How do we endure our endless toxicity?


Many are aware that our world is becoming more and more polluted with our air, water, food, soil, homes, schools and workplaces having all been adversely affected.

There are reports that 25% of the plant and wildlife on this planet will disappear by the year 2060, evidence that animals are manifesting more and different serious health problems, and now which are being seen in humans.

It is clear that many chemicals, particularly pesticides, can hurt the immune system leading to recurrent infection, allergies and cancer; the brain and central nervous system causing learning and behavioral problems, panic attacks and rages; the endocrine system causing, in particular, thyroid disease and diabetes; and the reproductive system causing infertility and changes in our sexuality.

What do the alligators in Lake Apopka, Florida, the otters in the Columbia River and the beluga whales in the St. Lawrence have in common?

They all live in chemically contaminated water!

There are reports that the males of these forms of wildlife now have deformed penises and testicles that are atrophied, and that they have serious problems reproducing.

Could the chemically contaminated air, water and food that enter our bodies be contributing to the 30 to 40% increase in human penis deformities, undescended testicles, and changes in sexuality noted at puberty in male offspring in the past 30 – 40 years?

Think about why women who eat fish from Lake Erie have infants with smaller heads than normal, developmental delays and lower than normal IQ’s.

Think about why some fish in the Great Lakes have thyroids so large they look like they might burst and why both sex organs are found in the same fish. Can this also be affecting humans?

There is also some evidence that the semen of Vietnam veterans (over 20 years later) continues to contain dioxin, a major component from Agent Orange. This means that from the moment of conception, it is possible for this chemical to damage many organ systems in unborn humans.

Surprisingly, even breast milk has these same chemicals, then an infant may be fed a genetically altered or irradiated milk or soy formula that is heated in a microwave. This not only deceases the nutrients in the milk, but it allows the phthalates or chemicals to leave the plastic and enter the formula. Phthalates are chemicals known to cause young girls to develop breasts as early as six to eight years of age. In addition, many infants wear disposable diapers for the first few years, and these can
contain feminizing, hormone-mimicking chemicals.

Last, consider this: we must wonder why schools, for example, would routinely spray their grounds with pesticides that are known to cause cancer and damage the brain and nervous systems of animals. We must certainly begin to ask, Why?

We must ask why schools would use toxic chemicals for pest control (not to mention cleaning products containing toxic chemicals) when safe, integrated Pest Management has been available for years and this method of pest control is safer, more effective and less expensive.

Let’s think about our water. Does the lawn next door sprayed with pesticides bother us? It sure can!

Fifty percent of drinking water comes from ground water. The EPA has found 74 different pesticides such as Dursban and Atrazine in the ground water. It is estimated that 15-23 million people drink pesticide-containing water, and of these, 10 million are exposed to five chemicals that exceed the cancer risk level.

Now let’s talk about the food. Ask yourself why organic farmers have more sperm and less cancer, depression, suicide, birth-injured or brain-damaged children than those who use pesticides.

A total of 76 U.S. baby foods were checked and found to contain 16 different pesticides. It is estimated that 55% of all fruits and 29% of all vegetables contain toxic chemicals, and half of these can cause cancer.

Could this be related to the 25% increase in brain cancer in children in the past 25-50 years?

Twenty million children under five years of age eat and average of eight types of pesticides a day. Ninety percent of children from six months to five years eat an average of 13 chemicals that damage the nervous system each day with about 108 pesticide types found on 22 different fruits and vegetables, and as many as 10 to 37 different types found on a single apple.

So, what can we do?

There is much you can do, some of it easy and inexpensive. You have to stop potentially harmful chemicals from entering your body by watching what enters your mouth or touches your skin.

Use a water purifier on your kitchen faucet and a filtering showerhead in the bathroom, and do not take long baths or showers.

Obtain a quality air purifier to help remove dust, mold, pollen and chemicals.

Try to grow or buy only organic food, as much as possible.

Whenever possible, buy only clothing made from natural fibers like cotton or wool, natural furniture like solid wood and not particle board, natural cleaning materials and furnishings made from natural materials and natural cosmetics or personal body products like non-fluoridated toothpaste.

Next, you should try to remove the chemicals that are already stored, particularly, in the fat of your body. This explains why women with cancer have four times more chemicals in their breast tissue than those who do not have this dreaded illness. You can excrete more chemicals by drinking more water. Some suggest six to eight large glasses per day.

If you exercise, you breathe more deeply and this will help release stored wastes from your muscles and fat.

You should be certain that your bowels move regularly so food toxins can be more readily eliminated. Some might need dietary changes like becoming vegan to eliminate the more than 50 different antibiotics regularly administered to animals and the dioxins, PCB”s and high mercury ingested by fish, control of yeast overgrowth in the intestines and colonic cleansing.

You can use a sauna to help you perspire so the chemicals and metals stored in your body can be eliminated. You can try homeopathic remedies to help you detox and get rid of toxins.

Lastly, you can strengthen your immune or body defense system by use of the right nutrients, including not only regular vitamins but essential fatty acids, organic sulfur crystals and colloidal silver.

Emotions also determine how you feel so you should try to decrease any unnecessary stress in your life in every possibly way.

We cannot wait a decade or two to face the problems that are so evident today. We have epidemics of illness in animals and humans such as Attention Deficit Disorder, cancer, thyroid disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, impotence, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, immune system disorders, to name only a few. These were never as apparent as they are today.

Now that you are aware of the potential causes of serious health problems, you can make significant strides to protect those you love and yourself, and now with the insight and knowledge about practical ways to help prevent these types of illnesses from occurring within your family, you can finally take a step down the right road to health and well-being, knowing full well that health is truly wealth.



Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I'd be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would've thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30's.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a "plastic" community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, " let's become vegetarians". I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, "okay"! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, "The Little Kitchen".

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I'll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to "The Little Kitchen". Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, "Let's make a deal. You do our tax return and we'll feed you as well". So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, "Hawaii". Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called," Mr. Natural's". I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at "Mr. Natural's." To make a long story short, that's exactly what happened.

So, I'm working at "Mr. Natural's" and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle - it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka'anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn't really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that's exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I'm asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn't thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, "You expected anything less"? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, 'enchilada's at "Natural's" tonight'. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That's when they found out I was an accountant and "Down to Earth" was born. "Down to Earth" became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD's that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii's premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She said," If you want to be with me you've got to stop working on naked women". So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a "chicken" or "egg" or "fish" or "pig" or "cow" was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

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