Excitotoxicity of MSG (Monosodium glutamate)-Scientific Review
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Excitotoxicity of MSG (Monosodium glutamate)-Scientific Review

The most significant finding in the whole history of the food industry is one particular branch of neurotoxins that are called excitotoxins. The only relevant factor when dealing with neurotoxins is the level of exposure. The industry doesn’t deny all of the neurotoxic effects of glutamate and other excitotoxins. They just try to convince people that the level we eat from food is safe.

Cosmetics toxicity exposure- Health risks assessment
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Cosmetics toxicity exposure- Health risks assessment

Currently, there are than 84,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. More than 12,000 of them are industrial chemicals used as cosmetic ingredients. Some of them are reproductive toxins, known carcinogens, and endocrine disruptors. Cosmetic companies do not have a legal requirement to list all of the ingredients on the label. Since 1938 FDA banned 8 out of those 12000.

Arsenic exposure and meat consumption- The “Poison-Free” Poultry Act
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Arsenic exposure and meat consumption- The “Poison-Free” Poultry Act

If we analyze arsenic pollution geographically, the U.S. is the number one most polluted place in the entire world. This is because arsenic-containing pesticides have been used in the farming industry for decades. Rice is not the main exposure source in the US. In the US around three-quarters of arsenic exposure comes from animal products directly and mostly from the chicken that is considered to be a “healthier” meat source. In second place is beef, then pork, hot dogs, eggs, milk.

Detoxification and pregnancy toxicity exposure risk- The vegan argument
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Detoxification and pregnancy toxicity exposure risk- The vegan argument

On average pregnant woman is polluted with around 35 different chemicals including both banned and contemporary contaminants. Chemical cocktail levels of many of these chemicals were comparable to the levels that can have fetal adverse effects.

Air pollution exposure- Health risks and prevention strategies
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Air pollution exposure- Health risks and prevention strategies

In India alone, around half a million people die each year due to air pollution while in the United States, around 41,000 people are estimated to die early because of air pollution. However, air pollution resulting in death is only a one part of the overall problem that air pollution is causing.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis- Cyanobacteria algal blooms and dietary BMAA exposure
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis- Cyanobacteria algal blooms and dietary BMAA exposure

An abundance of nutrients in coastal areas created by runoff filled with synthetic fertilizers from farmland leads to excessive algal blooms. Algae blooms are dangerous. Microalgae create and excrete some of the most potent neurotoxins known to man.

Farmed fish- “Cesspool” paradise
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Farmed fish- “Cesspool” paradise

Farmed fish have up to ten times the levels of pollutants than wild fish. Fish waste and also uneaten feed drop to the bottom beneath these farms and start to decompose. Also, the excrement of the animals themselves is used as fish feed. In order to cope with these conditions farmed fish are vaccinated as minnows. After vaccination fish is always on antibiotics and pesticides.

Fish toxicity- The most toxic meat
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Fish toxicity- The most toxic meat

Most of the pollution is washed away from the land and will end up in the ocean eventually. If the pollutant is persistent it will remain in the ocean. The concentration in the ocean water will be low but the plankton and algae will filter the water and then the bioaccumulation in the food chain will begin.

Pesticides in food, exposure in the standard American diet- 80 percent from meat
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Pesticides in food, exposure in the standard American diet- 80 percent from meat

Most of the pesticides and especially heavy metals and other toxic waste pollutants we get, we get from meat. More than 80 percent of pesticide exposure in the standard American diet comes from animal products, not from fruits or vegetables.

Pesticides, GMO’s, and toxic overload.
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Pesticides, GMO’s, and toxic overload.

Pesticides are neurotoxins for insects but not for humans. Exposure to these substances in the human population directly causes cancer and other tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, birth defects, infertility, and other reproductive problems, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, sterility and infertility, brain and nervous system damage, damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs, and other body organs.

Tap water toxicity- Risk assessment
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Tap water toxicity- Risk assessment

If we are living in a city where we are sure that the water source is pure this still does not mean that the water is “pure”. If we cannot escape chemicals in our food, we can try to eliminate them from the water we drink. By 2025, 1.8 billion people are projected to be living in regions with absolute water scarcity.

Alcohol health risks- The “French paradox”, “the wine”, and “in moderation”
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Alcohol health risks- The “French paradox”, “the wine”, and “in moderation”

Somehow we all believe that one glass of wine is not all that bad and can actually be good and health-promoting because of all of the antioxidants from the grapes. People are not aware that alcohol does other things than “just” killing our brain cells or stressing our liver. It is a genotoxic, cancerous, pro-inflammatory mutagen.

Environmental toxicity- It is just a food chain
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Environmental toxicity- It is just a food chain

Living organism is like filter. It will pick up and filter everything that exists in the environment good or bad. The situation would not be serious even if the environment is polluted, but there is one process called bio-magnification. If we understand the food chain, the accumulation of toxins gets hundreds of times worse as we move up the chain.