Invisible toxins in food can damage your health

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Dangerous Toxins Found in Food Supply(NaturalHealth365) You can’t see, smell or taste them – but over the last few years silver nanoparticles have been added to our food supply (and medications) at an alarming rate. Like me, I’m sure you’re wondering why would food producers – and the pharmaceutical industry – place silver in their products?

Consuming silver nanoparticles is a bad idea. These particles are sprayed onto produce – as a pesticide – and incorporated into food packaging to extend shelf life, due to their antimicrobial properties. But, scientific research warns us that the uptake of these tiny particles can cause cellular damage, kidney disorders, stomach upset, headaches, fatigue and skin irritation.

Nanoparticles causes premature aging

Researchers have demonstrated the devastating effects of silver nanoparticles on cell survival, and the integrity of the mitochondria.

Animals treated with silver nanoparticles exhibited reduced cognitive/motor functions and altered cellular structures in the brain. And, just to be clear, many scientific studies suggest that chronic exposure to silver nanoparticles can damage brain function. With all the pollution in our environment – should we really allow this technology to invade our food supply?

More research reveals an alarming toxic trend

Further data shows silver nanoparticles induce toxicity in neurons with the resulting dysfunction of physiological function. These particles, once digested, get distributed inside the brain, heart, and blood – which can result in cardiac arrhythmia, slower blood flow and impaired motor skills.

Observations, in laboratory animals, have shown that the uptake of these particles – in the digestive tract – can change the terrain. The digestive tract harbors beneficial bacteria along with pathogenic bacteria. Silver nanoparticles can wipe out the ‘good bacteria’ along with toxic ones.

Naturally, if you disturb the healthy balance of bacteria, within our gut, you comprise the immune system – setting the stage for degenerative disease.

Scientists detect nanoparticles on fruit

Scientists developed a new method for detecting silver nanoparticles in food during a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. This method was able to identify and measure relatively small amounts of these nanoparticles, in pears, according to Mengshi Lin, Ph.D. – study author and associate professor of food science at the University of Missouri.

The pears were immersed in a silver nanoparticle solution, similar to a pesticide application, and then washed and rinsed repeatedly. Four days after the treatment and rinsing, the silver nanoparticles were still attached to the skin and some even penetrated the skin to reach the pear pulp.

Many food packing materials incorporate silver nanoparticles to prolong the shelf life of packaged foods. The nano material has been known to transfer to the food – inside the package. I guess, after reading this, you’ll feel even better about eating fresh (unprocessed) food – as much as possible.

Nanoparticles can become airborne easily due to their size and mass. When inhaled, nanoparticles can go deeper into the lungs reaching more sensitive areas. These particles can inflame the lungs – which must work harder in attempts to remove the foreign particles.

The only known protection from nanoparticle toxins

It takes an incredibly small amount of this substance to cause health problems. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on record saying that nanoparticles pose safety issues – because they significantly alter bioavailability properties of food, which alter how much your body can absorb a substance. This means it affects the amount of nutrients you absorb and the amount of toxins that can enter a cell.

Unfortunately, companies aren’t required to label or test nano materials in the food they sell you or the packing they put it in. To counter the ever increasing amount of nanoparticles in food – you have to look for whole foods, which aren’t commercially packaged. Apples, carrots, dark leafy greens and so on are healthy choices.

Buy local (whenever possible) – since foods that are transported long distances are often treated with nanosilver particles to keep them looking ‘fresh’. Organic produce is less likely to be treated with nanoparticles. Plus, we know that organic farming techniques avoid the use of sewage sludge fertilizer – which can be tainted with nanoparticles.

Thankfully, the world is changing and people are waking up to the truth about toxic food, medicine and personal care products. Vote with your dollars and be part of the solution.

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Jonathan LandsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of NaturalHealth365.com, the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalNews Inner Circle – a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host – Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic (non-GMO) diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits including exercise and meditation.

References:
http://www.care2.com/causes/5-reasons-to-beware-of-nanoparticles-in-our-food-and-clothes.html
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/antibacterial/health/nano.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314100416.htp
http://sciencenordic.com/silver-nanoparticles-can-cause-cellular-changes

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  • rstary

    Does this apply to colloidal silver.

    • Janet Irwin

      This article is not taking into account the other side. Colloidal Silver (which can be a nano silver product) is an excellent antibiotic. I nixed pneumonia, H1N1, and other illnesses with my colloidal silver generator. I doubt it is the silver that is the issue, but rather the other micro/nano particles that attach to the silver and make their way into the body.

  • jay

    maybe you should point out the difference between “nanoparticles”, ions, silver salts. Reading what you wrote without as much information as you have in your head could lead people to believe that tiny silver particles are always bad. I know you didn’t say that, but I think people could incorrectly infer that. (I did)

  • reggie

    What is the difference between the nano particles and colloidal silver?

  • Eric

    What is the difference between silver nano particles and silver coloid

  • Ronald Caprilla

    Are silver nanoparticles the same as colloidal silver?

  • 7LibertyForAll

    Any kind of nanoparticles should be considered suspect, especially with no informed consent. There’e entirely too much dosing of many chemicals with no informed consent whatsoever.

  • W Hughes

    If you have read this article you may also be interested in the article on this webpage: http://www.thesilveredge. com/nanosilver.shtml#.U6wZPo1OXIU
    There are always two sides to every story. 😀

  • Well Wisdon

    Silver has a long history as a purifying and preserving agent. In ancient Greece and Rome people used silver containers to keep liquids safe. Early American’s use to put silver dollars in bottles of milk to keep it fresh. Laboratory workers have placed dimes in petri dishes to sterilize them.

    Colloidal silver has been used for health and medical purposes since the early twentieth century. However, 90% of all silver solutions marketed today as colloidal are in fact almost entirely an ionic solution.

    Ionic silver is defined as a silver solution, which is comprised of a majority of silver ions. Silver ions are atoms that have lost or gained one or more of their orbital electrons, which shifts their charge to negatively or positive according to which one is used. Ionic silver has merit and is also effective for different conditions.

    True colloidal silver by proper definition is made up of nano scale particles.
    Nano silver has been registered with the EPA for use for swimming pools as an algaecide since 1954 and drinking water-water filters since the 1970″s.
    Colloidal silver, which contains nano scale silver particles suspended in liquid is quite expensive. True colloidal silver solutions are suited for use as an antibiotic treatment.

    The toxicity of silver nano particles is dependent on the particle type and amount. The increasing commercial application of engineered nano materials in consumer products is over 60,000 tons according to some of the data.

    Just because something is good in the needed amounts doesn’t mean its safe when overused.. According to environmental and nonprofit technology centers it’s another thing if you’re putting it just about everything a consumer uses and eats. It’s a huge, exponential increase in the amount of nano silver we are being exposed to.

    Toxic responses are related to the chemical characteristics and aggregation of the different nano particles. We have no idea of the methods and how the particles get administrated in the variety of products flooding the market.

    • George

      Hi,

      I hope you don’t mind the correction, but colloids and

      There is no definition for true colloids at the IUPAC. Colloidal Electrolytes (colloidal ions) have a definition, and are components of ionic association colloids and hydrophobic hydrosols (translations liquid colloids such as colloidal silver that do not mix easily with water).”

      I doubt you will find a definition for a “true colloid” in an encyclopedia, a college level physics or chemistry textbook, or in the IUPAC Goldbook (the ultimate reference source on terminology world wide.

      You might find the term on a colloidal silver bottle retailer or two, but that is marketing, not real science.

      If what you write is true, that silver ions are solutions outside of silver compounds, then how are these made by the definition of a solution.

      How did water (the solvent), dissolve the pure silver (the solute) when mixed together to disassociate the ion bounds? You can’t make ionic silver in that manner. If one removes the water does the solute return to a solid? No, it does not, silver oxide is formed.

      The silver ions have di-covalent bounds that do not disassociate, the silver ions are in suspended in a dispersing agent, do not affect the boiling point or freezing point of the water (where as a solution’s boiling/freezing points are changed by the solute), and a tyndall beam is evident which is not found in a solution.

      The amount of Ag nano particles or for that matter colloidal silver is miniscule compared to carbon tube nanoparticles, titanium (oxide salts), and other nano particles used in industry.

      Colloidal silver was nanotechnology before the term was coined 40 years ago, has been used for over 100 years, and specifically, the tract record for safety is excellent.

      Silver nanoparticle products are not flooding the market, and incidentally are regulated by the EPA. Failure to registered said products containing Ag nano particles will be fined in 6 figure dollar amounts by the EPA (and have been on a number of occasions.

      I recommend due diligence on your part. Do some research beyond the talking points you quote.

  • Stewart Mitchell

    I believe nano-particle emissions from the ICE is toxic and the EPA ignores