Borax Conspiracy

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Borax, a naturally occurring mineral and a source of the essential element boron, is an inexpensive and effective antiseptic, antifungal and insecticidal treatment but its use is being outlawed by health authorities worldwide. by Walter Last © April 2012
Website: JUNE – JULY 2012

It is difficult to imagine that borax, this humble cleaner and insecticide, has
the potential to bring down our economic system single handedly. But you
do not need to worry; the danger has been recognised and the necessary
steps are already being taken to defuse the situation. I will start with the
basics and you will understand what I mean as the story unfolds.
Mined borax is the source of other manufactured boron compounds. The
main deposits are in Turkey and California. The chemical name is sodium (or
disodium) tetraborate decahydrate (or, simply, sodium borate), meaning that it
contains four atoms of boron combined with two sodium atoms and 10
molecules (or sometimes less) of crystallisation water. Borax is the sodium salt
of the weak boric acid. In solution, borax is strongly alkaline. When ingested,
it reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to form boric acid and sodium
chloride. The boron content of borax is 11.3 per cent, while for boric acid it is
50 per cent higher. Ingested boron compounds are rapidly and nearly
completely excreted with the urine. Formerly, boric acid was widely used as a
food preservative but is now banned in most countries.
Boron is present in all plants and unprocessed foods. Good diets provide 2–5
mg of boron per day, but in reality the average intake in developed countries is
1–2 mg of boron per day, and institutionalised patients may receive only 0.25
mg. Chemical fertilisers inhibit the uptake of boron from the soil. Boron intake
is further reduced by discarding cooking water of vegetables, and by the phytic
acid in baked goods and cereals. All this makes health problems from boron
deficiency very common.
Health Effects of Boron
Borax and boric acid have basically the same health effects with good
antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral properties but only mild antibacterial
action. Boron is essential for the integrity and function of cell walls and for the
way signals are transmitted across membranes. Boron is distributed
throughout the body, with the highest concentration in the parathyroid glands
followed by bones and dental enamel. It is essential for healthy bone and joint
function, regulating the absorption and metabolism of calcium, magnesium
and phosphorus through its influence on the parathyroid glands. With this,
boron is to the parathyroids what iodine is to the thyroid.
Boron deficiency causes the parathyroids to become overactive, releasing too
much parathyroid hormone which raises the blood level of calcium by releasing
calcium from bones and teeth. This then leads to arthritis, osteoporosis and
tooth decay. With advancing age, high blood levels of calcium lead to
calcification of soft tissues causing muscle contractions and stiffness;
calcification of endocrine glands, especially the pineal gland and the ovaries;
arteriosclerosis; kidney stones and calcification of the kidneys, ultimately
leading to kidney failure.