Horrors In Commercial Beverages

Commercial beverages are especially toxic due to traces of solvents left over from the manufacturing process. There are solvents in decaffeinated beverages, herb tea blends (not single herb teas), carbonated drinks, beverages with Nutrasweet™, fla­vored coffee, diet and health mixes, and fruit juices, even when the label states “not from concentrate” or “fresh from the or­chard,” or “100% pure.”

It is allowable to use solvents to clean machinery used in bottling (please look again at page 347)! It is also allowable to use solvents to make spice oleoresins, which are used as fla­voring.

21 CFR 173.240 (4-1-94 Edition) Isopropyl Alcohol.

Isopropyl alcohol may be present in the following foods un­der the conditions specified:

(a) In spice oleoresins as a residue from the extraction of spice, at a level not to exceed 50 parts per million.

(b) In lemon oil as a residue in production of the oil, at a level not to exceed 6 parts per million.

(c) [Discusses its use in hops extract.]

Here is a summary of other solvents mentioned:


Allowable residue


in spice oleoresins

in 21 CFR


30 PPM


Ethylene dichloride

30 PPM


Methyl alcohol

50 PPM


Methylene chloride

30 PPM



25 PPM



30 PPM


Fig. 66 Lawful uses of solvents in food.

I have found all these solvents and others in commercial beverages! Some of the solvents I have found are just too toxic to be believed! Yet you can build the test apparatus yourself (page 457), buy foods at your grocery store, and tabulate your own results. I hope you do, and I hope you find that the food in your area is cleaner than mine! Remember that the syncrometer can only determine the presence or absence of something, not the concentration. There may only be a few parts per billion, but a sick person trying to get well cannot afford any solvent intake. For that matter, none of us should tolerate any of these:

• Acetone in carbonated drinks

• Benzene in store-bought drinking water (including dis­tilled), store-bought fruit juice (including health varieties)

• Carbon tetrachloride in store-bought drinking water

• Decane in health foods and beverages

• Hexanes in decafs

• Hexanedione in flavored foods

• Isophorone in flavored foods

• Methyl butyl ketone and Methyl ethyl ketone in flavored foods

• Methylene chloride in fruit juice

• Pentane in decafs

• Propyl alcohol in bottled water, commercial fruit juices, commercial beverages.

• Toluene and xylene in carbonated drinks

• Trichloroethane (ТСЕ), TC Ethylene in flavored foods

• Wood alcohol (methanol) in carbonated drinks, diet drinks, herb tea blends, store-bought water, infant formula

If you allowed a tiny drop of kerosene or carpet cleaning fluid to get into your pet’s food every day, wouldn’t you expect your pet to get sick? Why would you not expect to be sick with these solvents in your daily food? I imagine these solvents are just tiny amounts, introduced by sterilizing equipment, the manufacturing process, and adding flavor or color. Flavors and colors for food must be extracted somehow from the leaves or bark or beans from which they come. But until safe methods are invented, such food should be considered unsafe for human consumption (or pets or livestock!).

Horrors In Commercial Beverages

Fig. 67 Some unsafe beverages.

Food Preparation

Cook your food in glass, enamel, ceramic or microwavable pots and pans. Throw away all metal ware, foil wrap, and metal — capped salt shakers since you will never use them again. If you don’t plan to fry much (only once a week), you might keep the Teflon™ or Silverstone™ coated fry-pan, otherwise get an enamel coated metal pan. stir and serve food with wood or plastic, not metal utensils. If you have recurring urinary tract infections, you should reduce your metal contact even further; eat with plastic cutlery. Sturdy decorative plastic ware can be found in hardware and camping stores. Don’t drink out of styrofoam cups (styrene is toxic). Don’t eat toast (many toasters spit tungsten all over your bread and make benzopyrenes besides). Don’t buy things made with baking powder (it has aluminum) or baked in aluminum pans. Choose goods made with baking soda and sold in paper or microwavable pans. Don’t run your drinking water through the freezer or fountain or refrigerator. Don’t heat your water in a coffee maker or tea kettle. Don’t use a plastic thermos jug (the plastic liner has lanthanides) the inside must be glass. Don’t drink from a personal water bottle (it begins to breed bacteria) unless you sterilize it daily.

Why are we still using stainless steel cookware when it contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel? Because it is rustproof and shiny and we can’t see any deterioration. But all metal seeps! Throw those metal pots away. Get your essential minerals from foods, not cookware.

Never, never drink or cook with the water from your hot water faucet. If you have an electric hot water heater the heating element releases metal. Even if you have a gas hot water heater, the heated water leaches metals or glues from your pipes. If your kitchen tap is the single lever type, make sure it is fully on cold for cooking. Teach children this rule.

Food Guidelines

It is impossible to remember everything about every food, but in general do not buy foods that are highly processed. Here are a few foods; see if you can guess whether they should be in your diet or not.


Yes, but only from a bakery, and never wrapped in plastic.


No. It has benzopyrene and tungsten. Yes, if made on a cookie sheet or in a frying pan.


Yes, if used in baked dishes.


Only if cooked for 20 minutes at boiling point, as in soup, or canned (never pre­pare raw chicken yourself).

wine with dinner


peanut butter

Yes if you grind it yourself and add % tsp. vitamin C powder as you grind.

cottage cheese

No, it can’t be sterilized easily.


Yes, but again, only if flavored with safe extracts.


Yes, if vitamin C is added before cooking. Use white only, brown is too moldy.


Yes, with homemade sauce and vitamin C.


No, it has artificial flavor and color.

egg dishes

Yes, but not “imitation”, cholesterol-free or cholesterol-reduced varieties.

fish, seafood


soy foods (tofu)

No. It’s the extensive processing that taints it.


Yes, if seasoned only with herbs (no bouillon cube).


Yes, turbinado or brown if treated with vitamin C.

herb tea

Yes, if not in a bag and not in a mixture of herbs.



Fig. 68 Some good foods.

Choose brands with the shortest list of ingredients. Alternate brands every time you shop.

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Fig. 69 All breads I tested had mold if they were in plastic.

Dining Out

Restaurants (excluding fast food) are generally quite safe to eat at. Here are some do’s and don’ts;

Do carry your own aluminum-free salt and vitamin С powder with you.

Do ask for plastic cutlery.

Do drink the water if from the tap.

Do ask for boiled, not just steamed, milk.

Don’t eat or drink from styrofoam. If getting food “to go,” get it in clear plastic containers, or ask them to line the styrofoam container with paper or plastic wrap, and line the styrofoam cup with a plastic baggy.

Don’t use their ketchup and condiments (they have been standing out too long).

Here is a list of things that are generally safe to order:

pancakes, French toast, waffles

Don’t use their imitation syrup (has benzoate), use honey instead.


Any style except soft boiled and scrambled. The white should be solid.

hash browns

If lightly fried, not deep fried.


Only if nothing else is available. (It probably came in a can and was cooked in an aluminum pot and is full of aluminized salt.)

vegetarian sand­wiches

But no soy products (too processed).

baked or boiled po­tatoes

Use only cheese sauce, bring your own salt, don’t eat the skin.

cooked vegetables

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, beets, corn, squash, and so forth.

vegetable salads

Don’t eat the croutons, bacon bits, and anything that doesn’t look fresh.

vegetarian dishes

But no soy ingredients and or sauces. Fresh ketchup OK.

bread and biscuits

White only, not toasted, not “cholesterol-free” varieties.

fish and seafood

Anything but deep fried (the oil may have benzene) is fine: baked, steamed, fish cakes, seafood cocktails, etc.

Mexican food

Any of the numerous baked dishes.

Chinese food

Except dishes with tofu or MSG.

fruit cup

With honey and cinnamon.

fruit pies, cobblers

But not with ice cream (every flavor has benzene).

lemon or lime me­ringue pie

Indulge yourself.

Fig. 70 Good restaurant foods.

As you see your symptoms disappear, one after another, you will feel the magic of healing. Many sick persons have 50 or more symptoms to start out! They could fill two sheets of paper, one symptom to each line. It can be quite shocking to see a list of all your symptoms.

sometimes a new symptom appears as fast as an old one disappears. The coincidence makes it tempting to believe that one symptom turns into a different one. But it is not so. If a new symptom appears, it is because another pathogen has become activated due to a new toxin. Try to identify the new item. Stop using any new food, supplement, or body product, even if it is a health variety, and see if it goes away.