Today’s Headlines: BPA (Bisphenol A) levels increased by 1,000% after eating canned soup for 5 days!
BPA, a resin lining most canned products, is a known environmental xenoestrogen that increases the risk for early puberty in girls, and anti-testosterone effects in boys. Other effects include changes in epigenetic encoding of proteins, cellular interconnectivity dysfunction, and potential risks for various kinds of cancer.
It cannot be denied, our exposure to toxins is increasing. Our “body burden” is the amount of toxicity that exceeds what normal body mechanisms can excrete. Heavy metals and other chemicals are stored in fat, bone, tissues, and filling receptor sites…inhibiting normal cellular functioning and leaving people tired, and at increased risk for disease. The CDC has increased their estimated number of industrial toxins carried by the average American from 27 in 2001 to 212 in 2009 (!). A study of the umbilical cord blood of newborns showed an average of 200 industrial chemicals and heavy metals. Every baby tested had Teflon, flame retardants, and pesticides present AT BIRTH!
As we eat, drink, and breathe, we are taking in chemicals…the dark side of the promise of improved living through chemistry. 90% of the estimated 80,000 industrial chemicals in current use have never been tested regarding their effects on the human body individually, or synergistically.
Where Do These Toxins Come From?
Food: herbicides, pesticides, fish, hormones, food additives, packaging. Water: from toxic industrial run off, pharmaceutical excretion, bacteria, toxic algae’s and other microbes. Air: auto exhaust, cigarettes, airborne industrial pollution. Even Nature contributes from fires, wind, and volcanoes (a major source of mercury in our air and water). Recent earthquakes have left Japan, and the entire planet, with a toxic legacy of radioactivity that will take years to recover from, if ever. Toxins know no political or geographic boundaries; they simply go where the air blows and the water flows.
But now the GOOD NEWS…our bodies are very, very good at detoxification. The liver, kidneys, bowels, and skin process and excrete toxins on a daily basis. Methods to assist the body in their efforts can be classified into two categories: Active and Passive
Active and Passive Detoxification Methods:
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Active Methods aid the body in doing what it already does naturally but much more effectively. Examples are Massage, sometimes assisted by essential oils…Purging with colon cleanses, colonics, and herbs… Traditional sweat lodges, saunas, infra-red saunas… Hyperbaric treatments, and other technologies…Raw/live food diets, enzymes, probiotics, plant sterols, and fiber…Specific nutrients, and supplements such as antioxidants, and glutathione…Exercise…Pure water…and Fasting , a time honored way to cleanse the body and the soul. This is not a comprehensive list, but what they all have in common is they require the body to Actively do the work of metabolizing and eliminating the toxins, therefore risking “detoxification syndrome”. To be safe, the body’s detox pathways must not be impaired by liver or kidney dysfunction, or other metabolic issues. Even in a healthy body, it is common to experience fatigue, rashes, fevers, and general malaise. Active detoxification requires special knowledge and discipline to be safe and effective.
Passive Methods cause the body to detoxify, by using Chelation methods that attract and remove some positively charged heavy metals/toxins from the body for you. Pharmaceutical Chelation uses medications designed for this purpose. They have specific and limited benefits, and are expensive, and people usually feel quite ill during the process. Because of the risk for creating electrolyte imbalances, you should only use a provider who is very experienced in doing this kind of detoxification treatment, and can monitor your electrolytes throughout the treatment. While rare, irreversible hypocalcaemic events have occurred.
The easiest, safest, and most effective Passive detoxification is through the use of Clinoptilolite. Found in the “zeolite” family of minerals, it has unique properties: it has a powerful negative charged with a cage like molecular structure. Once it enters the body, it becomes a “toxin trap” drawing unto and into itself positively charged bad things…heavy metals, many industrial toxins, positively charged allergens, and radioactive particles; and this is proven in multiple studies. Other promising studies indicate that it may also trap and remove viruses during their replication cycle. With FDA** “GRAS*** status, Clinoptilolite is safe for the job of detoxification; you simply ingest a clean cage and excrete a dirty one! Clinoptilolite Passively removes the toxins FOR YOU, and 8 hours after you take it, the mineral passes from the body, primarily through the urine.
Nature’s Bonus: it is selective. Clinoptilolite has virtually no attraction for healthy minerals like calcium, and potassium or medications (unless contains metals, which is rare).
Raw Clinoptilolite was used during the Chernobyl disaster, and is now being used to help the clean up around the Japanese power plants. Synthetic and Natural Zeolites have had many industrial uses, and there are over 300 studies listed on Clinoptilolite at www.pubmed.gov.
Clinoptilolite works as an antioxidant by scavenging free radicals. It can work in the muscles of athletes, to greatly reduce oxidative stress, and is reported to improve recovery time and performance.
This Passive method is the only recommended way to detoxify during pregnancy. Active methods increase toxic risk to the vulnerable fetus, which has virtually no functioning detoxification pathways, while in utero. Since the clinoptilolite captures the toxins, it can be very beneficial in protecting the fetus from the toxins the mother eats, breaths, and drinks during the pregnancy. Mercury in our fish supply creates a special hazard for women of child bearing age. Having clinoptilolite circulating in the blood when fish is eaten will trap and remove the mercury, protecting the fetus from this potentially neurotoxic exposure. Studies show that pregnant animals using clinoptilolite added to their feed have healthier offspring, and it keeps their breast milk toxin clear, as well.
There are many clinoptilolite/zeolite products on the market. It comes in powders, liquids, and recently a new spray suspension. Quality is variable, and price is not necessarily an indication of quality.
The most important factors in selecting a clinoptilolite product are:
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Purity: Zeolites come from crystalline minerals that were formed when volcanic ash meets with seawater. While ubiquitous throughout the earth, they do what it is their nature to do…take up positively charged particles. Therefore, it is impossible today to find pristine natural zeolite. The molecule must be cleaned before you ingest it, to maximize its ability to receive your toxins into empty cages.
Particle size: Smaller is better…the smaller the molecule, the more surface area it has to receive toxins, and the more places it can travel in the body. The process for micronization to size it down must not destroy the negative charge necessary for it to attract the positively charged heavy metals and toxins. Products with mean particle sizes of around 1 micron will only work in the digestive track. Those with particle sizes of 0.3 microns or smaller can pass into the blood stream, and lymph fluid. The new spray is made of nano sized particles suspended in water droplets, and will go anywhere in the body where water can go.
Independent, 3rd Party Validation: Only one company that makes clinoptilolite products does this. Touchstone Essentials from Raleigh, North Carolina www.touchstoneessentials.com It is important that the product is verified for purity, particle size, and proof that the negative charge has not been deactivated during the purification and sizing process.
Effective daily, personal detoxification isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Both active and passive methods can be at work creating a cleaner, healthier body. Please share this revolutionary information with others who need to know; which is EVERYONE who eats, drinks, or breaths on planet Earth… especially NOW!
*Excerpted from the upcoming book: 5 Keys to Optimal Health by Vicki Latham P.A.-C. No part of this article may be reproduced without permission of the author
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This article is not intended for the purpose of preventing, treating, or curing any illness or disease. Nothing here is intended to replace your relationship with your personal health care provider.
***GRAS STATUS: Generally Recognized As Safe
The author believes that the optimal products for Passive Detoxification are Pure Body liquid and Pure Body Extra Strength Spray created by Touchstone Essentials.
Pure Body liquid is sized down to 0.3 microns or less, and is recommended for general passive detoxification for people of all ages, infants, and especially pregnant women and breast feeding mothers. Pure Body works primarily in the blood, lymph fluid, and bowel.
Pure Body Extra Strength mouth spray is nano sized particles of clinoptilolite suspended inside water droplets, and travels through the blood into tissues, presumed to cross the blood brain barrier, lungs, muscles, and other tissues, for a deep cleaning of the entire body. Because of its size it can go everywhere that Pure Body is too big to go.
For information on how you can purchase as a retail customer or at discounted member prices, please contact the author of this article at firstname.lastname@example.org or her web site www.toxinclearessentials.com
Touchstone Essentials ships to 39 countries from their warehouse in the Netherlands, in addition to the United States and Canada.