But some of it we can’t see… Invisible CFC’s from aerosol sprays makes holes in the protective ozone layer. Invisible fumes from chemicals used in paints, cleaners, solvents and fuels may contribute to health problems in some people.
Some we even choose. Cigarettes, excessive alcohol, even poor diet add their weight to the toxic burden we already carry. These are lifestyle choices we make for ourselves, and can thus exercise control over.
TOXINS IN THE COMMUNITY NATIONAL AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES The 1989 Toxics Release Inventory National Report A report on data collected under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right – to – Know Act of 1986. According to the US EPA Office of Toxic Substances, in 1989: 551,034,696 pounds of industrial chemicals were dumped into public sewage systems 1,180,831,181 pounds of chemicals were released into the ground, threatening our natural aquifers 188,952,884 pounds of chemicals were discharged into surface waters 2,427,061,906 pounds of air emissions were pumped into the atmosphere
We are drowning in a pool of chemicals... The chemicals pumped into our environment in the U.S. in one year alone (1989) would fill a line of semi- trucks stretching from Los Angeles, California to Des Moines, Iowa.
Xenobiotic Compounds in the Adipose Tissue of Americans US EPA National Adipose Tissue Survey, 1982 Compound Frequency Styrene 100% 1,4-Dichlorobenzene 100% Xylene 100% Ethylphenol 100% TCDD (Dioxin) 100% 9 Other Chemicals 90-98% (Benzene, Toluene, DDE) PCB’s 83%
How Does our Toxic Environment Affect our Health? What is the Impact of the External Environment on our Internal Environment?
Sometimes the Price Can be Too High These substances (toxins) may cause changes in the way your body functions. Pollutants and their effects have been linked to various medical problems, ranging from increased respiratory problems like asthma, and to increased risk to a variety of cancers.
How Does Our Body Rid Itself of Toxins? of Toxins?
The good news is… Our body is designed by nature to cleanse itself of many of these harmful agents and protect against the damage caused by them. The detoxification system is wonderfully adaptable and capable of handling a great many toxins.
But there’s bad news too.. Our system may become overwhelmed by overexposure to the toxins found in air, water supplies as well as the chemicals and hormones added to food. The symptoms of fatigue, frequent headaches, lack of mental clarity, etc. that many people feel may be the result.
The Big Questions Everybody Has Are: What Can I Do? How Can I Protect Myself and My Family?
Health Begins in the Digestive Tract The food we eat must be digested properly. Poor digestion may cause greater problems than not getting adequate macro and micronutrients to the cells that need them.
Healthy liver function is the key. The liver is the organ primarily responsible for modifying these toxins so they can be eliminated from the body. It occurs in a two-step process, called “Phase I” and “Phase II”.
Phase I and II These harmful, fat-soluble chemicals are modified in such a way that they can be dissolved in water, which makes it possible for the body to then eliminate them in the urine.
How Toxic Are You? 1. Do you feel tired or fatigued? 2. Do you feel dizzy, foggy-headed or have trouble concentrating? 3. Do you use coffee, cigarettes, candy or soda to get “up”? 4. Do you eat fast, fatty, processed or fried foods? 5. Do your bowels move less than twice a day? 6. Do you experience intestinal gas and bloating or constipation? 7. Do you experience headaches or yeast infections? 8. Do you live with or near air and water pollution? 9. Do you experience general headaches and pains or arthritis? 10. Do you have food allergies, or skin problems? 11. Do you experience frequent back pains or sinus problems?
How Toxic Are You? 12. Are you often exposed to chemicals, sedatives or stimulants? 13. Do you rarely exercise or feel sluggish or overweight? 14. Do you eat mostly organic, fresh foods? 15. Are you using mostly water, vinegar, baking soda or borax to clean with? 16. Do you “air out” your office and bedroom for a few minutes everyday? 17. Do you have a shower filter? 18. Have you installed a new filter in you heating/air conditioning unit in the past six months? 19. Is your shampoo made of mostly water, herbs, plants and vitamins? 20. Do you use detergents that don’t add chemical fragrances, stabilizers or color fasteners? 21. Have you done a cleansing program before?
How Toxic Are You? If you answered “yes” to three (3) or more of the questions 1-13, or “no” to more than three (3) of the questions 14-21, it would be desirable for you to purify your system of toxins.
DETOX CLEANSE AND RECHARGE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL Optimal health and energy requires that each and every cell of our body is vibrantly clean and well nourished. If that is accomplished, most of a person’s host of ailments MIRACULOUSLY disappear.
Reasons For Cleansing Prevent Disease Reduce Symptoms Treat Disease Cleanse the Body Repair Organs Purification Rejuvenation Weight Loss Clear Skin Slow Aging Improve Flexibility Improve Fertility Enhance the Senses AIDS IN BEING MORE: Organized Creative Motivated Productive Relaxed Energetic Clear Conscious Inwardly Attuned Spiritual Environmentally Attuned Relationship Focused