How the System Fails Us
“We need to rethink our relationship with many aspects of our lives that we previously took for granted not just for ourselves as individuals but for the health of our planet as well.”
There will never be a time when we can just sit back and say we covered every topic and nothing is new. I come across hidden studies affecting human health every day. The system we have in place does not evaluate human health the same way humans do. We soon discover that every aspect of our lives need to be questioned and supervised: from the water we drink to the air we breathe, from the new revolutionary food for the betterment of humanity and to save the planet, to the experimental drugs the medical system forces on its citizens, in the name of Quasi-experimental health. Since we cannot expect the authorities to protect our health we need to do our homework to protect it ourselves.
What Is Wrong with Our Water?
Decades ago asbestos cement pipes were installed underground across Canada to deliver tap water. This should not sound alarming if you follow Health Canada’s official claims according to which there is no consistent evidence drinking or ingesting asbestos is harmful, so there is currently no maximum limit that can be in Canadian water. With no maximum limit there is no need for testing either, this is why very few communities in Canada currently test for asbestos in water.
Not everyone is as lenient regarding human exposure to asbestos as Health Canada is. “There is a growing body of research that suggests ingesting these fibres could elevate the risk of stomach and other gastrointestinal-related cancers. Agostino Di Ciaula, a medical doctor and researcher in the department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology at Bari Poly Clinic in Italy, has published papers that suggest possible links between drinking water containing asbestos and gastro-intestinal cancers.”
Unlike Canada, the European Union wants its member states to create a comprehensive plan to remove asbestos pipes and other constructions containing this harmful material because they acknowledge that no amount of asbestos is considered safe. The problem is that the more asbestos you are exposed to, the more likely you are to get an asbestos disease which can have a long latency period that can last for couple of decades.
We definitely need more exposure to this issue since thousands of kilometers of these pipes are still underground.
The Problem with Vegan Food Alternatives
Headlines about the dangers of meat consumption have been rising, declaring meatless alternatives as the future. And while there is a concern regarding low-quality meats and meat products for a reason, it is important to understand the dangers behind ultra-processed vegan alternatives.
Fear mongering tactics have been used for a while now by putting e.g. red meat in the same basket of carcinogens with cigarettes. Meanwhile “[p]lant-based diets and vegan alternatives are becoming big business, and the meat-substitute industry is growing at around 15 per cent a year. (…) The small US company Beyond Meat, with funding from Bill Gates and Tyson Foods, was already worth $ 8 billion at the end of 2019, and their rival Impossible Burgers, with funding from Google Ventures and other Silicon Valley firms, is close behind. Giant food companies like Nestlé are starting to make their own meat-alternative brands.”
Many studies have looked at the effects of plant-based diet on health and found positive correlations but we need to distinguish between a healthy plant-food diet including vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts or wholegrains and heavily processed options that have a long list of ingredients—in case of Beyond Meat we speak about 22 ingredients. These fake meat products like to label themselves as a healthy, environmentally friendly alternative yet lab created products are anything but healthy or natural.
To make matters worse, Beyond Meat has even signed an agreement with the Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone (JXEDZ) with plans to start producing its products in China that is infamous for its constant food safety issues, including problems with illegal additives and contamination. “Food supply and food safety are major global public health issues, and are particularly important in heavily populated countries such as China. Rapid industrialisation and modernisation in China are having profound effects on food supply and food safety. (…) Although the Chinese Government has shown determination to reform laws, establish monitoring systems, and strengthen food safety regulation, weak links in implementation remain.”
The Biosolid Scam
The use of sewage sludge as fertilizer for food, renamed biosolids, is a growing and less known threat to human health. Sewage sludge is the residue generated during the treatment of domestic waste and contains a mixture of hazardous substances from industry, hospitals and humans—anything that is discharged into the sewage system. The application of huge amounts of biosolids containing nitrogen and phosphorus, combined with other nitrogen-rich fertilizers, has contributed to the growing algae blooms along US coasts but it also has further harmful effects on human and animal life, as well as water quality. Antibiotic resistance and the accumulation of pharmaceuticals are other serious issues that come as risks with the use of biosolids. Harmful substances have been found in many vegetables coming from biosolid-treated soil.
Toxic sewer sludge is not just used in agriculture. Biosolids are also sold as lawn and garden fertilizers to homeowners despite their dangerous components. Unfortunately, companies do not have to disclose when biosolids are used in their compost or potting soil, they can even have the USDA organic label on them and still be full of toxic biosolids. In case you grow vegetables in your garden and want to avoid toxins contained sewer sludge, your best option is to buy organic potting soil and/or compost from a local nursery you know and trust that can guarantee no biosolids have been added.
To make matters even worse sewage sludge is used as the starting position for producing chemically extracted amino acids—we have written extensively about this matter since the public are unaware. When purchasing amino acids, look close what the label says: if it does not state that the product is produced by fermentation (free form is being used to confuse the public), they will never become free form—that is a lie.
Spread of a Deadly Fungus
You might think of healthcare facilities as safe places but you might change your mind. Candida auris (C. auris), an antimicrobial resistant (AR) fungus, spread at an alarming rate in US healthcare facilities in 2020-2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Cases have skyrocketed 200% since 2019, prompting the CDC to issue a warning to health care facilities about the rising threat. According to the CDC, “C. auris spread may have worsened due to strain on healthcare and public health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
When C. auris progresses to causing an infection that reaches the brain, blood, or lungs, more than 1 in 3 people die this is why continued surveillance, expanded lab capacity, quicker diagnostic tests, and adherence to proven infection prevention and control is needed.
We live in a strange world where nothing is what it is said to be. We trust systems, places, resources but we cannot really be sure whether our trust is simply blind or a reasoned choice. Good science turns out being unsupported or compromised by the organizations paying for a specific result, official recommendations ending up being a big lie funded by big companies and safe places becoming deadly as a result of bad systems put in place. We have to make our own research and use everything that is available for us to remain healthy. We need to rethink our relationship with many aspects of our lives that we previously took for granted not just for ourselves as individuals but for the health of our planet as well.
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- CDC, 2023. Increasing Threat of Spread of Antimicrobial-resistant Fungus in Healthcare Facilities. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2023/p0320-cauris.html
- Lam, Hon-Ming, Prof, PhD. et al 2013. Food supply and food safety issues in China. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)60776-X/fulltext
- Spector, Tim. 2022. Spoon Fed. Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong. Penguin Random House UK.
- Szeto, Eric. 2023. ‘Canadians should be very concerned about their drinking water’: W5 investigates asbestos cement pipes. https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/hidden-danger-is-there-asbestos-in-your-drinking-water-and-how-could-it-get-there-1.6322678
 Szeto, Eric. 2023.
 Spector, Tim. 2022. p. 92.
 Lam, Hon-Ming, Prof, PhD. et al 2013.
 CDC, 2023.