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Hello kiddies! Today we're going to explore the toxins and various poisons we can enjoy consuming from our local grocery store, pharmacy and dentist's office! We're going to touch on an occasional day in average Joe American's life.

So you, Joe American, have an appointment with the dentist today, better Wake Up! and get out of bed, don't want to be late. You're missing a few hours work (unpaid) and need to get moving.. so it's off to shower and shave!

"Fight Cavities with C-R-E-S-T"

The joy of fresh breath, promises of whiter, stronger teeth and the lies that go with it. May, 2001 Congress expands its probe into the health effects of fluoride that's added to 62% of U.S. public water sources. Turns out we're mass-medicating ourselves and our kids with doses of toxic chemicals which were never meant to be ingested through our public water supply.

Publicly purchased bottled water, the stuff that claims to be pure, natural or fresh from the spring is more often than not fluoridated. And what are some of the direct effects?
DENTAL FLUOROSIS: White spotted, yellow or brown permanently stained teeth. Chalky weak spots and brittle enamel are also evidence that cells in the formation of tooth enamel have been poisoned by a toxic overdose of fluoride.
The above is just the tip of the iceberg! Don't forget we are paying for the bottled water, paying for the use of our toilets. showers and water to cook with. They aren't paying us to poison ourselves! Below the iceberg tip, under the (toxic) water there's this:
Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea.
[strengthens bones eh?]

Fluoride stimulates granule formation and oxygen consumption in white blood cells, but inhibits these processes when the white blood cell is challenged by a foreign agent in the blood.

Fluoride depletes the energy reserves and the ability of white blood cells to properly destroy foreign agents by the process of phagocytosis.
The above article goes on and on about the dangers of fluoride. With the above data you can see how fluoride stresses the immune system. Now, with your immune system stressed by fluoride, and since you, Joe American, just showered, brushed and rinsed, you're off to the dentist with a fresh dose of toxins and, oh my! it looks like you have a cavity that needs to be filled.

The Dental Visit

Unless Joe American is somewhat educated about amalgams, it's likely that he will take whatever the dentist offers. Or, maybe Joe is cash strapped. Regardless, it's likely than that Joe will end up with an amalgam filling versus composite resins or non-metallic restorative materials. Amalgams are the metal fillings that dentists put into people's drilled out cavities. If you have these amalgams, like most average Joe Americans, you might want to think about having them replaced.

Many of us so called "Generation X" adults have teeth with these mercury stuffed amalgams. Research shows that even after 40-50 years these metal fillings give off gases that are mercury based. Mercury is one of the most toxic natural substances! It permeates the membranes of all cells, also and including, the blood-brain barrier. Mercury also causes the degeneration of neurons in the brain.

So let's stick with the Mercury theme and go on into another area where people are used as guinea pigs.

Now that you've had your cavities filled with some toxic mercury, you'll need to pop over to the pharmacy and get that prescription for antibiotics and pain killers filled too! While you're there, you can't help but notice the sign about how important it is to get your flu shot, and it's free!

Immunizations are given at birth, and then at 2, 4, 6 and 12-18 months and continue well into adult age. These include flu shots, tetanus and various others. The following is what Joe American got while growing up..
Six vaccines between birth and 6 months of age. Hepatitis B, Polio, Pneumococcal Disease, Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis Rotavirus, Hib

These vaccines may all be given at the same visit. Getting several vaccines at the same time will not harm your baby.
"Will not harm your baby" is a bit misleading with the information coming out about ADD and ADHD studies and the affects of mercury on undeveloped human brains.

Here's the full list of shots Joe American got from birth to college age. The list doesn't include the Flu and various other seasonal shots.

From Birth
- Hep B: Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV); recommended to give the first dose at birth, but may be given at any age for those not previously immunized.

1-2 months

- Hep B: Second dose should be administered 1 to 2 months after the first dose.
2 months
- DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine
- Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
- IPV: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
- PCV: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- Rota: Rotavirus vaccine
4 months
- DTaP
- Hib
- Rota

6 months

- DTaP
- Hib
- Rota

6-18 months

- Hep B

12-15 months

- Hib
- MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) vaccine
- Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

12-23 months

- Hep A: Hepatitis A vaccine; given as two shots at least 6 months apart

15-18 months

- DTaP

4-6 years

- DTaP
- Varicella

11-12 years

- HPV: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, given as 3 shots over 6 months. It's recommended for girls ages 11 or 12, and also recommended for girls ages 13 to 18 if they have not yet been vaccinated. The vaccine also may be given to boys ages 9 to 18.

- Tdap: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis booster
- MCV: Meningitis vaccine; should also be given to 13- to 18-year-olds who have not yet been vaccinated. Children between the ages of 2 and 10 who have certain chronic illnesses will also need this vaccine, with a booster shot a few years later, depending on the age at which the first dose was given.

College entrants

- MCV: Meningitis vaccine; recommended for previously unvaccinated college entrants who will live in dormitories. One dose will suffice for healthy college students whose only risk factor is dormitory living. [link]
Don't forget about the flu virus vaccines (yearly), the occasional tetanus shots (every 4 years) and others if there are scare tactic-based bird flu or other so called pandemic cries in the mainstream media. All of the mercury in the vaccines take a toxic toll on the entire immune system. In fact, after such lifelong exposure to all the environmental chemicals in the water, air, foods, detergents, fillings, bathroom and cleaning supplies - not to mention these shots - most of us don't have much of an immune system left to speak of.

Dieting in America

But Joe ends up skipping the flu shot and grabs his pharmaceuticals and swallows a couple of antibiotics and pain killers in the hopes to avoid any pain as the anesthetic from the dentist wears off. Joe feels sort of weird, tingly even, not only in his mouth but in his mind as well.

Now on his way to work Joe stops by a convenience store to grab a snack and a coffee. His chips aren't too bad, just some GM ingredient-laden fried potatoes that are saturated with MSG and a Starbucks coffee sweetened with aspartame. Of course JoeAmerican doesn't read labels and has never heard of aspartame. Nor does he know Aspartame is the result of mixing the amino acids aspartamine and phenylalanine. If both are on the label, you're still having aspartame.
(Aspartame) is composed of linkages of aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol. The aspartic acid acts as a neuroexcitatory agent. When NutraSweet is digested, it yields 10% methanol (wood alcohol). The wood alcohol (methanol) is widely distributed throughout the body including brain, muscle, fat and nervous tissue. It is then metabolized to FORMALDEHYDE which enters the cells and binds to the proteins and DNA (the genetic material).
We do know what FORMALDEHYDE is yes? - noun: Chemistry; a colorless, toxic, carcinogenic, water-soluble gas, CH 2 O, having a suffocating odor, usually derived from methylalcohol by oxidation: used chiefly in aqueous solution, as a disinfectant and preservative, and in the manufacture of various resins and plastics.

Aspartame is a so-called diet aid, also known as a food additive. Aspartame was originally pulled from consumer shelves under the name NutraSweet®. The US diet industry is worth trillions to corporations and that is why you see it on shelves. This stuff is put in everything labeled diet, sugar free or otherwise. It's also found in many products that are not officially 'diet' such as; coffee drinks, teas, pastries, and chewing gum among many other things. Only a careful eye and consistent reading of labels can help you avoid consumption of this well known neurotoxin. This stuff is up there with high grade biological and chemical agents. Since you only get a little at a time, the affects are not easily detected and often assumed to be "just an upset stomach," or "I must not have gotten good rest last night." And of course this has a toxic build up affect in the slow poisoning of life for you (Joe American) and I.

There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption. While you may not want to be around this sweetener, it's probably in some part of your daily intake unless you are working hard and paying attention as well as having a well outlined diet and health connection that you are constantly monitoring.

Getting back to our story, another thing about those chips Joe American is crunching on is the gluten in them.

Gluten - It's What's for Snackin'

Gluten affects thinking and can cause severe emotional and behavioral havoc.
Behaviors including "fuzzy brain" or an inability to concentrate - including attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) type behaviors - irritability and lack of motivation can be caused by gluten.

Other behavioral manifestations of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease include

- Autism: Evidence shows that some people with autism show extraordinary improvement on a gluten-free (and casein-free) diet. Some people with autism may metabolize gluten and casein into the form of an opiate - much like heroin. Basically, when they eat gluten and casein, they're getting a high off it.

This high may account for traits typical in autistic kids, such as monotonous body movements (for instance, finger-flicking in front of their eyes, spinning, and head-banging), as well as being withdrawn and having a fascination with parts of objects (like fixating on one part of a toy rather than the toy itself). Also typical of opiate users and autistic kids is the distress they feel when there are small changes in their environment or routine.

- Depression and other mood disorders: Clinical depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and a variety of mood disorders can sometimes be associated with or exacerbated by gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, and these conditions can sometimes improve on a gluten-free diet.

Schizophrenia has been associated with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease since the 1960s, when it was first noted that a gluten - (and dairy -) restricted diet led to improvement in some institutionalized patients. Interestingly, the same opiate-like chemicals found in the urine of autistic people are often found in schizophrenics.
This is another "tip of the ice-berg" situation. Celiac disease and gluten Intolerance are much more common than doctors and science know.
Celiac disease is estimated to affect 1 in 133 Americans, and 1 in 56 Americans exhibiting classic symptoms or suffering from a related autoimmune disorder such as type 1 diabetes or thyroid malfunctions, according to a study published by Fasano and his colleagues in the Journal of the Archives of Internal Medicine in February 2003.
This is all old news for some. The question then becomes: are doctors and government agencies like the FDA doing anything about it? No! And why not? Cause there would be no money to get from the pharmaceutical industry if there were fewer sick people. It's circlar logic at its finest.

For example: Monsanto mixes up chemical concoctions, be they wheat, soy or other Genetically Modified (GM) staple food items. Inside of the seeds is a small factory so the grown plant (which cannot produce functioning seeds) can create its own insecticide. (GM) Roundup based plants generally cause insects feeding off these plants to have their innards ruptured. We don't see this since there is no need to spray things on the plants themselves. Humans of course consume these GM plants as well (Chips, breads, cereals etc.. And while our innards don't explode, we can consume much more than an insect. Let's just say then that when we consume these foods that we ingest enough bug killer to kill 100-200 insects at any given meal. These insecticides roll around in our digestive tract for hours and may help lead to ulcers and various other intestinal/digestive disorders.

Though it's still a small amount, think about the affect of years of cumulative consumption (in just 1 of 3 meals a day for example). Imagine that over time the stomach lining is not able to absorb the nutrients needed to maintain vibrant health. This is due to scarring in the lining of the stomach and intestines from those hundreds of micro, insect-sized explosions. Eventually Joe American's energy wears down, his immune systems and stomach complains, he becomes sick more easily/often, and develops digestive disorder(s)... Soon he'll have to go see the doctor. The doctor observes that a section of the intestines is in a bad way and, in true modern medicine fashion, decides to cut it out. Now Joe isn't allowed to eat nuts and certain harder to digest foods as they will become trapped in the intestinal lining, causing more infection or intestinal rot, and of course he now has to take a chemical concoction to keep his digestion system going. All the while the chemicals (spelled M E D I C I N E) further wreak havoc on his immune system. So Joe becomes more bloated from attacks by his immune systems on his own cells. Joe's really not having a good day. And the swelling and inflammation really make him feel self-conscious, also affecting his low energy levels. Joe's growing more depressed, full of anxiety and sad.

BPA's - Plastic Makes It Possible!

You remember the commercial? The one where they're implying that without plastics the world would be much worse off. It closes with "plastic makes it possible." What about the slow cumulative affect of plastics on our cellular system? Did you know plastics can break down into small fine micron sized particles? This is called Leaching. You of course know that leached pieces of plastic are small enough to make it through the lining of our digestive system? From there it passes into our blood allowing the plastic to then attach to other cells in our bodies. These mutated cells are then attacked by our immune systems, this adds to further inflammation.
People exposed to years of low levels of bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic food containers, may be at higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes..

BPA makes plastic hard and shatterproof. The chemical is also used to line cans and is found in water bottles and baby bottles, as well as consumer products like CDs.
Joe did well, his bottle of Starbucks is glass, but there are BPA's in his aluminum lined (for fresher taste™) plastic chip bag.

Imagine the amount of toxins found in the human body just from those listed above. How much would the aluminum or mercury weigh on average? How about the plastics?

Are there any countries who are protecting their citizens from GM foods, fluoride, BPA's.. Canada just declared BPA's toxic and intends to protect its citizens from BPA consumption! I personally applaud them! Kudos to Canada for that. But of course, you cannot find a Starbucks bottled coffee up there that has no aspartame.

BP and the War on Water

From the above we learned that our water is slowly turning into a poison. The amount of water in the US that is actually fluoridated is likely much higher than the 62% noted above. I made no mention of the chlorine in our drinking water and wonder if the risks outweigh the benefits. I'll try and research that more. As you can see, things are not looking like they are going in a more stable, healthy direction. Water fluoridation isn't going anywhere, it's here to stay, like vaccines, amalgam fillings, GM foods and other things.

Our oceans are becoming a toxic dump for people who take resources out of the ground. These resources are not theirs; they belong to everyone, just like the water they are polluting. Down in the gulf, people are now dropping dead. I wont delve any further into that one. For those paying attention there is no need to. But even without the oil, our oceans are becoming dumps. What was allowed to happen in the Gulf will continue to haunt the world as a whole for decades.

From birth we've been GM fed at least since the early 80's. That's 30 years! The onslaught on our immune systems from MSG, fluoride, Genetically Modified foods, mercury, and many others I didn't even touch on (high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars, simple table salt etc..!) has been huge. It is a daily struggle to take in the right foods (i.e. read the label, avoid those things you habitually crave) and we must keep struggling and sharing information. Let the poisonous industrial corporations collapse and bring on companies that actually are creating and sharing nutritious foods, caring for humanity and the environment and deserve to thrive.

This article is also an invitation. There's a part of the forum here where people have received great help for various ailments due to their diet. I am one of them. There are doctors (Yes, with real PHD's and Nurses with degrees) and various others who have written articles about the water, and other poisons, for this site who gladly share advice that could save you thousands of dollars in co-pays (if you're one of the few who have insurance) and/or maybe your life. If you're shy, you might find that your health concern has already been discussed as well, or you can add to the discussion! I'm not trying to change Joe American, I can't, but thanks to the experiences, help and educations others have shared, I've found a way I can help change myself. What do you say?

Best of Luck, here's to you and to your health!

About me: I'm a computer store owner (Geek), I reside in Washington state. I use a Far Infra Red blanket daily (hear a discussion about FIR blankets from Editors of Signs of the times), distill my own water and read the label of things I consider consuming. I try making political video's on occasions to get people to shake from their slumber, am a married man and father of two.