Do Environmental Toxins Affect Everyone?

We are always wondering where environmental toxins are lurking. Some brush the toxin scare off as fear mongering in an attempt to sell products. Now science is finally showing the truth. Here are some of the environmental toxins you may come into contact with every day if you're not aware.

  • Dioxins which can be found in animal fats, burning fuels and waste incineration from coal, oil or wood.
  • Heavy Metals are found in vacines, pesticides, drinking water, fish, antiperspirant, building materials, and dental amalgams. These can accumulate in soft tissues of our bodies and may lead to cancer, neurological disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and decreased production of red and white blood vessels.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) are found mainly indoors, according to the EPA. These are toxins found in carpet, deodorants, cleaning fluids, varnishes, dry cleaned clothing, air fresheners and paints. These can cause headaches, visual disorders, memory loss, cancer and irritation of the respiratory tract.
  • Phthalates are found mainly in plastics. These mimic hormones leading to endocrine system damage.
  • Pesticides still abound in fruits, vegetables, and commercially raised meats. Some can be washed off but many are grown into and become part of the fiber of the food. These are linked to cancer, Parkinson's disease, nerve damage, miscarriage and birth defects.

Environmental toxins are part of living in our modern world. Even though some of the above may be deemed by the EPA that they are in small enough amounts that don't affect us. However, has anyone considered the accumulative effect of more than the amount tested? There are over 10,000 chemical solvents, emulsifiers and preservatives used in food processing. Over 3,000 chemicals are added to our foods intentionally.

It has been proven, even by the CDC, that the average adult American has about 148 environmental toxins in their blood. This proves that the body cannot detoxify everything on it's own.

Colon cleansing and/or total body cleansing are the tools that we have to defend ourselves. There are products that can help cleanse and chelate toxins from our bodies.

As for nutrition, it is possible to eat mostly organic foods. For those who think it is more expensive, it's just a matter of rethinking what's for dinner and a re-learning experience of what to cook. It does take an effort, but an effort well worth our time. If you can't eat organic all the time, do as much as you are able. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.

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