They say “the dose makes the poison”. And this is true! But it’s also a brilliant way to cover up a scandal and hide the REAL truth.
For instance, maybe the amount of sugar in a teaspoon of honey won’t make you sick. Heck, maybe it’s even good for you at that dose!
But does anyone really stop at one teaspoon of honey per day? What if in addition to that teaspoon of honey, you were also putting sugar in your coffee, drinking 2 cans of soda, eating pizza, muffins, bread, pasta, rice, and ice cream every day? Now the dose certainly is poisonous. We know what the outcome of this. It’s called metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
What if you were injected with aluminum or mercury from one vaccine. It’s totally possible that your body might be able to clear that adjuvant with no problems. But what if you were given 5-10 doses of vaccines in one sitting? Could this pose a problem in certain people? You bet! Are there even any studies that show the safety of the levels of aluminum and mercury with the current vaccine schedule? Any studies that show how effectively someone with an MTHFR mutation or mitochondrial dysfunctional can clear these adjuvants?
What if you took one dose of a painkiller…your body might be able to safely handle it. But what if you were taking that painkiller along with a medicine cabinet full of other drugs to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, help with insomnia, help with depression, and help with acid reflux? Have any studies been done that show the synergistic effect or the interplay between these various medications?
What if you eat some food that has pesticides in it. Your body might be able to clear that no problem if it’s an isolated incident. But what if you’re eating foods loaded with pesticides every day 3-5 times per day? How fast can your liver clear that toxicity? What if, besides eating pesticide ridden food, you’re also eating foods with MSG, food dyes, nitrates, and other chemical additives? What if you’re also ingesting and absorbing chemicals from your water, your carpets, your cookware, your plastic bottles, your food storage containers, your car, your cleaning products, your personal care products, and the air you breathe?
What if every person’s genetics and environment is different? What if person A has genetic mutations that make them poor methylators and detoxifiers while others don’t have that gene? What if one person’s environment exposes them to a massive amount of electromagnetic fields and dirty electricity while the next person not so much? What if one person spends time outdoors at the beach and in the ocean for 40% of their life while another lives on the 30th floor of a crowded building in a crowded city and almost never connects with the earth’s energies or the sun? What if one person gets to sleep early and often and sleeps well every night while the other experiences insomnia.
Do you think these people would all be in the same shape? Would all of their detoxification pathways and immune systems be able to handle the same amount of chemicals, pills, vaccines, or sugar?
Do you think that what is a safe dose for one person might be unsafe for the next?
I’m talking here about the concept of allostatic load, and for every person that differs.
So, does the dose make the poison? Yes it absolutely does, and in a vacuüm, you can judge the amount of poison in one dose of any given substance that would cross the threshold of health and cause harm.
But when you combine all the factors above, do we REALLY know what dosage makes the poison for every one of us? Or is it a much more individualized concept?
Could that be why over 100,000 Americans die each year from taking prescription drugs as properly prescribed to them by their docs despite all the pharmaceutical-funded studies showing the safety of each drug in a vacuüm?
Could that be why so many children are injured by vaccines despite pharmaceutical-funded studies showing the safety for each individual vaccine?
Could that be why diabetes is set to bankrupt our healthcare system despite the FDA putting a GRAS label on most of the individual ingredients in sugar laden, processed foods?
Do you think that one-size-fits-all recommendations work for you and your individual health? I think that what it all comes down to is that in order for you to achieve optimal health and keep you and your family safe, you need to educate yourself on the bell curve of what works for most of the population but you also need to take the time and make the effort to understand whether you or your family falls inside or outside of that bell curve. Because if you fall outside of it, don’t expect to have the same reaction to any given food, drug, or chemical that people inside the middle of that bell curve have. We all need to spend more time understanding who we are as individuals and finding out what works for US individually. That, imo, is the only way to achieve optimal health!
Rick Gold is the President & Founder of Gold Functional Wellness, Inc. Rick is a certified FDN & Functional Wellness Practitioner and is well-versed in the concepts of functional medicine. Working with clients locally in South Florida and around the world, Rick helps his clients identify and eliminate many of the underlying causes of their symptoms, with a specialization in gut health and circadian rhythms.
For most of his adult life, Rick suffered from 24/7/365 allergies, frequent colds and sinus infections, indigestion, heartburn, GERD, stomach and joint pain. He was able to find temporary relief using conventional medicine doctors, but the conventional medicine route never identified or fixed the underlying causes of his health issues.
Rick used functional lab testing and lifestyle changes to vastly improve his health. Dietary and other lifestyle modifications essentially reversed most of his health challenges which are now a distant memory. It inspired him to study and acquire his FDN certification and he now guides clients to better health and disease prevention for a living.
Rick’s work is extremely personal to him. He cares deeply about his clients and spends ample time with them to understand their health challenges, empathize with their pain, and the challenges they face in trying to heal. He is very attune to their needs, and dedicates himself to helping them improve their emotional and physical health through the concepts and philosophies of functional medicine.
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Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of the author, unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of the author. Rick is not a doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian and he does not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure disease.