Civilization brings in toxins, and the body can suffer after constant exposure to various chemicals. According to scientists, there are over thirty thousand synthetic chemicals in the environment. There are plenty of ways to experience chemicals that incorporated into our everyday lives.
Scientists recognized the danger of toxins a few decades ago. The leading expert, Samuel Epstein, stated that people exposed to thousands of toxins.
Sometimes people do not feel the silent influence and suddenly awake when got allergies, chronic diseases, or feel tired without reason.
I do not like scary stories about people who suffer and cannot help themselves. Unfortunately, it is a reality, especially if we do not pay attention to our surroundings, what do we eat, where do we live.
The movie Erin Brockovich paints a grim picture of what happens when people do not analyze events and agree with everything that told them.
Do people have the choice to change the environment or circumstances?
Yes, everybody can take care of the body in less or more extent. We can choose what to drink, eat, how to spend free time, get rid of bad habits, and select the tools that help us to protect ourselves against an invasion of various toxins.
Thee are significant areas where toxins lurk and can do real damages. These areas are:
Everybody knows that can of Coca Cola contains eight spoons of sugar. Usually, people drink more as one can of sodas.
The majority of people understand that junk food does not bring any nutrients, only empty calories that become fat. However, fast food chains enjoy popularity and do not lack customers.
Gluten becomes a well-known risk to those who allergic to particular grains. It seems that gluten, according to Suzzane Somers, can “cause brain inflammation and increase the risk for an autoimmune attack on your brain tissue.”
There are plenty of articles that point out the danger of chemicals to our bodies.
I guess that people do not believe or forget that everybody, who are rich or poor, can put real food on the table without harming the wallet and breaking a bank. Look at other countries such as Europe or Asia. You rarely will find obese people in such quantities as in North America.
Of course, with the help of new fast-food chains in some European countries, obesity can show up without a doubt.
What do people can do about it?
- First, recognize chemicals and toxins in the food
- Find ways to get free from chemicals in the meals
There are tools and techniques on how to protect ourselves from toxins lurking in the food, air, water, and from electromagnetic fields.
The Internet is full of recipes on how to prepare food from scratch, how to preserve it, how to grow vegetables and fruits in your back yard.
You live in the city, and there is no way to grow your food? Farmer markets can help, or you can share with others buying food from farmers in larger quantities and dividing between themselves.
How to recognize that food is full of toxins?
There is a simple rule which tells that if you do not understand what written on the label and cannot easily pronounce names of compounds, it means that you have the item stuffed with chemicals.
Our bodies do not need any chemicals. We need building blocks for successful metabolism. Toxins do not help organs or tissues to perform functions. The body adapts for a while but later on, expresses its disappointment giving us allergies or malicious diseases.
Do we need that? I do not think so.
To get a full picture of harm from water is advisable to watch the movie Erin Brockovich. It is entertainment and eye-opener at the same time. It does not cover all problems associated with water quality. It does visually paint the picture of naiveness and lack of information.
This movie opens the curtain in the one play with people’s lives. However, there are plenty of different toxins in the water.
Fluoride, chlorine, antibiotics, heavy metals are toxins that pollute our bodies. What stinks about them that these compounds accumulate in the body and do not want to leave us without proper detoxification.
Air is another way to get toxins. It is no secret that there is plenty of individuals who allergic to pollen or hay. For me, the smell of grass is unbelievable and tempting; to others, it is a running nose and puffy eyes.
Smog comes from cars, factories, fires, or mixture in between poses danger to our bodies in the long run. If we breathe once, lungs and bronchioles will get rid of disturbing material. Contrarily, when we continuously breathe in polluted air, we can develop various diseases.
Do you remember the horror movie”Fog”? It is about unnatural mist, which engulfed the coastal town. Everybody who stepped and wandered into the fog had been mysteriously killed.
Now, this type of movie become a reality. The University of California in Santa Cruz found out dangerous mercury levels in coastal fog.
The story started with a simple bicycle ride. The scientist felt that his eyeglasses get wet when cruising around. He decided to check out what is in the water. The lab run few times tests because of the disbelief that they found in it. Before, it was the research of mountain lions. Scientists find in cats dangerous levels of mercury. How do lions get mercury in their system?
- Fog deposited mercury on the ground
- Lichen got it from the air because it does not have roots
- Deers eat lichen
- Mountain lions eat deers
Does it seem simple? Yes, it is a food chain. Unfortunately, the human is no an exception. We eat plants and animals who feed on them too.
Mercury is a neurotoxin. There is no doubt that this element is not only one which can harm living beings.
How does mercury reach fog?
Oceans distribute fog around the whole world. However, we can not blame oceans. Toxins come from the mining industry and coal-fired power plants. The researcher Weiss-Penzias states that “mercury is a global pollutant.”
Electronics and electromagnetic radiation
It seems that nowadays everybody cannot survive without a smartphone, computer or video games. There is plenty of conveniences using these devices. However, there is a dark side too. The radiation from Wi-Fi can make people sensitive.
French scientists found out that people who continuously use phones for their work have a higher risk of getting tumors such as glioma and meningioma.
Besides phones, smart meters pose a danger to everybody who agrees to have installed close to the house. Extensive EFM radiation surrounds people 24 hours all year long.
Wi-Fi in public transportation, airplanes can disturb the wellbeing of many people.
Susanne Somers, a health advocate, cites Elizabeth Plourde, Ph.D. She points out that the number of people complaining about insomnia, migraines, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and rashes on skin increased.
The famous doctor Stephen Sinatra states that EMF can disturb the heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation can occur, DNA damage possible. Experts think that EMF can open up the blood-brain barrier.
A real story
Doctor Stephen Sinatra has a son who, a few years ago, was on the brink to a death. The doctor thinks that mysterious illness started after long hours spent in Wall Street, surrounded by cellphones. It was electrical pollution. His son’s digestive tract shut down, hormones too, pituitary gland was out. The father tried everything to save his son. Fortunately, he came back after lengthy treatment.
Not everybody is lucky as the doctor’s son. Sometimes people lack money for simple things.
We cannot live in caves or in places where is no civilization. However, we can escape the side effects of living in the cities and industrial areas.
How to do that?
- Use filters for water. Do not depend on bottled water only because of the possibility of getting harmful substances.
- Use air purifiers
- Check food labels, and make meals from scratch, try to eat mostly organic food. The store ALDI is good with prices of clean eating.
- Detoxify body with the help of knowledgeable health practitioner
- Protect yourselves from mold, home cleaning chemicals, aggressive paints, or chemicals in carpets.