Cell phones, high-tech devices, fast food, microwaves, plastics … These are just a few of the many modern lifestyle conveniences we use every day. Our lives have changed dramatically in the last 100 years. Science and technology have advanced in such a way that they have been able to create some amazing products that have improved our lives in many beneficial ways.
But all these advances and conveniences have not come at a cost. Due to technological advancements since the Industrial Revolution, industries have continued to dump dangerous chemicals and pollutants into our waterways, the ground, and the air we breathe. Science has continually discovered better and cheaper ways to create synthetic materials that mimic what we could get from nature.
We are surrounded by hundreds of thousands of new synthetic materials, many of which are highly toxic. Much of the water, food and air are contaminated by chemicals that are not biodegradable or that take many years to break down. Every day we are exposed to thousands of toxins that slowly accumulate in our bodies.
The scary part is that we don’t have to work in a factory or live near a landfill to be exposed to these toxins. We expose ourselves to thousands of toxins every day in our own homes and simply by going about our modern day lives.
Many of the chemicals are ingested through our food and food containers. Pesticides have become a staple for today’s farmer. They are continuously sprinkled on our land and subsequently become our food supply. Pesticides can remain in our environment for decades. For example, DDT, which was banned in the 1970s, can still be found in foods like our dairy products.
These pesticides not only don’t break down in the environment, they don’t break down within our bodies. They are stored in our fatty tissues and in the tissues of animal fat. So the chicken, beef, and pork we eat are supplying us with even more toxins. (Most animals also receive many other chemicals such as antibiotics during the time they are raised.) And don’t forget that our brain is made up of approximately 60% lipid material (fat), so toxins within our body are affecting us mentally and physically as well.
Our modern processed foods have added a lot to them. These food additives include preservatives, bleaching agents, emulsifiers, texturizers, humectants, and ripening agents. And even scarier, many of these additives are made from petroleum or coal tar!
We also ingest toxins through the water we drink. Almost everything that is sprayed on our land or in the air ends up in the water supply. Municipal water treatment plants do not detoxify water from most chemical contaminants. In fact, they add chemicals, such as chlorine, to try to kill dangerous bacteria and parasites, but which also form toxins for our body.
We inhale toxins from the air. Solvents are everywhere. In 1993 alone, more than 1,672,127,735 pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air we breathe. (EPA – 1993 Toxic Emissions Inventory) They are used in almost all cleaning products and materials that we use every day. Formaldehyde can be found in building materials, carpets, curtains, and even makeup (cosmetics).
You can even absorb all of these toxins through your skin. Solvents that do not release gas into the air can be absorbed when you come into contact with them in solid form. Every time your baby crawls on the floor, he absorbs the toxins from the carpet and from the cleaners you spray around the house. Every time you use lotion, hand sanitizer, perfume, shampoo, and put on clothes, you are absorbing toxins. And for many women, the morning routine of putting on makeup is a routine of applying toxins to their bodies. Cosmetics are some of the worst and most toxic products you can use.
Toxins are everywhere. They are practically unavoidable in our modern lifestyle.
But before you throw in the towel and give in to all the doom and sadness, let me tell you that you can still live a long and healthy life.
Our bodies are amazing machines. They are actually made to handle toxins and eliminate them from our body. The liver and kidney, along with various other organs in our body, remove toxins from the blood and cells and return them as waste.
So there you go, problem solved. A hundred years ago yes, problem solved. Today, there is so much toxicity in the environment and the level of nutrition in the food we eat has dropped so much that our bodies simply cannot keep up.
But I’m here to tell you that it is still possible to live a long and healthy life. The secret is to avoid some of the toxins by understanding where they are and which ones are the worst. You don’t have to completely change your life and get out of your modern lifestyle, you just need to change a few little things.
You MUST also supplement your diet. It is virtually impossible to get the nutrients you need from readily available foods. Even the medical establishment has finally collapsed and most doctors will agree that at least one multivitamin is necessary in today’s diet. (Be careful which one you choose, remember that many supplements have additives and toxins so they don’t really help if you choose these brands.)
And it’s a big deal when I say that the medical establishment has started to agree that supplementation is necessary. Most doctors are never taught the harmful effects of chemicals, and few still learn the importance of nutrition. In reality, they are not aware of how widespread synthetic chemicals are.
Doctors are trained to believe that chemicals (known to most of us as prescription drugs) are the answer, not the problem.
Some solutions offered by doctors, pharmaceutical drugs, include highly toxic chemicals like pesticides and heavy metals that can actually aggravate the problem.
The health of the pharmaceutical industry has never been better, but the health of the general public has continued to plummet and has never been much worse.
The consequence of our modern lifestyle and the constant poisoning that has been imposed on the human population has been linked to the development of an increasing number of diseases. These include things like obesity, asthma, a variety of autoimmune diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and thyroid disease.
All of these ailments have increased dramatically in the last 50 years. In fact, the generation being born at this time is predicted to be the first generation to have a shorter lifespan than the previous generation.
Millions of dollars are spent each year to combat these diseases, but most research is geared toward finding treatments. This research has resulted in the development and MARKETING of a growing number of drugs designed to modify the system and CONTROL SYMPTOMS, but generally NOT CURE disease.
As I said before, pharmaceutical companies are not hurt. It is as if they are simply plastering problems over and covering them up. Take this medicine or that one and if it causes another symptom, just add another medicine to help hide it. It is an endless cycle.
Now is the time to break the cycle. Some companies are taking another route; a path of health and nutrition and disease prevention. Why wait until the body is so deteriorated and invaded by toxins and poisons only to add more drugs and chemicals to try to hide the symptoms?
Start taking care of your body now by giving it the nutrition it needs to take care of yourself. Your body is truly a miraculous thing that can heal and take care of itself when it is given what it needs.
Do not wait; Your health is truly your greatest wealth!