Yes, you. And you and you and you. Every last one of you. And me.
How and why? Well, do you live on this planet? Ok, if you really lived off the grid, like on some remote island and had from the time you were born, maybe you would be pretty toxin free. But most of us were raised in “civilization”, so we are born with 287 chemicals in the blood and it just gets worse.
The Nemours Foundation describes body toxins as, “A toxin is a chemical or poison that is known to have harmful effects on the body. Toxins can come from food or water, from chemicals used to grow or prepare food, and even from the air that we breathe. Our bodies process those toxins through organs like the liver and kidneys and eliminate them in the form of sweat, urine, and feces.”
Everything from chlorine, bleach, ammonia and even OTC and prescription medications have been reported to be found in excess in drinking water.
Toxic foods can refer to food additives, highly processed or genetically modified foods and even chemical ingredients in food recipes such as food dyes (RED 40) and chemical flavorings (MSG and aspartame). A few doctors believe that modern day American diets can actually be considered ‘toxic’ because of the high intake of processed, dead ’empty-calorie’ food items like white flour and sugar. Dr. Robert Lustig, of the University of California San Francisco, says “today’s processed food is loaded with sugars that alter the body’s hormonal balance, creating a “toxic environment” and an “addiction” to food.” –Natural Clinical Practice Scientific Journal.
Chemicals that are toxic may include small amounts of very toxic things, such as pesticide residue dusted onto our freshly-picked, non-washed, non-organic produce.
Air pollution comes from toxic gases and chemicals, such as methane and carbon monoxide, from vehicle and factory emissions as well as other sources. A notable air pollutant is also cigarettes. Inhaled tobacco products contain a number of highly toxic ingredients that can negatively affect your body.
So, you are fooling yourself if you think you aren’t toxic. All the signs of aging- aches, pains, depression, weight gain, loss of energy, loss of mental clarity, loss of libido, hormone imbalance, bad digestion, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, even sudden food intolerances – are a result of an accumulation of toxins and poor diet!
What can I do? I know! I will starve to death and just drink lemon and maple syrup and cayenne pepper. They sell it at Whole Foods, so it must be good, right?
NO! Only if you are trying to kill yourself. You need the (TADA) –
These recommendations are for the reduction of stress only. They are not intended for prescription or treatment of any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care.