Mineral - Cesium
Cesium is a very interesting mineral. It is generally referred to as a controlling or a regulating, well in simple terms, a referee type of mineral to many applications in the DNA sequencing process. It also has a tendency to bond with many other metal type minerals. Although it appears to be used in 15,860,260 times in the sequencing process, which is on the lower end of most minerals, it none the less a very important mineral. It is controlled by the Amino Acid, Asparagine and has a +1 charge. What is interesting about this mineral is that it is vital to have a proper ratio of potassium in order to correctly function within the parameters as nature has indicated that it should function. It weighs in at a 140.12 on molecular weight, so on the lighter, weight wise, of weights. This mineral is closely related to cancer, both as a cause and a cure. But in overall terms, this is a mineral that essentially saves yourself from yourself. Stay with me here on this one, OK? I will explain.
Generally, this mineral is considered to be more of an "in the shadows" operator, as it's companion mineral, Potassium, aka; Potash will be more in the forefront or spotlight in many applications. In doing this write-up on this mineral it I found it easy to go off on tangents with the associated minerals, so we have to be careful to stick to Caesium specifically and not pay too much attention to the other minerals until we get to them individually.
Cesium is not found as a stand-alone mineral in nature. It is mostly found in deposits of pollucite (zeolite) ores. Although it can be found in other ores such as; Antimony, Cadmium, Tin, and Tungsten. Worldwide production of this mineral is about 10 metric tons per year. The largest known reserves are found in Manitoba, Canada. Based on the known, proven reserves, there is no real chance of running short of this mineral for at least a millennium. One of the biggest users of Cesium is in the drilling field, in drilling fluids. It must be used in awful small qualities when you consider the number of drilling fluids used per year in the world and the amount of Cesium produced. In its refined stage, it is gold with a silver hue, in color.
As mentioned earlier in this discussion, Potassium is closely associated with Cessium, as both are necessary for the regulation and function of most body functions. But a danger exists and that is that the biological functions will tend to confuse Cesium and Potassium and allow Cesium to replace Potassium, which leads to an imbalance of the two and then that leads to other problems, such as arrhythmias, acute cardiac arrest, and even hypokalemia. Although it may be rare for these to take place due to the imbalance taking place in the first order as exposures to large amounts of Cesium is not normally encountered in normal life functioning. There is not any mechanism to store Cesium per say in the body, although it does seem to accumulate more in the muscles than anywhere else in the body. So a regular intake is necessary to maintain the balance. Since the amounts of Cesium found in nature and the low amounts of requirements of Cesium in the daily body functioning, normally, its taken up in and through nutritional sources.
As a note Cesium is found in the earth's crust at about 3 ppm and Potassium is found at about, on average, depending on the type of material at about 25,000 ppm. So you can see the ratios of the two and the influential relationship between the two minerals as it applies to the body functioning. Another mineral, which has no known biological function, (at least at this time anyway), is Rubidium. Rubidium has a tendency to displace Potassium and fool Cesium into thinking that Potassium is there. Which is interesting because Rubidium is always found where Cesium is found, in nature. Maybe in some weird way, Cesium has an emotional need to have a co-dependency with something that resembles Potassium. It doesn't matter if it is Potassium or it's evil twin, Rubidium. So since it has no known biological function of Rubidium, you can only hypothesis the havoc that is caused, which leads to a Cesium overload or an imbalance due to the fake Potassium, at least from a biological perspective, Rubidium.
Essential Oil and Nutritional Aspect
Since this mineral is used and found is extremely small amounts, there is a good chance that the only way to get it is through normal ingestion of food. However, processed foods contain no Cesium. So raw types or only minimally prepared foods will carry the Cesium mineral to the biological entity. Since the mineral is quite light in weight, the heat is likely the factor that drives it from the food, rather than destroying of the mineral, because you can't really "destroy" inorganic minerals. You can take a supplement for Cesium, but the assimilation rates with the inorganic types of minerals are extremely low, That is why they are best taken up through a plant and then obtained from the plant. The plant prepares the mineral for assimilation by the biological human. Cesium is one of those that is best obtained through food. Another aspect to this mineral is that it does not "store" in the body. So a regular intake is necessary.
Most foods should contain, at least in theory, some Cesium. But since Cesium is found or associated with Potassium, aks, Potash, anytime Potash is applied to croplands, maybe come Casium is being applied as well. The other associated minerals that Cesium hangs out with are the types that are usually not applied to croplands due to being such low or trace amounts. Cesium application to croplands this mineral usually obtained through other forms of mineral applications, such as sea-sourced minerals, manure, etc. However, one group of foods tend to contain higher amounts of Cesium than any other food and that is nuts. For the most part, nuts like Brazil nuts contain higher amounts of this mineral than other nuts. But overall plants in the order Ericales, contain slightly elevated levels of Cesium than the typical like type plants in other orders. Some of those plants of higher Cesium levels are as follows; Blueberries, Cranberries, Gutta-Percha, Persimmions, Phlox, and Sapote. Since Cesium is found or stored in the muscles if you can call it storage due to the amount there, none the less eating meat can be a source of obtaining this mineral.
When it comes to cesium being found in Essential Oils. Well, yes it is a given for this mineral to be found in an essential oil. It would depend on how much. As if this mineral is not in a plant, the plant would have died long before the plant would have been harvested for essential oil production. The mineral is light enough, weight wise, to be brought over in the steam distillation process and of course if it is done by C02 production, it is there. Also, since processed foods do not contain this mineral, as it is lost through the heat dispersal, it stands to reason, without question that it will come over in the steam, is then cooled before being exposed to the sir, so therefore contained in the the oil or at the very least, the distillate water. But due to its nature, it will likely be in the oil, but at the very least in both. Since this mineral is used in such a small amount by the body, and it has to be obtained on a regular basis, any amount on the intake will contribute positively to the body, no matter the source. To better understand this one must think in terms of ppm and not in weight, then it makes much more sense and presents a more clear picture.
However, sometimes it is the desired thing to have that overload take place. In alternative cancer treatments, Cesium is used to raise the pH level, which is thought to "kill" some types of cancers. Of course, the allopathic medical field denounces this type of treatment, while some alternative sources feel like it is a viable cancer treatment protocol. In all honesty, I have no idea, except to say that if the treatment happens to get lucky and hits on the right trigger point of cancer and if this is the agent to trigger the point to stop cancer, then great, it treated it. But the likelihood is a big gamble. It will kill the symptoms of cancer, but the key is to target the source. Big challenge. However, at least in theory, it is a rational line of thinking. So who knows? But this leads us to another line of thinking with Cesium. Up until now, we have been focused on the natural type of Cesium. Now we will explore the synthetic form of Cesium. The synthetic form, in a sense, for comparative purposes, since it is a created by product. We have a number of forms created for the most part, from this by-product situation and that is the Cesium 131, 132, 134, 135 136 and137. Cesium 131 - 136 are weaker and or different or similar, anyway, you get the point, but 137 covers it all. So any mention of 137 will also include the others, without mentioning them specifically.
Cesium-137 is in a sense is a synthetic form in that it is formed as a by-product of Nuclear Fission. Most of you will be familiar with this because of Chernobyl. When it is formed because of nuclear fission, it becomes radioactive. It emits Gamma Radiation. This opens up a whole big can of worms. Since the Cesium is vital to the regulation of functions, if it is radioactive, then it brings all of that energy into the cell regulation and that leads to a hyperactive inducement of the cell's activity which then leads to a breakdown of the DNA and the stage is set for cancer to take off. One might ask, Why then is there not a large rate of cancer among the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings and yet there is a high rate of cancers and cancer deaths in the Chernobyl accident?
The answer is that the type of reaction that took place at Chernobyl produced 20,000 times more Cesium-137 that those that took place in Japan. The Japan bombs did not produce the radioactive Cesium -137 levels that were produced at Chernobyl, so not as much radioactive Cesium was absorbed into the body regulation system. But we do now have the Fukushima meltdown, which is a whole new can of worms. Now don't get me wrong, I am not an anti-nuclear freak.I am all in on certain types of nuclear activities. In fact from my experiences in the army, as a nuclear specialist and if I was a military commander, I would use a nuke any day over the other 2 forms, B, and C types, much more humane. It is not that this stuff is used that makes it good or bad, it is how it is used that makes it good or bad. Anyway, Gamma Radiation is pretty much the most deadly form of radiation of the 3 big ones, namely Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Gamma will go through most things. It essentially heats from the inside to the outside. This is much the same way a microwave oven works only without the high levels of Gamma Radiation. None the less, there are many similarities as to the end result. I am mentioning this aspect to help illustrate the important role that Cesium plays because of when it is carrying a radioactive element, the results can be observed in real time, as in real quick time. Cesium-137 has also been used in "dirty bombs" because of the ability of Cesium to carry the radioactive material and the quick and easy absorption rates of Cesium into the body of a human.
Now we do have an antidote to the Cesium-137 to being collected into the body. That is an element known as Potassium Iodide. Ah, we have Potassium showing up again with Cesium. What the Potassium Iodide does is to flood the Thyroid with a Potassium and an Iodine component. I say "flood" as you are essentially overdosing with potassium and iodine with the intent of collecting in the Thyroid so as to block the radioactive Cesium from collecting in the Thyroid. So as you likely know of the function of the Thyroid, you can begin to see the picture being formed as to the functions of Cesium. It is really hard to talk about Cesium without mentioning Potassium, as the two are so tied together.
The key to understanding Cesium is to remember it is the Referee on the field of everyday biological activity. Everyone pays close attention to the Referees and although they might be few on the field, the games go the way of the referees. The games go the way of the referees and everyone follows the refs. So just remember this about the Cesium, it calls the shots.