The Horrors Of HEAVY METALS

The Horrors Of HEAVY METALS

Water is crucial to our survival; clean water is a matter of life and death. So, when news recently broke out that the Selangor government had been pumping water from disused mining ponds into Sungai Selangor to deal with the water crisis, there was a public outcry, especially when an independent report allegedly claimed that the water contained metal elements above safe limits (asl) such as manganese (135% asl), iron (554% asl), nickel (240% asl) and lead (460% asl).

For decades, scientists have shown solid correlation between heavy metal-contaminated drinking water and harmful chronic illnesses.

Effects of heavy metals in drinking water

Lead – Nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity, hypertension, reproductive problems, abdominal pains, insomnia

Mercury – Liver damage, neural damage, teratogenesis

Cadmium – Kidney failure, chronic anaemia, painful bone disorders and vomiting

Copper – Liver cirrhosis, chronic anaemia, abdominal pain, metabolic disorders

Molybdenum – Liver cirrhosis

Arsenic – Cancers, kidney damage & failure, liver & respiratory problems, diabetes, anaemia, decreased intelligence in children, miscarriages, infant mortality

Manganese – Toxicity to the nervous system and reduced intelligence in children

Metal-contaminated water everywhere

Toxic heavy metals are found in drinking water in every continent. For example, high concentrations of arsenic have been found in drinking water in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Nepal, Chile, Western United States, and central New Mexico as well as Northern Ethiopia. Mercury pollution has been in Venezuela while in Denmark, nickel was detected in 3,362 wells.

Meanwhile, half of the hundreds of millions of people living in China cities are using tap water containing harmful pollutants. In Egypt, concentrations of heavy metals including iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cadmium and lead have been found in water and sediments in northern Delta Lakes.

SUCCESS Isn’t About How Much You Sow, But How Much You REAP

DISCOVERING A NEW WAY OF LIFE

For over 16 years, Meor worked as a senior engineer at one of the biggest telecommunication service providers. His life revolved completely around work – he was on standby duty 24/7 to fix any system operations failure nationwide, even during festive celebrations. Nevertheless, he continued this stifling lifestyle as he had very limited choices.

However, he continued to look out for opportunities to improve his as well as his family’s life. Believing that network marketing was a way to earn more money, he had joined over 15 MLM companies. He had also worked as an insurance agent and tried the internet business. None of these attempts yielded his desired results. Then in 2008, he discovered Elken.

His wife, a former remisier of over 16 years at a local broker firm, had always disliked the MLM business as she thought they were a scam. However, her anti-MLM perception changed entirely as she fell in love with the Elken business after understanding the science behind Elken’s beauty products, especially Eternal Beauty and DX, as well as Elken’s unique heart-to-heart culture.

DISCOVERING GREAT HEALTH & SUCCESS

“I got to know Elken after I purchased Bio Pure and was amazed by Elken’s MRT health concept. As a survivor of colon cancer, I had undergone surgery and chemotherapy for 6 consecutive months. During the recovery period, taking MRT products helped a lot, especially Elken Spirulina,” Meor enthused. “That was how I started to diligently share Elken’s quality products with our family and friends. As a result, we became Manager within 4 days, ESM by the 3rd month, DCM within 10 months and qualified for our car fund.”

With absolute confidence in the Elken opportunity, he committed to purchasing a brand new Honda Accord worth RM150K after pursuing the Elken business for 3 months. By the 2nd year, he had achieved the rank of CCM and qualified for the 20-year house fund. By passionately and sincerely sharing Elken’s health and beauty products and business opportunity, the couple derived so much joy that they decided to make Elken their fulltime career.

DISCOVERING PILLARS OF SUPPORT

Like everybody else, this couple faced challenges and disappointments. “First it was from our friends, then our own families whose sarcastic remarks really hurt and discouraged us. Our children became our main dream stealers as they couldn’t understand and didn’t support our involvement in Elken.” Meor recalled.

“We’re very grateful for the support and guidance of our uplines, MCCM Hadi and Josi. They constantly pushed us to unleash our hidden potential. By overcoming every challenge, we were one step closer to our goal. Of course, the tireless motivation and support of our senior uplines also helped us to become who we are today.”

DISCOVERING A QUALITY LIFE
Now that their business has stabilized, Meor is grateful to have more quality time for the 4 children – Meor Muhammad Syafiq (17), Siti Maisarah (15), Meor Harith Daniel (12) and Meor Iskandar Fahmi (9) – and giving them the quality education they couldn’t afford before. “They were our dream stealers, but in fact, they always been our dream catalyst,” Meor stressed.

He praised Elken’s exceptionally effective System Education, positive culture, a fair and lucrative marketing plan, and the company’s support as the factors for their success. “This combination is a strong magnetic force for us to continue striving with the network to achieve bigger dreams in Elken,” he shared.

Breaking their own monthly record from month to month has always been their main objective. Finally, the dream to own a luxury BMW 5 Series (F10) and enjoy financial freedom has materialized. In addition, they have never missed any opportunity to travel for free with Elken.

How have they managed to continuously realised their dreams? “We’re always lived by Elken’s vision of ‘Builds you to build others’. We must have the right attitude and thinking. Always think and stay positive. Believe it to own it,” Meor said.

“As long as we do our best, Allah will give us the best in return,” the newly-crowned and charismatic 91st MCCM concluded.

Stress May Blow Your Brains Away!

Protect Your Brain From The Harmful Stress

Stress is so common these days that even children are experiencing it. But stress isn’t always bad. In small amounts, it can help you perform well under pressure and even save your life. However, long-term stress is likely to damage your health and impair your performance as a result of our body losing minerals and nutrients. That’s why people under stress suffer from poor appetite, chronic fatigue and lack of sleep, which in turn lead to further and inadequate intake of nutrients and minerals. If this cycle is not stopped, it will repeat itself until the body breaks down.

One of the major organs affected during stress is the brain, which controls all your bodily functions. Under stress, we experience cognitive problems such as memory lapses, inability to concentrate, focus and absorb information, depression, and poor judgment.

The human brain is a highly protected organ due to its critical function in determining life and death. As such, only selective nutrients and minerals can pass into the brain. Long-term stress will cause the brain to lose essential nutrients and minerals. Under stress, the damaged cells would not know which minerals they are lacking and slowly die due to inadequate nutrients. Unfortunately, brain cells can only regenerate in very limited and special circumstance, hence we should keep our brain cells healthy at all times.

Consequences of Inadequate Minerals on Brain Functions

IRON – Decreases flow of oxygen to the brain, resulting in lethargy, irritability and inability to concentrate.

MAGNESIUM – Remain tense when under pressure, more likely to be irritable, anxious, depressed and suffer insomnia.

POTASSIUM – An important nutrient against chronic stress, it helps our nervous system, muscles and heart function properly. Inadequate potassium may cause insomnia, nervousness and depression.

ZINC – When you are stressed out, your brain uses more zinc and quickly run out of this mineral. Inadequacy can cause irritability, depression and an depressed immune system.

LITHIUM – Serotonin is a hormone and a neurotransmitter that acts as a chemical messenger which is usually related to a positive mood. A lack of lithium will decrease the serotonin level in the brain, thus depressing our mood.

Brain Protection

Kington is a highly-prized solution harvested from the ocean vortex and proven to contain up to 83 kinds of bioavailable trace elements that are easily absorbed in the body.

We cannot avoid stress, but the brain mineral restorative properties of Kington Minerale offer the best protection against stress-related ailments.

CLEANING WATER

CLEANING ‘CLEAN’ WATER

Water travels several kilometres from the treatment plant before reaching your household taps. Although the treated water starts out clean, it slowly gets contaminated with leaky asbestos-cement pipes through corroded pipes, poorly planned development activities and illegal connections.

Leaking/Burst Pipes
Pipe leaks occur every 6 minutes, enabling mud, sand and sediment to enter our water supply.

Corroded, Ageing Pipes
An estimated 40% or 50,90 km of the pipe networks in Malaysia were laid 40 to 60 years ago and the risk of contamination rust, dirt and disintegrating pipes is very high.

Water Theft
Illegal connections increase the danger of bacteria, viruses and sediment entering water networks.

Sloppy Upgrading Works
During floods, mud, bacteria, viruses and even sanitary waste may wash into treated water.

CLEAN, SAFE HOUSEHOLD WATER

Although pure water is best for consumption, clean water is also necessary for household use as most of us use tap water to bathe, wash vegetables and brush our teeth. Imagine using water contaminated with mud or traces of sanitary waste! That’s why it is important to have an effective outdoor water filtration system.

BIO PURE POE II

is an outstanding water filtration system that offers superior filtration performance that is value for money. Its specially-designed multi-media filter effectively reduces most of the contaminants compared with conventional water treatment systems which use single mediums such as sand or fibre.

Other exceptional features include:

  • Greater turbidity reduction with Ultracite
  • Reduces sediment, odour, ammonia and soluble heavy metals
  • Over 20% faster filtration flow
  • Screening method clears contaminants trapped within the filtration system
  • Inhibits bacterial growth
  • Uses less water during backwashing
  • 10 years’ extensive warranty

Don’t gamble with your health. Bio Pure POE II provides peace of mind.

SECURING SAFE DRINKING WATER

SECURING DRINKING WATER

How do we ensure that our family is drinking water that is both clean and safe? Unlike most water filtration systems that merely remove larger contaminants like sediment, nasty smells and colour, a water purification system that uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology gets rid of virtually all contaminants to yield pure drinking water. That’s why RO is used throughout the world in any application that demands high purity water.

Reverse Osmosis

In the RO technology, water is forced by pressure through a special membrane which has incredibly small pores that allow water molecules to pass through. Virtually all other contaminants – inorganic contaminants, chemicals, drug traces, even radioactive compounds simply cannot pass through the RO membrane.

Now you and your family can have a peace of mind with Elken Bio Pure. Elken Bio Pure is the region’s leading RO system with a 5-stage purification process that removes contaminants as minutes as 0.0001 micron in diameter (that’s about 500,000 times tinier than the diameter of a strand of hair!) to produce pure water. The sole recipient of the prestigious S300 WQA Gold Seal in Asia, Elken Bio Pure has garnered numerous international awards including 2 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards for 2 consecutive years and is trusted by over 2 million people. Not only that, Elken Bio Pure is also backed by the expertise of 4 WQA Certified Water Specialists and the largest service and support network in South-east Asia.

Bacteria Scale

As frightening as the E.Coli bacteria scare in Malaysia was, bacteria is a relatively large contaminant in water that can be easily removed or inactivated by a good water treatment system. More alarming, as can be seen in the previous post, is the discovery of increasingly microscopic chemical contaminants from agricultural production and mining run-offs, radioactive compounds and minutes traces of over 100 different pharmaceuticals that have been discovered in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, streams, wastewater, groundwater and other drinking-water supplies.

Unfortunately, most municipal or even water treatment systems are simply not equipped to remove these contaminants that are only measurable at the nanogram level per litre. As a result, most of these extremely tiny and invisible contaminants are found in filtered drinking water worldwide, heightening worries among scientists about the long-term consequences to human health.