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Recently, there was a lot of negative press surrounding the product Adya Clarity. This was a product that had suddenly become very popular, the new "must have" detoxification tool, that we imported from America.
Our aim at Raw Living is to make the raw lifestyle as easy and accessible to you as we possibly can. If a product is in demand, naturally we will make efforts to source it so we can offer it to you; we source a lot of American products and make it easier for people in Europe to obtain them. But we do not hype anything up or do any kind of heavy sales approach. If we are particularly enjoying a product, we like to share that with you, and hope it will assist you in your decision making process when selecting what to purchase, but generally we steer clear of pushing anything onto you, believing it is better if you decide for yourself what resonates with you and what you feel drawn to.
(As a sidenote, it fascinates me to see what people order. We have hundreds of products in the store, and I love that one person will buy a dozen kale chips and ten chocolate bars, while another only wants medicinal mushroom powders. You can tell a lot about a person by what they put in their Raw Living shopping basket!).
Adya Clarity is not something we had used ourselves a lot, but obviously we believed it to be a good product. When all the furore happened, we had no choice but to remove it from stock, until we could ascertain what the truth was about the product. Personally, I couldn't understand how a product that was so popular could fall from grace so quickly. Wasn't the point about Adya that endless people were coming up with positive testimonials of how it had helped them with long-standing conditions? Wasn't it popular because so many people had benefitted from it already? Where were all these people now, did they suddenly no longer believe it was the Adya that had helped them?
For me, the saddest thing about the whole episode was the way people were so quick to judge, blame and point fingers. The outpouring of emotion around the topic was huge, and it seemed rather than seek out the facts in a calm and balanced way, people were keen to take sides and make others into "bad guys." We received many hostile and unfriendly emails, I can't imagine how the main resellers must have been bombarded.
We are now putting Adya back into stock. We continue to take it ourselves, mainly when travelling. We urge you to do your research, and make an informed decision before you purchase the product. Below is the information we have from the producers of Adya, which we present here so you can be aware of both sides of the debate.
Due to the recent attacks on Adya Inc. and the product Adya Clarity we have had to have our product looked at with a fine tooth comb to prove that it is not harmful and in fact very safe and good for you. The documents below show that we are in compliance with Health Canada and that they have deemed the Adya Clarity safe to drink up to 7 1/2 teaspoons per day for an adult. They have also made it possible for Adya Inc. to now display super shot usage on their labels. In these documents you will see that compared to other fruits and vegetables the mineral content, such as aluminum sulfate, is way below the levels that we would typically see in most produce. In the documents below, Adya Inc. shows certain common foods compared to 8 oz of the Adya Clarity water and a supershot (1 teaspoon of Adya Clarity).
It is too bad that someone who was only trying to hurt such a good product did not show any facts or proof for what they were trying to convey. Here are the facts and it shows that they are totally wrong on their allegations regarding any harmful effects that the Adya Clarity could have caused. The Adya Clarity still remains a superior mineral matrix and an outstanding tool to bring our fresh waters back to a purified, living state that is actually good and healthy for us that nature intended. Please take the time to review these new documents regarding the safety of the Adya Clarity product.
The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) has concluded that the product (Adya Clarity) is in compliance pursuant to section 7 of the natural Health Products Regulations.
DIRECT From HEALTH CANADA Recommended Use or Purpose: (Adya Clarity)
Natural Product Number: (active) - 80028256
A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps to prevent Iron deficient anemia.
Click this link to view this information on Health Canada's website. The page will say your session has expired. Please click 'Return to application', on the next page under 'Search Field' select 'product name', and under 'Criteria' type Adya Clarity - then hit 'Search', it will return 2 results (80028256 & 80024735)
DIRECT From HEALTH CANADA: Recommended Use or Purpose: (Adya Clarity)
Natural Product Number: (active) 80024735
A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function.
Click this link to view this information on Health Canada's website (see above for directions).
Click Wallace_Labs_8_oz_serving_Calculations for a link to the test report done on a bottle of 16oz Adya Clarity by Wallace Labs on 11.18.2011
Adya Clarity has become an extremely popular product over the last year. People are claiming to get wonderful results and see improvements on all kinds of long-standing health issues. As a water purifier, it's popular amongst people who don't have a home water filter system fitted or who are travelling.
But in the last few days, Internet rumours have been spreading that the product is a scam and actually damaging to health. Here is the official response from Matt Bakos, head of Adya Inc, that refutes the points made in the campaign to discredit Adya.
#1) I am concerned that Adya Clarity is mined just a few dozen miles from
the Fukushima nuclear power complex that recently suffered a meltdown and
spewed radiation into the atmosphere. I would hope that the supplier of Adya
would publicly post a verifiable radiation test report to dismiss any such
concerns about possible radiation contamination.
Attached is the Official Report of Nuclide Radioactive Element Measurement
Results from Shimanishi Kaken. The date of sampling was August 4, 2011.
This shows radioactive elements Iodine and Cesium were NOT DETECTED.
Here is the information from Shimanishi Kaken:
1: Geographical Description of our Factory
Our factory situated about 45Km west of the power plant. Between the power
plant and our factory there are many Mountains 3000 -3500 feet hight. The
mountain ranges running from north to south and made the natural defensive
The wind normally blows from south to north. And the area of our factory
does not affected by the radiation from power plant.
Radiation level of this area is almost natural radiation levels before the
Earthquake on march 11.2011 (Current level is 0.07~0.08 micro sievelt)
2:Current our products ,which we are shipping to you, was produced before
the Earthquake and stocked in the safe tank in the warehouse.
3: We have asked to check the radioactive contamination of Themarox newly
produced after the Earthquake /melt down of power plant together with before one to
the authorized institute by the prefecture government.
and the test result was OK.
#2) I am concerned that the founder of Adya, Inc. describes Adya Clarity as
a "food" when it is clearly not a food but rather derived from a collection
of mined minerals combined with sulfuric acid.
Our product is not classified as water. It is an inorganic mineral salt.
What would you consider Celtic sea salt? A food, water? It can also be
considered a dietary mineral.
I find it funny that Mike Adams was selling Adya Clarity on his website
under "Supplements" with all of these concerns. Hmm..did he not see the iron
and aluminum on the label before he started selling it on his website??? Did
he not get the content fact sheet when he asked for it?? He claims that we
are hiding and misleading people. Is this because he is trying to save his
face because someone sent him an email or he conspired to take sides
I find it rather odd that within just a few short days, there are several
individuals -who all seem to know each other- creating this baseless smear
campaign against our product. One person which we refused to do business
with over a year ago after he broke many agreements.
#3) I am concerned that the concentration of aluminum in Adya Clarity
appears to have been hidden from customers on the label by listing it in
"trace minerals" when in fact it is the second most common element in the
product, just after iron.
Every element in our product is in trace quantities (if that is how you're
defining trace 1 mg/L) when consumed at 1 mg per liter, except for the iron
(which is only at 1.2 mg). The aluminum is at 1 mg per liter when diluted
properly, therefore, it is considered trace according to this definition.
The other definition could be that the body uses very little of these
minerals. (There are no specific definitions for these amounts.) As I state
further in answer #9 the WHO, along with the world scientific community,
have come up with trace minerals = 100 mg OR LESS per day. Do these people
even know that or research that before they make their own personal opinion?
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/trace+element This gives 2 separate
definitions of the term trace elements.
#4) I am concerned that the Adya Clarity manufacturer has such poor quality
control measures in place that they admittedly shipped out a very large
number of mislabeled Adya Clarity products -- and then did not feel any
obligation to alert customers to this mislabeling.
First of all this is VERY deceiving. There was "very large number" of
mislabeled products shipped out. Here is what happened:
Towards the end of last year (2010) our computer systems (as well as others
close to us in business) were hacked which resulted in a small circulation
of misprinted labels. The product itself was never contaminated and posed no
immediate risk because of a misprint on a label. The amount of product that
was sent out with these labels was very small. We informed our distributors
and sent out the proper labels to those that had questions. The problem was
resolved almost a year ago and I see this just as a way to nit-pick on a
company that was going through outside tampering of our systems. Why would
something that happened LAST YEAR and was very insignificant be such a
concern to Mike Adams now?
#5) I am concerned that Adya Clarity is being marketed for internal
consumption when there is no clinical evidence or even published scientific
papers that have been made available to NaturalNews which supports the
safety of the Adya Clarity product for internal consumption.
Mike Adams is claiming that Adya Inc. did not send him an official MSDS. It
is odd how we import this product with this same MSDS, harmonized through
the FDA in the U.S, the same MSDS that we achieved our Canadian NPN (Natural
Product Number) with and the same MSDS that contains UN numbers and other
regulatory classification numbers. Here is what it says on our official MSDS
(which Mike Adams was given) about the classification of dangerousness or
Classification of dangerousness and harmfulness
Classification; Acid concentrated minerals solution
Dangerousness; Not caustic to human skin ,because free sulfuric radical
content is low(5%).
Harmfulness; Not harmful , because "Themarox" does not contain any harmful
elements.(refer to the Analysis Data--page3.)
Environmental influence; "Themarox" does not affect any natural ecosystems
,because it is water purifying agent consists of natural minerals, necessary for the human
beings, higher animals and plants to maintain their lives. Non-dangerousness, harmlessness and
environmental safety of "Themarox" can be certified through such a fish toxicity test as any kind of
fresh water fish can live longer in diluted "Themarox".
We have also partnered with several people in other countries to bottle Adya
Clarity. All of this bottling must be done by regulatory standards of the
WHO, FDA, and GMP compliances specific to each country.
We have also submitted with the NSF for Adya Inc.'s GMP certification to
bottle products. We have also contracted out our bottling to a GMP certified
bottler. We are doing everything necessary to insure Federal and
International Regulations for safety and human consumption.
Our NPN (Natural Product Number) for Canada is 80024735. Along with this
number comes claims that you are obligated to make on your labels. The two
main health claims we are allowed to make from the Canadian NHP (Natural
Health Products) are:
-A factor in the maintenance of good health
-Helps to form red blood cells and assists in their proper function
NHP numbers are achieved based on clinical trial evidence and research. The
ingredients in Themarox are in the databases in clinical trials and
therefore was found to be approved as a Natural Health Product.
This is based off the MSDS that both Ian Clark AND Mike Adams have in
hand!!! Now, how could I register this product through Canada Health as a
natural product using this same MSDS I provided to them and can be
considered a scammer and a liar?
What my question is. Why would Mike Adams BOLD FACED LIE to all of this
readers?? This product has been around for 40 years. Mike Adams read ONE
email about the product from an unethical and unreliable source that was
merely a disgruntled business person who was booted out of Adya Inc. a year
#6) I am concerned that the high level of iron in Adya Clarity may result in
acute iron toxicity in some individuals who take "super shots" of Adya,
especially if they are genetically predisposed to iron toxicity.
Mike Adam's concerns here are fine but he must understand the quantities of
iron that are in our product. In 1 tsp. of Adya Clarity there is roughly 6
mg. of iron in ionic sulfate form.
Here you can see the RDI for iron is 18 mg. If you were to drink 32 oz. or
close to 1 L you would be getting roughly 1.5 mg of your RDI for iron. If
you were drinking 1/2 gallon of water treated with Adya Clarity you would be
getting roughly 3 mg of you RDI for iron. And so on and so forth.
Even if one were to take 1 tsp. of Adya Clarity in a few ounces of water and
then a gallon of water treated with Adya Clarity you still be under your
daily averages. Super Shots are an OFF-LABEL use. I could see if our
minerals were causing you to spike way above your daily averages or your RDI
but they are not.
So why is there a sudden alarm??
If someone has ever contacted us directly concerning this we have always
told them to consult with their doctor/health care practitioner, especially
if they have pre-existing health conditions.
#7) I am concerned that Adya Clarity is imported as "battery acid" but sold
as a health supplement for internal use.
This accusation can easily be misunderstood if you are not educated in a
little bit of chemistry and understand codes for importation and exportation
on things like sulfuric acid.
I will explain exactly what I mean by this. Not as an opinion but as
chemistry fact and let us please look at the facts and the true chemistry
that is being presented. Here is a link showing you the definition of
It explains that they are found and produced in thermal veins proving that
what I pointed out in all of my videos and all of the information I've given
is the source for these types of minerals. Volcanic aquifers.
Just to make a point about the minerals we use and the form they're in
before I explain the chemical classification, it is important to understand
that the minerals found in fresh raw foods that are bioavailable are in
sulfate form bonded with hydrogen, exactly like our minerals.
In fact, that is the science behind this product in the first place. That
is why the MSDS clearly states these minerals are in a natural state, NOT
harmful, nontoxic, and ESSENTIAL to living organisms. You can read many
books about this chemistry. It is not a certain way that people think it is
the chemistry in nature.
Now let's discuss the chemical classification of our product. It has 5%
sulfates. It's acid level is stronger in Themarox form which would be
comparable to 5% sulfuric acid. This doesn't mean that our product is
sulfuric acid or even battery acid for that matter!!! In fact, battery acid
is 29-32% sulfuric acid!! Which is 6 times more than what is in Themarox.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfuric_acid (scroll down to see the
If you notice to the right of these classifications it says inorganic
chemicals. In chemistry, every mineral is considered a chemical. Therefore,
this is the proper classification for the FDA to harmonize this product
which they do for consumption before it clears customs.
The writer of this official statement failed to mention that HE HIMSELF
imported it into Canada with the MSDS knowing full well of all of these
facts. It is easy to make a false accusation and get people to believe
deception when you leave out A LOT of facts. In fact, sulfate minerals are
used in organic farming in the U.S. Ultimately, this product can be put on
every organic farm due to its classification. ESSENTIAL FOR ALL LIVING
#8) I am concerned that the level of aluminum in Adya Clarity may present a
health hazard when consumed on a regular basis, as aluminum is well known to
potentially accumulate in the human body and contribute to a variety of
neurological disorders. We do not yet conclusively know this to be a fact,
but neither do we know it to be safe, and that's the point. We should follow
the "precautionary principle" when considering the internal consumption of
non-food items containing concentrations of aluminum or other metals known
to exhibit potentially harmful effects.
This is a fear based tactic based on information I just disclosed about our
product. 1 tsp. of Adya Clarity = 5 mg of aluminum. The estimated average
daily consumption of aluminum for humans, according to the FDA and WHO, is
10-15mg. The interesting fact we found out about aluminum consumption is
that meat products contain a significantly lower amount of aluminum than
fresh fruits and vegetables! For instance, a liter of pineapple has 99.88 mg
of aluminum per liter. If you ate a cup of pineapples, you'd be eating
roughly 25 mg. of aluminum. As I mentioned, 1 tsp. of Adya Clarity has 5 mg.
of aluminum. Keep in mind, aluminum sulfate is used in organic farming. The
big difference between aluminum sulfate that is used in organic/farming is
that ours is in its natural complex (meaning many different types) salt form
which is actually more defined as a whole food/natural product. It is a
known fact that aluminum is never found alone in nature. Just like Themarox.
What do you think would be coming from the veins of the aquifers in earth?
I want to present you with research regarding aluminum and other minerals
in food. I want to specifically reference the aluminum and the state that
minerals need to be in to be bioavailable in plants. This is the same
information that Shimanishi Asao knew 40 years ago in chemistry and is the
reason why this product is here today.
This is as natural as it gets so why aren't they reporting this in the
Here is a book that goes into the mineral science in nature. It was written
by Elmer G. Heinrich who is person who brought the idea of "plant derived"
minerals to the world. He does not promote our product but he has been in
this industry studying this specific thing for at least 32 years which is
the amount of time he has been in business.
I urge you to read Chapter 8, titled "THE TOXIC MINERALS BELIEF" It's all
about the aluminum myth.
Some key points to review from this chapter:
- "All aluminum found in food is pre-assimilated by the plant, and it is
naturally tied to the plant in the form of sulfate."
- "Naturally occurring aluminum sulfate minerals are called alums."
- Alum sulfate increases stomach acidity and improves digestion and the
absorption of nutrients, stimulates gastric and pancreatic secretion and has
a mild diuretic effect."
- "Aluminum is one of the most abundant minerals on earth, second only to
silica. It is in virtually everything we touch!"
#9) I am concerned that when asked why he did not list the concentration of
aluminum on the Adya Clarity label, the founder of the company told me,
essentially, "Because I didn't want to." To me, this indicates a callous
disregard for full disclosure to customers and a reckless abandonment of
fundamental ethical principles that should always be present when marketing
nutritional supplements labeled for internal use.
Mike Adams is keeping the whole answer out of this. Based on my experience
being in the conversation he is presenting half-truth here. What he wouldn't
let me explain or identify are simple facts that are pointed out in this
I only listed the elements that people have asked about when looking at the
label. These are also the elements that are considered MAJOR elements.
According to the trace definitions of the WHO, trace is something that is
less than 100 mg per day. As I stated, there are 5 mg of aluminum sulfate,
in complex salt form, in 1 tsp. of Adya Clarity. This falls well under the
limits of what is defined at trace minerals for consumption.
"Although some are very rare, there are more than 100 mineral elements found
on earth. Four of these, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen make up 96%
of our body. The remaining 4% of our body is basically made up in part of 70
or more minerals, most of which are no longer readily available in our
The world governments and scientific communities have grouped minerals into
two categories. Those that are considered to be required in our diets in
amounts greater than 100 milligrams per day are called major minerals. Those
that are considered to be required in our diets in amounts of less than 100
milligrams per day are called trace minerals. Both major and trace minerals
are in the same class. The only difference is the name and the recommended
daily amount (RDA) required according to the World Health Organization.
There are only seven major minerals. They are calcium, magnesium, potassium,
phosphorus, sulfur, sodium and chlorine. Our bodies should contain
significant amounts of each! Trace minerals, on the other hand, are present
in the body in very small amounts. It is thought that each makes up less
than one hundredth of one percent of our body weight".
#10) I am concerned that the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) I received
from Adya Clarity appears to be nothing more than a non-official Word
document and does not resemble the traditional MSDS documents typically
accompanying hazardous substances. as a Word document, it could have easily
been modified or edited to eliminate information that the importer did not
want other people to see, in much the same way that the label was designed
to avoid listing the concentration of aluminum.
See answer #5. Again, the official MSDS is attached. And again, our MSDS
is harmonized through the FDA in the U.S, the same MSDS that we achieved our
Canadian NPN (Natural Product Number) with and the same MSDS that contains
UN numbers and other regulatory classification numbers. See below:
Statistical product number ( HS No.);3824,90-0004(Chemical industrial
Standard international trade classification (SITC);523-19(Inorganic
The United Nations classification; Item No.66, UN No.2796,(Products
containing low density sulfuric acid)
Remember, this is Themarox, the raw material. It not the finished product
Adya Clarity which is 10% Themarox 90% purified water.
It is then again diluted down by the user by up to 1,000 times.
#11) I am concerned that both children and expectant mothers may be
especially at risk due to high consumption of both iron and aluminum, and
yet there are no warnings or cautions that accompany the Adya Clarity
product which would reasonably inform a pregnant women (or a mother of a
child) to exercise caution in the use of this product.
I understand this concern here but if he was educated about iron and
pregnant women he would know it is recommended for pregnant women to take 27
mg of iron daily. There is no daily recommended dose of aluminum but if you
are going by the average consumption (10-15mg per day) we are STILL WAY
BELOW those levels. So where is the concern?
Iron and pregnancy
Pregnancy increases the need for iron in the diet. The developing fetus
draws iron from the mother to last it through the first five or six months
after birth so a woman has an increased need for iron during pregnancy.
Iron losses are reduced during pregnancy because the woman is no longer
menstruating and so loses less iron from menstrual blood loss. It is useful
to include foods that are good sources of iron in the diet every day (for
example, red meat) and to have foods that are good sources of vitamin C
(like oranges) to help absorb the iron.
The recommended daily intake (RDI) of iron during pregnancy is 27mg a day
(9mg a day more than that for non-pregnant women). The amount needed depends
on the amount of iron the woman has 'stored' in her body prior to pregnancy.
If your iron stores are very low, you may need to get more from supplements.
It is important to discuss your need for supplements with your doctor as
iron can be toxic (poisonous) in large amounts.
#12) I am concerned that the unsubstantiated health claims being used to
market Adya Clarity cast a shadow of doubt over the entire natural products
industry which, in most cases, sells very safe, effective and
well-documented products for consumption.
There are many health claims that people make when taking minerals in
general, especially if they are effective and bioavailable. There are years
of scientific and medical research and clinical trials regarding sulfate
minerals. So the question isn't, "Are these minerals safe?" when it's
already proven that they are essential to all life in this form. The
question should be, " How much should I take and where should they come
from?" It is also important to note that many Nobel Peace Prize winners and
natural health practitioners/doctors understand that mineral deficiencies
play a major role in the direct link to illness and disease.
Adya Inc. does not make personal health claims. The health claims we were
given were through our Canadian NPN which I will state again:
-A factor in the maintenance of good health
-Helps to form red blood cells and assists in their proper function
NHP numbers are achieved based on clinical trial evidence. The ingredients
in Themarox are in the databases in clinical trials as I stated and
therefore was found to be approved as a Natural Health Product.
We do not have control over testimonials people receive and give from
taking Adya Clarity.
#13) I am concerned that in a time when most of us are trying to remove
heavy metals, aluminum and other contaminants from our water (fluoride, BPA,
etc.), Adya Clarity is being sold with the message that we need to add
something to our water -- something that contains aluminum. This is
especially concerning given that aluminum is one of the adjuvants used in
vaccines, which is one of the reasons informed consumers seek to avoid
As we discussed and pointed out about aluminum, when you take 1 tsp. Adya
Clarity diluted down in water, juice, drinking liquids you are in nowhere
near "excessive" amounts of aluminum. I had a conversation with Mike Adams
on the phone and he was reviewing our MSDS, which he yelled that the MSDS
was a liar. He said that aluminum is a heavy, toxic metal. Now, I don't
claim to be the most intelligent chemistry researcher on the planet but
anyone that knows the periodic table knows that aluminum is NOT a heavy
metal. In fact, our test reports from the University of Wisconsin and the
Mexico City Raw Sewage (which both have been available to the public online)
clearly indicate a LARGE REDUCTION in heavy metals such as lead and mercury
when Themarox was added to water. So his claims of being concerned with
heavy metals and "aluminum" are NOT based on education, facts, and
understanding of nature. As well as the natural phenomenon that these
minerals possess at removing heavy metals (as well as other harmful
materials) from water, nor based on actual daily intake of minerals which
should be the first thing one should want to know.
Also we have conclusive test reports back from the EPA lab that we will
release more than likely around the first of year.
1. Themarox with filtration removes/reduces alpha particles.
2. Themarox with filtration removes/reduces VOC's.
#14) I am concerned that those who are marketing Adya Clarity did not
exercise fundamental due diligence in determining the evidence-based safety
of this product before marketing it for internal use.
Really?! What did Canada Health do to give us our NPN? We've given the
information here. If you speak to anybody that speaks directly with our
company they will tell you that this is the type of information that I base
my work on. FACTS, not opinions.
Mike Adams just doesn't seem to know enough about sulfate minerals from
nature and daily mineral intake to really have any valid input on the
subject. If he did he wouldn't' be saying these things. He is not basing
"his accusation" on research and our phone call. He is simply basing it on a
planned smear campaign. In fact, I was told Mike Adams was going to do this
before he even called me. I was also told by another person who is respected
in the natural health community that this is indeed a smear campaign. Don't
be surprised if you receive emails of people sympathizing with your losses
of Adya and then turning around and trying to market you an amazing new
product. It has already happened this morning.
#15) I am concerned that the Adya Clarity label contains no warnings about
iron consumption and no warnings for cumulative aluminum consumption.
We are not reinventing the wheel and presenting a "new" product. This
product itself has been around for 40 years and in nature it has been being
produced every day since the beginning of life on this planet. Remember,
sulfate minerals are essential to all of life. Of course anything that is
taken in excess can be harmful. Based on all of the information we have
given if you drink water that has been purified with 1 tsp. Adya Clarity you
can drink a whole gallon as still be less than 50% of your daily averages.
Of course if a child drank our water they are not going to drink a whole
gallon of water. Most adults are lucky if they drink a half of a gallon of
water per day. The bottom line is we have done our math. We have properly
resourced our understanding and confirmed Shimanishi Asao was correct in
helping to restore the earths water and minerals ( A great problem not one
person should deny) with a natural way that exists in nature. The only
problem is this process in nature has been greatly disrupted as most of us
There are people right now working on bringing this product to places like
Haiti, San Blas, as well as others very concerned for the safety of water in
other countries where people are dying because of it. Here is a trailer to
a documentary on this water crisis. I was there when it was shot and you can
see me half way through right after it says "every last drop counts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Anvz3Txaws ". I was mixing Themarox in the
water they collect and drink which is exactly the water you see in the
beginning. That is right, they drink this water. I have a sample 5 years
old of that water and it was treated right after I was given it back then.
It is still crystal clear and everything is rendered at the bottom. I keep
it at my desk as an everyday reminder. I was told when I first got to the
San Blas Islands that their water would kill you in just a day or two if you
drank it and did not receive immediate medical attention. I treated their
water with themarox and shook it up. I did this in plastic pop bottle the
tribe had given me. The whole Congresso of this tribal court was literally
in session. I drank the water right after I treated it, in front of this
tribe (The two elder chiefs, Women, children, and all). I am sure to them it
was very amusing because after I took a big chug from their water the whole
tribe took a deep breath. Like I stunned them. I believe it was concerning
and brave in their eyes. They had seen what their water does to visitors.
The water did not cause any ill effect to me and the other people with me
from America told me I was crazy. In fact I didn't even get an upset stomach
or loose bowel movements. To me this was one of the greatest gifts and
miracles that had witnessed and experienced myself.
It ills me to think that people ignorantly make comments like "you can get
this at any pool store" or "The Aluminum!" and they do not look at all of
the facts and science behind these types of minerals. Especially when they
are supposed to be educators of these types of subjects. The important
thing is because people point out something and say it is wrong or a concern
does not make it so unless they support it with conclusive evidence. The
true essence of these minerals should not be forgotten or over looked. We
should address the issues but with sound science and not blatancy without
facts. I am not here to argue. I am here to provide knowledge that is
already freely available and a natural product that has and AMAZING ability
to detoxify water.
Does everyone with candida issues find their symptoms worse at this time of year, or is it just me? I don’t know if it’s because mushrooms thrive when conditions get damp, and that applies to internal fungus as well as the external specimens you can find in the woods about now. Or is it because it’s the autumn equinox and I always feel icky at the equinoxes? At least these days I do have better information about how to keep the beastly yeast at bay.
There’s the basic stuff about candida we all know (those of us with the problem anyway) about not eating sugary stuff and getting the probiotics in etc. We know that antibiotics, birth control pills and steroids make it worse. I won’t reiterate the basic stuff about candida overgrowth here as there’s plenty of material on various good websites on the subject. But there are a few little nuggets I’ve learned more recently about controlling candida that I’d like to share, just in case others have missed them too.
Candida can be tough to get rid of once it becomes systemic, i.e. embedded in the intestinal wall and even in organs and tissue deeper in the body. If you have systemic candidiasis, it will take several months of sustained effort before you will win the battle because the whole of the intestinal wall has to have time to renew with clean tissue. We know we can starve the candida out by eliminating sweets, carbs and alcohol; kill it with antifungal supplements and both kill and crowd it out with probiotics.
There are other things we can do in addition to all that, using some of the herbs and supplements that have become available more recently. Many of these are available at Raw Living, and I shall mention those in bold. For instance, you can help your own immune system to overcome candida with immune-building supplements. The most potent of these, perhaps surprisingly, is reishi mushroom. All of the noble mushrooms are good for this against candida, including chaga, cordyceps, maitake, shiitake, lion’s mane, agaricus blazei, trametes versicolor etc, but reishi is the king of anti-candida supplements. A good product to try if you want to cover all the bases is STR-12 but any of the reishi products will be very potent too. The reishi thing seemed counter-intuitive to me when I first learned about it as I was always told to avoid eating anything with mushrooms in it because they’re supposed to encourage candida growth. But in fact the noble mushrooms should be the first mode of attack according to David Wolfe. He also says we need to take big doses. These medicinal mushrooms cannot do us any harm so you can’t overdose though you may get some detox discomfort initially if you dive straight into a high dose regime. David Wolfe’s philosophy, rather than the allopathic conventional medic’s idea of ‘take two and call me in the morning’, is ‘take 2,000 and email me next month!’
The next effective treatment that can seem counter-intuitive is to do a series of colonics. Some people, who may have spent months on end improving their internal garden of flora with a long course of probiotics feel reluctant to have colonic treatment because they worry, quite reasonably, that it will wash away the good bacteria they’ve worked so hard to build up. In fact, a colonic will only temporarily wash away some of the good bacteria and since we lose quite a lot with every bowel movement anyway, it’s not really a problem. The reason a series of colonics is beneficial is that candida thrives on all the muck and mayhem in our gut while the good bacteria prefer a clean environment. So colonics will tip the balance in favour of the good bacteria by providing the right environment for them while the candida will have less putrefaction to hide out in. By a colonic, I include enemas as well as professional colonics so grab an enema bag and do yourself a favour!
While we’re talking about brilliant supplements that have only recently become available, I once again have to trumpet the angelical, magical properties of Adya Clarity. This stuff has a very powerful capacity to kill candida and for some people will eradicate the problem completely. For more on Adya, see the two other RL blog articles on it, my own and another by Polly Noble. While Adya hasn’t eradicated candida altogether for me, there is a good reason for that which I’ll come to in a minute and I do find it keeps it under control even when I’m naughty and eat honey or dried figs.
The next items that may not be obvious anti-candida allies are the fermented foods – sauerkraut, kim-chi, kefir and kombucha for example. I used to think these would be bad for me. The word ‘fermented’ rang alarm bells and I avoided them. Now I know that such foods are potent probiotics, and that I can get more billions of living probiotic organisms into me this way than I can get from any of the probiotic pills and powders. I still use the pills and powders – I want it all! – but I have noticed a positive difference in my health since beginning on the fermented foods. I especially notice that my bowels seem to work better and I have less gas. I absolutely love sauerkraut and eat it almost daily but I confess I am not yet 100% sure about the kefir yet. I’ve been brewing water kefir and drinking a small glass each evening. It tastes wonderful, a bit like cider, but I can’t get my head around how it can be an anti-candida substance. I know it contains a (small) amount of sugar and although I’ve been using coconut sugar crystals which are fairly low-glycaemic, it still worries me. Plus I know kefir contains alcohol. It’s a tiny amount (about 0.7% apparently) but it’s enough for me to feel it, I do get a bit of a rush. Since alcohol is rocket fuel for candida, I find the idea so contrary to what I know about candida control, that drinking kefir does blow my fuses a bit. As I mentioned at the beginning, I am having a slight candida flare-up at the mo, but this may be due to causes other than the kefir so I will persevere and see what happens. I’d be interested to know what other people’s thoughts are on this one.
Earlier I said that I believe I know why I’ve not yet completely eliminated candida from my system, despite all of these powerful weapons. In my case, I think it’s because I still have two mercury amalgam fillings in my mouth, and I don’t think I’ll ever entirely get rid of the candida while they are there. The reason I still have them is partly budgetary reasons and partly that my system hasn’t been strong enough to withstand removal. Mercury amalgam removal is a big deal and is potentially dangerous if not done correctly or if done when your immune system is weakened. I know where I want to go to have it done so I’ve been saving my pennies and trying to build up my immune strength. Then I’ll be ready with the Adya, the zeolites and the colonics for after the procedure. Interestingly, I’ve read some conflicting facts about candida and mercury. One is that candida converts mercury to its most poisonous form, methyl mercury. As if mercury wasn’t poisonous enough, candida actually makes it worse. The other thing I read is that candida has one good quality in that it buffers the body against some of mercury’s most poisonous effects and so the body in its wisdom, hangs on to candida while mercury is present, because it helps deal with the toxicity. An interesting thought. I wonder which is true, or if it’s possible both things could be true at the same time?
Finally I feel it worth mentioning a few things which, while they are neither counter-intuitive nor new, they are things I find really helpful in the battle against the beastly yeast, things I’d hate to do without. One of these is pau d’arco tea which is the best tasting of the medicinal teas in my opinion. I was fascinated to hear that when a pau d’arco tree dies and falls in the South American jungle, it doesn’t rot. It’s so resistant to fungus and bacteria that it just sits there, not rotting. Anyway. Another thing is coconut butter, which is of course not only the most delicious substance ever but is anti-fungal too. As an aside, I never worry about putting on weight eating coconut either, because I gather the fat consists of medium-chain triglycerides which the body can’t store as fat. Moving on, colloidal silver is great because you can use it internally and externally. Last but by no means least is the Terminator zapper, which gets top marks for killing all kinds of parasites including candida.
Good luck with your own efforts to keep the candida in check, and may you have a very happy, fungus-free autumn.
We all know we need to drink water but the real question is what is the best water to drink? These days we have lots of options from alkaline water to filter water to distilled water to deionized water to reverse osmosis to tap water but which is better?
According to www.bodyecology.com there are quite a few downsides to some of those options;
Our body requires minerals for optimum health and unfortunately the above sources are stripped of their mineral content which can lead to migraines, high blood pressure and constipation!Drinking enough water is essential especially considering the brain consists of 76%, muscle 75% and bone 25%. As with food, the best source of water is naturally occurring, untouched and full of minerals.According to Body Ecology these come in the form of;
- Tap water is municipal water that comes out of the faucets and has been treated, processed and disinfected. It is purified with chlorine and generally has added flouride. But one of the byproducts from using chlorine in our drinking water is linked to cancer1.
- Distilled water can be any kind of water that has been vaporized and collected, leaving behind any solid residues, including minerals. Distilled water has no minerals in it at all.
- Reverse osmosis water has been forced through membranes that remove larger particles, pollutants and minerals. Reverse osmosis water is usually acidic2.
- Deionized water has had ionized impurities and minerals removed from it but not bacteria or pathogens.
One of things I have been meaning to do and not managed to get round to yet is collecting some spring water. Daniel Vitalis is a firm believer that spring water is the only water we should be drinking. A while back I bought 3 big demi-johns in preparation of visiting my nearest natural spring so that I could drink the cleanest water possible. Err well that job is still on my "to-do" list (I think in the back of my mind I'm waiting for summer so I can do it on a beautiful sunny day - well that's my lame excuse!) So in the meantime I have been buying Isklar water which is thought to be one of the cleanest drinking waters sourced from Norway. It is described as "glacial natural mineral water of exceptional purity". BUT it comes in plastic bottles which is a bit of a shame as we know that plastic leaches which means there will be some degree of toxicity within it.So seeing as I don't have spring water to hand, I do what I think is the next best thing. I buy good quality water, decant it into my glass demijohns and add some Adya Clarity which helps to dissolve contaminants within water making the toxins harmless.According to Raw Living, "Adya Clarity is a Para-magnetic sulfate mineral solution that is extracted from the rarest, most mineral rich Biotite/Black Mica volcanic deposit in Mount Fuji, Japan. A proprietary acid sulfate process is used to perfectly extract the elements from the Black Mica that are made 100% bioavailable. The Mount Fuji deposit is the only known PURE™ resource of Black Mica"Here are just some of the functions of Adya Clarity;
- Well water - comes from a hole drilled in the ground that taps into a water source. A pump brings it to the surface. If you do not have access to city water, then you would need a well.
- Natural spring water - flows up from a natural spring and is bottled at the source.
- Artesian or spring waters - come from a natural source but are bottled off-site and are processed and purified.
- Mineral water - could be natural spring water or artesian water, comes from an underground source, and contains at least 250 parts per million (ppm) of dissolved solids, including minerals and trace elements.
(I'm particularly interested in its ability to oxygenate the body efficiently as cancer cells do not like oxygen and I do not like cancer!)Adya Clarity also;
- Magnetic Sulfate Minerals increase the elements needed for optimum cellular function
- Unnecessary elements are bound and eliminated thus creating equilibrium within body
- Purify, Microcluster, Structure and Optimize any water by simply adding Adya Clarity
- Remove Chlorine, Fluoride, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Plastics, Solvents, Heavy Metals & Pathogens
- Provides your body with the full spectrum of elements in soluble form
- Eliminates viruses, harmful bacteria and parasites by burning them up through deposition
- Removes cellular waste residues out of all tissues, fluids, glands and organs
- Activates oxygen and increase assimilation of all nutrients to feed and nourish your cells
- Stimulates proper and efficient cellular metabolism
- Maximizes the potential of growth hormones, Glutathione and Super Oxide Dismutase
- Provides profound hydration at the cellular level
- Para-Magnetic sulfate minerals are the key factor to optimize all enzymatic functions in your body
- Eliminates anaerobic bacteria
- Eliminates chlorine and sodium fluoride
- Reduces heavy metals such as mercury and lead
- Reduces THM's and other carbon-based wastes
I don't know about you but I certainly want to be drinking the purest water I can get so for me, Adya Clarity is a constant cupboard keeper. It is thought that water will stays clean and safe to drink 8 months after being treated. So if you don't have a natural spring on your doorstep (check out www.findaspring.com to locate your nearest one), then I would definitely recommend Adya Clarity.
There is some debate going on just now about what is the best water to drink. Robert Young’s ideas about filtered alkaline water are being challenged by people like Daniel Vitalis and David Wolfe, who assert that only natural spring water with a low Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) count is fit to drink. Bad news for those of us who invested big bucks in ioniser machines to filter and alkalise our water. So if you don’t happen to have a low-calcium natural spring on your doorstep, what can you do?
While fresh spring water is doubtless always going to be the ideal, there is an answer for those of us without access to a spring. For me, the best option is to treat all of the water I use with Adya Clarity. The bottle says it’s a ‘paramagnetic sulphate solution’ but that doesn’t tell you very much about what it can actually do – and what it can do is beginning to stack up to a very long list of near-miraculous feats of alchemy. For spring-less raw fooders, the first thing is that it cleans up water, precipitating out the inorganic minerals and contaminants like calcium and killing bacteria. Water treated with Adya (15 drops per litre) stays clean and safe to drink for at least 8 months.
Fulvic acid and zeolites are familiar products that we know can help remove heavy metals and toxins from the body, and are valuable ‘bad calcium dissolvers’. Anyone who has seen David Wolfe’s Longevity Now material will be aware of how vital such products are for reversing diseases of calcification. I remember hearing somewhere that both of them are derived from black mica. With an unlimited budget I’d use everything but meanwhile, I like to go straight to the motherlode - Adya is THE black mica product. Matthew Bakos, the president of the company that distributes Adya in the US and Europe, says research is still being done on Adya’s performance, but the research already completed is impressive.
We already know Adya takes on multi-valent inorganic minerals and converts them in the blood to organic bio-available form, and that when added to water it renders contaminants and inorganic minerals inert and harmless. We know it oxygenates the blood, killing pathogens including candida.
In addition, it transpires that Adya removes mercury and lead from the body and that in fact a course of Supershots does this within a short period of time (a Supershot is a teaspoon of Adya in one ounce of water, followed by a long drink of normally-dosed Adya water ie 15 drops per litre). Within five minutes of taking a Supershot and follow up drink, the blood is transformed. This can be seen under the microscope during live blood analysis. Your blood may show signs of stickiness or ‘rouleau’ because of lack of oxygen ie too many blood cells trying to share one electron. A Supershot treatment will reverse this (the effect lasts many hours) so that the blood cells are bouncing around clean and clear, and the blood will show those sparks of light, the bio-photons, indicative of good blood health. Incidentally the researchers also noticed that blood cells on a slide normally die pretty quickly but Adya blood is still alive on the slide 24 hours later.
One of my favourite uses of Adya is to put a dropperful in my green juice. It makes the nutrients in the juice more bio-available. Also it will remove any ‘pesky contaminants’, to quote Matthew Bakos who is careful not to make any claims they can’t back up with scientific evidence. Greens, even organic ones, are often grown with too much nitrogen in the soil because of modern farm practices. Too much nitrogen in the greens is potentially carcinogenic. The titanium salts in Adya convert the nitrogen into amino acids, so excess nitrogen becomes extra nutrients that make the juice taste sweeter into the bargain!
The alchemical miracles go on. Some dentists in the USA are recommending Adya to their patients because it prevents plaque being laid down on the teeth. I can personally attest to the the truth of this, because my dentist could have usefully employed a road drill to get the huge amounts of scale off my teeth every six months. She could never get it all in one sitting so it did build up. I’ve been using Adya for about six months and there is almost no plaque on my teeth now, they feel smooth and shiny when I run my tongue over them. This is a visible demonstration of Adya’s decalcification properties. I like to imagine the decalcification work it’s doing in the rest of my body, the bits I can’t see. Certainly I have noticeably less pain in my knees and ankle joints than I did six months ago. I speculate that this is down to a combination of using Adya and a Barefoot Connections grounding sheet on my bed, since they are the only two significant changes I have made in that time. Adya also goes into my enema and colema water, so that I can have complete confidence that I’m not introducing any chlorine or harmful organisms into my body from either end.
If you put Adya Clarity in your bath water, studies suggest it penetrates the flesh right down to the bone marrow, decontaminating and healing as it goes. In his Raw Food World tv show, Matt Monarch (who is a HUGE fan of Adya) recites an anecdote originally told to him by Matthew Bakos. Apparently a man who had received chemotherapy treatment for cancer two years previously, took an Adya bath. The dead top layer of his skin just peeled off in one go like a body stocking. I had an Adya bath myself some weeks ago. While I was relieved not to find my skin peeling off, I did have a detox reaction. I felt so tired that I had to crawl into bed afterwards to recover.
There is apparently research being done using Adya Clarity to help treat two of the most serious diseases on the planet with exciting results so far, from the hints I hear. Nobody can say anything officially until the research is complete but I await the outcome with interest. Meanwhile I continue to use the ‘alchemist in my cupboard’ on anything liquid that I drink even on my tight budget, because I consider it the hardest-working and most important product I can buy.