Plastics

I’ve heard there’s a restaurant here that makes very delicious she-crab soup.  But as you can see from the picture at greenpeace.org/fighting plastic pollution the fate of the crab and other sea creatures is not looking good.  

Years ago when I had the occasions to go crabbing in Virginia’s back bay, we never saw anything like the crab in this picture.  Too bad, since this source of nutrition has a very low level of mercury.😕  (See entry, “Chesapeake”)

According to Greenpeace (environmentalists) more than 13 million tons of plastic are now entering the oceans worldwide.

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Purple (continued)

(See entry from Feb 5th)

The purple carrots I discovered on my plate last Christmas time are growing here at the Community Garden (See entry Feb 15) by Warhill High School. A neighboring family brought some (along with some orange and white ones) over to share.

According to Jo Robbins all the purple varieties have more antioxidants/ different nutritional qualities than we commonly see in the grocery store.

Not being so fond of carrots, I had to read online and from an Ayurvedic cook book to put some dishes together. The easiest and first way was to put some in the Vita Mix and then add some apple juice to make a very energizing slush!

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DAMS

is Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome (Survivors/Solutions)

excerpt from Dentistry Without Mercury, 2000 ed, page 87, written by a unusual dentist

“Some very wonderful people”….who feel a strong obligation to inform other citizens of the potential health hazards of inhaling mercury vapor and swallowing abraded particles of mercury from their amalgam dental fillings 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Some have had years of suffering and frustration without ever receiving a valid medical diagnosis or having the cause of their health problems identified.”

Now that it’s 2020 you, yourself, can request a tri-level mercury speciation test online from Quicksilver Scientific.   It uses urine, blood, and hair, to give some indication of sources of mercury and ability of kidneys to detoxify.  Consultation about results, and possibly suggestions about how to strengthen kidneys for detox is included.  You can choose (or not) their products for chelation and monitoring as a separate transaction.  This is allowed for Virginia residents.  (Why not for all states?)

We have helped educate the clueless who are part of the medical-dental system we are all living with today.  Although we didn’t get laws passed, we can see testimony online, watch videos, and make better choices.

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$neaky

Sushi can be a major source of mercury ( a potent neurotoxin) because the high-level of mercury in this tuna in it is sneakily disguised with many names: ahi, maguro, meji, shiro, toro.
No one is suggesting not to eat fish. But the differences in mercury levels of various fish are substantial. I’ve never seen any warning sign about it in any fish here.

Toxicologists with Sierra Club (See entry of April 22) are finding the mercury levels are alarming – in skin-lightening creams! The Food and Drug Administration banned mercury in cosmetics years ago. So how is this happening? These products are being imported from other countries without listing mercury as an ingredient. Some of the front-side labeling is not English. Hmm!

This is part of why the MDs on You Tube and TV say things like: “It’s not easy to maintain health”. “How much health can any of us really have.?”

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Hazardous

Ever been to a hazardous recycling day? I recently brought an old ipad 3 I used infrequently to Computer Concepts on Main Street. It swelled up to show what looked like 2 black bean bags inside. Fortunately for me (Apple personnel said) it did not leak any liquid before I found it, double-bagged it and put it in a box until I handed t over. No cost here.

This iPad wasn’t plugged up, nor near another appliance. What happened to this device is not so usual. I surely don’t want this to happen to the iPad Air I’m using to write this. It sat in plain site, but it could and did get some sunlight from a large glass door. Live and learn…

The next device I’ll be looking at is a friend’s laptop stored in a box…

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