Consumer Reports tested 223 samples of rice products and found significant levels of arsenic in almost all of them.1 Researchers found arsenic contamination in every kind of rice tested including white, brown, parboiled, jasmine, basmati and more. Expensive or cheap, fancy or plain, it didn’t matter – all of them were contaminated.
And even if you never eat rice, please don’t think you’re safe. Rice flour, bran and rice-based sweeteners are in virtually everything you eat, including crackers, pasta, energy bars,2 and granola bars. It’s even used to brew beer.
How did this toxic poison end up in our food?
Environmental levels have increased, thanks to heavy use of pesticides and poultry fertilizers that contain arsenic. In fact, the U.S. is the world’s leading user of arsenic, accumulating an unbelievable 1.5 million tons of the poison according to Consumer Reports. All that stuff just goes right into the soil.
Do Environmental Toxins Cause Blood Sugar Problems?
There’s an epidemic of blood sugar problems in America and scientists now believe they have found out the reason why.
Scientists tested 2,016 Americans for the presence of six toxins known as POPs (persistent organic pollutants). The scientists then compared the levels of these 6 toxins in the participants’ bodies to their history of blood sugar problems.22
And here’s what they discovered. The people with the highest levels of these 6 toxins were 38 times more likely to have blood sugar problems compared to the people with the lowest levels!
That’s because these toxins can destroy the beta cells in your pancreas that produce insulin, the hormone that regulates your blood sugar levels. These toxins can also interfere with the cell receptors that carry glucose (sugar) to your muscle and fat cells. And they can limit your cell receptors’ ability to use insulin. When your cells have a hard time accepting and using insulin, then your blood sugar rises.
Unfortunately, rice plants soak up arsenic like a sponge. In fact, while all plants absorb some arsenic from the soil, rice plants absorb 20 TIMES more arsenic than other grains.3 And because organic rice soaks up arsenic from the soil just as greedily as conventional rice, heading to Whole Foods isn’t going to save you!
Not only that, but “healthier” brown rice actually contains higher levels of arsenic. In fact, tests show brown rice can contain up to 80% MORE arsenic on average than white because arsenic builds up in the bran.4 And brown rice is all about the bran.
The sad fact is that eating rice and rice-based products can create a slow buildup of arsenic in your body. And according to shocking new research from Dartmouth, women who eat as little as half a cup of rice a day have 53% more arsenic in their bodies than women who don’t eat rice.5
Repeated exposure to even very low doses of arsenic in your food and water can cause breathing problems, increase your risk for heart and blood sugar problems, and interfere with the function of your immune cells. It also damages lung cells and causes inflammation in heart cells.
And at high levels it can be deadly.
So what are you supposed to do? Well, you can try rinsing rice before you cook it. Or you cook it like pasta in a big pot of water. But these precautions only eliminate around 40% of the arsenic.
You could try not to eat rice. But as I said, it’s in virtually everything. And do you really want to spend the rest of your life running from rice, never eating in a Chinese restaurant, and refusing any dish you’re served that contains rice?
The good news is there’s a simple solution that can safely and gently remove arsenic from your body. Not only that, but this same solution enables you to flush out additional heavy metals and dangerous toxins that new studies show are contaminating in your body. I’ll tell you all about this simple solution in just a moment.
Why Even “Health Nuts” Are Contaminated With Toxins
For 20 years, Charlotte Brody ate organic produce, used non-toxic household cleaning detergents, and avoided pesticides in her home and garden. “I’m the one hand-picking individual weeds from my garden rather than using chemical sprays, and going that extra mile to get my organic milk in a glass bottle,” she said.
So when Charlotte volunteered to have her blood tested for the presence of 210 different toxic chemicals as part of a recent scientific study, she thought her blood would be relatively clean
But Charlotte was shocked when scientists at Mount Sinai Medical Center discovered 85 different chemicals in her blood including more than two dozen types of PCBs, seven dioxins, and a banned household insecticide. “I’m proof that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t shield you,” she said after seeing the results.
Unfortunately, Charlotte’s story isn’t unique. Every person tested by Mount Sinai Medical Center in the same study was contaminated with an average of 91 chemicals each.24
The evidence is clear: Everyone, regardless of their lifestyle, needs to detox their body.
But first, let me show you why arsenic isn’t the only dangerous toxin that’s ending up in your food. Additional studies have found DDT, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, and dioxins in many popular foods. And every day more and more of these chemicals slowly seep into our bodies.
Now, you may already know about the dangers of toxins. And you may already do everything you can to avoid them like eating organic food, drinking filtered water, or using natural products in your home. But, as I just mentioned, your body may still be contaminated even if you take all these precautions.
In another recent study, scientists tested a group of families for 107 different man-made toxins.6 They tested blood and urine samples from each family member. Every family member was tested including grandparents, parents and children.
Here’s what they found Every single person from the youngest to the oldest was contaminated with toxins. And the family members with the most toxins in their bodies were between the ages of 58 and 92.
In fact, scientists discovered over 63 different chemicals in the bodies of the oldest generation! They found PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, brominated flame retardants, perfluorinated chemicals, and more.7
And these aren’t the only toxins that may be lurking in your body
A comprehensive survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found 148 different chemicals in the blood and urine samples of 2,400 Americans.8 More than a quarter of all the samples contained benzo(a)pryene, a toxin found in automobile exhaust fumes. And nine out of ten samples contained a mixture of toxic pesticides.
National Geographic Magazine paid nearly $15,000 to test one of their reporters for the presence of 320 different chemicals as part of an undercover investigation into environmental toxins. They discovered that the reporter’s level of one flame retardant chemical was so high it would have been considered alarming, even if the reporter had worked in a plant that manufactured the chemical!9
A Mount Sinai School of Medicine study found a total of 167 different chemicals in the blood and urine samples of volunteers. That’s an average of 91 toxins each.10 They found lead, dioxins, PCBs, phthalate DEHP, as well as compounds that have been banned for more than a quarter century.11 Bottom line: every single person in every study was contaminated.
So, if you’re tired all the time, this could be the reason why
3 Surprising Sources Of Toxins
Surprising Source #1:
85% of all food cans sold in the U.S. even those containing organic food are lined with a plastic coating containing the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). BPA leaches out of the lining of the can and into your food. In fact, scientists analyzed 20 different brands of canned food and found BPA contamination in half of all the cans they examined!
According to researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, even low doses of BPA can lead to memory problems and brain aging.
Surprising Source #2:
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Over 55 commonly used medications including antibiotics and antihistamines can cause disorientation and weaken memory and impair brain function in older Americans. Not only that, but if you take 3 or more medications, you have an increased likelihood of suffering an overdose from these drugs. That’s because the “cocktail effect” makes these drugs more potent when used in combination and because your liver function declines with age, making it harder for your body to process this toxic combination.
Surprising Source #3:
The FDA estimates that over 65% of cosmetics contain toxic ingredients.28,29 But that’s not all. Shampoos, aftershaves, deodorants, and antibacterial soaps contain over two hundred different synthetic chemicals. These chemicals include endocrine disrupters that can affect hormone levels. The good news is you can safely and easily eliminate these dangerous toxins from your body before they can destroy your health. Keep reading to find out how…
If you suffer from joint pain and inflammation, this could be the reason why
And if you’re plagued by “senior moments” and brain fog, this could be the reason why
The Hidden Cause of Your Chronic Health Problems
You see, your body was NEVER designed to eliminate these chemicals and heavy metals. Your liver and kidneys cannot easily or rapidly break them down.
And when your body is unable to break down and eliminate these toxins, it stores them away in the far reaches of your liver or in your fat cells.
Eventually these toxins are released from your fat cells, allowing them to travel through your bloodstream and invade your brain, lungs, heart, eyes, stomach, liver and sexual organs.
These toxins and heavy metals can build up in your joints and tissues triggering pain and inflammation. They can travel to your brain, where they can cause memory loss, migraines, and premature brain aging. They can invade your heart, where they can cause blood pressure problems.
They can imitate your body’s natural hormones and invade your endocrine system where they can cause estrogen dominance, reduced libido and sexual dysfunction. They can invade your pancreas where they can cause blood sugar problems. They can invade your eyes causing vision problems.
They can invade your stomach where they can cause indigestion, nausea, or vomiting. Not only do low levels of chemicals build up in your body over time, but these chemicals can also react with each other in dangerous ways
Why You Are The Guinea Pig In This Toxic Experiment
Low levels of different chemicals interact with each other. The result is that the combination of two chemicals together can have a much more toxic effect than either one alone.
For example, when you mix dioxin with PCBs, the combined toxicity is eight hundred times greater than with either chemical alone according to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.12
When you mix 4 popular food additives, the resulting mixture is 700% more toxic than any individual ingredient alone. According to a recent study in the journal of Toxicological Sciences, the combination of aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and the artificial colorings quinoline yellow and brilliant blue causes nerve cell damage.13 This combination of food additives is what is typically found in your blood after a snack and a drink!
And when you combine 6 common pollutants you end up with blood sugar problems. According to a new report published in Diabetes Care, the greater your exposure to DDE plus 5 other common pollutants, the greater the chance that you will have blood sugar problems.14 In fact, compared to the people with the lowest levels of these toxins, the people with the highest levels in their blood were 38 times more likely to have severe blood sugar problems.
But this doesn’t have to happen to you
That’s because there’s now a new easy way to detox your body. And it doesn’t involve IV treatments, juice fasts, colonics, or any other extreme measures. All you need is this natural remedy that sucks up toxins like a sponge.
The Only Oral Detox Solution Proven to Work in Human Clinical Studies
It’s called modified citrus pectin, and it’s made from the inner peel of citrus fruits. Modified citrus pectin is one of the most powerful detoxing substances I’ve found in the world, and it’s been proven to work in human clinical studies.
In one recent study,15 USDA scientists gave people modified citrus pectin for six days. The scientists measured the amount of toxins excreted in the participants’ urine before taking the modified citrus pectin and 24 hours after taking the citrus pectin.
The amount of deadly arsenic excreted in participants’ urine increased by 130%…
The amount of toxic mercury excreted increased by 150%…
The amount of cadmium excreted increased by an amazing 230%…
And the amount of toxic lead excreted in participants’ urine increased by an amazing 560%!
Dramatic results like these in only 24 hours are simply unheard of!
And here’s something else amazing: Even though modified citrus pectin is strong enough to soak up toxins and heavy metals like a sponge, it’s also so gentle on your system that not a single person in these human trials reported any side effects.
In fact, modified citrus pectin is so safe it has been tested on children as young as 5 years old who suffer from lead poisoning. Every child tested had a dramatic increase in the excretion of lead in their urine over 130% on average.