Creating Waves of Awareness
We find the poisonous element arsenic and chemical compounds pervasive in our environment. Not only has it been used in building materials for many decades, as an enhancer for race-horses, to improve anemia and even in the manufacture of textiles and in the historical preparation of "green" wallpapers.
Arsenic in groundwater is largely the result of minerals dissolving from weathered rocks and soils. Several types of cancer have been linked to arsenic in water. In 2001 the US Environmental Protection Agency lowered the maximum level of arsenic permitted in drinking water from 50 micrograms per liter (ug/L) to 10 ug/L.
Consumer Reports tested 32 different types of rice and dozens of rice products, all of them contained arsenic. Many of the samples had troubling levels of inorganic arsenic, which is the most toxic form. "Inorganic arsenic is a known human carcinogen that has been linked to skin, lung, and bladder cancer," said Andrea Rock of Consumer Reports.
Truth In Labeling
A pet peeve concerns the fact that we do not have truth in labeling, whether on packaging or within the manufacturing and processing of our foods and products. We will have to fight for our rights to know. I wonder why these facts must be hidden from the consumer?
The latest report indicates "scientific studies suggesting that poultry on factory farms are routinely fed caffeine, active ingredients of Tylenol and Benadryl, banned antibiotics and even arsenic." NYTimes
Arsenic in Feed Lots For Animals Eaten By Humans
Animal feed for chickens and hogs typically contain arsenic as a means to make the meat an appetizing pink color and reduce infections instead of provide clean hygienic living quarters with space to move about and breath fresh outdoor air. [video] For decades arsenic has been used against infectious disease such as syphilis. The industry considers this perfectly safe due the the small amounts in the chemical, but they do not consider the accumulation of the toxins over the lifetime of ingestion. Humans have increased the quantities of these meat products and no real scientific studies have researched the correlation between the change in diet and disease.
We must take into consideration the food chain. I'm guessing that the persons in the feedlot industry who must work with the arsenic would also be effected and hopefully protective measures have been put in place so workers do not inhale this toxin.
Consumers are consistently told in response to concerns and inquiries that there is "no evidence" that low levels of arsenic harm either the chickens or the people eating the chickens or pork products. I ask you, "Do you believe this?"
When scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Arizona State University examined ground chicken feathers to test for antibiotics they were surprised to find levels of arsenic, as well as other substances. Very often we can observe with the naked eye changes in our own nails and hair that have the ability to bio-accumulate substances. If you eat chickens, you are getting drugs and toxins in every bite.
Forms of Arsenic in the Equine and Construction Industries
From The Government
Truth Or Coincidences?
Homeopathy and Arsenicum
Map Courtesy of Nathan Horek
Kent Aphorisms | The small doses of Arsenicum will establish an Arsenicum poisoning that will last a lifetime, but this is nowhere so deep as will be represented by the higher potencies of Arsenicum.
Volume 5: Organ - Conflict - Cure
With Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Exercises
The kidney energy encompasses issues such as security, resoluteness and stability. If something “gets you in the kidneys” (as in the German phrase), it generates an existential anxiety about the ground under your feet giving way.
There are comprehensive descriptions of diseases affecting the kidneys and the ureters, such as kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, renal insufficiency, malignant tumors, renal hypertension, cystitis, urinary disturbances and enuresis, as well as problems with the adrenal glands, such as Addison's disease or Cushing's syndrome.
The book also discusses underlying conflicts and treatment associated with these illnesses. Homeopathic remedies that have proved especially valuable in this respect include Arsenicum album, Caesium, Uranium, Plutonium, Salicylicum acidum, Cisplatin and Paracetamol. Naturopathic therapy consists of nutritional advice and herbal medicines, as well as ozonated plant oils (rizols) and de-acidification.
Rosina Sonnenschmidt has again demonstrated that she can effectively synthesize a variety of approaches such as the Chinese theory of correspondences and various Western approaches. The result is an easily understandable practical manual on therapies suitable for treating diseases of the kidneys and bladder. She goes well beyond the level of the physical integrity of the organs themselves, and demonstrates how these organs form the gateway to self-realization.
The Organ-Conflict-Cure Series will be completed over the next two years. In total, there will be 12 volumes (plus an Index for the entire series), each dealing with a particular organ system.
Welcome Lisa. I'm not sure we can generalize to the extent of saying arsenicum will work for all Americans. I do understand that for poisonings arsenicum works very well. The problem, I see, concerns Hahnemann's blocks to cure. If we have to deal with a continuous toxicity from our environment, the only way to cure will be to clean up the environment. Would arsenicum homeopathically have to be given on a repeated basis? Would it need to be increased in potency over time? Or, would it help the body become immune to the toxic effects from the continuous intake of this chemical? I don't have answers to these questions.
Just remember that each person has his or her own sensitivity. So, if 100 or 1000 people get in contact with a substance, only a percentage will be affected. However, the point that people are intaking these toxins on a regular basis for years or their entire lifetime must certainly impact them in some way.