“Why bother worrying about what we ate? Nothing is safe. Everything is bad for you.” Is it any wonder people feel this way? Articles on tainted lettuce, toxic chemicals in our drinking water, steroids and antibiotics in dairy and meat products, preservatives in foods and many other discouraging topics fill our magazines and newspapers.
Unfortunately, we live in a world relying heavily on chemical interventions to make products more convenient and easier to store, with a longer shelf life and the ability to ship farther from their place of origin, supposedly making our lives “better.” Along with the benefits, chemical additives also bring dangers – a higher incidence of cancer, an earlier onset of puberty, congenital deformities and lowered immunity, to name a few.
What about the air we breathe and the various chemicals in household cleaners, soaps, fabrics, building materials and personal hygiene products? Electronic devices and man-made electromagnetic currents also produce harmful effects. Negative thoughts and emotions likewise take a toll on the body by putting stress on the immune system and eventually may lead to heart disease, digestive disorders, mental distress and caner.
All of this makes one feel quite powerless. Fortunately there are things you can do to improve your quality of life. There is hope. Some general guidelines for minimizing toxicity overload include:
Many other avenues help reduce the risk of toxicity. These are just a few. You can make a difference and improve your health merely by educating yourself and incorporating new habits into your lifestyle. You may also find you start to think more clearly and your appearance may improve. You could have a much more enjoyable life.
I focus on the topics you care about most.