The Debate Over Gadolinium MRI Contrast Toxicity One of the biggest concerns in radiology in recent years is the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiologists and patients began to question the safety of gadolinium a few years ago when a study came out in late 2014 showing the agent is deposited and retained in […]

Extensive Use of Monosodium Glutamate: A Threat to Public Health?

Kamal Niaz et al. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is one of the most widely used food-additives in commercial foods. Its application has increased over time and it is found in many different ingredients and processed foods obtainable in every market or grocery store. MSG gives a special aroma to processed foods which is known as umami […]

The Under-reported Role of Toxic Substance Exposures in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Ronald N. Kostoff et al. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and previous pandemics have been viewed almost exclusively as virology problems, with toxicology problems mostly being ignored. This perspective is not supported by the evolution of COVID-19, where the impact of real-life exposures to multiple toxic stressors degrading the immune system is followed by the SARS-CoV-2 […]

Vitamin D Toxicity – A Clinical Perspective

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Ewa Marcinowska-Suchowierska et al. Vitamin D Toxicity–A Clinical Perspective Confusion, apathy, recurrent vomiting, abdominal pain, polyuria, polydipsia, and dehydration are the most often noted clinical symptoms of vitamin D toxicity (VDT; also called vitamin D intoxication or hypervitaminosis D). VDT and its clinical manifestation, severe hypercalcemia, are related to excessive long-term intake of vitamin D, […]

From Seafood to Sunshine: A New Understanding of Vitamin D Safety

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Christopher Masterjohn Vitamin D may be one of the most fundamentally important building blocks available to us for creating and sustaining vibrant health. In addition to its classically understood role in bone formation and calcium absorption, research has uncovered myriad roles for vitamin D, ranging from increasing muscular coordination to preventing cancer, heart disease, autoimmune […]

Synthetic Vitamins and Minerals are Toxic

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The Candida Slayer When we talk about vitamins, we need to specify the type of vitamins we are talking about. In our modern world, there are synthetic vitamins, which are generally presented to us as equivalent to vitamins in food, supposedly having an identical chemical structure and therefore an identical action in the body. And […]

PEG Supposedly A Harmless Ingredient

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Lucy Crisetig Polyethylene Glycol, also goes by the names of PEG, Macrogol, Carbowax and many other names when combined with other substances. During trials, pharmaceutical companies knew anaphylaxis could be a problem, yet it wasn’t until after implementation of the vaccination programs when reports of anaphylactic incidents began to emerge. … PEGs are also used […]

Lead Toxicity Linked to 1 in 5 Deaths

Joseph Mercola Lead is one of three toxins shown to have the greatest negative impact on your lifespan. By competing with calcium at the cellular level, lead can disrupt several bodily systems, including your cardiovascular and neurological systems. Research published in 2018 found lead levels in adults are strongly correlated with a higher risk of […]