This section summarizes the dangers of plastic containers, which we typically assume are safe to eat and drink from. It explains the symbols found on plastic containers, which is useful for identifying the different types of poisons that are leached from them -- from arsenic to petroleum. Plainly labeled on the underside of plastic containers is a number indicating the type of plastic used.
- Written by Dr. Phillip G. Hanson, O.D., Guest Columnist Dr. Phillip G. Hanson, O.D., Guest Columnist
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Those who wear contact lenses probably have experienced some ongoing and persistent problems, especially if they work all day at a computer. Lenses dry out, feel scratchy, and vision is blurred. Eyes become red and uncomfortable, and lenses aren't worn as long as before. Repeated attempts to clean the lenses don't help.
These kinds of problems don't need to occur if wearers understand proper care and maintenance for contact lenses, and adhere to recommended schedules.
Most of us never consider the link between diet and chronic fatigue or insomnia. A body produces negative warning reactions when it has too much or too little of any given thing. Most of us lack vital nutrients like the B vitamins, which are found in most vegetables. They are weakened by cooking, and they are destroyed whenever they are microwaved.
Iodine is an element that is found in trace amounts throughout the human body. It is the foundation of all nutrition, since cells need it to regulate their metabolism. When lacking iodine, people are known to suffer from swollen glands in the throat, thyroid diseases, increased fluoride toxicity, decreased fertility rates, increased infant mortality rates, sugar regulation problems, and (with severe deficiency) mental retardation. It has been theorized as a cause of A.D.H.D. for newborns of iodine deficient mothers. Iodine is the only substance known to neutralize fluoride stored inside the body, and it can shield against some radiation damage.
How many times must the public hear this phrase before the pattern is noticed? How many more school shootings must there be before the realization is made about the consequences of using psychiatric drugs designed to alter brain chemistry? There is an increasing number of people, especially young people, being forced to consume powerful and dangerous psychiatric drugs by parents, the judicial courts, social services agencies, and school systems.
Members of the health movement are often on the lookout for healthy beverages. Water is not particularly flavorful, and this has given rise to a plethora of health drink scams. Flavored water has existed for well over a decade, and it continues to fool some people into believing that they are getting all of the benefits of spring water, with added flavors. Campbell's V8 came reconstituted more recently, adding mysterious "natural flavors" and reconstituted juices. When green tea became popular, companies like Lipton jumped on the new trend by delivering green teas containing unknown "natural flavors", along with DNA-damaging sodium benzoate, sodium hexametaphosphate, and of course, artificial colors.
Coca Cola has been pushing Vitamin Water for some time. This health scam contains 33 grams of refined sugar, which equates to around 8 teaspoons (about 3 tablespoons). That is not far from a regular can of coke, which has 39 grams. Synthetic vitamins are then added to make the drink healthy. As such, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a lawsuit against Coca Cola for making ridiculous health claims about its chemically engineered sugar water.