lead, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Renal Function: The Normative Aging Study. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 112, Number 11, August 2004

Cadmium sources: Tap water, fungicides, marijuana, processed meat, rubber, seafood (cod, haddock, oyster, tuna), sewage, tobacco, colas (especially from vending machines), tools, welding material, evaporated milk, airborne industrial contaminants, batteries, instant coffee, incineration of tires/rubber/plastic, refined grains, soft water, galvanized pipes, dental alloys, candy, ceramics.
Increasing rates of type 2 diabetes worldwide suggest that diabetes may be caused by environmental toxins. Cadmium is a widespread environmental pollutant that accumulates in the pancreas and exerts diabetogenic effects in animals. To test the hypothesis that exposure to cadmium is associated with impaired fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes, we examined the associations between urinary cadmium and the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose (prediabetes) and diabetes in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). In this large cross-sectional study, urinary cadmium levels are significantly and dose-dependently associated with both impaired fasting glucose and diabetes. These findings, which require confirmation in prospective studies, suggest that cadmium may cause prediabetes and diabetes in humans. Urinary cadmium, impaired fasting glucose, and diabetes in the NHANES III Pathophysiology/Complications – National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Diabetes Care, Feb, 2003

Vandiver J, “Chicken Feed,” Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.), January 4, 2004

Tseng CH, Tseng CP, Chiou HY, Hsueh YM, Chong CK, Chen CJ. Epidemiologic evidence of diabetogenic effect of arsenic. Toxicol Lett. 2002 Jul 7;133(1):69-76.

Tseng CH, Tseng CP, Chiou HY, Hsueh YM, Chong CK, Chen CJ. Epidemiologic evidence of diabetogenic effect of arsenic. Toxicol Lett. 2002 Jul 7;133(1):69-76.

Mahfuzar Rahman et al. Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Health and Environment, Faculty of Health Science Linkoping University Sweden. Department of Occupational and Environmental Health(DOEH), National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212 Bangladesh. American Journal of Epidemiology 1998; Vol. 148, No.2: 198-203 The crude prevalence ratio for diabetes mellitus among keratotic subjects exposed to arsenic was 4.4 (95% confidence interval 2.5-7.7) and increased to 5.2 (95% confidence interval 2.5-10.5) after adjustment for age, sex, and body mass index (http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2003/…) .

Lasky T, Sun W, Kadry A, Hoffman MK. Mean total arsenic concentrations in chicken 1989-2000 and estimated exposures for consumers of chicken. Office of Public Health and Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA.

Tseng CH, Tseng CP, Chiou HY, Hsueh YM, Chong CK, Chen CJ. Epidemiologic evidence of diabetogenic effect of arsenic. Toxicol Lett. 2002 Jul 7;133(1):69-76.

A solution of alloxan at 2% diluted in saline at 0.9% was administered to the animals in a single dose corresponding to 40 mg of alloxan per kg of animal weight injected into their penial vein. Alloxan induces irreversible diabetes mellitus after 24 hours following its administration and the condition proves to be chronic by laboratory tests after seven days. Experimental Model of Induction of Diabetes Mellitus in Rats; Acta Cir. Bras. vol.18 no.spe S o Paulo 2003 (www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0102-…)

Researchers who are studying diabetes commonly use the chemical to induce the disorder in lab animals. Unfortunately, most consumers are unaware of alloxan and its potentially fatal link to diabetes because these facts are not well publicized, are hidden by FDA approval, and certainly doctors and the food industry are not informing parents that they and their children are being poisoned by white flour containing alloxan. Diabetes and Chemical Poisoning. (http://imva.info/)

Consumer Reports (Feb. 2006): (http://www.curezone.com/foods/aspar…)

(http://www.elpais.es/articulo/elpsa…)

Genetically Engineered Food Biotech, Biotechnology, GMO, Genetically Modified (http://www.organicconsumers.org/gel…)

Health Hazards of Genetically Manipulated Foods; (http://www.soyinfo.com/haz/gehaz.shtml)

Dr. Irina Ermakova added flour from a GM soya bean — produced by Monsanto to be resistant to its pesticide, Roundup — to the food of female rats, starting two weeks before they conceived, continuing through pregnancy, birth and nursing. Others were given non-GM soya and a third group was given no soya at all. She found that 36 per cent of the young of the rats fed the modified soya were severely underweight, compared to 6 per cent of the offspring of the other groups. More alarmingly, a staggering 55.6 per cent of those born to mothers on the GM diet perished within three weeks of birth, compared to 9 per cent of the offspring of those fed normal soya, and 6.8 per cent of the young of those given no soya at all. (http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge/…)

Malatesta M, Caporaloni C, Rossi L, Battistelli S, Rocchi MBL, Tonucci F, Gazzanelli G (2002) Ultrastructural analysis of pancreatic acinar cells from mice fed on genetically modified soybean. Journal of Anatomy 201:409-415

Agency for Toxic Substance and Dissease Registry (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/NER/BENZEN…)
Foods Containing Benzene (level is ug/kg, where available)

Vegetables

* Dry red beans

* Leek

* Mushroom

* Onion, roasted

* Parsley

* Potato, cooked peel

* Soybean milk

* Trassi, cooked

Beverages

* Cocoa

* Coffee

* Jamaican rum (120)

* Tea

* Whiskey

Fruits

* Apple

* Citrus fruit

* Cranberry and bilberry

* Black currants

* Guava

* Cayenne pineapple

* Strawberry (trace)

* Tomato, hothouse

Dairy products

* Butter (0.5)

* Blue cheese

* Cheddar cheese

* Other cheese

Meat, Fish, and Poultry

* Cooked beef (2-19)

* Irradiated beef (19)

* Cooked chicken (<10)

* Egg, hard-boiled (500-1900)

* Egg, uncooked (2100)

* Haddock fillet (100 to 200)

* Lamb, heated (<10)

* Mutton, heated (<10)

* Veal, heated (<10)

* Codfish

Nuts

* Filbert, roasted

* Peanut, roasted

* Macadamia nut

Soft Drinks, Diet And Regular, Linked To Increase In Risk Factors For Heart Disease; 26 Jul 2007 (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/art…)

Journal Diabetes Care. February 2004

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Current Safety Threshold for Bisphenol A. The current safety threshold established by the U.S. EPA — called the reference dose (i.e., safe dose) — was set based on animal experiments conducted prior to 1988 showing that 50 milligrams per kilogram of body weight caused weight loss in rodents. U.S. EPA declared 50 mg/kg/day the lowest observed adverse effect level, or LOAEL. To arrive at the current reference dose, U.S. EPA assumed without further study that a dose 1000 times lower than the LOAEL (i.e., 50 micrograms per kilogram per day, or 50 µg/kg/day) would be an acceptable reference dose. As over 40 studies now illustrate, the official reference dose of 50 µg/kg/day is well above the levels at which adverse affects have been found in numerous animal studies over the past decade. For example, Dr. Kembra Howdeshell and her colleagues found that the female offspring of pregnant mice fed bisphenol A at the low dose of 2.4 micrograms per kilogram per day experienced the early onset of puberty. If U.S. EPA were to use 2.4 µg/kg/day as a LOAEL and apply the same logic used to establish the current standard, thereference dose would be 2.4 nanograms per kilogram per day (ng/kg/day). A reference dose of 2.4 ng/kg/day would eliminate commercial uses of bisphenol A in food and beverage containers and products that babies are likely to put in their mouths.
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai…)

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HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 2003;15. The finding is being reported in the journal Nature Genetics by researchers at Decode Genetics, a company in Reykjavik, Iceland, that specializes in finding the genetic roots of human diseases. January 16, 2006

Saldana TM, O Basso, JA Hoppin, DD Baird, C Knott, A Blair, MC Alavanja and DP Sandler. 2007. Pesticide exposure and self-reported gestational diabetes mellitus in the Agricultural Health Study. Diabetes Care. 30(3):529-34. (http://www.environmentalhealthnews….)

GreenFacts Digest on Phthalates – Phthalates and Metabolism: Exposure Correlates with Obesity and Diabetes in Men; Melissa Lee Phillips; Environ Health Perspect. 2007 June; 115(6): A312.

New Zealand sawmill workers’ health problems caused by chemical poisoning; (http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/a…)

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Swine Fle Exposed

Swine Flu Exposed

by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.
1977

CHAPTER 2

THE SPANISH INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918 WAS CAUSED BY VACCINATIONS

As has been stated before, all medical and non-medical authorities on vaccination agree that
vaccines are designed to cause a mild case of the diseases they are supposed to prevent. But
they also know and admit that there is no way whatsoever to predict whether the case will
be mild or severe – even deadly. With this much uncertainty in dealing with the very lives of
people, it is very unscientific and extremely dangerous to use such a questionable procedure
as vaccination.

Many vaccines also cause other diseases besides the one for which they are given. For
instance, smallpox vaccine often causes syphilis, paralysis, leprosy, and cancer. (See the
chapters on smallpox and plagues.) Polio shots, diphtheria toxin-antitoxin, typhoid vaccine,
as well as measles, tetanus and all other shots often cause various other stages of disease
such as post-vaccinal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain,) paralysis, spinal meningitis,
blindness, cancer (sometimes within two years), tuberculosis, (two to twenty years after the
shot,) arthritis, kidney disease, heart disease (heart failure sometimes within minutes after
the shot and sometimes several hours later.) Nerve damage and many other serious
conditions also follow the injections.

When several shots are given (different vaccines) within a few days or a few weeks apart,
they often trigger intensified cases of all the diseases at once, because the body cannot
handle such a large amount of deadly poison being injected directly into the bloodstream.
The doctors call it a new disease and proceed to suppress the symptoms.

When poison is taken by the mouth, the internal defense system has a chance to quickly eject
some of it by vomiting, but when the poisons are shot directly into the body, bypassing all
the natural safeguards, these dangerous poisons circulate immediately throughout the entire
body in a matter of seconds and keep on circulating until all the cells are poisoned.

I heard that seven men dropped dead in a doctor’s office after being vaccinated. This was in
an army camp, so I wrote to the Government for verification. They sent me the report of U.S.
Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson. The report not only verified the report of the seven who
dropped dead from the vaccines, but it stated that there had been 63 deaths and 28,585
cases of hepatitis as a direct result of the yellow fever vaccine during only 6 months of the
war. That was only one of the 14 to 25 shots given the soldiers. We can imagine the damage
that all these shots did to the men. (See the chapter on What Vaccinations Did to Our
Soldiers.)

The first World War was of a short duration, so the vaccine makers were unable to use up all
their vaccines. As they were (and still are) in business for profit, they decided to sell it to the
rest of the population. So they drummed up the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history.
There were no epidemics to justify it so they used other tricks. Their propaganda claimed the
soldiers were coming home from foreign countries with all kinds of diseases and that
everyone must have all the shots on the market.

The people believed them because, first of all, they wanted to believe their doctors, and
second, the returning soldiers certainly had been sick. They didn’t know it was from doctor-
made vaccine diseases, as the army doctors don’t tell them things like that. Many of the
returned soldiers were disabled for life by these drug-induced diseases. Many were insane
from postvaccinal encephalitis, but the doctors called it shell shock, even though many had
never left American soil.

The conglomerate disease brought on by the many poison vaccines baffled the doctors, as
they never had a vaccination spree before which used so many different vaccines. The new
disease they had created had symptoms of all the diseases they had injected into the man.
There was the high fever, extreme weakness, abdominal rash and intestinal disturbance
characteristic of typhoid. The diphtheria vaccine caused lung congestion, chills and fever,
swollen, sore throat clogged with the false membrane, and the choking suffocation because
of difficulty in breathing followed by gasping and death, after which the body turned black
from stagnant blood that had been deprived of oxygen in the suffocation stages. In early
days they called it Black Death. The other vaccines cause their own reactions — paralysis,
brain Damage, lockjaw, etc.

When doctors had tried to suppress the symptoms of the typhoid with a stronger vaccine, it
caused a worse form of typhoid which they named paratyphoid. But when they concocted a
stronger and more dangerous vaccine to suppress that one, they created an even worse
disease which they didn’t have a name for. What should they call it?

They didn’t want to tell the people what it really was — their own Frankenstein monster
which they had created with their vaccines and suppressive medicines. They wanted to direct
the blame away from themselves, so they called it Spanish Influenza. It was certainly not of
Spanish origin, and the Spanish people resented the implication that the world-wide scourge
of that day should be blamed on them. But the name stuck and American medical doctors and
vaccine makers were not suspected of the crime of this widespread devastation — the 1918
Flu Epidemic. It is only in recent years that researchers have been digging up the facts and
laying the blame where it belongs.

Some of the soldiers may have been in Spain before coming home, but their diseases
originated in their own home-based U.S. Army Camps. Our medical men still use that same
dodge. When their own vaccines (required for travel) cause vaccine diseases abroad they use
this as grounds for a scare campaign to stampede people into the vaccination centers. Do you
remember the Hong Kong Flu and the Asian Flu and the London Flu scares? These were all
medically-made epidemics mixed with the usual common colds which people have every year.

Now (1976) we are being worked on again by the vaccine -epidemic makers in their effort to
force another multi million dollar vaccine sale caper. Their con men have already talked
President Ford into handing over $135 million dollars to start their vaccine racket.

Even the insurance companies refused to become involved with such an obviously dangerous
and crooked scheme. So, again the medical and drug con men induced the appropriate
government officials to guarantee insurance against the, possible billions of dollars in law
suits which could be brought against the vaccine promoters if the vaccine campaign is carried
out as planned.

It’s a good thing Ford was voted out of office. It’s too bad he wasn’t “dumped” before he
paid the poison squad the MONEY’ to poison the whole population. However, we don’t yet
know if President Carter will be any better. Will he be held in the grip of the medical and drug
dictatorship? Or will he investigate — learn the truth — reverse the decisions and make the
vaccine makers return the money taken from the taxpayers under false pretenses?

The statement of the swine flu vaccine promoters to the effect that the vaccine is harmless, is
false, and the statement that it will protect against flu is false. Fifty-six people died after the
shots, some within 48 hours. There is confusion and disagreement among the doctors about
all aspects of the vaccine, from the safety and effectiveness to the necessity for it, who
should have it and who should be warned against it.

Their scare-head campaign cry is that the swine flu is like the 1918 flu which killed
20,000,000 people. They don’t have any usable and provable blood samples from the 1918
flu epidemic to prove it. That was 58 years ago, and the doctors were just as confused and
inefficient then as now. However, one thing is certain — the 1918 Spanish Influenza was a
vaccine-induced disease caused by extreme body poisoning from the conglomeration of many
different vaccines.

The soldiers at Fort Dix who were said to have had Swine Flu had been injected with a large
variety of vaccines like the vaccines which caused the 1918 flu epidemic. The flu epidemic at
Fort Dix was in no way related to swine. There were no swine at camp (unless we want to
sarcastically call the vaccine promoters who caused the diseases -“swine.”)

To add to the confusion, the doctors tell the people that there are a lot of various kinds of
flu; the one which the soldiers at Fort Dix had was AVictoria flu, there are other strains of flu
virus, and also, that the swine flu vaccine which so many people have taken already will not
protect them against the many other types of flu.

This will be used as an “out” in case of law suits later on when more casualties begin to show
up. The doctors will say that the vaccine failed because it was the wrong kind of flu for the
vaccine. Of course, no one can prove it one way or the other because viruses are illusive,
invisible organisms which are unstable and unpredictable. One dictionary definition of virus is
“a morbid poison.” The vaccines injected into the body are poison and cause the typical
poison reactions. Virus (poison) does not fly around and attack people.

Therefore, there will be no swine flu epidemic unless the vaccine promoters make one like
they did in the 1918 flu epidemic. It will not kill 20,000,000 people unless the people submit
to the disease-producing shots. There are also, other causes of disease besides vaccines,
such as bad food, which has been devitalized and contaminated with poison preservatives
and artificial drug concoctions. There are many more causes of disease but no diseases are
contagious(See the chapter on the germ theory).

Vaccine drives come and go as often as the vaccine promoters can cook up the slightest
pretense of a reason. Back in1957 they were trying to stir up a vaccination campaign for
what they decided to call Asiatic flu. An editorial in the Herald and Express for August 29,
1957 was captioned, “Fear of Flu Propaganda.” Part of the piece is as follows:

“What a tempest in a teapot has been blown up over the probability that this country will
experience an epidemic of the Asiatic flu in the fall and winter months ahead.

“Even the United States Department of Health is stooge for the panic — and has issued
statements which are frightening the public, rather than reassuring them by pointing out that
this epidemic, while widespread, gives no indication of being any more dangerous than our
usual flood of influenza-like colds when winter comes on.

“Those who read between the lines even wonder whether the whole thing might not be a bit
of super salesmanship on the part of those who are making and selling the vaccines which
are being prepared.. . .”

I WAS AN ON-THE-SPOT OBSERVER OF THE 1918 INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC

All the doctors and people who were living at the time of the 1918 Spanish Influenza
epidemic say it was the most terrible disease the world has ever had. Strong men, hale and
hearty, one day would be dead the next. The disease had the characteristics of the black
death added to typhoid, diphtheria, pneumonia, smallpox, paralysis and all the diseases the
people had been vaccinated with immediately following World War 1. Practically the entire
population had been injected “seeded” with a dozen or more diseases — or toxic serums.
When all those doctor-made diseases started breaking out all at once it was tragic.

That pandemic dragged on for two years, kept alive with the addition of more poison drugs
administered by the doctors who tried to suppress the symptoms. As far as I could find out,
the flu hit only the vaccinated. Those who had refused the shots escaped the flu. My family
had refused all the vaccinations so we remained well all the time. We knew from the health
teachings of Graham, Trail, Tilden and others, that people cannot contaminate the body with
poisons without causing disease.

When the flu was at its peak, all the stores were closed as well as the schools, businesses —
even the hospital, as the doctors and nurses had been vaccinated too and were down with
the flu. No one was on the streets. It was like a ghost town. We seemed to be the only family
which didn’t get the flu; so my parents went from house to house doing what they could to
look after the sick, as it was impossible to get a doctor then. If it were possible for germs,
bacteria, virus, or bacilli to cause disease, they had plenty of opportunity to attack my
parents when they were spending many hours a day in the sick rooms. But they didn’t get
the flu and they didn’t bring any germs home to attack us children and cause anything. None
of our family had the flu — not even a sniffle— and it was in the winter with deep snow on
the ground.

When I see people cringe when someone near them sneezes or coughs, I wonder how long
it will take them to find out that they can’t catch it — whatever it is. The only way they can
get a disease is to develop it themselves by wrong eating, drinking, smoking or doing some
other things which cause internal poisoning and lowered vitality. All diseases are preventable
and most of them are cureable with the right methods, not known to medical doctors, and
not all drugless doctors know them either.

It has been said that the 1918 flu epidemic killed 20,000,000 people throughout the world.
But, actually, the doctors killed them with their crude and deadly treatments and drugs. This
is a harsh accusation but it is nevertheless true, judging by the success of the drugless
doctors in comparison with that of the medical doctors.

While the medical men and medical hospitals were losing 33% of their flu cases, the non-
medical hospitals such as BATTLE CREEK, KELLOGG and MACFADDEN’S HEALTH-RESTORIUM
were getting almost 100% healings with their water cure, baths, enemas, etc., fasting and
certain other simple healing methods, followed by carefully worked out diets of natural
foods. One health doctor didn’t lose a patient in eight years. The very successful health
treatment of one of those drugless doctors who didn’t lose any patients will be given in the
other part of this book, titled VACCINATION CONDEMNED, to be published a little later.

If the medical doctors had been as advanced as the drugless doctors, there would not have
been those 20 million deaths from the medical flu treatment.

There was seven times more disease among the vaccinated soldiers than among the
unvaccinated civilians, and the diseases were those they had been vaccinated against. One
soldier who had returned from overseas in 1912 told me that the army hospitals were filled
with cases of infantile paralysis and he wondered why grown men should have an infant
disease. Now, we know that paralysis is a common after-effect of vaccine poisoning. Those at
home didn’t get the paralysis until after the world-wide vaccination campaign in 1918.

(More information available at http://www.whale.to/vaccine/sf1.html)

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