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Posted Feb 21, 2002 at 6:53:47 PM
Subject: I know this isn't the right place

I know this isn't the right place to ask this question, but I'm lost. I'm doing my 7th grade poster assignment for science,"we"
have to make a poster listing 20 elements in the body, their function, and the food source for each. The science book lists 5, any idea where on the net to find the rest. I"ve looked, no luck. And this is an assingment for a 7th grader who can't read, but you all know that story. Thanks!

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Posted:Feb 21, 2002 8:14:56 PM

Never fear!!!

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Posted:Feb 21, 2002 8:27:14 PM

To make sure they're elements, you can use a periodic table of elements... so "chlorides" are the form that the element"chlorine" takes though you might want to skip that one if there are 20 others that are less arguably necessry.

I think you can make this an educational assignment with this page. You've got 15 of those hummers to go, right? First see if there are any on the list that you *know* are necessary (Zinc, Magnesium... ) and land right on 'em. Then see if he can figure out from the descriptions whetehr other elements are clearly needed or not.

The whole "function in the body" stuff might be more of a copying exercise, of course.

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Posted:Feb 21, 2002 8:32:55 PM

another site.

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Posted:Feb 21, 2002 9:43:18 PM

Thank you, Thank you, I found 9 more on those pages, thanks bunches. I really appreicate the help! :-)

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Posted:Feb 21, 2002 10:04:43 PM

I went back looked again, and found them all, thanks to everyone. Once again, this bb keeps me going!!!!!

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Posted:Feb 21, 2002 10:48:29 PM

Hey, if it gives bothof you an extra hour's sleep it was worth it! The world will be a better place tomorrow!

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Posted:Feb 22, 2002 8:23:50 PM

Although these are not necessary for growth, health, vitality or longetivity they are in nearly all of us.

Lead (neuro-toxic, promotes anemia) stores in the bone marrow and fatty tissues, can be detected free in the blood. Found in household paint (houses built before 1977), as industrial fallout, in the dirt around major highways (was an ingredient in gasoline/diesel for years), pot metal (including old keys and toys), mini-blinds sold beofre 1993, candle wicks that have a stiffening wire, fishing tackle, cheap ceramic glazes. A study completed and published in 1999 involving 100,000 children under the age of 17 in 3 major urban areas found 75% of all LD children and 75% of all juvenile deliquents had elevated lead levels. Suppresses cognition, speech, social interaction, pain tolerance, increases aggression and lethargy.

Mercury (highly neuro-toxic) stores in the vital organs of the digestive tract, and in organic form in the central nervous system, does not stay free in the blood long after ingestion. Found in household paint sold before 1993, eyedrops, dental amalgams, mercurichrome, merthiolate (banned), thermometers, thermostats, fungicides, seafood (methyl mercury - organic), vaccines (ethyl mercury), fallout from fossil fuels, carried home on clothing from industrial settings. Some studies suggest mercury (ethyl mercury) is present in 90%+ of autistic children, has also been suggested as a comtributing trigger in dyslexia and ASS/ADHD. Nearly indetectable after it settles in the organs short of biopsy. Suppresses cognition, speech social interaction, reduces the immuno-system's ability to fight of disease and infection, can disrupt normal digestive processes. Mercury in mild exposure increases the risk of depression and suicide. In acute poisonings can bring dementia and death. Posibbly the second most toxic element known after plutonium. Metallic mercury vaporizes at room temperature where the fumes are readily inhaled. Organic forms can cross both the placental and brain blood barriers.

Arsenic (toxic) stores in the vital organs and fatty tissues, can be detected free in the blood. Found in landscaping and playground timbers, insecticides, fungicides. Accumulates in teh body until toxic levels are reached, even if ingestion is very minor amounts, can be absorbed thru the skin.

Antimony (nero-toxic) stores in teh vital organs and nerve tissue, can be detected in the blood. Found primarily in industrial settings and is used as a fire retardant in children's sleepware and mattresses for cribs. Can be absorbed thru the skin if warm, wet conditions are present. One study has suggested that antimony may be a key element in crib death, where common yeast present in the air react with the fire retardant compound releasing antimony in a gaseous form where it is inhaled by sleeping children. This gas is heavier than air, and will "pool" in a crib or playpen if buffers are in place around the sides to reduce drafts. Has been suggested in LD's that involve low IQ's and cognitive problems, in acute poisonings results in death.

Chelation therapy is possible if these elements are present in elevated levels, and some parents and doctors have reported improvements ranging from slight to dramatic when these toxic elements are removed from the body.

My boy had elevated lead levels. After 2 rounds of chelation his IQ went from low 30's to mid 70's. After we began chelating for mercury as well (even tho it was not detected) he went from non-verbal to using limited expressive speech and his receptive language skills increased 10 fold.

Please have your child tested, the worst thing that can happen is you are out the co-pay.

www.healing-arts.org/children/holmes.htm

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