Okay, America, please brace yourself. It’s going to seem like a lot, I know, but I hope you’ll bear with me. Please stay with me. Our children need you to see. There are too many of them suffering. Too many families suffering alongside them. Please listen.
I’ve learned that many of the things that we trust are the very things that could be hurting our children. We trust our dentists when they tell us amalgam (silver fillings) are safe. We trust the doctors when they tell us vaccines are safe. And yet, I’ve learned that heavy metals can have devastating effects on the body, causing all sorts of illnesses and disease. Heavy metals, such as mercury, aluminum, nickel, and lead are found in our children’s mouths, in their bloodstreams, and in their bodies via deodorants, cookware, and food packaging.
It frightens me, America.
Tell me this. Why is it that when a dentist removes a silver filling, he must take special precautions to dispose of the mercury carefully in order to protect the environment? The tiniest of pieces can render a lake toxic. And yet, in our mouths, in our children’s mouths, we’re told over and over again that mercury is safe. They call it “stable.” How can this be? And what if it’s not? What if what the researchers are saying is true? What if toxic fumes are released into the body all day and night, crossing the blood-brain barrier and leading to brain fog and an inability to focus? What if it crosses the placenta and goes into our babies’ bodies before they are even born? What if it is, in fact, found in a mother’s breastmilk if she has silver fillings? Could this be why so many of our children are sick?
What about the mercury in vaccines? Is there still mercury in vaccines? Your doctors often say no, but when I looked at the inserts, I found that it is still listed as an ingredient in some vaccines. They say it is found in “trace amounts,” so it is safe. But how many “trace amounts” does it take before it is no longer “trace?” Or safe? Does anyone know?
And then, America, I found out something else. When manufacturers removed the mercury from most of the vaccines, they replaced it with aluminum. Aluminum! Is aluminum any safer? What would the EPA say? And why does this Pubmed study say that aluminum can induce the production of IgE antibodies, which is what can ultimately lead to allergies?! Could this be why so many of our children have allergies now? And what happens when children are injected over and over and over again? Do you know?
I really don’t know what to make of all this, America. These are our children. Our babies. Our newborns. As parents, we are doing our very best to protect them each and every day. We will do whatever it takes for them to be healthy. Whatever it takes. Could you be hurting them unknowingly? The very thought of that breaks my heart.
And then there are the foods. Oh, America, why did you allow them to change the labels? There are now over 70,000 chemicals that have been approved by the FDA as safe or generally safe to eat. In the past, much of this would have been called “imitation foods,” and maybe we would have known to avoid them. But now, it’s just called food, and we trust it as safe because you tell us it’s safe. Artificial preservatives, dyes, neurotoxins like MSG, and now even GMO’s have found their way into the majority of our processed foods, even in infant formula!
Did you know that genetically modified corn is made using e.coli and other bacteria, which is needed to penetrate cell walls? Or that the corn itself, modified to create its own pesticide BT, is registered as a pesticide by the EPA (Bt Corn EPA Reg. #524-581 & #68467-7)? BT makes the stomachs of insects explode. What is it doing to our babies when they drink it in their formula? What is it doing to our children? Us?
Country after country has banned or required the labeling of genetically modified foods, and yet, our companies refuse to do so. Why, America? What is it that they’re hiding? What are they doing to your people? And why have you allowed this? Why have you allowed us to stay in the dark about it all? Or is it that we’ve allowed it? Have we been too busy to pay attention?
And then, there are the chemicals in our cosmetics, sunscreens, creams, and all of the other lotions we slather all over our little ones and ourselves. We don’t think twice before buying the latest name brands, sometimes paying large amounts to give our children the very best. Why is it that so many of them are labeled as hazardous to our health by the EWG and yet, no one has told us? Where are the news reports on this? Where are the news stories?
There are chemicals that we inhale day and night in our homes found in cleaners, polishes, paints, and even toys. There are chemicals we spray in our yards, homes and stores, meant to kill bugs and weeds. You keep telling us all of these chemicals are safe. Not to worry. But yet, the bottles are filled with warning labels, and independent researchers are saying they cause cancer. Allergies. Asthma. Autism.
Who is telling the truth? Are we seeking answers? And if not, what will it take before we do?
How many more children will have to get sick? How many more children will have to suffer? How many more families will be torn apart?
I know, I know. Not all children are sick. But a lot of them are, and sadly, it’s often only a matter of time.
A doctor once gave me a wonderful metaphor to help me better understand why so many of our people were developing chronic illnesses at an alarming rate. He said that each of us is like a rain barrel. (Picture one with a lid on top.) Every time we come in contact with a toxin, it drips into our rain barrel, a little bit (or a lot) at a time. The rain barrel begins to fill, and when it gets full, we often get sick, which helps us “vent” off steam and release some of the toxins. As long as we are healthy and well-nourished, we can continue to vent off the toxins and push them out of our barrels.
Over time, however, after repeated exposure, the toxins often become too much for the body to handle, and our rain barrels begin to leak or spill out. When this happens, we find ourselves with a chronic illness of some sort, one that doesn’t seem to go away . . . one that the experts tell us doesn’t have a cure.
Some of us have larger rain barrels, depending on how well-nourished we are and how well we can detoxify. Others, such as those with a genetic mutation called MTHFR or those who do not have access to nourishing foods, have smaller rain barrels because they are not able to get rid of the toxins as quickly. Their systems get overloaded more quickly, and their health begins to deteriorate at a much faster pace.
Our children’s rain barrels are so small, America. Our babies’ rain barrels are tiny compared to the onslaught of chemicals that we are exposing them to each and every day. Do they even stand a chance?
Can you help them, America? Will you help our children? Can we get back to your spacious skies and amber waves of grain . . . without the chemicals?
Or have we gone too far?
I hope not. I hope we can start the changes, one mom at a time. One dad at a time. One grandparent at a time.
Your people were once courageous, brave enough to defy the odds and risk their lives for their convictions. I believe we still have that bravery in us today. It’s in our blood.
It may be clouded with lies and misinformation. It may be clouded with distractions and busyness. But it’s there. And when your people know truth, they will stand and raise you up once again as the beautiful country that you are. They will give you strength, and you them.
It will be one change at a time. One family at a time. One community at a time. But I believe it is possible.
All we need to do is unite . . . and purify. (Click here for Part 3.)
In full disclosure, I am not a doctor. The information I share is my opinion, based on research, including books, medical journals, government websites, interviews with doctors and healthcare practitioners, and classes held by doctors. Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the page.
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