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Cadmium is a disease-related avoidable pollutant with manmade causes

Thursday, July 17, 2014 

by: Cody L
Tags: cadmium, heavy metal, industrial pollutant

(NaturalNews) Cadmium is a heavy metal consumed mainly in rice, cereal, peanuts and shellfish. It builds cumulatively in the kidneys until about age 50 when it begins to damage other organs more. Cadmium contributes to most types of cancer with tobacco smokers having 5x more in their kidneys and 3x more in their blood.

Most cadmium in the US comes from Florida's phosphate fertilizer industry, which produces 80% of phosphate rock in the country and is the largest phosphate rock mine in the world due to recoverable product.

 Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah form the 'Western Phosphate Field', and Morocco, South Africa, and Mexico contain the rest of the major reserves in the world and signify potential heavy metal pollution hotspots. 

However, 200 of the world's 265 million metric tons of recoverable phosphate come from the US, which has vulnerable agriculture. 

Purchasing organic foods which avoid these fertilizers helps to reduce cadmium intake by an estimated 48%. 

Herbal teas protect the cells and lower cadmium accumulation in organs, including the brain from it's contribution to Alzheimer's disease.

Natural substances to protect organs from cadmium

Blood: Licorice extract protects lymphocytes from cadmium, African roselle hibiscus protects against macrophage activation, Onion extract controls altered proteins and fats in blood from cadmium

Testes: Date palm pollen, Guarana, Tribulus and Onion extracts protect spermatogenesis from cadmium, Ginkgo biloba, Fenugreek seed power extract, Inca berry fruit extract, Holy basil extract

Kidneys: Propolis and Tribulus extract protects kidney cells from cadmium induced ROS, Greater Celandine alcohol extract normalizes all parameters, Chinese Eucommia ulmoides bark extract, Oregano extract, Onion extract, Tunisian radish (Raphanus sativus) extract, Grape seed procyanidin extract

Liver: Tribulus and Tomato extracts, Piper betle leaf extract, Oregano extract, Eleuthero Root extract, Fenugreek seed powder extract, Onion extract, Greater burdock extract, Blueberry pigment extract, Korean red ginseng extract

Brain: Quercetin protects memory and against anxiety from cadmium, Soy isoflavone Genistein

Heart: Onion extract protects heart by controlling blood against cadmium, water extract of Curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) restores all damaged parameters.

Thymus: Tunisian radish (Raphanus sativus) extract

Spleen: Tunisian radish (Raphanus sativus) extract

Pancreas: Ginger root extract, Nigella sativa black seed extract


Commercial grain crops like cereal will continue to be a large source of dietary cadmium as long as major farm corporations continue to use these harmful fertilizers containing up to 300 milligrams per kilogram of cadmium. Each milligram may spread into the air and rain down in nearby crops, and tobacco crops show extensive heavy metal radioactivity from these actions. Calcium levels increase in the urine with more exposure, and cadmium's halflife is 20 years, with a person consuming 500 micrograms a week or 2,000 milligrams a lifetime. People are also exposed from industrial production and processing of batteries. These factories which cause small communities to have terrible health all around the world are linked to many heavy metals in just this same way.


About the author:
Cody Lakeland is a freelance writer and interdisciplinary researcher of 5 years experience in fields such as nutrition, phytomedicine, neurology, gerontology, epigenetics, and toxicology. He currently helps to coordinate the formulas for a internet/home-based community business specializing in customized alternative therapies.

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