The whole planet has a smoke ring around it; The Pollution Cycle effects all of the water of our planet. When rainwater falls from the clouds as rain, it falls through air filled with bacteria, dust, smoke, smog, chemicals, minerals, gases, and radioactive fallout. By the time it reaches the earth it is so saturated with acids, decaying matter, dirt, and chemicals that under a microscope, it has a yellowish-white tint.
Let’s examine the real price of burning fossil fuel. Acid rain is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet and dry deposition (deposited material) from the atmosphere containing higher than normal amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids — resulting from the burning of fossil fuel. Acid rain occurs when sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide react in the atmosphere with water and other chemicals to form sulfuric acid and nitric acid.
Acid rain causes a cascade of effects that harms individual fish and/or reduce fish populations; it can completely eliminate fish species from a body of water; it decreases biodiversity. Acid rain changed the pH of the ocean, which is 30% more acidic than it was before fossil fuel-burning machines became widespread; acid rain changed the pH of rivers and lakes; acid rain changed the pH of the human race (chronic metabolic acidosis).
The damage from acid rain extends to land animals, affecting their behavior and feeding patterns. Acid rain kills trees, crops, and other vegetation. It accelerates the decay of building materials and paints, thus buildings, statues, and sculptures; corrodes copper, galvanized steel, and lead piping; damages such manufactured things as automobiles; and reduces soil fertility. Acid rain raises the level of heavy metals, many of which are carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenic, reproductive toxins, or neurological toxins in drinking water supplies. Commonly called, “hard water,” the farther the acidic water travels to get to its destination the harder it gets! The world’s drinking water is now loaded with acids, and quite often: high levels of inorganic minerals!
Most of the minerals that are in hard water do not assimilate in the body. What the human body cannot utilize or excrete, it must store. Consequently, the inorganic minerals found in hard water and the food we eat are stored and in time they take their toll in the form of hardening of the arteries, stones with the kidneys, ureters, gall bladder, joints and an etiologic factor in enlargement of the adipose cell (fat cell). To be one hundred percent healthy, the human body must be free of unnatural acids and excess inorganic minerals.
When inorganic minerals are ingested (in food and/or water) a condition known as leukocytosis occurs within the body in thirty minutes to three hours after consuming them. Leukocytosis (a proliferation of white blood cells) is the body’s first line of defense against foreign and harmful body substances—in this case, the inorganic minerals.
Nitric and sulfuric acids act as powerful electrolytes; drinking water now has extra electrolytes (volatile aberrant acids) and the water itself is now a highly conductive medium. The conductivity of these volatile acids overrules the bicarbonate electrolyte salts, chloride, and ortho-silicic acid thus creating an open channel of conductivity! This acidic water enters the stomach, which in turn distributes acidic water to the cells!
The sulfuric acid [H2SO4] and nitric acid [HNO3] mitigate the carbonic acid/bicarbonate buffering system of the blood. The sulfuric acid and nitric acid also transmutes ortho-silicic acid (H4SiO4) into a toxic unknown acid, which inhibits the bioavailability of ortho-silicic acid.
Natures equation: H2O + CO2 <=> H2CO3 <=> H+ + HCO3 (hydrogen and bicarbonate)
New deadly equation: H2O + H2SO4 + HNO3 + CO2 <=> unknown invasive acid
Natures equation: H3O+ + OH− + SiO2 <=> H4SiO4 (ortho-silicic acid)
New deadly equation: H2SO4 + HNO3 + H4SiO4 <=> unknown invasive acid
So basically, a hydrogen overload will impede bicarbonate production and it will revert existing bicarbonate ions into carbonic acid: game over! With impaired bicarbonate production and depleted bicarbonate reserves, the pancreas loses the ability to maintain the pH balance of body fluids. Insufficient amounts of bicarbonates in our blood and plasma impedes our body’s ability to manage (neutralize and dump) the acids we consume and the acids produced by our body. This is known to be the root cause of many diseases. Since the body cannot manage the acids, acidic waste accumulates, these acid wastes show up as symptoms of metabolic acidosis, i.e. disease!
To add insult to injury, tap water is chemically treated with a variety of products that can include chlorine, bromine, chloramine (ammonia with chlorine), hydrofluorosilicic acid (industrial grade fluoride), acrylamide, soluble silicates, aluminum sulfate, phosphate, polymers, hydrated lime, potassium permanganate, and many other chemicals. Interesting side note: silicon reacts with halogens (chlorine, bromine, fluorine, chloramine) to form compounds of the form SiX4, where X represents any common halogen, which destroys the bioavailability of ortho-silicic acid, which can dramatically increase the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The addition of any kind of chlorine to water creates hydrochloric and hypochlorous acids. The type of fluoride added to our municipal water supply is not sodium fluoride; it is hydrofluorosilicic acid (industrial waste fluoride). Chlorine and bromine react to create haloacetic acid. The addition of chloramine to water reacts to create five ido-acids. When chloramine combines with hydrofluorosilicic acid it creates ammonia-fluorosilicic acid, which is so corrosive that it will leech lead from plumbing systems. This is on top of the sulfuric and nitric acids, the two main components of acid rain.
Naturally occurring acids that are designed to be in the body are essential for good health e.g. the body produces hydrochloric and gastric acids to aid in digestion; lactic acid is fuel used by the muscles during prolonged exercise and it stimulates your endocrine system to produce our body’s own natural anti-aging serum, human growth hormone; keto acids are especially important in biology as they are involved in the Krebs citric acid cycle and in glycolysis; carbonic acid produces bicarbonate ions. Fulvic, humic, and ulmic acids found in food are electrolytes and antioxidants. Citric acid is another weak organic acid and a natural component of many fruits, it’s can aid in the absorption of calcium and other minerals.
However, habitually consuming invasive acids over long periods of time that were not designed to be in the body will eventually cause acid overload and the body will start to leach base minerals out of the bones to neutralize the acids; when the pH of the body is off every metabolic process is hampered resulting in metabolic acidosis.
ALUMINUM + IRON
Let’s examine a few more of the many consequences of acid rain and hard water! Aluminum is the second most prevalent mineral in the Earth’s crust and iron is the third. Trace amounts of aluminum and iron were a natural component in surface-water (freshwater) and ground-water (spring water). Acid rain releases aluminum and iron exponentially.
1. Excess aluminum destroys the bio-zeta potential of water, which impedes the carrying capacity of water to transport nutrients in agricultural irrigation water; it causes blood to coagulate and deposit plaque and inorganic minerals in arteries and other parts of the body; it impedes the carrying capacity of the lymph to transport nutrients and wastes.
2. Acid rain releases mass quantities of inorganic iron, thus almost every human on this planet faces systemic inorganic iron overload
This iron overload has also increased dramatically since the introduction of “inorganic iron fortified” white flour products (breads, cereals, crackers, chips and other processed foods). Other possible causes of high iron levels include: cooking in iron pots or pans; taking multivitamins and mineral supplements (as both of these frequently have iron in them). Another common cause of excess iron is the regular consumption of alcohol, which will increase the absorption of any iron in your diet. Vitamin C also increases iron absorption.
Once inorganic iron has entered the body there is normally no physiological mechanism for disposing of excess inorganic iron (with menstrual bleeding in women excluded). Inorganic iron antagonizes copper and chromium, which knocks out insulin and glucose causing Type 3 diabetes. Inorganic iron gradually accumulates in various tissues which can induce morbidity. Iron overload accelerates every major disease we know of, and it causes many of the pathologies associated with liver and cardiovascular disease. If your iron level is high, the easiest and most effective solution is to supplement your diet with Shilajit.
Foods contain two types of iron: heme and non-heme. Heme iron is derived from hemoglobin. It is found in animal foods that originally contained hemoglobin, such as red meats, fish, and poultry (meat, poultry, and seafood contain both heme and non-heme iron). Beef contains the highest proportion of heme iron – about 69% of a steak’s total iron content is the heme type. Pork (fresh and processed forms like bacon and ham) is roughly 39% heme iron, while chicken and fish are only about 26% heme.
Iron is an essential mineral that has several important functions, including carrying oxygen in the blood and delivering it to all of your body’s tissues. But iron also has a dark side; it can act as a pro-oxidant, and at high levels it increases free radical formation in the body, which damages proteins, fats, and DNA in body cells. Iron overload also contributes to the oxidation of LDL cholesterol compounds, a process that promotes the formation of artery-clogging plaque. Your body absorbs the most iron from heme sources. Most cases of systemic non-heme iron overload are associated with drinking water high in iron, eating produce grown in hard water, consuming white flour products, and taking supplements high in iron.
Some people with systemic inorganic iron overload never have symptoms. Early signs and symptoms often overlap with those of other common conditions.
Common symptoms include:
- Joint pain
- Abdominal pain
Later signs and symptoms of the disease may include:
- Loss of sex drive
- Heart failure
- Liver failure
“Water hardness (excess inorganic minerals in solution) is the underlying cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in the intestinal tract. These (hard minerals) pass from the intestinal walls and get into the lymphatic system, which delivers all of its products to the blood, which in turn, distributes to all parts of the body. This is the cause of much human disease.” – Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic
Lymphatic system, a subsystem of the circulatory system in the vertebrate body, consists of a complex network of vessels, tissues, and organs. The lymphatic system helps maintain fluid balance in the body by collecting excess fluid and particulate matter from tissues and depositing them in the bloodstream. In addition to serving as a drainage network, the lymphatic system helps protect the body against infection by producing white blood cells called lymphocytes, which help rid the body of disease-causing microorganisms.
The average person drinks about a gallon of water per day. Adding up the cups of coffee, tea, soft drinks, food, and water, this gallon isn’t too much. At a gallon-a-day, the average person drinks up to 450 12-ounce glasses of solids during their life. Think of it: 450 glasses of mineral solids in your system during a lifetime.
Hard acidic water is one of your body’s greatest enemies, it can strike down a human body, causing crippled joints, repeated surgeries, enlarged hearts, hardened arteries, gall stones, kidney stones, hearing problems, and forgetful minds, destroying what should be a person’s golden years of life.
The facts are patently obvious; water contamination is the world’s number one health dilemma. Over 70% of our body is water, and we need clean properly mineralized pristine water every day to rejuvenate our system and flush out toxins. Water is the foundation of health, and if the foundation is poor, the entire structure is jeopardized.