Mike Adams: I’ve done extensive research on
what’s called a “metals capturing capacity” of different types of foods. I call it the MCC, where I test using a synthetic gastric-acid-digestion
simulator that I built in the lab. I test foods versus contaminants. I find out how much of the contaminant gets bound to the food, and thereby carried out of your digestive tract as insoluble fiber, rather than being absorbed
through your intestinal walls and going into your blood. This is a
key concept to understand to answer your question. Processed foods
have very low capturing capacity because the fibers are typically processed out of
them. They’re also structurally compromised through processing.
They’re denatured in other words. Ty Bollinger: Right. Which makes them into un-food. Mike Adams: Un-food. So, if you eat, let’s say a processed-food meal or a beverage that
is contaminated with let’s say 10 parts-per-million mercury, you are likely to absorb the vast majority of that mercury through
your intestinal walls that goes into your blood. Or it could be radioactive cesium-137.
Mercury, cesium, lead, cadmium, you name it. Ty Bollinger: Whatever it might be. Mike Adams: Right, but if you are
eating a diet of unprocessed fresh foods. This is a whole plant-based diet. It doesn’t have to be 100% plants. What we have found is
that natural plants, fresh produce such as strawberries, have very
high natural metals-capturing capacity. They’re able to bind with the metals, mostly through
physical processes of absorption and adsorption as
well. Some foods have selective ionic affinity to specific metals
such as lead. Ty: Okay, which means that they?
Mike Adams: That they have a chemical reaction that binds up the metal. It’s chemistry taking
place in the acidic environment of your stomach technically
with your own gastric acid. So, strawberries for example,
this was something that I researched. I’m still working on the scientific paper to put
this out there, but strawberries will bind with over 90% of your
dietary mercury – strawberries. The reason that this is the case is
because strawberries are the only common fruit that has seeds on the outside of the fruit.
The seeds being on the outside, how are they grown and how
are they produced by the strawberry? Well, there are strands,
fibers that send nutrients to the seeds from the center of the strawberry. The center is
where it gets its nutrition and distributes it through the fibers
to the seeds. These fibers, which are transparent practically under
a microscope, happen to be very, very tough fibers. They will not be digested by nitric acid in
the laboratory. I can take strawberries. I can mix nitric acid.
We’re talking like 70% nitric acid, a very strong oxidizer that would burn
the skin right off of your hand. It will not digest the fibers in the strawberry. The fibers
survive human digestion, which is far weaker than nitric acid digestion;
I mean orders of magnitude weaker. The strawberries then will
bind to the dietary mercury with these fibers. That gets pushed out of your system through
bowel movements. The mercury is gone, it’s out. It never gets
pulled into your bloodstream through intestinal walls. So, many
different types of fruits and vegetables have very interesting affinities to heavy metals.
This is what our research has really uncovered. The only thing
that we’ve found better than strawberries, by the way, is
chlorella, which is about 98% to 99% efficacy, but chlorella doesn’t work for other things
such as uranium. Chlorella doesn’t absorb much uranium; spirulina does, but not strawberries. So, one of the things that I’ve
done in the lab is whether it’s radioactive elements such as cesium-137 or customary heavy
metals like mercury arsenic and things that cause cancer,
arsenic is linked to cancer, right? Oh, and by the way, you know what
tends to absorb arsenic? Fruit seeds. Ty Bollinger: Fruit seeds, okay.
Mike Adams: Fruit seeds, which is why some fruit seeds contain arsenic naturally. There’s
arsenic in apple juice. Remember that scare? Apple plants
and apple trees tend to take up arsenic in the soil, which
came from the lead arsenate pesticides about which we already talked. They tend to concentrate
it in the seeds because the seeds have a natural affinity
to arsenic. But, if you can get apple seeds, grape seeds,
raspberry seeds, blueberry seeds, believe it or not. We’ve tested all of these things.
If you can get your hands on these seeds, which by the way are removed
from almost all of the foods that are sold in the grocery store.
If you buy grape jam, you don’t want seeds in it. If you buy blueberry jelly, you don’t
want blueberry seeds in it. Ty Bollinger: And that’s where all the good stuff is.
Mike Adams: It’s the seeds that bind with the dietary arsenic and transport it out of
your body. I haven’t released that information yet. You’re
the first person to have this conversation.