Poison in the garden

Maybe you did not catch the recent Dr. Oz program concerning Arsenic and Apple juice.  Dr. Oz had come under a good deal of criticism in bringing this issue to his popular television show.  Below are his findings.

What can you do?

  1. Buy local, organic apples
  2. Make your grocer aware that you are not going to buy apple juice made from apples imported from countries that do not have the same stringent food safety laws that we have here in the US.


What is Arsenic?  Arsenic is a heavy metal.  It lodges in human tissue and causes nervous disorders, damage to gastrointestinal processes, cardiovascular dysfunction, and kidney disease.   Just how much of this poison are you willing to ingest?  How much are you willing to give your children?



From http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-oz-investigates-arsenic-apple-juice


The EPA has a limit on arsenic in drinking water – the level allowed is 10 parts per billion. Currently, there is no limit on arsenic in apple juice. The Dr. Oz Show tested three dozen samples from five different brands of apple juice across three different American cities, and compared the levels of arsenic to the standard for water.


Of these, 10 samples came back higher than the arsenic limit allowed in drinking water.


Note: Lab results standard deviation is +/- 20%


Minute Maid Apple Juice

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 2 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion


Apple and Eve Apple Juice

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 11 parts per billion



Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 4 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 16 parts per billion


Juicy Juice

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 2 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 22 parts per billion



Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 36 parts per billion



Choose wisely.


Until next time,




About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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