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Natural Cellular Defense Liquid Zeolite


By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
August 24, 2006

This article is quoted from , Natural Cellular Defense by Dr. James Howestine

The pharmaceutical industry earns one trillion dollars each year from the sale of chemotherapy drugs. If anyone thinks that this industry will soon be bringing forth a new therapy that will cure cancer they may wish to revaluate this thinking. These people are brilliant at controlling the media and encouraging the public that “the cure is just around the corner.” If they were to cure cancer it would be the biggest mistake they have ever made and they are not accustomed to making mistakes.

One of the key factors in successful therapy of cancer is removal of toxic metals (mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, aluminum, iron, uranium etc.) from the body.

Dr. Josef Issel of Germany had great success treating cancer with fever, organic raw food, enzymes and immune stimulating methods. In his office a biologic dentist removed metal amalgams (mercury) and mercury dental deposits from these patients. His methods were so successful he earned a three year stay in a German prison in the site reserved for convicted murderers.

In Dr. Thomas Rau’s Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland most patients seen are terminally ill from malignancies that have failed chemotherapy and radiation. Fifty percent of patients with stage 4 (advanced) cancer recover. Their therapeutic program consists of:

Opening up missing tooth sites to remove hidden mercury deposits
Removal of all root canal teeth
Careful removal of all mercury fillings
Detoxify the patient from mercury and other harmful substances

Obviously toxic metals play a major role in causing cancer and their removal can greatly assist recovery. The substance zeolite (Natural Cellular Defense) acts primarily by removing toxic metals from the body.

Zeolites are minerals formed when molten lava contacts water from lakes or ocean. A specific member of the zeolite family of minerals called “clinoptilolite” has a unique honeycomb like structure which has the ability to trap and bind toxins, heavy metals, viral particles, and other impurities so these substances can be removed from the body. The clinoptilolite type of zeolite can be activated by a process which removes naturally occurring toxins. The end product results in a 100 % natural completely non-toxic liquid that is safe for human consumption (FDA rating G.R.A.S. Generally Recognized As Safe). In a liquid form carried by the blood stream zeolites are believed to pass to all parts of the body.

The clinoptilolite form of zeolite has been used for more than 800 years in traditional medicine to improve general health in India, China, Russia and nearly every part of Asia. In the United States this has been used in water filtration, air purification, animal feed and fertilizers to keep crops healthy.

Zeolites are negatively charged which is not common among minerals. This negative charge facilitates the migration of positively charged toxic minerals into the zeolite cages and onto the surfaces of zeolite where these substances can be transported for elimination in stools and urine. There is a preferential order of zeolite attraction to minerals .of heavier weight before proceeding to lighter minerals. This is manifested by trapping of mercury, uranium, arsenic, and cadmium before lighter minerals are captured (magnesium, calcium, lead). Zeolites can be considered molecular sieves and filtering agents who are able to trap positively charged atoms, ions, and compounds for removal from the body.

What Can Zeolite (Natural Cellular Defense) Accomplish?

* Remove Toxic Heavy Metals (uranium, aluminum, lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc). This improves enzyme function.

* Trap and remove viral particles from the body

* Improve immune function so colds and influenza are less likely to occur

* Improve pH levels so infectious organisms have a less favorable site to survive

* Trap protons in the digestive tract making acid reflux less troublesome

* Improve nutrient absorption

* Removal of toxins and chemicals improves immune function

* Trapping allergens in blood and digestive tract decreases symptoms from inhaled and swallowed antigens

* Absorptive action in the intestines may stop diarrhea

* Can be of great value in life threatening and chronic disease states.

Is Zeolite A Chelating Substance?

Zeolite has a great affinity for heavier metals such as mercury, uranium, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum and a lesser affinity for metals of lower weight (lead, calcium, magnesium). In two published studies involving goats, sheep, and cows half the animals received zeolite along with food and vitamins and the others received the same therapy but no zeolite. The animals receiving the zeolite had better nutritional status and better mineral content in their bodies than the animals not taking zeolite. The zeolite animals lost toxic metals and had better levels of calcium and magnesium than the animals not taking zeolite. Zeolite is an important chelating agent which appears to bind more metals than standard EDTA used in chelation.

What Can NCD Do In Allergic Diseases (Migraine Headaches, Asthma)?

Patients with migraine headaches frequently are aware that certain foods will trigger headache attacks (red wine, preserved meats treated with nitrites and nitrates such as sausages, hot dogs, salami, caffeine, chocolate, some dairy products{aromatic cheeses} etc.). NCD can remove some of these triggers for migraine attacks by physically absorbing the offending substances in the intestines.

Asthmatic patients are exposed to pollen, dust, molds, and air polluted by chemicals and smog all of which may initiate bronchospasm (wheezing). Often the offending substances are heavily charged making them susceptible to removal by NCD before they cause asthma attacks. Many persons with allergic disorders have noticed a decrease in symptoms after starting NCD therapy.

Use Of NCD In Hyperacidity And Acid Reflux States

The ability of zeolite to bind gastric acid can be dramatically effective in some individuals suffering from painful reflux of gastric acid onto the esophagus . Other persons with indigestion related to gastric acid may also obtain relief.

Possible Benefits From NCD In Arteriosclerosis

There are several important concepts regarding the initiation of arteriosclerosis. One of these is that arteriosclerosis results from the infiltration of the endothelial lining of the arteries with toxic heavy metals. The inner lining of the artery is the site where the important vasodilator substance nitric acid is created. The endothelium also produces prostacyclin which decreases clotting of blood and causes dilating of arteries. A third important endothelial substance is heparin, a potent substance that prevents clots from forming. Excessive deposition of heavy metals in the endothelium diminishes the endothelium’s ability to produce valuable nitric oxide, prostacyclin and heparin. Removal of these toxic metals restores the endothelium’s ability to produce these vital substances which stops and may even reverse arteriosclerosis.

Inflammatory reactions in the body (often related to infections such as gingivitis, pneumonia, viral infections etc.) can be a stimulus for arteriosclerotic plaques to suddenly develop. Bacteria and viruses have been transported from these inflammatory sites to the endothelial lining of arteries. .Careful studies of persons suffering strokes and heart attacks has revealed that up to 25 or 30 % of these persons have a history of an infectious disease in the several days preceding the vascular event. Experts in the field of gum disease have warned that there is mountain of evidence that there is an unusually high rate of gingivitis in persons developing heart attacks and strokes. Therapy that heals gingivitis (Oral Guard) could protect many patients from having heart attacks and strokes.

Signs of inflammation such as elevated levels of CRP and sedimentation rates are a valuable clue that artery narrowing and related vascular occlusion is a strong possibility. The body reacts to infectious processes by walling off the area of infection. The blood in these sites becomes sludgy with poor blood flow. Plaque formation becomes accelerated in these sites of impaired oxygen delivery. Resolving these abnormal indicators of infection with agents like cucurmin is helping many patients escape vascular accidents.

Dr. Linus Pauley pointed out that Vitamin C and lysine could correct the collagen deficiency seen in arteriosclerosis with healing of narrowed arteries. This information was nearly completely ignored by conventional medicine. Coronary by-pass surgery, and the placing of stents and angioplastic opening of narrowed arteries are big business for the medical community. The fact that surgical procedures are being performed for what is a degenerative inflammatory disorder of arteries has not slowed the wave of surgery. Curative therapy for arteriosclerosis needs to reverse the abnormal events in the lining of the arteries and eliminate the infections that initiate vascular occlusions.

Homocysteine elevation, increased clotting factors (fibrinogen, platelets, lipoprotein (a) excess) and meals prepared with synthetic transfats all contribute to arteriosclerosis as does cholesterol elevation in a minor way.

Heavy metals inhibit both enzyme function and protein performance. Zinc finger proteins[1] are stabilized by the presence of a zinc atom in the middle of the protein. When this zinc atom is missing the protein will not work. These zinc finger proteins are necessary for cellular division. This is especially important for the immune system which requires extra cells when faced with a viral or bacterial infection. Supplemental zinc during infections normally helps the body create more immune cells. The zinc may also be displaced by heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic. Again the protein fails to function because of displaced zinc. Removing heavy metals from the body permits correct placement of zinc to occur with improved immune function and restored enzyme function resulting.

Adenosine triphosphate ATP is the prime energy source for the body. ATP needs a magnesium ion to be stabilized. Active ATP is called Magnesium ATP. Persons with mercury poisoning have the magnesium displaced by the excessive mercury levels. In this state of absent magnesium the body has less energy production and fatigue and weakness are common symptoms. When the mercury is removed energy output returns to normal. Many persons taking NCD have noticed that they have more energy within a few weeks of starting this therapy.

Because the affinity of zeolite for removal of heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, mercury and uranium is greater than for lighter metals like calcium it tends to only remove calcium when there are no or few heavier metals to absorb to. This results in slow removal of the calcium found in arteriosclerotic plaques. The vitamin K2 would probably be more rapid in removing calcium from plaques and heel spurs than zeolite.

NCD helps the body improve artery function by eliminating toxic metals from the body, improving immune system function, improving pH levels, increasing oxygen levels in tissues and by improving enzyme function.

What Is Happening When Toxic Metals Leave The Body?

When zeolite from NCD captures toxic metals the zeolite combined with metals is excreted in urine and also becomes part of fecal waste. Approximately 60 % of zeolite leaves the body in urine and 40 % in fecal waste. One hundred percent[2] of zeolite is eliminated from the body within a 4 to 7 hour time frame. Because of this rapid elimination taking very large doses of NCD accomplishes nothing not achieved with conventional dosage.

When meat is cooked, particularly if burned, nitrosamines form. The nitrosamines have been implicated in causing colon cancer. An important action of zeolite is to trap and remove dangerous nitrosamines from the intestines.

As the mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, uranium etc. leave the body the blood levels of these substances decline. When this occurs there is now more mercury, cadmium, lead etc in the bones and other tissues than in the blood. This produces an osmotic effect which leads to slow steady migration of metals out of bones and tissues into the blood and then out of the body.

Lead has very important health ramifications. There is no amount of lead that is safe for the human body. Elevations of lead levels in humans are strongly correlated with the development of hypertension. When the lead is removed from the body the blood pressure returns to normal. Lead excess is also an important cause for cataract formation. Children with elevated levels of lead have a high incidence of poor academic performance, increased use of drugs and more anti-social behavior.

Lead is stored in bones. Modern man has 1000 times more lead in his bones than men living 400 years ago. Effective oral chelation therapy removes lead but may take 10 to 15 years to complete it’s removal from bone. An oral chelating therapy such as Essential Daily Defense removes lead by virtue of the presence of garlic powder.

An interesting and perhaps significant observation seen in persons taking zeolite is that some persons lose weight.[3] One theory proposed to explain this is that these toxic metals are so dangerous to the body they get surrounded by fat tissue to decrease their toxic effects. When NCD has led to loss of toxic metals the fat tissue may be metabolized away as these stored metals also get eliminated from the body.

How Does NCD Affect pH Values In The Body?

Normal body pH is slightly alkaline at 7.4. When the body pH falls to consistently low values 5 chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, serious infections and arteriosclerosis may appear. Oxygen levels correlate with pH levels so acidic pH levels are associated with low oxygen levels in tissues. Hydrogen ions are small so they do not get trapped in zeolite. However, their acidic effect is balanced by the presence of alkaline zeolite leading to a neutral more healthy pH where disease has a harder time flourishing. Positively charged protons in the vicinity of zeolite become attracted into the cage and their disappearance raises local pH values to a safer level. When a cage with protons is transported to an area where there are few protons (not acidic).the protons will migrate back out of the cage. Thus the pH effects are localized[4] not systemic. For part two click below.

What Effect Does Zeolite Have On Autoimmune Diseases?

Auto-immune illnesses can be associated with an underactive immune system or an overactive immune system. Examples of an underactive immune function would include cancer and HIV disease. In both these conditions the underactive immune system fails to detect and kill cancer cells or fight off infections as would normally occur. One of the conditions with an overactive immune system would be rheumatoid arthritis In this disease the immune system attacks the membranes in the joints in an uncontrolled manner .resulting in progressive destruction of joints. NCD has a modulating effect on immune diseases which stimulates the immune system to perform more effectively in an underactive disorder and slows down the activity of the immune system in diseases where the immune system is operating excessively.

Are There Any Dangers In Using NCD along With Another Detoxifying Substance?

The use of NCD with other detoxifying substances, supplements and minerals is actually desirable.[5] Anything that improves the immune defense system such as selenium, Burbur, N-Acetyl Cysteine etc. appears to complement the effects of NCD.

What Health Problems Are Not Benefited By NCD?

Xenoestrogens from exposure to pesticides, herbicides, plastics and petrochemicals are too large or fail to exhibit a chemical charge making them fail to be attracted by zeolite. This results in no excretion upon exposure to NCD. However, there may be indirect benefits from use of NCD in persons exposed to xenoestrogens because NCD does have beneficial effects on glucuronidation which is an important liver detoxification pathway. This could improve liver performance in these patients.

Are There Effects On Aflatoxins?

Some fungi in foods like nuts and beans produce dangerous toxins called aflatoxins. There has also been a dramatic increase in aflatoxins found in foods entering the United States from foreign countries. These entering foods are routinely given massive doses of radiation without any subsequent labeling of the foods certifying radiation. This radiation kills the beneficial bacteria that normally prevent aflatoxins from becoming predominant. Chronic exposure to aflatoxins can lead to liver damage and hepatoma (liver cancer). Zeolites have been able to reduce aflatoxin infection in farm animals and would probably benefit humans in the same way.

What Does Zeolite Do To Prosthetic Structures Like Heart Valves, Breast Implants, Dental Amalgams, Hip Joint Replacement Parts And Vascular Stents?

It is important to realize that the effects of zeolite are passive. There is no active erosion of amalgams, hip replacements, breast implants or any other structures placed in the body. by health care practitioners.

Can Side Effects Be Seen During Zeolite Therapy?

Some persons report feeling sicker with increased pain during the early stages of zeolite therapy. When the body is mobilizing large amounts of toxic metals the excretion of the particles carries increased amounts of water out of the body along with the metal (osmotic effect). This fluid loss can be prevented by increasing the quantity of water ingested particularly in the early stages of therapy. Another reaction that occurs in about one percent of persons is a detoxification reaction (Herxheimer Reaction). These patients may develop muscle aching, headache, skin rash and malaise. This reaction is caused by liberation of toxic substances making it possible for them to react with body tissues causing a transient painful inflammatory response. For example, zeolite has greater attraction to cadmium than to lead so placing zeolite in the body might permit lead to become freed from a sequestered site when cadmium migrates to zeolite. This formerly sequestered lead is now capable of causing an inflammatory reaction. Herxheimer reactions can easily by terminated by decreasing the dosage or temporarily stopping NCD.

Zeolite’s Use In Malignancies

Zeolite has had 30 years of research performed by Dr. Harvey Kaufman. This culminated in a patent for the product. The Waiora company is funding ongoing research to learn more about the effects of NCD in humans and animals.

Because cancer is known to develop after exposure to toxic materials or procedures (asbestosis, radiation, mercury, fluoride, transfats, uranium, chlorine, viruses etc.) use of a therapy (zeolite) that steadily removes toxic metals, impurities, viral particles and toxins from the body is indicated in patients with malignancies.

Many parts of the world including the United States have seen rising numbers of patients with cancer. Uranium contamination has been found in 42 states where depleted uranium bombs and shells have been manufactured, stored or tested. The fastest growing leukemia cluster in the U.S. is found adjacent to the Fallon, Nevada. bombing and gunnery ranges. There is strong evidence that persons living within 20 or 30 miles of nuclear reactors have an increased level of malignancies. To make matters even worse the United States has sold depleted uranium bombs and shells to at least 29 nations around the world.

In the first 2 months of 2006 there were 172,000 cases of lung cancer[6] in the U.S. The whole year of 2005 only saw 175,000 cases of lung cancer. How can this be explained? This does not fit with inhalation of second hand smoke or cigarette smoking. High levels of uranium were found in the air at the Aldermaston research Center in northern England ten days after the second war in Iraq began with heavy bombing and shelling in Iraq. This suggests that all of Europe was contaminated with radiation at the onset of Gulf War II. There have now been 4 nuclear wars since World War II (Iraq twice, Afghanistan, Bosnia). The amount of radiation released since 1991 is greater than the equivalent radiation of 82,000 Nagasaki type nuclear devices. No news media in Europe or the U.S. discusses this as this is one of many forbidden topics.

My guess is significant amounts of uranium are being detected in U.S. air but this information is being concealed from the American public.

DU shells and bombs vaporize into particles 1/10 micron in size. These particles contain uranium which can penetrate all clothing and all known gas masks. Uranium particles trash the DNA of cells leading to mutations and malignancies between 3 and 5 years after initial exposure to uranium. These minute particles can be transported on prevailing winds around the world. The rapidly rising rate of U.S. lung cancers could be due to depleted uranium fallout in the United States.

Are There Any Therapies For Uranium Induced Malignancies That May Have Merit?

In Bosnia physicians have reported seeing patients with up to three simultaneous malignancies. This has never been previously reported in medicine. There is an epidemic of cancer in children in Iraq. Significant quantities of uranium have been found in persons living in Bahrain, India, Afghanistan and Iraq. The Aldermaston research facility reported levels of uranium sufficient to trigger immediate environmental agency notification 10 days after the start of Gulf War II. This means that all Europe was certainly contaminated with airborne uranium at that time. There is good reason to believe that eastern Europe was probably heavily contaminated during the warfare in Yugoslavia. As these nuclear wars expand more persons are steadily being exposed to deadly uranium in air. U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq in the second Gulf War have been found to be heavily contaminated with uranium even when not in combat roles. Currently persons living in northern Israel and all of Lebanon are probably being exposed to significant doses of uranium.

For the unfortunate victims of DU weapons, who have cancer, there are several therapies that may have merit. The homeopathic preparation uranium nitricum might be helpful. Fresh vegetable greens help detoxify the body from radiation injury. Chlorophyll and increased hydration is also helpful. Possibly some or most inhaled uranium particles become trapped in mucous covering the alveolar cells in the lung. Mucolyxir and N-acetyl cysteine, by liquefying secretions, may facilitate removal of uranium deposits from the lung mucous.

NCD by virtue of it’s affinity for heavy metals should be a good therapy to steadily remove uranium particles from the body. This removal of uranium could assist recovery from uranium induced cancers. Also patients taking NCD on a regular basis may be decreasing their chances of developing uranium induced lung and other malignancies by steadily eliminating uranium from the body so their body uranium levels remain low. Wherever uranium containing bombs and shells are manufactured, tested or stored there are persons being exposed to uranium. Because of the total control the New World order has over the media U.S. citizens are not going to be warned about toxic levels of uranium in the air and accidental contamination problems with uranium may never get reported. This is all part of the massive Satanic program to lower world population.

Sunburn is a mild form of radiation burn. This can be rapidly healed by a nano-particle sized (.25 nm to 6 nm particle size) formulation of colloidal silver. This same formulation of colloidal silver can dissolve skin cancers[7] in 3 days. Mr. Scott Clayton is personally aware of 3 patients with lung cancer who recovered when treated with the same preparation of colloidal silver taken by mouth.

A group of 30 Central American women with 3 different histological types of breast cancer were all treated with a single intravenous infusion of nano-sized hydrosol silver (Argentyn 23). Repeat biopsies of all 30 women at 19 days following the infusion disclosed no evidence of breast cancer[8] in any of the biopsies. Four of the women experienced Herxheimer reactions with fever and transient liver enlargement. Previous study at the University of Wisconsin had suggested that proper dosage of this nano-sized silver preparation has the ability to saturate all tumor cell atoms with silver particles which blocks the glucose consumption tumor cells[9] need to stay alive.

What Doses Of NCD Should Be Used?

Persons who have serious health problems such as malignancies, advanced arteriosclerosis, neurologic diseases (Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease), severe reflux esophagitis etc. should start with 12 drops of NCD in water four times daily. This high dosage should be continued until improvement is noticed at which time the dosage can be decreased. Persons taking NCD for preventative reasons to improve their general health should start on 9 drops three times daily for the first month. This should remove a significant amount of their toxic burden. The dose can then be reduced to the maintenance level of three drops three times daily.

Testimonials From Zeolite Users

Case 1. A male with a mesothelioma (pleural lining lung malignancy), often related to asbestosis exposure and smoking, had a large tumor mass protruding through the posterior chest wall and another in the upper abdomen the size of a marble when he started to take NCD. After a month of therapy both masses were gone. He remains well.

Case 2. A male with severe itching from non-healing skin lesions on the legs of many years duration started NCD therapy. Within a week he notice nearly complete healing of the skin lesions and disappearance of metal allergy when wearing watches.

Case 3. A veteran who had 30 years of mental cloudiness since exposure to Agent Orange in Viet Nam began zeolite. The next morning he experienced mental clarity for the first time in 30 years. Four days later he became aware of a horrible taste in his mouth. This was associated with disappearance of a mouth tumor of 4 years duration. 37 years earlier he had a brown recluse spider bite between his toes. Subsequent to the spider bite a non-healing ulcer could be seen at the site of the spider bite. After four days of zeolite the foot started to itch and the ulcer was gone.

Case 4. A male with a painful goose egg sized buttock mass was scheduled for surgery. In one week of zeolite therapy the mass became so small he cancelled the surgery.

Case 5. A female with a painful right fibrocystic breast mass started taking zeolite. Three weeks later she was aware of decreased beast pain. Her physician was unable to identify the previously biopsied right breast mass.

Case 6. A 23 year old female with chronic genital warts had failed to benefit from burning and topical therapy. The genital warts disappeared in 7 days when zeolite was started.

Case 7. A male had severe heartburn which frequently awakened him from sleep. He had used Tums daily for 27 years. After starting zeolite therapy he realized he had taken no Tums for a week as his symptoms were gone.

Case 8. A female had many years of severe heartburn. She often experienced heartburn which would awaken her from sleep. There was associated with marked shortness of breath and regurgitation of ingested food. She was using 4 to 6 antacid tablets hourly. When she started NCD she began to have much less symptoms. Stopping therapy for a week led to a relapse so she is still taking 19 drops of NCD three times daily.

Case 9. This 33 year old female had joint pains, fatigue, exhaustion and depression diagnosed as fibromyalgia. Massage, acupuncture, herbs, acupressure and glucosamine had failed to help. Zeolite therapy led to complete resolution of her symptoms.

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1, Deitsch, Rik Interview with Rik Deitsch Chairman of Waiora's Science Advisory Board December 2005 pg 5
2, ibid
3, ibid
4, ibid
5, Deutsch, Rik personal communication.
6, CNN American Morning Program March 8, 2006 Miles and Soledad O'Brien
7, Clayton, Scott personal communication
8, Apsley, John et al Nanotechnology's Latest Oncolytic Agent: Silver, Cancer, &Infection Interactions Townsend Letter May 2006 pg 96
9, Oliver DO et al Biocidal effects of silver: Contract NAS 9-9300 Final Techanical Report, University of Wisconsin, Accession No. N71-24436 , NASA CR-1149, Code G3, Category 04, 1971 Feb;5-2

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How to Remove Depeted Uranium From Your Body

Poisoned? Shocking report reveals local troops may be victims of america's high-tech weapons

Special Investigation By Juan Gonzalez

A special investigation by Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News has found four of nine soldiers of the 442nd Military Police Company of the New York Army National Guard returning from Iraq tested positive for depleted uranium contamination. They are the first confirmed cases of inhaled depleted uranium exposure from the current Iraq conflict.

Depleted Uranium is easily removed from the body with a supplement called Natural Cellular Defense Zeolite. More information is provided below.

After repeatedly being denied testing for depleted uranium from Army doctors, the soldiers contacted The News who paid to have them tested as part of their investigation.

Testing for uranium isotopes in 24 hours' worth of urine samples can cost as much as $1,000 each.

In a Democracy Now! broadcast exclusive, three of the contaminated soldiers speak out.

Army officials at Fort Dix and Walter Reed Army Medical Center are now rushing to test all returning members of the 442nd. More than a dozen members are back in the U.S. but the rest of the company, mostly comprised of New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers, is not due to return from Iraq until later this month.

After learning of The News' investigation, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) blasted Pentagon officials yesterday for not properly screening soldiers returning from Iraq.

Clinton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said she will write to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld demanding answers and soon will introduce legislation to require health screenings for all returning troops.

Depleted Uranium is considered to be the most effective anti-tank weapon ever devised. It is made from nuclear waste left over from the making nuclear weapons and fuel. The public first became aware the US military was using DU weapons during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. But it had been used as far back as the 1973 Yom Kippur war in Israel.

Amid growing controversy in Europe and Japan, the European Parliament called last year for a moratorium on its use.

* Sgt. Herbert Reed, assistant deputy warden at Rikers Island with 442nd military police company of New York Army National Guard. He did not test positive for depleted uranium, but has uranium 236, a uranium isotope not found in nature.

* Sgt. Agustin Matos, was deployed in Iraq with the 442nd Military Police. He is among the first confirmed cases of inhaled depleted uranium exposure from the current Iraq conflict.

* Sgt. Hector Vega, among the first confirmed cases of inhaled depleted uranium exposure from the current Iraq conflict.

* Dr. Asaf Durakovic, colonel in army reserves who served in first Gulf War. He is one of the first doctors to discover unusual radiation levels in Gulf War veterans. He has since become a leading critic of the use of depleted uranium in warfare. He tested the nine men at the request of the Daily News.

* Leonard Dietz, retired physicist from Knolls Atomic Laboratory in upstate New York. Pioneered the technology to isolate uranium isotopes.

Depleted Uranium can be removed from the body with Natural Cellular Defense liquid zeolite.

In a recent research study on Natural Cellular Defense conducted by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, the following very significant results were found:

Tested were 22 people who showed positive during o-ring testing for depleted uranium (DU).

DU IS A very serious worldwide radioactive contamination resulting from the use of DU armaments, especially used in Iraq.

20 of the 22 people showed DU in at least the liver, the breast, or the brain, and 17 of the 22 people had started with it in all three organs, the liver, the breast, and the brain.

These people were put on a protocal which consisted of a one-week green vegetable juice fast and detox support program with liquid zeolite Natural Cellular Defense, 15 drops, 4 times a day.

In one week on this protocol, all the people became depleted uranium DU-free except for one person, who still had DU in the liver.

NCD Natural Cellular Defence by virtue of it's affinity for heavy metals is a good therapy to steadily remove uranium particles from the body. This removal of uranium could assist recovery from uranium induced cancers.

Also patients taking NCD on a regular basis may be decreasing their chances of developing uranium induced lung and other malignancies by steadily eliminating uranium from the body so their body uranium levels remain low. Wherever uranium containing bombs and shells are manufactured, tested or stored there are persons being exposed to uranium.

Four soldiers from a New York Army National Guard company serving in Iraq are contaminated with radiation likely caused by dust from depleted uranium shells fired by U.S. troops, a Daily News investigation has found.

They are among several members of the same company, the 442nd Military Police, who say they have been battling persistent physical ailments that began last summer in the Iraqi town of Samawah.

"I got sick instantly in June," said Staff Sgt. Ray Ramos, a Brooklyn housing cop. "My health kept going downhill with daily headaches, constant numbness in my hands and rashes on my stomach."

A nuclear medicine expert who examined and tested nine soldiers from the company says that four "almost certainly" inhaled radioactive dust from exploded American shells manufactured with depleted uranium.

Laboratory tests conducted at the request of The News revealed traces of two manmade forms of uranium in urine samples from four of the soldiers.

If so, the men - Sgt. Hector Vega, Sgt. Ray Ramos, Sgt. Agustin Matos and Cpl. Anthony Yonnone - are the first confirmed cases of inhaled depleted uranium exposure from the current Iraq conflict.

The 442nd, made up for the most part of New York cops, firefighters and correction officers, is based in Orangeburg, Rockland County. Dispatched to Iraq last Easter, the unit's members have been providing guard duty for convoys, running jails and training Iraqi police. The entire company is due to return home later this month.

"These are amazing results, especially since these soldiers were military police not exposed to the heat of battle," said Dr. Asaf Duracovic, who examined the G.I.s and performed the testing that was funded by The News.

"Other American soldiers who were in combat must have more depleted uranium exposure," said Duracovic, a colonel in the Army Reserves who served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

While working at a military hospital in Delaware, he was one of the first doctors to discover unusual radiation levels in Gulf War veterans. He has since become a leading critic of the use of depleted uranium in warfare.

Depleted uranium, a waste product of the uranium enrichment process, has been used by the U.S. and British military for more than 15 years in some artillery shells and as armor plating for tanks. It is twice as heavy as lead.

Because of its density, "It is the superior heavy metal for armor to protect tanks and to penetrate armor," Pentagon spokesman Michael Kilpatrick said.

The Army and Air Force fired at least 127 tons of depleted uranium shells in Iraq last year, Kilpatrick said. No figures have yet been released for how much the Marines fired.

Kilpatrick said about 1,000 G.I.s back from the war have been tested by the Pentagon for depleted uranium and only three have come up positive - all as a result of shrapnel from DU shells.

But the test results for the New York guardsmen - four of nine positives for DU - suggest the potential for more extensive radiation exposure among coalition troops and Iraqi civilians.

Several Army studies in recent years have concluded that the low-level radiation emitted when shells containing DU explode poses no significant dangers. But some independent scientists and a few of the ­Army's own reports indicate otherwise.

As a result, depleted uranium weapons have sparked increasing controversy around the world. In January 2003, the ­European Parliament called for a moratorium on their use after reports of an unusual number of leukemia deaths among Italian soldiers who served in Kosovo, where DU weapons were used.

I keep getting weaker. What is happening to me?

The Army says that only soldiers wounded by depleted uranium shrapnel or who are inside tanks during an explosion face measurable radiation exposure.

But as far back as 1979, Leonard Dietz, a physicist at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory upstate, discovered that DU-contaminated dust could travel for long distances.

Dietz, who pioneered the technology to isolate uranium isotopes, accidentally discovered that air filters with which he was experimenting had collected radioactive dust from a National Lead Industries Plant that was producing DU 26 miles away. His discovery led to a shutdown of the plant.

"The contamination was so heavy that they had to remove the topsoil from 52 properties around the plant," Dietz said.

All humans have at least tiny amounts of natural uranium in their bodies because it is found in water and in the food supply, Dietz said. But natural uranium is quickly and harmlessly excreted by the body.

Uranium oxide dust, which lodges in the lungs once inhaled and is not very soluble, can emit radiation to the body for years.

"Anybody, civilian or soldier, who breathes these particles has a permanent dose, and it's not going to decrease very much over time," said Dietz, who retired in 1983 after 33 years as nuclear physicist. "In the long run ... veterans exposed to ceramic uranium oxide have a major problem."

Critics of DU have noted that the Army's view of its dangers has changed over time.

Before the 1991 Persian Gulf War, a 1990 Army report noted that depleted uranium is "linked to cancer when exposures are internal, [and] chemical toxicity causing kidney damage."

It was during the Gulf War that U.S. A-10 Warthog "tank buster" planes and Abrams tanks first used DU artillery on a mass scale. The Pentagon says it fired about 320 tons of DU in that war and that smaller amounts were also used in the Serbian province of Kosovo.

In the Gulf War, Army brass did not warn soldiers about any risks from exploding DU shells. An unknown number of G.I.s were exposed by shrapnel, inhalation or handling battlefield debris.

Some veterans groups blame DU contamination as a factor in Gulf War syndrome, the term for a host of ailments that afflicted thousands of vets from that war.

Under pressure from veterans groups, the Pentagon commissioned several new studies. One of those, published in 2000, concluded that DU, as a heavy metal, "could pose a chemical hazard" but that Gulf War veterans "did not experience intakes high enough to affect their health."

Pentagon spokesman Michael Kilpatrick said Army followup studies of 70 DU-contaminated Gulf War veterans have not shown serious health effects.

"For any heavy metal, there is no such thing as safe," Kilpatrick said. "There is an issue of chemical toxicity, and for DU it is raised as radiological toxicity as well."

But he said "the overwhelming conclusion" from studies of those who work with uranium "show it has not produced any increase in cancers."

Several European studies, however, have linked DU to chromosome damage and birth defects in mice. Many scientists say we still don't know enough about the long-range effects of low-level radiation on the body to say any amount is safe.

Britain's national science academy, the Royal Society, has called for identifying where DU was used and is urging a cleanup of all contaminated areas.

"A large number of American soldiers [in Iraq] may have had significant exposure to uranium oxide dust," said Dr. Thomas Fasey, a pathologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center and an expert on depleted uranium. "And the health impact is worrisome for the future."

As for the soldiers of the 442nd, they're sick, frustrated and confused. They say when they arrived in Iraq no one warned them about depleted uranium and no one gave them dust masks.

Experts behind News probe

As part of the investigation by the Daily News, Dr. Asaf Duracovic, a nuclear medicine expert who has conducted extensive research on depleted uranium, examined the nine soldiers from the 442nd Military Police in late December and collected urine specimens from each.

Another member of his team, Prof. Axel Gerdes, a geologist at Goethe University in Frankfurt who specializes in analyzing uranium isotopes, performed repeated tests on the samples over a week-long ­period. He used a state-of-the art procedure called multiple collector inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry.

Only about 100 laboratories worldwide have the same capability to identify and measure various uranium isotopes in minute quantities, Gerdes said.

Gerdes concluded that four of the men had depleted uranium in their bodies. Depleted uranium, which does not occur in nature, is created as a waste product of uranium enrichment when some of the highly radioactive isotopes in natural uranium, U-235 and U-234, are extracted.

Several of the men, according to Duracovic, also had minute traces of another uranium isotope, U-236, that is produced only in a nuclear reaction process.

"These men were almost certainly exposed to radioactive weapons on the battlefield," Duracovic said.

He and Gerdes plan to issue a scientific paper on their study of the soldiers at the annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine in Finland this year.

When DU shells explode, they permanently contaminate their target and the area immediately around it with low-level radioactivity.

Originally published on April 3, 2004


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Mercury in Fish, Tuna, Seafood, and Chelation with Zeolite

Mercury in Fish – Which Fish, and Why?

Written by Grinning This article discusses Mercury in fish, seafood, mercury Contamination, and mercury levels.

Unless you're like The Addams Family's Uncle Fester, who delighted in occasionally having a mercury thermometer as a snack, cartoon of fish intoxicated with mercury any mercury exposure you may suffer probably comes from eating certain types of fish.

Unfortunately, that favorite "sandwich fish" of ours— "solid white" tuna—is one of the most contaminated little fishies.

What other fish have a mercury problem, how did things get this way, and what should we do about it? The first question we'll tackle is how planet earth turned into planet mercury.

How We Get Mercury in Fish, the Environment, and Us

Although people can experience problems if exposed directly to elemental mercury, the normal way for them to get a dose of mercury is from a piece of fish. But mercury is not a natural toxin in fish, so how did it get there?

The chain of events goes something like this:

1. Mercury gets into the air as a byproduct of industrial activities such as chlorine production, power generation from coal, garbage incineration, automobile recycling, and some mining and manufacturing processes.

2. From there, the airborne mercury is deposited on land and water, where microorganisms convert it into a more biologically active form, methylmercury.

3. picture of can of tuna The methylmercury then works its way up the food chain. Because organisms tend to store mercury, not excrete it, concentrations of mercury get higher and higher as larger, longer-living creatures gobble up smaller ones. By the time you get to a top predator fish like a swordfish, albacore tuna, or shark, the concentrations are quite high.

4. When humans eat these fish and some others, they get the mercury that's in the fish flesh.

Effects of Mercury – Who's Most at Risk?

According to the Physicians for Social Responsibility, research has shown that:

* short-term exposure to high concentrations of mercury vapor has harmful effects on the nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, and kidneys;

* long-term exposure to mercury can permanently damage the brain and kidneys at any age;

* long-term animal studies have also found that exposure to organic mercury (such as methylmercury) at high levels can cause nervous system damage; damage to the kidneys, stomach, and large intestine; changes in blood pressure and heart rate; adverse effects on male reproductive organs, sperm, and developing fetuses; and an increase in the number of spontaneous abortions and stillbirths.

Because mercury is particularly troublesome for developing nervous systems, fetuses, infants, and young children are most at risk. The National Academy of Sciences states that mercury in pregnant women disrupts the development of brain cells in their babies.

A January 2003 report by Centers for Disease Control concluded that one in six women of childbearing age have mercury in their blood above the level that would pose a risk to a developing fetus. Clearly, pregnant women and parents of young children should take extra precautions.

How Do you Remove Mercury from Your Body?

Mercury and other heavy metals have been difficult to remove in the past. The only option available was EDTA chelation therapy, which is a long and difficult procedure costing thousands of dollars.

Today there is a safe, inexpensive, and effective solution: A supplement that removes mercury and heavy metals from the body called Natural Cellular Defense.

Natural Cellular Defence is a natural mineral called zeolite. It has a chelation-like effect in removing heavy metals (particularly lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic), pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and other toxins from the body.

These toxins are strongly correlated with the occurrence of a wide range of diseases,
including cancers and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, autism, and dementia.

Natural Cellular Defense Zeolite appears to remove toxins from the body in a hierarchical order. It first acts strongly to remove lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic. This first phase may take one to four weeks or longer. Zeolite then removes second-priority toxins, including pesticides, herbicides, and plastics.

Once the zeolite in Natural Cellular Defense absorbs a toxin, that toxin will not go back into your body tissues because it is fully excreted without any damage or stress to the kidneys.

Who's the Bad Guy on Mercury Contamination?

On the surface, this one's easy: anyone who's dragging their feet on reducing mercury air pollution. We should realize, though, that most of us have enjoyed the benefits of cheap-but-dirty coal-generated electricity for decades, as well as the fruits of the other industrial processes the cause mercury pollution. Still, many manufacturing sources have been greatly cleaned up, and the focus is now squarely on coal-fired power plants.

It's a shame that our leaders have let the mercury problem fester for so long. It would have been worth a few extra bucks every month on our power bills to keep the fish supply clean. But it's better that we take action late instead of never.

Unfortunately, some of the talked-about improvement plans for coal-fired power plants picture of coal power plant belching fumes into the air don't move nearly as far or as fast as necessary to correct this problem. Proponents of the Clear Skies Initiative have touted a 70% reduction of mercury by 2018.

Seventy percent sounds pretty good, but a previous EPA analysis showed that a 90% reduction could be achieved in a period of just a few years. Additionally, Clear Skies allows a cap-and-trade setup to be applied to mercury, which is not appropriate because it will saddle some states and communities with toxic mercury hot spots. (Read more about this in our article Why Mercury Was Not The God of Cap and Trade.)

Some politicians are claiming that the technology does not exist to achieve a near-term 90% reduction in mercury emissions from power plants, but they're wrong. We should hold their feet to the fire to achieve the 90% level sooner rather than later.

So, when you hear a politician brag about "an unprecedented 70% reduction in mercury emissions," know that he's giving you second best.

Now, Back to the "Mercury in Fish" Problem

Voting for politicians that will stop mercury pollution at its source is important. So is making sure you reduce mercury exposure for you and your family. Here are several useful tools that will help you determine which fish are safe to eat and in what quantities.

* PSR Guide: The Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has a nice wallet-sized card that rates fish for mercury contamination. However, be sure to pay attention to the little "over-fished" symbol next to some species so you don't solve your mercury problem only to contribute to the decline of a disappearing fish species.


The PSR Guide follows the US FDA's rather lax guidelines for consumption of tuna. The Natural Resources Defense Council has put together a table for tuna consumption based on the US EPA's more cautious mercury guidelines. It lets you figure out the safe amount of tuna for you or your child based on body weight and tuna type (solid white or chunk light). Similarly, the Environmental Working Group has a calculator-style tool that helps you do the same thing.



Remember that some geographical areas are exposed to more mercury than others, so fish that you, your family, or your friends catch from local bodies of water could be more contaminated than the national average.

More than 40 states have released local-fish advisories tied to mercury, and recent US EPA data show that more than three-quarters of fish sampled from the nation's lakes had mercury levels that may be unhealthy for women of childbearing age and children younger than 3. (And the rest of us can take our chances, I guess.)

The FDA advises that you check with your state government for advisories about the safety of fish in your local lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. If no advice is available, they recommend you eat no more than 6 ounces per week of any fish you catch from local waters and that you not consume any other fish during that week.

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