By Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© March 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.


Rice, particularly brown rice, is one of the earthÕs finest foods.  It has been grown on earth for at least several thousand years, and probably much longer.  However, today I cannot recommend much rice because medical reports indicate that it has ALL been poisoned with arsenic.  This applies to all varieties of rice, including wild rice, and even sprouted rice.


What can one do about this?


1. DonÕt eat much rice.  Ideally, avoid it or have rice less than once a week.

2. Basmati rice (white or brown) seems to be a little less toxic than other types of rice.

3. Rinsing your rice thoroughly before cooking it will help a little.

4.  Some people suggest soaking the rice overnight and then throwing away the water and then rinsing it and then cook it is a lot of water and then throw away the extra water when it is cooked.

We donÕt recommend this method.  The problem with this method is it will make the rice too yin, which is not good. 


Why has this occurred? It appears that someone is purposely doing this.


Does this affect organically grown rice?  The unfortunate answer is yes.


What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning from eating rice?  It is a mild arsenic toxicity.  You may not notice many symptoms.  However, symptoms can include fatigue, malaise, digestive upset or other rather vague symptoms.  Arsenic toxicity will also delay or even stop Development that is discussed in other articles on this website.

For more details about arsenic toxicity, please read Arsenic on this website.


Can one taste or smell the arsenic-contaminated rice?  NO.  One of the problems with arsenic poisoning is that arsenic is tasteless and odorless.  So most people cannot tell if their rice is toxic.


Can I eat rice once a week?  That is better than eating it daily, as millions of people do around the world.  However, I suggest avoiding it completely or eat it even less often until the problem is fixed.


What can I do if I have been eating a lot of rice for years?  The only way that I know of to remove arsenic deeply from the body is with a complete nutritional balancing program.  This will remove arsenic in all cases, so far.  It can take a year or more, however, so patience is necessary.



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