Poisoning (including toxic metals)


American Experience - Poison Handbook - historical review - http://video.pbs.org/video/2365142654/ - good overview -

Stewart, Amy - http://www.amystewart.com/books/wicked-plants/ -

Alternative Medicine

Activated Charcoal - https://www.livestrong.com/article/1011773-drinking-charcoal-healthy-hoax/ -

Black Sesame Seeds -
Black sesame seeds may "help remove heavy metals from the body.  Research indicates that their ability to bind lead, cadmium, and mercury may be due to powerful phytochemicals known as lignans.  Black sesame seeds seem to bind more effectively to these heavy metals than to lighter essential metals, like iron, calcium, & zinc...You can easily sprinkle black sesame seeds onto most any dish or even add them to smoothies...to detox."

Black Sesame Seeds - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/290168354_Efficient_Binding_of_Heavy_Metals_by_
Black_Sesame_Pigment_Toward_Innovative_Dietary_Strategies_To_Prevent_Bioaccumulation - 1/2016 - "Black sesame pigment (BSP) was shown to bind lead, cadmium and mercury at pH 7.0 and to a lower extent at pH 2.0. BSP at 0.05 mg/mL removed the metals at 15 microM to a significant extent (>65% for cadmium and >90% for mercury and lead), with no changes following simulated digestion. The maximum binding capacities at pH 7.0 were 626.0 (lead), 42.2 (cadmium), & 69.3 (mercury) mg/g. In the presence of essential metals like iron, calcium & zinc, BSP retained high selectivity toward heavy metals"... [3][4][5] Similarly, a group of researchers reported that hemicellulose and pectin (often from inner peel of citrus fruit) also could bind heavy metals (Pb, Cu, and Cd) that can improve health via fiber-containing food.  (Rice bran is cited as a beneficial heavy metal remover, but a contradiction is that it is often contaminated with arsnic.)

Black Sesame Seeds - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323831322_Anti-Amyloid_Aggregation_Activity_of_Black_Sesame_Pigment_Toward_a_Novel_Alzheimer's_Disease_Preventive_Agent

Kombucha (tea/capsules/beverages) may be helpful in some situations.  http://www.ourbluemarble.us/Norbert/kombucha/Glucuron/glucuron.htm

Leej, Arthur - http://www.arthurleej.com/Violet.pdf - ELECTRICAL 1st AID - "In 1986, there was a curious report that the Waorani Indians of Equador were using shocks to cure snake*bite, which was very common in the dense jungle. Many old medical practices involve counter-irritation. After a snake bites you, an electric current bites back to cure you! Many Indians now have boats with outboard motors to travel through the rivers of the snake-infested jungle. When bitten, they pressed a spark plug wire against the bitten spot and gave the motor a few starting pulls.  This gave them a shock of about 20,000 volts for a short duration.  The shock treatment was tried on 34 people. Usually all pain was gone in 10-15 minutes and no further treatment was needed.  The treatment might be applied several times in the first 30 minutes. 
7 people refused the shock treatment and experienced the usual complications; 2 needed limb amputations.  2 patients were not treated with shocks until about 2 hours after being bitten. They had intense pain & swollen limbs. 7 sessions of shocks were given, producing pain relief in 30 minutes.  12 hours later, the swelling had progressed, but there was no bleeding. The swelling disappeared after 3 days. A stun gun was used to treat these patients...The TaserR gun got its power from 8 nine-volt batteries. It shot a jolt out of 2 wires with a maximum range of 14 feet. It used 6-8 pulses per second at 2 micro-amps & 50,000 volts. The wattage was about the same as a small Christmas tree bulb. The police model used a pulse rate of 12-14 pulses per second to disable violent suspects."

Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is another help in detoxification treatment per S B Strum MD & R Fox in 3/04 Life Extension.  To date the only proven brand in clinical trails is Pecta-Sol which is micronized citrus pectin.  It is small enough to get into the blood stream. Some vegetables (sunflower seeds) and many fruits contain pectin: tart apples, crab apples, sour plums, concord grapes, quinces, cranberries, gooseberries, &  red currants are high in pectin concentrated in the skin and cores.  Canning pectin may be obtained in powder or liquid form. Regular larger molecule pectin is utilized mainly in the intestines. Citrus pectin is from the peel/skin of fruit (grapefruit, lemons, oranges) that contain vitamin C per www.lef.org Related links: www.ausbcomp.com/redman/pectin.htm + www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/hypec.html + www.geocities.com/jcurie_2000/mcp.htm+pectin&hl=en&ie=utf-8 + www.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/mod01/01600538.html
Ask Dr. Nan Fuchs newsletter 1/2010 www.womenshealthletter.com

http://naturalsociety.com/how-to-detox-pesticides-body-7-ways/ - Dandelion + Milk thistle + Sasparilla

Orris root may induce vomiting. http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/i/irises08.html 
Orris root (iris germanica var.florentina) may be found powdered at www.frontiercoop.com


Fungus farming via bees http://www.beevt.com/solution/biocontrol-active-ingredients


Arsenic (As) - 4 Ways to Avoid the Huge Problem of Arsenic in Rice - 6/5/2017 - John Moody - Wash thoroughly (not just rinse) & overnight soak rice before cooking .  Dispose of both rinse/wash & soaking water.  This eye opening video shows the process of polishing white rice using talc.- Talc has also been linked to ovarian cancer. (8)

Arsenic (As) - https://www.drbuttar.com/how-to-reduce-your-exposure-to-harmful-heavy-metals-and-detoxify-your-body/ - 1/9/2020 - Rice is an inexpensive, versatile, & nutritious food item. However, recent research has found that, regardless of the variety, rice is 1 of the most arsenic-contaminated foods on store shelves. Brown rice is among the worst. Studies conducted by Consumer Reports found that (conventional, but perhaps NOT organic) brown rice actually had 80% more arsenic than white rice.  This is because arsenic accumulates in the outer grain, which is removed to make white rice.
Infant rice cereal
contains around 6 times as much arsenic as baby cereals made from other grains. 
The arsenic content in rice can vary depending on where in the world it grows. Whether it grows organically or conventionally, however, has no meaningful relevance to its arsenic content. Testing also shows that
grains like quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, farro, polenta & millet typically contain little if any arsenic
Good news: Cooking methods can help reduce the arsenic content of rice. Rinse rice before cooking, & then cook it using a water to rice ratio of 6:1, draining off excess water when done.  (Same method one would use for cooking beans & legumes with natural pesticides.) 
Researchers also
found that cooking rice in a coffee pot can reduce its arsenic content by up to 85%. (Due to filter??)
You can make a risotto that will really wake you up in the morning. (For more about arsenic in rice, check out our article here.)


Before you buy gold you may want to check its source, because it may have been sprayed with cyanide. 
5/2005 Delicious Living magazine www.deliciouslivingmag.com - www.nodirtygold.org

BFR - http://www.bfr.bund.de/cd/3868 German federal institute of risk assessment


Cashew nuts - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons  "Cashews contain urushiol. Doesn't sound very deadly...but it's found in something feared by campers everywhere. Poison Ivy contains urushiol. 
Everyone knows what it does. Now imagine eating it. Cashews are only bad for you if you eat a huge amount, but urushiol reactions do happen to workers in plants where cashews are processed all day." (Cashews are NOT nuts.)

Carbon Dioxide - In excess can cause hallucinations.  Make sure furnace is NOT leaking CO2. 

Castor Beans - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons - "
They're most famous for being in
castor oil, but they're also in most sweets like chocolate and processed candies...
They contain
Ricin a deadly poison. It is so deadly, that it was given to assassins during the Cold War.
They would have umbrellas which, when jabbed against someone's leg, would fire ricin pellets. About 0.2 milligrams is enough to kill someone within 4 days. It dissolves completely when properly administered, & leaves little to no trace."

Cruciferous vegetables - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons  - Cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower,) "cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, (plus) spinach are all murderers. Also peaches, strawberries, pears, bamboo shoots, (& soy or soybeans). All these contain goitrogens, which take out your thyroid & prevent iodine uptake. They cause enlarged thyroids over time."

D3 - Bromethalin + Cholecalciferol (rat poison) = vitamin D3 + Zinc Phosphide @ The Merck Veterinary Manual - http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/toxicology/rodenticide_poisoning/cholecalciferol.html

Dying to be 49 by Peter Lamas.
Egg whites (raw/undercooked) - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons -
Egg whites contain trypsin inhibitors, which stop (deter) you from being able to digest protein (can) and lead (contribute) to a slow, miserable death.
Four O'Clock - Warning: Beware gardeners, 4 o'clock seeds are poisonous (& can be confused with pepper). http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A774704

fluoride contamination in tea


Glycosides - Warning: cyanide gas may emit from glycosides in lima bean, cassava, sprouted sorghum,
plus kernels (core/seeds) of: peach, bitter almond, choke cherry, apricot & apple.
Pre-soak (2x, and toss out rinse water) & boil lima beans. (Dispose of cooking water, too.)
Spinach, chard & amaranth contain toxic oxalates.  (There is more safety in variety.)  www.echonet.org

Kidney Beans - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons - "Phyto-haemagglutinin is a nasty little number that can make cell membranes too permeable, letting all sorts of undesirable elements in & making someone lose control of their body & bodily functions. This is why the first signals of such poisoning are vomiting and diarrhea. The chemical also triggers cell mitosis. These symptoms can pop up after just a few beans have been consumed. Cooking at over 100 degrees destroys the toxin, but kidney beans (& any legume) are so suspect that it's recommended that they are soaked for at least 5 hours before cooking & that the water they're soaked (and cooked) in be thrown away.".


Lead @ Tests found unsafe lead levels in water of 35 First Nation (American Indian) schools 2/24/2021

Lead - Kevin Trudeau's Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know about www.naturalcures.com  www.thewhistleblower.com

Studies Link Lead to Adult Crime & Brain Damage 6/5-11/2008 www.theepochtimes.com - 250 children who ended up with criminal arrest records also had records of high lead levels in the brain with 1% of brain gray matter missing, especially the "frontal gray matter, specifically the anterior cingulate cortex...responsible for mood regulation & decision making...
Our findings also suggest that this structural change is permanent."

"Lead dust is sometimes added to herbal products that are sold by weight to make them heavier...
Beach umbrellas to portable karaoke machines to children's animal shaped  flashlights," imported from China, have been recalled by USA due to lead content. As a remedy one can use chelation agents to strip heavy metals out of the body; however.
Chelation may also strip out useful metals such as iron & zinc; chelation cannot reverse brain damage, per editorial.
Lead - China is continually in the news regarding disdain for human life.  9/30-10/1/2007 www.wsj.org discusses the lead poisoning of its own people, especially in Xinsi village.  "Lead causes brain damage by mimicking helpful metals fond naturally in the body, such as calcium, iron & zinc, & binding with the same molecules & proteins.  Calcium, for example, is essential for brain development, because it facilitates the growth of nerve cells.  Lead binds with the sites in the brain that were intended for calcium, disrupting brain circuits critical for learning, & sometimes impeding cell growth.  The process leads to irreversible intellectual impairment."  China has "no developed law for establishing liability for health problems."
Legumes - Beware of you or family eating raw legumes (and shell/pod beans), especially RAW (estrogenic) soybeans or RAW kidney beans, which will kill rats (perchance one has a rat infestation problem).  For human consumption, 1st remove seed coats, soak seed, & boil in several water changes. Dispose water. Prototol = "toxic principle" for famine. Young jack bean pods may be eaten safely, but older plants may need to be shelled, soaked & boiled twice in salt water, fermented, & then re-cooked. www.echonet.org
Lima beans contain these, too. So if you're really that guilt-ridden, you can make undercooked egg white & lima bean omelets every day & see which kills you 1st; the trypsin inhibitors or the ennui. I'm guessing it will be the ennui.
(All legumes including lima beans need to be soaked; one needs to dispose of rinse water & cooking water.)

Merciry Warning - White tuna contains 3X amount of mercury as light (grey) tuna. 
Omit from diet large fish: swordfish, king mackerel, shark, tilefish. www.wsj.com  

MMS @ https://www.livestrong.com/article/507956-what-are-the-side-effects-of-miracle-mineral-supplement/ -
MMS (Sodium chlorite solution) turns into dangerous bleach when combined with citric acid. 

Monosodium Glutamine - Products women put on their skin may be toxic. www.lamasbeauty.com  

Food Inc the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqQVll-MP3I   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0&feature=fvw + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx_xtVCfB3E&feature=related + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLB0D-S7qeM&feature=channel
comic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXBQBhTRaHo&feature=related

Monosodium Glutamine (MSG) Excitotoxins - The Taste That Kills

Mushrooms - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons 
"Shiitake (medicinal) & white button mushrooms contain large amounts of carcinogenic compounds when they're raw.
Mice grow tumors more often if they've been fed on mushrooms." (raw or cooked ?)

Natural Pesticides are in many plants especially insufficiently cooked legumes & nightshades. 
Pesticides can cause GI problems. 
2nd 12/10/2003  Wall St Journal
Nightshade plants that contain toxic solanine: potatoes, tomatoes, paprika, eggplant and peppers. 
Other foods that contain solanine in varying degrees are Blueberries, Apples, Cherries, Sugar beets, Huckleberries, Okra and .Artichokes - http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/killer-tomatoes-and-poisonous-potatoes/

Parabens - Drop Dead Gorgeous  Kim Erickson warns about parabens in cosmetics. 5/2005 www.deliciouslivingmag.com

Poisons - http://www.videodetective.com/tv/the-american-experience-the-poisoners-handbook/711355

Poisoning (Rodent + Human ) - Overview of Rodenticide Poisoning - Anticoagulant Rodenticides (Warfarin and Congeners) = Medical Blood Thinners: Small packages of
1st-generation anticoagulants (warfarin, diphacinone, chlorophacinone)
2nd-generation anticoagulants (brodifacoum, difethialone, bromadiolone, or difenacoum) or rodenticides other than anticoagulants (bromethalin, cholecalciferol) are (NOT) allowed for sale in retail stores for use by consumers." due to child protection precautions

"Oral vitamin K1 alone (35 mg/kg, PO) can be used to prevent coagulopathy after a known exposure to an anticoagulant...
Vitamin K
3 given as a feed supplement (in veterinary medicine) is ineffective in treatment of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis.  Administration of vitamin K3 by injection in horses has been associated with acute renal failure & is never an appropriate treatment."

The Poison Squad - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/poison-squad/ 1/28/2020 - Documentary on Food Additives + The Poison Squad: Chapter 1 - "Dr. Harvey Wiley, determined to banish dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers & their allies. Wiley embarked upon a series of bold & controversial trials on 12 human subjects who would become known as the 'Poison Squad.'

Potatoes - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons - "Potatoes contain small amounts of a kind of chemical called solanines in their stems, leaves, and eyes. These chemicals are a natural fungicide & pesticide that the potato uses as defense. As the spuds get older, they accumulate solanine, which turns them a green color. Every potato contains about 8-13 milligrams, & about 200 milligrams can make people sick. Eating a lot of old potatoes, or making potato leaf tea, can make people to hallucinate, turn hypothermic, feel nausea, & to develop neurological problems. Amazingly, there are still occasional cases of death by potato."

Green Potatoes - http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/plantox/detail.cfm?id=6537 - 'Since solanine is water insoluble, heat stable & concentrated in the potato skin, the green discolored flesh just below the skin could contain the greatest amount of solanine & should be discarded. Among solanceous plants, the potato tuber has the unique capacity to trigger postharvest glyco-alkaloid synthesis in response to light induction. However, harvested potatoes routinely are treated to inhibit sprouting. Potato growers, packers, & commercial users have built safeguards into their procedures to prevent problems that might occur. The potential concern about potato sprouts & greening potatoes is probably known to many home gardeners as well.'

Green Potatoes and Tomatoes - http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/killer-tomatoes-and-poisonous-potatoes/ -
Solanine in tomatoes, (green) potatoes, & eggplants could be responsible for essential hypertension & a number of GI complaints, as well as symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, apparently through their inhibition of acetyl-cholinesterase...Solanine is indeed a poison in large doses, causing everything from gastrointestinal symptoms to hallucinations, paralysis & death."

Green Potatoes medical symptoms can include hallucinations - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002875.htm - "The poison is found throughout the plant, but especially in green potatoes & new sprouts. Never eat potatoes that are spoiled or green below the skin. Always throw away the sprouts."

Raw Potato - http://www.newhealthguide.org/Raw-Potato.html -" In general it is not safe to consume raw potatoes. Potato flowers & roots contain concentrated alkaloids, which can cause heart rhythm irregularities, hallucinations, seizures diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, headache, respiratory problems or death if consumed. Raw potatoes have a lower concentration of these alkaloids which lowers the risk of poisoning, but consuming green potatoes or potato-leaf tea will increase this risk. In general, the greener the potato, the more alkaloids it has accumulated, which increases its toxicity. Consuming raw potatoes on a regular basis will increase your risk of developing side effects as the toxicity from the alkaloids continues to build up in your system...Potatoes may be contaminated with listeria, E. coli or salmonella that was present in the soil or water where it was grown. After they are harvested they may also be exposed to additional bacteria where they are prepared or stored. The high temperatures needed to cook a potato will kill off these bacteria so the potato is safe to eat & you are not at risk for developing an infection. If you fail to cook your potato before you eat it you will consume these bacteria along with your meal which can cause abdominal cramps, fever, diarrhea or vomiting."
Rhubarb - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons - "Rhubarb contains oxalates in manageable levels in the stems. In the leaves, they are deadly, especially if cooked with soda to make them water soluble. Rhubarb leaves are also believed to contain some kind of special, unidentified toxin."
Seeds - http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons - "The almond, cherry, apple, apricot fruit...isn't dangerous, but it houses a danger. The seeds (especially raw) of all of these, when ground up or even bruised, produces hydrogen cyanide. Yes, the pill that they gave spies to kill themselves if they got captured might have been made from ground-up almonds. Another (synonym) word for hydrogen cyanide is prussic acid. History buffs will recognize it as a poison asked for at a chemist's (pharmacy) by Lizzie Borden, presumably to kill her parents. She was denied, because an era that sold heroin over the counter thought prussic acid was too dangerous to give out. That's why she turned to the ax. She might have just tried baking them an almond (seed) cake." (Hopefully less likely to be a problem when cooked.)

Sliver in liquid is touted by many, but in excess it can turn the skin blue.

Some SPICES are toxic chemicals.  "The food industry has lobbied Congress to pass legislation allowing chemicals to be called spices.  They are NOT spices."  Rather, "they are (synthetic) man-made, deadly chemicals, but legally they can be called spices."  See chapter 9 in Sucrulose-Splenda - www.thetruthaboutsplenda.com 


Whole wheat or rye (flour) http://io9.com/5810568/ten-foods-in-your-kitchen-that-contain-gruesome-poisons "contain phytic acid, which is so horrible that it is called the 'anti-nutrient'. It stops you from taking in calcium, iron, zinc & magnesium.
The acid contains an insoluble salt that (frequently) binds to these nutrients, making it impossible for you to digest them."


Scripture: Mark 16:17-18 NIV  "These signs will accompany those who believe in My name. 
They will drive out demons. 
They will speak in new tongues.  They will pick up snakes with their hands.
When they drink deadly
poison, it shall not hurt them at all.  They will place their hands on sick people, who will get well.
Walters, Kathie  Celtic Flames  www.goodnews.netministries.org  Irish/Saint "Patrick blessed all that he ate and drank in the Name of the Lord (Jesus) and the poison (in the drink) had no ill-effect," because he had said/prayed grace before eating/drinking/dining. 
Credits also go to the Very Reverend John O'Hanlon, member Royal Irish Academy author of 1875 Lives of the Irish Saints in 9 volumes.
https://www.facebook.com/mb.woodworth.etter - Even a scorpion sting can be covered with & healed by the application of the blood of Jesus. pg 162 in Signs & Wonders book.