Invisible toxins in food can damage your health

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nanoparticles(NaturalHealth365) You can’t see, smell or taste them – but for many 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?

Sadly, the media loves to portray this idea of using nanoparticles as ‘no big deal.’

But, to be perfectly clear, we – at NaturalHealth365 – think that 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.  And, we’re not the only ones sounding the alarm.

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 will NOT help you to “age gracefully”

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

For example, 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.

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Simply put, with all the other pollutants in our environment, should we really allow this kind of technology to contaminate our food supply?!

Science clearly 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.  As you know, the digestive tract harbors beneficial bacteria along with pathogenic bacteria.  But, 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 compromise the immune system – setting the stage for chronic disease.

Scientists detect unwanted toxins on our fruit supply

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.

In addition, 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 hope, after reading this, you’ll feel even better about eating fresh (unprocessed) food – as much as possible.

Keep in mind, 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 (unprocessed) foods, which aren’t commercially packaged.  We’re talking about: apples, carrots and dark leafy greens.  In terms of animal foods … only eat small amounts of wild caught fish or grass-fed, pasture-raised eggs, chicken and beef.

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.  The rewards are worth the effort.

Sources for this article include:

ABC.net.au
Beyondpesticides.org
Sciencenordic.com


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Janet Irwin
Janet Irwin
6 years ago

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.

George
George
6 years ago

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
Stewart Mitchell
6 years ago

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

Gerald
Gerald
6 years ago

I refer to the article ==> naturalnews. com/045753_silver_nanoparticles_mouth_infections_fungus. html

The article I linked to above is all “for” colloidal silver for various health issues. Indeed, I have read many articles that are pro-silver over the last few years.

Given the content in the article here, I am confused about the use of colloidal silver.

Can anyone shed some light on these two utterly conflicting opinions?