Category Archives: Metals

Chelation Therapy For Coronary Heart Disease: Does it work?

Chelation Therapy For Coronary Heart Disease: Does it work?

Chelation therapy consists of bonding a toxic metal atom, such as lead, to a ligand (a “tie in”) molecule. In fact putting the dangerous metal in quarantine. Why and when would we want to bind a metal? Per Wikipedia: “…Chelation therapy is the use of chelating agents to detoxify poisonous …Read the Rest

On Rice, Arsenic, and Organic Farming

On Rice, Arsenic, and Organic Farming

A post in the AllergyMenu [1] caught our attention. It purports that arsenic pollution is rampant in the rice we consume. The obvious question is: Does buying organic rice protect you? TheAllergyMenu claims that organic farming does, quoting them: “…Foods grown organically are your best choice since the land is …Read the Rest

Brown Rice: Benefits and Pollution Risks

Brown Rice: Benefits and Pollution Risks

MND: Brown rice, everybody knows it is good for you. But how good, and is there any risk? Brown rice is white rice with it’s husk and bran. To produce white rice, the bran layer and the germ in  are removed, leaving mostly the starchy endosperm. (Wiki) In the process …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

MND: Most of us have heard of the risks of using unclad aluminum cooking utensils. There is serious controversy on the subject: For example    The Diet Channel by   John Messmer, MD claims that “a person using uncoated aluminum cookware and storing all food in aluminum containers is likely to absorb about three …Read the Rest

Pollution: Heavy metals in road dust along an urban-rural gradient and why it matters…

Pollution: Heavy metals in road dust along an urban-rural gradient and why it matters…

MND:    This study from the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health shows that “…results indicate that roadway dust may be important sources of metals for runoff water and localized resuspended particulate matter…” MND: If you think that these do not matter, think again. Here is a link …Read the Rest

Pollution: Mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic levels in three fish species from the Atlantic Ocean: human health risks for consumption

Pollution: Mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic levels in three fish species from the Atlantic Ocean: human health risks for consumption

MND: The fish are sardine, chub and horse mackerel. They chosen for this Portuguese study because they live in the “pelagic” (click here for wikipedia on pelagic)  zone of ocean waters, i.e. the high seas. MND: Quoting the conclusion: “… estimation of non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic health risks by the target hazard quotient …Read the Rest

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