What’s In YOUR Food: Do YOU Know?
Recently, I was asked to review the Health Ranger Mike Adams’s new book, Food Forensics, prepublication manuscript, and was totally impressed, especially since I was in the process of finishing writing my new book, Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities©, which will be out sometime in the Summer 2016, because both books truly complement each other.
Mike operates the Food Forensics Laboratory wherein all types of foods are assayed for various components, especially looking for what’s called toxic or heavy metals that negatively impact health. Mike’s book exposes the nutritional hazards found in foods while my new book explains how food is handled in the body almost like medicine, confirming what Hippocrates taught so long ago: “Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Food Forensics discusses many of the results found from testing junk foods, fast foods, super foods, herbal supplements, vitamins, and much more. It truly is surprising to learn just what really is in foods that purveyors don’t want consumers to know. Or, as Mike pointed out, when lab tests confirmed certain toxins and reported them to suppliers. The manufacturer/supplier virtually blew him off saying, basically, not to bother them since the U.S. FDA has no Recommended Daily Allowances for them. How outrageous!
I guess Mike’s receiving that remark a few times prompted him to write an exceptional “inside edition” – literally – of what’s inside the foods we buy, including some organically grown toxic metal problem foods.
I was disturbed, as Mike probably was, to find that organically-grown foods coming from China are very questionable as to their nutritional safety, insofar as many of them contain toxic metals like tungsten, one of the ingredients for which Adams was told “the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no limits on tungsten.” One of the adverse health effects from tungsten can be stroke! Tungsten likes to hang up in the bones; it leads to hypocalcaemia; and can cause seizures, coma, and encephalopathy. Dermatitis often appears in metal workers working with it. So, how does tungsten get into Chinese-grown food products? Mike talks about that and other metals in detail in the book.
However, and as a brief point of reference, in China a lot of industrial waste waters are used to irrigate crops, including organically-grown, while there seems to be no oversight to prevent that happening. Similar type toxic and/or chemical contamination problems probably could result in USA-grown organics IF fracking waste water is used to irrigate crops [1-2].
In his book, Mike tells of finding arsenic (As#33), cadmium (Cd#48), lead (Pb#82), mercury (Hg#80), and tungsten (Ti#22)  in various foods. He talks about finding mercury in cat and dog treats; cadmium, lead, and tungsten in rice protein powder; lead in brand-name mascara products; and the lists go on.
The book is written in three parts: Everything You Want to Know About Toxic Elements; The Health Ranger’s Guide to Natural Detoxification; and The Data, which contains 954 citations – quite a book! My book doesn’t come near that; it has only 256 footnotes.
Food Forensics definitely is a “must have” book for serious-minded researchers, healthcare practitioners and consumers, plus everyone who eats! If you’d like to obtain this book, currently there’s a pre-publication order form for the book on Amazon.com at this link.
I highly recommend it! It’s a virtual ‘encyclopedia’ about toxins we don’t know about in our foods.
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick(2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process(2008)
Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities©2016 Catherine J Frompovich coming in Summer 2016