arsenic

  1. Arsenic in water linked to cancer risk

    Is your tap water putting you in the crosshairs?

    I don't think anyone deserves a pat on the back for making sure there's less arsenic in your water.

    It shouldn't be there in the first place!

    Keeping poison out of the water is one of the absolute most basic expectations we all have of the government -- the ONE THING it should do before all of this other nonsense it obsesses over.

    If it can't keep the water clean and the roads clear, why does it even exist?

    Yet right now, the feds are congratulating themselves over arsenic.

    They didn't get RID of this poison. They only brought the levels down -- just a little -- and claimed the average level of arsenic in the urine of people who drink water from the public supply has dropped by 17 percent as a result.

    That's led to about 200 fewer cases of cancer per year.

    Less cancer is less cancer. I'm all for that.

    But what about all the arsenic that REMAINS in the water?

    That's still causing cancer, too, both in the short term and over the long run. Another new study finds that even just a little exposure to arsenic today can increase your risk of cancer for as long as 40 years!

    Even if you don't get cancer, arsenic in the water can cause other forms of damage, too. One study a few years back found that the levels of arsenic that routinely turn up in water can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 50 percent.

    That's just what's in the water, mind you. And believe it or not, water isn't your only source of arsenic exposure.

    This poison is turning up everywhere!

    There have been disturbing levels found in rice. I don't recommend eating rice -- it's a simple starch with close to zero health benefits -- but millions of Americans do it every day, and they're getting a dose of arsenic with every meal.

    It's also been found in apple juice, which is even more dangerous, since it's often given to kids.

    It can be found in tea, especially tea grown in places with polluted soil -- such as China -- and wine from all over the place -- including right here in the United States.

    It's even been found in chicken!

    Be careful about what you eat and drink, and make sure you filter your water with either a distiller or reverse-osmosis system.

    Of course, cutting exposure now won't do much about anything that's already accumulated inside your body.

    That'll take a little more effort.

    A holistic medical doctor can test you for arsenic, metals, and more, and he can work with you on natural therapies to eliminate them from your body.

    If you're in the San Diego area, I can help. Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  2. Arsenic in water linked to heart disease

    Low arsenic exposure can kill you

    The lies are flying out of Washington so fast and furious that it's impossible to keep track of them all -- but there's one I want to you to remember, because it's one that could cost you your health if you fall for it.

    It's the FDA's ludicrous claim that the levels of arsenic in water and food are safe.

    I told you last week how that's just not true.

    And now, new research backs me up, confirming that even low levels of arsenic exposure can increase your risk of death by heart attack or stroke by 50 percent.

    And the government has the nerve to call that safe?

    Clearly, there's nothing safe about it -- because the volunteers tracked in the study weren't poisoning victims. They were Americans just like you -- people exposed to low-but-steady levels of arsenic in water, mostly through tainted tap water.

    And along with increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke, those same "safe" levels of arsenic can boost your risk of heart disease, peripheral artery disease, carotid atherosclerosis and more, according to the study -- and those are just your cardiovascular risks.

    It's not just arsenic in water, either.

    The FDA's most recent claim was specifically about arsenic in rice, and a second new study proves even that's dangerous (of course). This one finds that the levels of arsenic in rice can cause damage on a cellular level -- specifically the type of damage that can lead to cancer.

    So much for "safe."

    I'd say skip the rice, but I know many people will choose to eat it anyway. At the very least, keep it away from children (especially babies) and limit it to an occasional side dish rather than a daily staple.

    And when you do eat rice, choose organic brown rice grown in California, which studies have shown contain some of the lowest levels of arsenic.

    You can also get rid of the arsenic in water by installing a reverse osmosis filter or using a water distiller. Either one will set you back a couple a hundred dollars, but they're highly effective at removing contaminants -- including drugs, metals and chemical waste -- which makes them well worth the money.

    And if you think there's a chance you've been exposed to arsenic or any other toxic metal, seek the help of a holistic physician who can test your levels and work on a natural detox program.

  3. Arsenic in rice is unsafe

    The feds say the arsenic levels in rice are safe to eat -- but that flies in the face of science.
  4. New attack on chelation is a threat to your mental health

    Exposure to toxic metals is often behind some of today's most common chronic conditions -- and there's one safe, proven, and effective way to rid the body of those metals. So naturally, it's coming under attack.
  5. You're slowly being poisoned

    Want a shock? Go get tested for heavy metals. Your jaw will drop when you see the results.
  6. Take two chickens and call me in the morning

    It's the Buy-One-Get-One-Free special stores don't advertise: Buy some chicken, get some meds for free. And just to make it more convenient for everyone, the drugs aren't in their own package -- they're already inside the chicken.
  7. How to avoid pancreatic cancer

    They're called "trace" elements for a reason: Tiny amounts of the right stuff can boost your health and save your life... while even a drop of the wrong stuff can end it. Now, the latest research shows how these same trace elements can play a major role in your risk of getting or avoiding one of the deadliest forms of cancer on the planet -- pancreatic cancer.

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