mercury poisoning

  1. The common source of mercury poisoning in your diet

    The deadliest catch

    You could be poisoning yourself at every meal -- and it's all because of a food you've been told is healthy. A food that SHOULD be healthy, but is instead contaminated with one of the most toxic heavy metals on earth.

    And all you have to do is eat fish.

    Seafood is now the number one cause of mercury poisoning in the country, according to an alarming new report from CBS News, with up to 84 percent of all fish sampled testing positive for high levels of this powerful and deadly neurotoxin.

    And what makes this so much worse -- what's turning this into a CRISIS -- is that most docs still don't know how to recognize the warning signs of mercury poisoning.

    The result: Patients suffering from a debilitating "mystery" disease are poked and prodded and told all their test results are normal. They're given misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis -- and in some case, they're even told they must have some kind of mental condition.

    One victim, the head of the IMAX film company, was vibrant, active, and healthy -- and then one day his world came crashing down around him.

    He was so weak he needed help crossing the street!

    His doctors first thought he had MS, among other misdiagnoses. Eventually, they tested for mercury and found the real cause -- and traced it to his twice-a-day seafood habit.

    But it took them so long that he's resigned himself to the fact that he might never be the same again.


    First, if you or someone you love is among the growing number of people diagnosed with a debilitating "mystery illness," insist that your doctor test for mercury.

    Quick action is critical here and can make the difference between a full recovery and leading the life of a cripple.

    Second, it's time to change your seafood habits for good. Sorry, sushi lovers, but delicious fatty fish like tuna are now off the menu -- because they're most likely to be contaminated.

    Finally, get your omega-3 fatty acids from a quality supplement instead of seafood.

  2. The dangerous new ingredients hidden in your cosmetics

    How nanotech invaded your makeup

    Ladies, you know those new, improved makeup brands that are easier to apply, less visible, and that makes you look 10 years younger? If these "latest and greatest" in makeup brands seemed too good to be true, that's because THEY ARE.

    The same nanomaterials that have made cosmetics smoother and easier to use could also be damaging skin DNA, killing colon cells, and wrecking your lungs.

    There now, don't you feel more beautiful already?

    For all we know, these side effects are just the tip of the iceberg. Because in their rush to add these microscopic particles, cosmetic companies left something out: Research.

    The U.S. National Research Council is finally calling for studies on nanotechnology. But like everything else, it's likely another case of "too little too late."

    If you're using cosmetics, the little research we do have shows these particles could be inside your body right now. Studies have shown that nanomaterials have the power to pass right through the skin -- and once they get inside, they head right for your organs.

    The micronized zinc oxide used in skin creams, sunscreens, nail polish, powders and more, for example, can damage skin DNA, kill colon cells if ingested, and wreck the lungs if inhaled.

    And that's just ONE of the nanoparticles used in cosmetics today.

    Other studies have found that common nanomaterials can poke holes in brain cells, kill nerve cells, and even mimic the effects of mercury poisoning. (Read more here).

    And the cosmetics companies expect you to rub this junk all over your face? NO WAY!

    Ladies, you don't need dangerous, untested cosmetics to make your skin glow. The reality is, healthy, younger-looking skin comes from the inside out. After all, your skin is an organ, and it needs its nourishment just like the rest of them!

  3. The secret ingredient that could rot your brain

    The food industry is rushing full steam ahead with plans to use microscopic nanoparticles in just about every aisle of the supermarket -- even if those new "nanofoods" might leave your brain looking like a piece of Swiss cheese.

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