On June 17th, 2017, I was the first speaker to grace the platform situated directly in front of the capitol. I spoke about the challenges children face due to lead exposure. The occasion? Children’s March for Humanity. A movement started by Britney Valas in response to being fed up with the many challenges children face as a result of poor food quality, contaminated water, pesticides and vaccines. Yes, people all over the country are mad as hell. So am I! Feeling the spray of water at my back as I felt the heat radiating from the white stone of the capitol gave me energy to speak my truth. It was electrifying! I had a message…
I told my passionate story about my son’s lead levels and how I was able to have his hair tested to find that lead levels discovered at age 5 were still present at age 22. The test revealed the “why” of my son’s cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges; but I never found out the “how.” How did this happen?
The Crisis In Flint
January 16, 2016 President Obama pronounced a government crisis for the city of Flint, Michigan, over the contamination of the city's drinking water. It’s been 2 years since that ruling and the city is still in recovery. However the incident has sparked heated discussions leading to action to include indictments of key officials.
Flint‘s issue gained national attention, but the sad reality is, the incident could have been avoided if cutting costs did not include changing the flow of Flint’s drinking water from the Detroit water way to the Flint river, which was known to be compromised. This made for a perfect storm of connecting chemicals with lead pipes. This unfortunate connection caused hazardous levels of lead to flow into the city’s drinking water. What a mess!
The issue with Flint, and the issue with many water frameworks all through the United States, is that lead channels are time bombs. There are nearly 1.2 million miles of lead channels for water conveyance in America — funnels that have a life expectancy of around 75 years and many are achieving that age — you have a formula for catastrophe that specialists caution will cost near $1 trillion to settle.
The reason why we all found out about the crisis in Flint is because a pediatrician started noticing trends in lead levels of her patients and alerted authorities. If she did not act, the nation may have still been in the dark . The results; an increase in diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities that most legislators may have lobbied for more drug therapy; never investigating an entire water system.
On December 19, 2016, Reuters revealed a startling report about America's drinking water. Reuters' examination stated that there were almost 3,000 different districts in the United States where the lead contamination in drinking water was two times higher than what was found in Flint's drinking water.
From The Reuters Report:
“The poisoned places on this map stretch from Warren, Pennsylvania, a town on the Allegheny River where 36 percent of children tested had high lead levels, to a zip code on Goat Island, Texas, where a quarter of tests showed poisoning. In some pockets of Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia, where lead poisoning has spanned generations, the rate of elevated tests over the last decade was 40 to 50 percent.” I'm originally from Philadelphia so this crisis really has personal and professional urgency.
Like Flint, a significant number of these regions are plagued with old lead pipes, disintegrating paint, plumbing, or modern waste deposits. Unfortunately these regions have not gotten the attention of that of the Flint crisis. It’s it up to people like you and me to sound the alarm. It’s time to tell people what’s really going on with their health.
Did you know that your body just does not break down for no reason? Your body breaks down because of malnourishment and exposure to toxic elements that the body cannot eliminate. For that reason, good clean water is critical for the detoxification process to be effective at removing toxins from the body. Doing an Opening Channels Detox twice a year is something to consider!
In 2011 after reviewing hundreds of hair tissue analysis reports, I decided to test my son. When I saw that his lead levels were beyond toxic I was
saddened. All of the suffering he endured over the years was always chalked off to “growing Pains.” No one questioned his lead exposure discovered at age 5. Nor did any one revert back to that finding to explain his challenges.
Don’t let this happen to your child or you. There is a way to determine your level of toxic exposure to lead and other contaminants and there is a way to remove them from your body. In fact , you can even test your own water to make sure it’s safe to drink. Knowledge is power if you use the information. If you desire to be free from toxins, let me help you.
The healing is easy when you know what you are dealing with.
12 Facts About Water:
Only 1,1% of the water on earth is ok to drink without treatment
75% of your body is water
Dehydration can manifest as depression, fatigue and headache.
Drinking water with meals can aide digestion. (not so with carbonated beverages).
Get rid of water retention by drinking more water
Prevent sagging skin by drinking water
Water is the more important than food for survival
If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated
65 % of school aged children don’t drink enough water,
Children dehydrate more quickly than adults do
A 2% reduction of water levels in the body can lead to a 20% decrease in mental and physical performance.
Contractions can be induced by dehydration
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