Billion Years old Bacteria

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Billion Year Old Bacteria, Healthy Living Magazine, Health

Billion Year Old Bacteria, Healthy Living Magazine, Health

With our poisoned planet spewing chemical toxins into our tissues through food, water, air and consumer products, detoxification isn’t a luxury. It’s as necessary as oxygen. The human body, from the liver to the kidneys and even its largest organ, the skin, is a detoxification marvel.

Specific nutritional supplements and foods accelerate and magnify the body’s ability to rid itself of harmful chemicals. A blue-green algae that has been living on the planet for 3.6 billion years as one of the oldest living plants on the planet, spirulina has been a source of food for some cultures for millennia. Spirulina is 60% protein, perhaps higher than any other food. Spirulina also has the protective antioxidant beta carotene, which is good for the eyes and vision and has anti-cancer properties. Spirulina appears to contain specific detoxification factors.

Heavy metals, which reach us through fallout from smokestacks, food, vaccinations and pharmaceutical drugs, are toxic to the kidney. In an experimental study, the effect of spirulina on acute kidney disease caused by inorganic mercury and pharmaceutical drugs was examined. Although a high mercury dosage caused kidney toxicity (measured by rising blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine and specific urinary enzymes), a 30% spirulina diet significantly reduced these indicators, showing detoxification. Spirulina mediated the effects of highly toxic drugs used by humans including the heavy metal chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin. “The study suggests spirulina may have a beneficial effect for humans suffering from heavy metal poisoning and that kidney side effects may decrease when spirulina is taken with the administration of drugs. Side effects limit the dosage of drugs and slow down recovery, so shorter recovery times may be possible.”

Studies with 270 children exposed to Chernobyl radiation show that consuming about five grams per day of spirulina tablets normalized immune system markers within six weeks. Children not consuming spirulina did not experience changed immunoglobulinE (IgE) levels. Spirulina lowered the amount of IgE in the blood, which in turn normalizes and reduces allergies in the body.

We also know radiation damages bone marrow cells. Thus, in another study, the radioprotective effect of an extract of spirulina was studied for its ability to protect bone marrow cells. The extract caused a significant reduction of gamma radiation-induced damage. In a study from the Czech Republic it was found that spirulina reduced urine radioactivity levels by 50% in only 20 days. This result was achieved after giving five grams a day to children at the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk, Belarus.

To utilize the purification and detoxification powers of spirulina, the Institute has developed a program to treat 100 children every 20 days. The authors of the report concluded: “Use of spirulina decreases [radiation] dose load received from food contaminated with radionuclides, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90. Spirulina is favorable for normalizing the [adaptive] potential of children’s bodies in conditions of long exposure to low dose radiation.”


A brown kelp, Laminaria (also known as kombu) is rich in algin, which binds heavy metals and toxins. Equally important are kelp’s nutritious minerals and immune stimulating chains of complex polysaccharides. Brown kelp is a staple of traditional Japanese diets. Researcher Jane Teas emphasized in Nutrition and Cancer: “Based on epidemiological and biological data, Laminaria, a brown kelp seaweed, is proposed as an important factor contributing to the relatively low breast cancer rates reported in Japan...”

Seaweed, whether nori, wakame or Laminaria, can be used with every meal—to garnish, for soup, vegetables, sweet cakes, jellies, sauces, tea, salads and sushi. Seaweed is used to make flour for noodles. Buy seaweed noodles at Asian markets and Asiatic food sections of natural food and gourmet markets.

Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid (lipoic acid), derived from potatoes, is a universal antioxidant and works in both fatty and watery regions of cells to quench free radicals. It also helps to recycle other antioxidants, including vitamins E and C, Co-Q10 and glutathione, extending their metabolic life. It is used to treat chemical overdoses, such as radiation poisoning and alcoholic hepatitis. It has also been used to treat diabetic neuropathy and elevated liver enzymes.


Probiotics aid the body in breaking down heavy metals and are sources of peptides and ligands, biochemical cleansing agents that remove and separate heavy metal toxins from the blood and cell membranes.

Who would find this combination of ingredients most impactful? A spray formula that has long been used in the autism community to aid in heavy metal detox combines these ingredients. The fact that parents of children with neurobehavioral challenges use a detoxification formula isn’t surprising. Heavy metal toxicity is linked with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and exposure to such toxins can occur through medical vaccinations and the food supply, particularly from some seafood as well as other environmental sources such as inner city homes, water delivered through old plumbing and living near busily trafficked streets. The same formula may also be used by adults to detox and restore.

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