(NaturalNews) As recent events surrounding Adya Clarity (black mica extract) have revealed, a great many people within the raw food community departed from their usual advocacy of plant-based minerals and natural foods in a rush to consume (and promote, in some cases) a product made by dissolving rocks in chemically-manufactured sulfuric acid and then packaged in plastic bottles. This substance was sold as a dietary supplement accompanied by numerous claims that it would pull heavy metals out of your brain, eliminate kidney stones, reverse arthritis, and even give you the minerals your body was lacking (the two most common minerals / metals in Adya Clarity, for the record, are iron sulfate and aluminum sulfate).
I'm not going to re-hash the whole story about Adya Clarity here, because we've already covered that. Instead, this story is about the surprising contradictions that were witnessed in all this -- contradictions that saw a great many people departing from their own inner wisdom about natural living.
Here are 12 striking contradictions which are finally starting to be fully realized by all involved.
(Note: For the record, the raw food community offers fantastic advice on juicing, plant-based diets, superfoods nutrition and many other extremely valuable areas of nutritional knowledge. This incident was a "freak" abberation from their usual advocacy of things that are very healthful.)
12 contradictions surrounding Adya Clarity
#1) The raw food community believes: You should pursue an alkaline diet. But Adya Clarity is acidic! It's actually made with sulfuric acid. It's so acidic that the materials safety data sheet (MSDS) warns that handling the raw materials should only be done with "...acid-proof tools made of plastic or stainless steel."
#2) The raw food community believes: You should get your minerals from live plants / raw plants. But Adya Clarity delivers minerals from dead rocks!
#3) The raw food community believes: You should eat local. But Adya Clarity is mined near Fukushima and imported from Japan.
#4) The raw food community believes: Your food should come from nature, or a home garden, not a food factory. But the primary non-water ingredient in Adya Clarity is sulfuric acid, which is typically manufactured in a CHEMICAL FACTORY.
#5) The raw food community believes: We should avoid aluminum cookware and aluminum foil. But Adya Clarity contains over 1,000PPM of aluminum sulfate, dissolved in sulfuric acid, and you're supposed to drink it!
#6) The raw food community believes: Vaccines are dangerous because they contain aluminum and mercury. But Adya Clarity contains high levels of aluminum and iron in their sulfated forms! And it was marketed as a "mineral supplement" so powerful that if you sat in a bathtub with Adya added to the water, the minerals would "penetrate to your bone marrow," claimed the founder of Adya, Inc.
#7) The raw food community believes: Your food should be natural, unprocessed and never packaged in plastic. But Adya Clarity is made from industrially-mined rocks that are processed with sulfuric acid, then bottled in plastic.
#8) The raw food community believes: Making too much money is evil. Products and services should be offered at fair prices. But Adya Clarity was bottled at around $5 a bottle and sold for $149! Some distributors are still refusing to give refunds to customers who want them, clearly indicating where they stand on the integrity question.
#9) The raw food community believes: Foods should be labeled with their GMO content because full disclosure is required. But Adya Clarity was deliberately mislabeled to avoid any mention of the concentration of aluminum. This has been explained away by Adya, Inc. as something they deliberately chose not to do because they didn't want to. If full disclosure is demanded of Monsanto, shouldn't it also be demanded of people who sell health supplements?
#10) The raw food community believes: The pharmaceutical industry is evil because they always lie to us. But Adya, Inc. misrepresented their own product by deliberately printing a misleading label! They also deceived US Customs by importing raw materials under the description of "Battery Acid."
#11) The raw food community believes: You should never drink tap water because it contains added chemicals like fluoride and chlorine. But Adya Clarity adds metals to water. It is essentially a "water additive" containing primarily iron sulfate and aluminum sulfate as its two most common metals. It's even openly marketed as a way to "absorb" its minerals. But why would raw foodies want to drink iron and aluminum in their sulfated form? It is astonishing that some raw foodies returned to drinking tap water when they used to drink spring water!
#12) The raw food community believes: The "scientific evidence" supporting the safe use of vaccines is largely fraudulent and fabricated. Therefore, you can't trust vaccines. (This is true, by the way.) But Adya Clarity was openly marketed, advocated, sold and consumed with no scientific evidence to support its use for internal consumption. Doesn't it seem odd to point the finger at the vaccine industry for fudging the evidence and then turn around and drink this stuff without having any evidence whatsoever to support its safe and effective use for internal use?
Getting back to basics
Raw Foods advocate David Wolfe has always taught us to "get our minerals through food." And he's right! Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a long-time advocate of juicing and eating sprouts, both of which are outstanding sources of plant-based minerals (organic minerals that have been transformed by plants into human-compatible minerals). At the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona, he achieves phenomenal results in helping people reverse diabetes in just a few days or weeks by teaching them nutritional fundamentals and getting them off processed junk food and animals products. His successes are legendary and well documented (I've personally interviewed many of his patients who quite literally reversed type-2 diabetes through a plant-based diet and lots of juicing).
Given how successful raw foods has been at helping many people get off a destructive processed food diet, the obvious question is this: Why did the raw foods community just ABANDON its own principles with Adya?
Was the community just hoodwinked into thinking this magical, "magnetic" product was a cure-all in a bottle? And if so, isn't that exactly what we WARN people about believing when it comes to pharmaceuticals and vaccines?
If we are to claim any level of integrity, we cannot act in a way that is contrary to the core principles we teach. The core principles of raw foods are valid and very valuable: Get your minerals (and your medicine) from plants. Grow as much of your own food as you can. Avoid processed, factory-made foods and especially processed animal products (like pasteurized milk).
Get back in touch with nature. Pursue a diet of LIVING plants, not dead stuff in a bottle.
Any time we depart from these simple, fundamental truths, we are headed for trouble. We lose our way, and we eventually lose our integrity.
Restoring that integrity merely means returning to the path of what is true: Mother Nature grows medicine for us. Plants are living systems. The best water is clean (unpolluted) spring water with nothing added to it.
Whom to believe? Believe in the core principles of natural living
From time to time, someone will always come along with a bottle of something, and they will claim it's magical, and they will sound convincing. While goods things can certainly come in bottles (goji juice, for example), remember that something in a bottle is NEVER as good as something living, right out of nature. Even the goji juice in a bottle is pasteurized, so it's no longer living.
This has also been a core principle taught in the raw foods community: Eat wild foods. People like David Wolfe, Peter Ragnar and Daniel Vitalis are strong advocates of wild foods foraging and consumption, and there's a reason for that: Wild foods have the strongest life force, the strongest nutrition and the strongest medicine of all foods.
If someone goes out and harvests wild foods for you, then puts it in a bottle or a bag, that's one step removed from the wild, but it's still far better than processed grocery store food. However, if someone goes out and mines a bunch of rocks and metals, then dissolves them into sulfuric acid and says, "Here, drink this!", we all need to realize that's not natural! And it certainly isn't in alignment with the valuable wisdom the raw foods community has to offer.
Remember: If you ever have questions, if you're not sure what to believe, just recall the basics. Food from nature. Minerals from plants. Water from springs. Consume living plants, not dead rocks. "Miracle" cures come and go, but the basics never really change. Remembering these fundamentals will keep us all on the path of lifelong health and longevity.
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