- Notice the chemicals in Azomite - hydrated sodium calcium alminosilicate. How about aluminum chlorohydrate, under arm antiperspirant (more poison). Aluminum cookware is banned in some countries; also teflon also put on aluminum cookware gives off toxic fumes. Check out a search for alminosilicate.
- Ken Hickman
Alumina (AL2O3*) is present at about 11.35% in Azomite. An analysis says - The alumina is not biologically available. It is bound to the silica and is an
aluminosilicate. Sand, clay, most rock deposits, and soil deposits are primary aluminosilicats. Based on this statement I don't consider Azomite to be
dangerous. It does have some vital trace minerals that plants and human bodies cannot get just any place. Aluminum is the 21st most common element in the body.
Our bodies are made up of about .00009% or about .06 grams of Aluminum. There is more Aluminum in the body than Cadmium, Boron, Barium, Tin,
Manganese, Iodine, Nickel, Gold, Molybdenum, Chromium, Cesium, Cobalt, Uranium, Beryllium, and Radium. All of these are essential for the vital functioning of
Aluminum shows up a lot in Enzymes. It is reasonable to assume that without adequate aluminum enzyme action would be suppressed. According to Trace Elements, Inc. (TEI) (high tech hair analysis lab), When in excess, aluminum will have an adverse effect upon metabolism, often being associated with memory loss, confusion, and depression. One then could ask - how do we end up getting too much aluminum? According to TEI lab Aluminum compounds are typically ingested in the form of intentional additives, such as: preservatives, coloring agents, leavening agents, etc. Other sources include processed cheese, spices, pickles and baked goods. Additional sources include: Antacids (most), Salt (some), Aluminum Cookware, Buffered Aspirin (some), White Flour (some), Treated Water, Baking Powder (some) Antiperspirants (some), Aluminum Cans, Vaccines (some). Things to avoid: Antacids containing aluminum as hydroxide. This is a major source of ingested aluminum. Cooking acidic foods in aluminum cookware. Inhaling antiperspirants, especially those containing aluminum chlorohydrate.
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Just because Azomite contains some vital trace minerals that the body requires doesn't mean that Azomite is safe. Uranium ore also probably contains some essential trace elements, but are you going to grow your corn in it? Trace elements should be obtained from food sources, such as seaweed, which are known to be safe. Considering that Aluminum is found in large biological quantities in every plant grown in soil, including all food plants, we don't have to worry about not getting enough. The problem is in getting too much and the form that the Aluminum is in. The colloidal form found in plants is probably OK, but how about the elemental form found in aluminum cookware and cans (or Azomite)? Not all of the above elements are essential or vital for functioning of the body.
For example, every element above lead (Pb, atomic #82) in the Periodic Chart is radioactive and they all emit ionizing radiation particles. These particles damage both cellular structures and the chromosomes in DNA which leads to mutations and disease conditions. These include Uranium and Radium. Nickle in extremely tiny amounts is required, but like Aluminum, deficiency is not the problem. Soil is loaded with it. Cadmium, like lead, is bad news for the body. Read Metal Ions in Biological Systems by Helmut Sigel (1980) if you want to find out what even trace amounts of Cadmium can cause. Also, just because an assay performed on a modern human corpse reveals the above mentioned elements doesn't necessarily mean that the body requires those elements or in those quantities. It's just an assay report. No more. You're only considering those few enzymes that normally utilize Aluminum, but metals are part of every enzyme molecule. And there are tens of thousands of different enzymes in the body. The entire problem with metal toxicity is based on the fact that a toxic metal will replace the correct (normal) metal in that enzyme molecule and cause it not to function in its normal role.
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