Toxic Naled spraying in Naples, FL


In June, 2016, I took a leisurely walk on Vanderbilt beach in Naples, Florida. The beach and water looked odd…lots of rotting sea greens, and dead fish on the beach itself, and brown, murky water with a “stagnant lake water smell”. Gone was the crystal blue water we used to love in Naples….and honestly, over the past 4 summers, I have not seen that gorgeous water. Each year it has gotten worse, but this year I made the decision to stay out of The Gulf.

So, I took the walk, during which I began to cough. Out of nowhere I had a dry hacking cough. When I got back to my umbrella and sat down, I noticed the beach goers around me were coughing up a storm.

I left the beach and for the next few weeks had flu-like symptoms; a dry cough, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, generalized muscle aches/pains. It felt like the flu; and I thought I had the flu. I also had symptoms of sinus infection…ear pain, upper teeth pain, headache, fatigue. My MD ruled out ear infection.

As time passed, I asked friends and family how they were feeling. Almost everyone I talked to (all Naples residents) complained of malaise, aches/pains, cough, sinus pressure, ear aches.

I found out that Naled is being sprayed over all of Naples from low flying planes; during the night while we sleep and often during the early evening hours when people (including children) are out and about. Over our beaches, our water, our homes, schools, vegetation…everywhere.

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At 9:00PM, in Naples, FL, I was sprayed with a toxic substance. If you are visiting here or living here, you are being sprayed with this poison, too.

Those of us who live in Florida’s Collier County (Naples, FL) hear the sound of very low flying planes, usually in the middle of the night. They are flying so low that they make our house shake. When this middle of the night spraying first started, I thought the police were looking for an escapee. But the planes kept coming, middle of the night after middle of the night.

Last night, I finished grocery shopping at about 9PM when I heard the planes. There were people in the parking lot of the supermarket, coming and going. A low flying plane sprayed right over us. I am sickened to spread the word that those living in Naples, FL are being involuntarily subjected to daily/nightly aerial sprays of the neurotoxin: NALED.

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The following information comes from E X T O X N E T; Extension Toxicology Network a project of Cornell University, Michigan State University, Oregon Stat University, and University of California (Davis). The support and funding was provided by the USDA National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment program.

Pesticide Information Profile NALED


Trade names include Bromex, Dibrom, Fly Killer-D, Lucanal, RE 4355.

Products containing naled must bear the signal word “Danger” (3).



Naled is moderately to highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and dermal adsorption. Vapors or fumes of naled are corrosive to the mucous membranes lining the mouth, throat and lungs, and inhalation may cause severe irritation (9). A sensation of tightness in the chest and coughing are commonly experienced after inhalation (14). As with all organophosphates, naled is readily absorbed through the skin. Skin which has come in contact with this material should be washed immediately with soap and water and all contaminated clothing should be removed. Persons with respiratory ailments, recent exposure to cholinesterase inhibitors, impaired cholinesterase production, or with liver malfunction may be at increased risk from exposure to naled. High environmental temperatures or exposure of naled to visible or UV light may enhance its toxicity (9).

The organophosphate insecticides are cholinesterase inhibitors. They are highly toxic by all routes of exposure. When inhaled, the first effects are usually respiratory and may include bloody or runny nose, coughing, chest discomfort, difficult or short breath, and wheezing due to constriction or excess fluid in the bronchial tubes. Skin contact with organophosphates may cause localized sweating and involuntary muscle contractions. Eye contact will cause pain, bleeding, tears, pupil constriction, and blurred vision. Following exposure by any route, other systemic effects may begin within a few minutes or be delayed for up to 12 hours. These may include pallor, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, dizziness, eye pain, blurred vision, constriction or dilation of the eye pupils, tears, salivation, sweating, and confusion. Severe poisoning will affect the central nervous system, producing incoordination, slurred speech, loss of reflexes, weakness, fatigue, involuntary muscle contractions, twitching, tremors of the tongue or eyelids, and eventually paralysis of the body extremities and the respiratory muscles. In severe cases there may also be involuntary defecation or urination, psychosis, irregular heart beats, unconsciousness, convulsions and coma. Death may be caused by respiratory failure or cardiac arrest (9).

Some organophosphates may cause delayed symptoms beginning 1 to 4 weeks after an acute exposure which may or may not have produced more immediate symptoms. In such cases, numbness, tingling, weakness and cramping may appear in the lower limbs and progress to incoordination and paralysis. Improvement may occur over months or years, but some residual impairment may remain in some cases (9).

Naled may cause dermatitis (skin rashes) and skin sensitization (allergies) (2, 6). It is corrosive to the skin and eyes and may cause permanent damage (3). An aerial applicator developed contact dermatitis after using Dibrom. The exposed area became red and felt burned. Later, water filled blisters formed. They became itchy and dry, then flaked off (ACGIH TLVS 4th Ed. & Supplement. 1980).


Repeated or prolonged exposure to organophosphates may result in the same effects as acute exposure including the delayed symptoms. Other effects reported in workers repeatedly exposed include impaired memory and concentration, disorientation, severe depressions, irritability, confusion, headache, speech difficulties, delayed reaction times, nightmares, sleepwalking and drowsiness or insomnia. An influenza-like condition with headache, nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, and malaise has also been reported (9).

Reproductive Effects

Once in the bloodstream, naled may cross the placenta (9).

Carcinogenic Effects

No information found.

Organ Toxicity

Naled primarily affects the nervous system through cholinesterase inhibition, by which there is a deactivation of cholinesterase, an enzyme required for proper nerve functioning. Lab studies have shown liver damage in rats.
Fate in Humans and Animals

Naled is readily absorbed into the bloodstream through all normal routes of exposure: skin, lungs and gut. Metabolism is in the liver. Accumulation may occur in the bones (of rats). No accumulation effects have been reported in man. Excretion is through the urine (Menzie. Metab. Pesticides. 1969).

Effects on Birds

Naled is highly to moderately toxic to birds. The LD50 for naled in ducks is 52 mg/kg (NIOSH RTECS Online File # 84/8309), 65 mg/kg in grouse and 37 mg/kg in Canadian geese (4).
Effects on Aquatic Organisms

Naled is toxic to most types of aquatic life (8). Some species are especially sensitive to naled (fathead minnow, bluegill, and mosquito fish) (Hndbk Acute Tox. Chem. Fish and Aquatic Inverts. 1980). Agricultural application of 560 g/HA of naled did not kill mosquito fish or tadpoles in irrigation ditches. The 24-hour LC50 for naled in goldfish is 2 to 4 mg/l (3).
Effects on Other Animals (Nontarget species)

Naled is highly toxic to bees (3). Mule deer are more resistant than most wildlife species. The LD50 for naled in mule deer is 200 mg/kg (4).


Breakdown of Chemical in Water

Naled is rapidly broken down in water. The half-life is about 2 days (even though naled is practically insoluble in water). Naled is moderately volatile.
Naled may produce a pollution hazard if dilution water is improperly disposed of, or if run-off from fire control is not properly contained (11).

Breakdown of Chemical in Vegetation

The organophosphate class of insecticides tends to be readily taken up and metabolized by plants. They tend to have short half-lives in the soil and do not carry over through successive plantings.
Plants breakdown naled and DDVP is created by the debromination of the naled molecule in a 1:1 relationship. These can be further metabolized or evaporated off (17).

Check out what Puerto Rico’s governor did when he found that Naled had been shipped from the US to Puerto Rico to combat the Zika virus.

Realize that no one has protected us from being sprayed up to 2 times/day.

I’ll be leaving Naples, FL.

Between the daily toxic spraying and the polluted Gulf water caused by regular releases of toxic water from Lake Okachobee that finds its path to the Gulf killing marine vegetation and sea life, turning the once crystal blue water to murky, brown colored, smelly, possibly contaminated beach water….there is no good reason to stay here.

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I just want to make a public statement about this. My next door neighbor was not even aware of the Naled spraying and a woman who sat next to me on a plane exclaimed “What happened to the water?” when we flew over the brown, murky water that is now the truth in “Beautiful Naples.”

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So sad to see what is being done to our planet, our home, our lives…….

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Diane Kress agrees with WebMD’s article on boosting metabolic rate, except for one slide…..

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The only “tip” I disagree with is the consumption of “hot/spicy foods” to raise metabolism. When you consume hot peppers, spices, your body heat rises for just a few minutes and then goes back to normal. You’d have to have an IV of spices to make a difference in your metabolic rate!

Otherwise the article is spot on!

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Diane Kress Recommendation: EAS CarbAdvantage Shakes

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As the New York Times Bestselling author of The Metabolism Miracle Revised Edition, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, The Diabetes Miracle, I occasionally recommend products that match The Metabolism Miracle/The Diabetes Miracle program.

Today’s product is EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control shakes. Strawberry Cream has only 1 gram net carb per shake, This EAS AdvantEdge shake counts as NEUTRAL on the program. You can have 1 gram net carb between meals without counting it as carbohydrate.

Strawberry flavored EAS AdvantEdge shakes have only 1 gram net carb. Keep your shakes refrigerated and serve COLD. Delicious and provides 17 grams high quality protein/serving. That’s the equivalent of 2 ½ ounces meat, fish, poultry etc.

EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control shakes are ideal for individuals looking to hit their protein goals while also managing their weight. Quick and ready to drink, this shake includes high-quality protein to help manage hunger, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals. The AdvantEdge Carb Control shake can be used to help build lean muscle or as a between-meals snack, and comes in a variety of delicious flavors.

• 17 grams of high-quality protein to help manage hunger and nourish muscles
• 100 Calories and 1 gram of net carb to help meet your lean body goals
• Eight B-vitamins to support energy and protein metabolism
• Use in conjunction with regular exercise and The Metabolism Miracle program at a meal or snack in-between meals
• Only 1 gram of net carb means NEUTRAL on THE METABOLISM MIRACLE PROGRAM.

*Check each flavor’s Nutrition Facts for net carb grams. Strawberry Cream is highlighted here.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 11 fl oz
Amount Per Serving

Total Fat 3 g
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g

Sugars 0 g
Protein 17 g

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Thumbs Up from Diane Kress: How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout from

How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout

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Great job, Alexandra Duron.

“This is an article I fully support. It’s very interesting to take a different look at what a “good” workout means. It’s not about working out at a very high, pounding heart rate, dripping with sweat, exercising until you are totally drained, feeling wiped out for the rest of the day, etc. When it comes to exercise, “the right intensity and time spent” trumps overkill!” Diane Kress

Go hard or go home. Train insane or remain the same. If Pinterest was your personal trainer, every workout would be crazy-tough and include extreme sweat and soreness. But that thinking is flawed.
Even though challenges are great for you—and could lead to a sweat-soaked shirt and achy muscles—exercise shouldn’t leave you drained.

“Working out shouldn’t be breaking us down,” says Jessica Matthews, assistant professor of exercise science at San Diego Miramar College. “It should be building us up.” Plus, neither sweat nor soreness is a good way to measure how effective your workout is. Instead, here are six science-backed ways to know you’re putting in the right kind of effort.

1. Your heart rate says so.

This one’s probably the most objective way to measure how good your cardio workout is. “A good workout—by most definitions—involves a heart rate of three-fourths the maximal heart rate, sustained for 20 minutes [or longer],” says Daniel Vigil, M.D., who specializes in sports medicine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
So how do you calculate that? Experts once used a simple formula: 220 minus your age equals your max heart rate. However this formula tends to overestimate your max heart rate, and these days, trainers often rely on another equation:
Max HR = 208 – (age x 0.7)
For example, if you’re 23 years old, your max heart rate would be about 191 bpm (beats per minute), according to the formula above. Now, calculate three-quarters of that to find your target: about 143 bpm. To keep track of your stats and your progress, consider using a heart rate monitor (it’s totally worth it, trust us).
One more note about heart rate: If you wake up the next morning and your resting heart rate is still slightly above normal, you’re not fully recovered from your last workout. Your resting heart rate can be a great indicator of overtraining (more on that below).
Heart rate is a great measurement for cardiovascular fitness, but the same doesn’t necessarily apply to strength training. If you’re lifting heavy weights, taking adequate breaks between sets is vital to building strength.

2. You feel stronger immediately.

Here’s where a little thing called rate of perceived exertion (RPE for short) comes in. Unlike measuring heart rate, RPE is subjective—it’s basically how hard you think you’re working. And there are two different RPE scales you can follow: Some pros use a zero to 10 scale, while others use the Borg Scale—one that goes from six to 20. On either scale, the higher the number you rate your workout, the harder you feel you’re working.
If you’re being honest with yourself and think you’ve been working at an eight or a nine, or at about a 17 on the Borg scale, you’re likely crushing it. That hard work and toughness of the workout is translating to you feeling stronger and better—not beaten down. “You’re at a point where you could max out, but you’re not quite there yet,” says Rebecca Kennedy, a NYC-based fitness expert and founder of A.C.C.E.S.S. Because remember: Maxing out and collapsing on the floor isn’t the goal of a good workout.
In fact, it’s a great idea to throw in an easy workout (or maybe a full day of rest!) after a tough workout. Recovery days—which can be mentally tough for those who love the gym—are just as important as the days you lift more weight, run faster, or jump higher.

3. You recover from intense intervals quickly.

Most people probably pay attention to the intense portions of interval training—and with good reason: Lots of studies show that working hard for varying intervals can burn a ton of calories. But how quickly your heart recovers during the low-intensity periods of your workout is pretty telling in terms of how effective your training is. “A heart that is healthy will recover at a quicker rate than one that is not healthy or not accustomed to regular exercise,” Kennedy says. If you notice your heart rate dropping down in one minute or less during your rest periods, you’re on the right track.

4. You felt challenged in new ways.

This one’s tricky: While you want to feel like you’re working hard during your workout, you never want to get to “the end of the rope,” Kennedy says. Your goal is to work at a level that feels challenging—it should be a struggle to crank out your last reps, Matthews says.
Another good barometer: the talk test. If it’s difficult to get out a sentence or carry on a convo with your workout pal, you’re working at a challenging level. If you’re gasping for air and can’t utter a word, it’s time to pull back the intensity.

5. You get better zzzs.

One of the coolest benefits of a good workout? It generally makes you feel less sleepy. But that’s not all: Research suggests that sleep quality improves after even a single workout session, so you may score better shut-eye after hitting the gym. If you’re noticing the exact opposite effect (e.g. you kill it at CrossFit on the regular and still find yourself tossing and turning), that might be a sign you’reovertraining, Matthews says. “Exercise should help you get more restful sleep at night, but if you’re going to an extreme, you might be sleeping less,” she says.

6. You’re more focused the rest of the day.
This may come as no surprise, but experts agree sweat sessions should give you a mental boost, not just a physical one—and that’s another sign of a great workout. “You want to feel better walking out than walking in,” Kennedy says. That means happier (yay,endorphins!) and more confident. Your productivity, focus, and clarity should also improve afterward, Matthews says. The best part? Unlike waiting to see the scale tip in your favor or your clothes fit better, it doesn’t take long to reap the mental benefits of a good workout. In fact, psychology experts say you’ll experience a mood boost as soon as five minutes post exercise. Talk about instant gratification.

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Pure Protein S’mores….NOT for Metabolism Miracle!

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Pure Protein Bars do NOT fit The Metabolism Miracle program .

MM formula to analyze a label for a Step 2 Carb Dam: Total carbohydrate grams – fiber grams – sugar alcohol named erythritol = net carb grams.

Total carb grams = 20
– Dietary fiber = 0
– Erythritol = 0
Net carb grams are 20. Why doesn’t this fit as an 11-20 gram carb dam?

1. Does it contain 11-20 grams net carb? YES
2. Does it contain 2 grams of fiber or more? NO
3. Does it have more than 6 grams of sugar? *YES
* If the sugar alcohol is not erythritol.(in this case it is sorbitol and malitol. Add ½ the sugar alcohol grams to the sugar grams.
In this example; sugar = 3 grams + half the sugar alcohol grams = 5.5. ( 3 + 5.5 = 8.5 grams sugar….over the 6 gram maximum for sugar.

This bar is a NO for The Metabolism Miracle.

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