Tuesday, September 25, 2012
We Live and Die at the Cellular Level Part 2
We saw this article on the internet. Inorganic arsenic was previously found in apple and grape juices ( Dr. Oz brought to our attention) Then it was found in water, cereal bars, baby food and chicken. Now it is rice. Significant amounts even in some organic brands. The FDA has called for federal standards on rice. Consumer reports say that boiling rice in a 6 to 1 ratio removes about 30% of the arsenic. They recommend children under five should not be drinking rice drinks.
That said, we as consumers need to keep tabs on what is going on here. Where do we get our rice? India? China? Philippines? Indonesia? Is it part of the Monsanto sprayed groups? Isn't rice grown in water? So arsenic is found naturally in water, air, soil and now food. The important thing to remember it can be in one of two forms; organic or inorganic. Organic can pass through the body and still let us live to tell. Inorganic resides in pesticides and insecticides and that is the chemical poisoner.
We just treated one of our many patients who was diligent about his food choices yet his diagnostics proved he was struggling. We found he was not sleeping and had his house sprayed outside with pesticides. We had to remedy the situation and alert him to ways he can organically use eco friendly means to stop the insects. This kind of onslaught feeds the brain and cripples the body. Common sense must prevail! We are living in a toxic age where all the ways we used to do things are no longer serving us. We no longer need the classic advertised laundry detergents and fabric softeners or soaps. We can make the changes for our health and our families health. There are plenty of stores that support the eco friendly products.
We bring all this to the attention of our readers because everyday the question is posed, what IS safe?
Heavy metals and chemicals are slipped into our everyday products, products we used to feel safe with. While we were being "comforted", our bodies went through inflammation and cell damage and began a never-ending cycle of autoimmune response. We thought it was always something we caught, or our parents gave us genetically or we worked so hard under stress, must be that.
When under autoimmune attack our intestinal inflammation gets hit hard, there is free radicals that are perpetually damaging the cells, pathogens now have a breeding ground and micronutrients are deficient because we are under duress with work, kids, families and eat out alot or take on the fast food track. I shudder to think who is handling my food in the back kitchen now. Long ago I stopped eating at salad bars for that very reason, now the idea of kitchen help without gloves, who are sick themselves or dropping food on the floor and plating it or buying inferior products to serve is enough to make me cook my own food - at whatever cost. I know people who bring food home from the restaurant and let it sit in the car for however long.
Auto immune diseases, by the way, start in the intestinal lining. To quote from the Systemic Formula Science Report#9 " When the body was developing before birth, two nervous systems were created out of the same tissue. (1) The Brain and Central Nervous System and (2) Enteric Nervous system. These two systems are connected via the vagus nerve ( 10th cranial nerve) and influence each other. This is how stress and worry interfere with digestion and how digestive upsets can affect mood and hormones thoughout the body. The Enteric Nervous system is the "second brain" and communicates with the first brain between your ears. It carries bioenergetic and biochemical messages from the probiotics, fibers, herbs, and plants you consume about HOW to regulate optimal health.
Epigenetics is a term used freely now. It is the study of changes in the gene expression or cellular phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Epi is Greek for over, above, outer. It tells the story of how everything influencing our health outside our body dominates. Is it Big Pharma? Heavy metals? Toxins? GMO Foods? Pollution in any form like mold, fumigations, sprays, air quality ( i.e. chemtrails), water even in the ocean that carries toxic material, living near a nuclear plant or power towers etc. Get the point? To determine all the causes of our problems, this should be addressed. Find a practitioner who does not pass this off as foolishness. We have had too many scientists and researchers and parents and educators who have experience and have written enough material on the subject to get our attention. Do we choose to watch the videos and read the real material or do we listen shaking our head to news reports on television saying not so bad?
Dr. Cart is actively concerned and is continually engaged in study about the DNA methylation and histone modification, both serving to regulate gene expression without altering the underlying DNA sequence. This has got HIS attention to cellular health and mitochondrial health of the cell.
His quote: "Mitochondria are the energy factories. If they don't produce enough energy, the cell will not perform properly and this can lead to chronic degenerative and auto immune diseases."
Bettye and Dr. Larry Cart