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Q. Your book defines Heavy Metal Body Burden as one of the three sides of the illness triangle. Why not enlarge this concept to Toxins Body Burden
A. Toxins is to broad a term. There is no medical test to for "Toxins". When testing, medicine looks for chemicals or metals (aka minerals). I categorize "Poison" in these two subcategories, essentially there are heavy metals and there are chemicals. There may be others, however, I have not found any information to lead me to another subcategory. My focus of attentions, for 25 years has been heavy metals. If there is another subcategory I would be very interested in knowing about it.
Q. On page 10 of your book one side of the illness triangle is defined as Systematic Consumption. On page 11 you use the words Systemic Consumption. I believe the latter terminology is more consistent with your meaning.
A. You are correct. I will correct the difference.
Q. Your statement on page 1 of your book that the EPA and OSHA tend to ignore the lessons of the Romans and other environmental incidents is not substantiated in any way.
A. I think it is, when you consider certain facts of the past. For example, the petroleum industry was allowed to add lead to gasoline for more then half a century; paper mills have been bleaching their product with mercury and dumping the waste material into rivers; chlorine industry has produced their product with a mercury cathode that has contaminated the product and local environments. The EPA and OSHA allow low levels of heavy metals in their supervised environments. The best reading of mercury in the body is ZERO. The best reading of lead in the body is ZERO. The best reading of cadmium in the body is Zero. The best reading of thallium in the body is ZERO. The list goes on.
Q. Your first two sentences on page 1 might lead one to believe that you feel all disease and affliction is caused by heavy metals. Is this true?
A. I don't say that at all . . . The basis of the book is to make aware that heavy metals is a serious influence of disease, affliction and condition. Even though each heavy metal has defined health effects (many are very serious to the point of death), I never say that any one metal is a cause. I believe that the combination of metals and rates of consumption are so severe that it is essentially criminal to ignore them.
Q. Please clarify your statement on page 2 that "fear of the legal system is becoming contagious in the back halls of governments and closed conference rooms of industry" It seems that you are saying that this is a good thing. The legal system is part of government and therefore why should government fear itself? I feel that industry uses the legal system and does not fear it.
A. Fear of the legal system is exemplified by the Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company (1981), Amchem Products v. Windsor and Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp., U.S. Supreme Court Cases & Mesothelioma Asbestos Lung Cancer, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), of California in 1993 (hexavalent chromium) and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PHILIP MORRIS, INC. (1999).
When government can create a dedicated court system to deal with a specific health problem, there is an implied fear of the consequences.
When an industry is caught doing something wrong the penalties, for them, are enormous. When the a government is caught doing something wrong we all pay and the government changes policy or law or personnel.
Q. Your statement on page 3 implies that the governing and manufacturing authorities are corrupt, greedy, and exhibit deviant behavior. There is no substantiation to this implication. Do you feel the source of this behavior is heavy metal poisoning?
A. Corruption, greed and deviant behavior may be influenced by heavy metals in combination with money, power and a profound lack of morals.
Q. In the last sentence on page 7 you say that death is life altering for society. What do you mean by this? Isn't death a natural part of society?
A. All death is not equal. The death of FDR created a change in policy in Vietnam, altering society. The death of a child that has the potential of enhancing the lives of others alters society. All death is a statistic waiting to be counted i.e.; Aids, Cancer, Heart Disease and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, to list a few. The needless death of a single person alters the society of that person's family, friends and co-workers. This is a philosophical question and it could be and has been addressed in many books (When Bad Things Happen to Good People).
Q. Your book does not address the affects of ones mental and spiritual state on good or ill health. I feel both of these factors are very important in any definition of good or ill health.
A. I don't have anything to say about good health since I know nothing about it. One's mental state is effected by heavy metals with the symptoms of "ERETHISM and COLICA", along with a number of psychological manifestations listed in the book. If you are looking for spiritual health, go to a church, mosque, synagogue or temple.
Q. Your books disclaimer includes the statement that the material should not be considered up to date. A disclaimer is entirely appropriate however as a reader I would much prefer that the author make a statement such as "to the best of my knowledge the material is up to date as of XXXX." Without such a statement a reader might be afraid that some of the material known to be out of date.
A. The book was written at a time when the public attentions are drawn to Terrorism, Iraq, Ethnic Cleansing, along with Ebola, Rife Valley Fever, Marburg Disease, Equine Encephalitis, to name a few. Heavy metal poisoning has been ignored and down played, without exception, for centuries. There has been an abundance of research done on the subject and it has been hidden in plain sight. My book, I hope, will be a motivation for others, like yourself, to update and add to the general repository of information. I don't pretend or imply that you will be healthy after reading my book. What I do hope is that you will be aware of how the human body is compromised and with that awareness gain the ability to avoid at least some of the little known pitfalls of life.
Q. Your chapter 8 is interesting; however, I believe that publishing internet conversations without the knowledge of who the author is or what are his credentials is a bad idea. A better way to handle this chapter would be to put the ideas conveyed in this chapter in your own words augmented with any additional research on the subject you could provide.
A. That chapter is a conversation between engineers, craftsmen and mechanics on a public user group which is available to the world. Not a single participant of any user group expects, requires or needs privacy. That is the purpose of a user group. None of that conversation was copy righted nor could it be expected.
I believe that my searches on the internet and the results, as published, benefits everybody including those that were involved in those conversations. Included in my book are a number of web addresses to enable the reader to get the same information him/herself. I also include a number of books that I have read to come to some of the conclusions that I have arrived at. If any reader would like to do the same diligence that I have, perhaps a different conclusion could be arrived at. I would like to debate and/or discuss alternative conclusions.
Q. At the beginning of chapter 10 you provide a quote from Napoleon Bonaparte. His statement is historically interesting and probably true in his time. Do you believe that it is still true today? If not, why is it included in your book?
A. The quotes in my book are meant to be thought provoking. The reader is the only judge of whether they are true today or not.
Q. To me Chapters 11 and 12 were the most interesting of the book. Do you have a written medical history of yourself or someone else that is still alive and suffers from heavy metal poisoning. If so, I would very much like that to be included in future editions of the book
A. A personal history, when given by a patient, is anecdotal. When the same history is taken by a doctor, it is consider clinical. I think that this is elitism's best example of hypocrisy. There are personal histories on the web . . . but you have to look for them with deliberate intent and an open mind
Q. In chapter 14 you make a conclusion that would follow "if heavy metals are capable of mutating the human organism". I don't recall any evidence that heavy metals are capable of mutating anything.
A. Check my website at Useful Information, Mercury, Videos: Mercury Brain Damage . You might also read about Aluminium and the many associations to diseases. I suspect your question comes from the use of "mutating". If that is the case you should check the dictionary and thesaurus.
Q. In chapter 14 you state that mercury oxidizes aluminum. Aluminum oxidizes readily in air. Without oxygen aluminum can not be oxidized.
A. What is the location that has no air where aluminum is placed? Mercury destroys aluminum so rapidly that it is not allowed on any aircraft [Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts §171-180)] in the world . . . for obvious reasons. The American Heritage Dictionary: oxidize = to increase the positive charge or valence of an element by removing electrons.
Q. Your point in chapter 14 about Andrea Yeats is true. Wouldn't the same point be true of all persons found guilty of murder by reason of insanity?
A. That point may or may not be true. In order to find the answer to that, all people charged with murder and use the defense of insanity would have to be tested. I wonder why all people charged with any violent crime are not tested for heavy metals. There are people researching this question but as I said before, they are hidden in plain sight.
Q. Your statements in chapter 14 that mercury is the easiest heavy metal to identify in the human body and the most expensive and painful metal to eliminate from the body are not in any way substantiated.
A. I made that statement from experience. Perhaps there are others who have found it inexpensive and painless but I have never heard from them. The reason it is easy to identify is because the tests are priced reasonably and non-invasive and these tests produce results.
Q. It seems to me that many of your answers are argumentative rather informational. Your answers tend to confront the person asking the question rather than respond in an open way to a possible alternative view stated or implied by the questioner.
A. You are probably correct, however, the theorem is not about me. From this question I draw the suggestion that because I am argumentative or confrontational that the theorem is wrong, yet I have not seen an alternative to my theorem. Some basic facts need to be understood when asking questions. They are (1) that I have been affected by one or more of the heavy metals for most of my life. In question #8 I mention "ERETHISM and COLICA". These are personality changing effects that should not be ignored; (2) I have been abused, minimized and dismissed by the medical profession for my entire life. This does not endear or befriend me in any way. An assault on my character, demeanor or honesty is a tactic used to diminish the theorem by way of diverting attentions. I believe that the theorem is true, accurate, correct and simple. It conforms with Occam's razor principle and should not be conflated with omnipotent words like "toxins", or "pollution".
The Theorem is the assembly, analysis and conclusion of empirical evidence, carefully thought out to extremes of pro and con. The Theorem is not an assumption based in unquestioned faith of the medical profession or any one man. My book should be questioned from every direction and all perspectives without the preconceived attitude that medicine is all knowing.
Another effective way to divert attentions from the theorem is to ask "What about this disease?". In my book I don't focus on any one illness or disease. I only define basic elements that must occur before health can be compromised. If you research a specific disease you will encounter a well defined pathology and treatment regiment. When or if the cause of that disease is missing or not defined and the treatments are of progressive effectiveness, you and your doctor should be looking at a heavy metal influence.