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Consider this-- the U.S. alone emits 4 billion pounds of toxins in the air, soil and water every year. These toxins are inescapable. We breathe toxins in our air, we drink them in our water and eat them in our food. If pesticides are not sprayed directly onto our food, toxins from plastic containers are leached in. Our bodies are bombarded by these toxins. Most of us have between 400 and 800 toxic or carcinogenic chemicals stored in our bodies. Moreover, studies have found these toxins in the umbilical cords of babies, proving that these toxins are passed into our children even before they are born. Constant exposure to toxins usually leads to a host of chronic health problems including: cognitive deficits, mood changes, neurological illness, autoimmunity, asthma, allergies and reproductive dysfunction. The evidence connecting toxic heavy metals causing and accelerating the development of chronic illnesses is overwhelming.
Some toxins cause more direct damage to our body than others. Mercury for example, is a potentially deadly toxin that can even cause damage to DNA. Mercury has been linked to autism, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and various behavior and neurological disorders. It is number three on the hazardous metals list, published by the ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry). In 2008 the FDA declared the mercury amalgam dental fillings a neurotoxin. Before that more than 50% of dental fillings contained mercury. A 2009 commercial test showed that mercury was also found in 9 of the 20 most popular high fructose corn syrups on the market. Considering how many products contain high fructose corn syrup and the amount of these products that people consume, you can imagine how much mercury the population is exposed to.
How our Body handles Toxins and Heavy Metals
The incidence of disease and the deterioration of our general health have a direct correlation with the pollution on our planet. The term “Toxic Body Burden” is born from this knowledge. Toxic Body Burden (TBB) refers to the storing of toxins and heavy metals in the body because they cannot be processed and end up being stored by the body. The presence of these toxins depresses the efficiency of the immune system and allows bacteria, viruses and parasites, that would otherwise be eliminated, room to grow. It is theorized that this immune deficiency can lead to the body hosting just as many microorganisms as it does toxins. Detoxification is needed to remove our body’s build-up of toxins and heavy metals. Once the burden is removed, the immune system can work to better eliminate the microorganisms.
Toxicity, Obesity and Cancer
In recent years, the WHO (World Health Organization) has been exposing the direct correlation between obesity, toxins and cancer. A study done by the Columbia University School of Public Heath showed that 95 percent of cancers are caused by diet and environmental toxicity. When you consider that toxins are stored in the body’s fatty tissue, the picture becomes clearer.
Luke J. Terry from NaturalNews.com explains “the body is using fatty tissue, which has a relatively low level of metabolic activity, as a place to store the toxins away from the body tissues that have high levels of metabolic activity, such as blood, organs, and muscle. In effect, body fat becomes a storehouse of toxins in an attempt to "firewall" the body from toxicity.” The body will maintain a level of fat and water to dilute the amount of the toxins that can be released into the bloodstream. The higher the level of toxicity, the more fat and water the body retains. Highly toxic people will find it harder to lose weight as the body looks to protect itself against the toxicity from within. Lowering toxin intake and detoxification are important part to major weight loss.
Zeolite – Nature’s Toxin Remover
Natural zeolites are a class of crystalline, silica based minerals, much like sand. Zeolites, or aluminosilicates, are formed through a chemical reaction between seawater and molten lava. Zeolites are one of the few naturally occurring minerals with a negative charge. This negative charge is responsible for the zeolite attracting and bonding with toxic heavy metals, chemical elements and even radioactive isotopes. In addition to the negative charge, the three dimensional cage structure of the zeolite further helps to hold toxins and heavy metals to the to the zeolite cage, making the attraction irreversible.
These unique qualities are why zeolites are in such high demand. Most common modern uses for zeolite fall under industrial and commercial applications. It is used in large and small scale water filtration, sewage treatment, as industrial absorbents and detergent builders. Zeolite was even used during the Fukushima nuclear disaster to remove radiation from sea water, after it was used to cool the nuclear reactors. The attraction between zeolite and harmful heavy metals and toxins proved to be advantageous in all of these applications.
One specific type of zeolite, clinoptilolite, has a long and documented history in traditional medicine. When ingested, clinoptilolite will attract and bind to toxic heavy metals and toxins in the body, the same way it does in other applications. It will travel through the body attracting and trapping toxins until it is safely excreted through urine. Clinoptilolite has a stronger attraction to certain elements. For instance, clinoptilolite has the strongest affinity for lead, cadmium, arsenic, then mercury, followed by other positively charged heavy metals and toxins. In addition to removing these heavy metals and toxins, zeolite will also remove chemical toxins like pesticides, herbicides, plastics and radiation from the body.
The Other Benefits of Zeolite
Zeolite the Antioxidant against Free Radicals
In addition to being a detoxifier, clinoptilolite is also a very unique antioxidant. Most antioxidants will neutralize a free radical by giving up an electron. Clinotilolite, on the other hand, will capture the free radical in its cage without having to release an electron.
Zeolite the Antiviral
While the majority of the research on clinoptilolite is on the detoxification properties, there are some studies showing clinoptilolite to have a broad spectrum of antiviral properties. The same qualities that make zeolite an effective remover of toxins and heavy metals have been shown in some studies to work on viruses. Reports show that clinoptilolite disturbs viral replication by absorbing positively charge viral subparticles. This essentially means that viruses will be unable to form, destroy health cells, and further infect other health cells. Stopping replication is always the first step to fighting any virus.
• Clinoptilolite helps to maintain a balanced pH level in the body by removing acidic ions and chemicals.
• Larger clinoptilolite particles helps to treat diarrhea
• Zeolite improves nutrient absorption and promotes healthy digestion by pulling ammonium ions out of the digestive tract.
DISCLAIMER: Zeolite HAS NOT been approved by the FDA as a treatment for cancer or any specific disease. In addition, none of the statements above have been evaluated by the FDA. All content presented on www.zeolite.com has been compiled to provide information about Zeolite. Always consult a physician or board certified health practitioner before taking this product. Use at your own risk.
|UPDATE:The FDA has listed Zeolite on the GRAS List (Generally Recognized As Safe.)|