Thanks so much for reaching out to us on this topic. Yes, the whole Mike Adams, Health Force, and Jameth Sheridan’s death stirred up quite a lot of reactions and opinions. In case you didn’t see it yet, you might also read the statement from Health Force about the situation:
“Turns out he contracted the kidney cancer early on in his twenties, among other health complications. According to the memorandum released by Healthforce, he actually died from septic shock resulting from an acquired wound, but this is trusting what they say at face value. If this turned out to be true, it would mean he not only long outlived his prognosis of an early death, but that the cause of it had nothing to do with the consumption of his own products. I’d be most curious in finding out the verified cause of his death, but this can obviously prove rather difficult. My personal opinion is that they are not lying.
It should be of note, that in our world of ever increasing toxicity, it is becoming more and more difficult, near impossible for specific products to not be contaminated. And while I don’t completely agree with Sheridans assertion on the fact the metals being organically bound in plant form renders them without toxicity, I also don’t completely agree with Mikes claim that that there is no difference in how it’s processed within the body. While I never knew Sheridan personally, I always followed his work. He would probably be one of the last people I’d ever suspect in participating in faulty business practices and knowingly selling a toxic product. He simply loved what he did too much.
I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions and throw out all those Healthforce products just yet.” – Chris
Frankly, strong opinions about food quality in the raw vegan world seem to be the norm, and potentially it’s undoing. I’ve always believed that the best way to test anything is to see how your own body responds to it.
I feel the best way to handle heavy metals concerns at the individual level is to take David Favor’s metal-free herbal cleanser and/or MSM. We stopped carrying the metal-free due to lack of demand, but I believe you can still get it directly from him (radicalhealth.com).
And lastly, remember that your attitude about your food can have a strong effect on your experience of it. If you’re worried about heavy metals, I suggest you do whatever you need at the physical level to satisfy your curiosity, and then bless your food and hold the attitude that everything is alright. (that attitude works wonders!) 🙂
Hope this helps. Please let me know if my response stirs up any other questions. I’m always happy to explore possibilities with you.