Overview of Toxins
Right at this moment:
*Practically everyone has lead stored in their bones.
*Small amounts of DDT or metabolite DDE are usually found in fatty tissues
*Chemicals in tap water are now a major problem in U.S. due to pollution.
*In 1993, more than One Trillion, Seven Hundred Million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into our air.
*Pesticides have been linked to brain cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma
*The pesticides are sprayed on produce and are present in higher concentrations in fatty cuts of meat and in high fat dairy products like butter & cheese
*The air we breathe is polluted by exhaust from vehicles, trains, planes, industrial sites, waste disposal and more.
*Carbon Monoxide makes up half of our air pollutants which have been linked to heart disease.
Our Food & Land:
*Approximately 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed onto our land, which then makes their way into our food supply- which become stored in our food supply- which become stored in our bodies fatty tissues such as the brain, prostate gland and breast.
*Some of these dangerous substances are known to last hundreds & even thousands of years before breaking down.
* You have probably noticed our produce has that shinny layer of waxy film that is impossible to wash off. Growers do that on purpose. The wax keeps them from dehydrating by sealing in water and keeping them looking good, but these waxes have powerful pesticides and fungicides. If you want to stay healthy consider buying organic or buying a veggie spray and removing the skin if you can’t afford organic.
*There are heavy concentrations of pesticides that are usually found in animal feed which usually ends up tainting our meat with pesticides. When you eat a fatty piece of steak, hamburger, sausage, bacon, butter, or cheese you are ingesting even more pesticide residues.
*Choosing Organic produce which are free from pesticides and choosing free range organic meats (that are typically very low in pesticides), will help to lower the pesticide residue that our bodies have been overloaded with.
*Pesticides are absorbed through contact with the skin, breathing them in our lungs, and ingesting them through the mouth. Now our bodies are designed to eliminate the toxins but the amount that we encounter on a daily basis is far greater than we can handle. So when pesticides aren’t broken down and eliminated they become stored in fatty tissues.
*The inability to eliminate these toxins could result in a number of symptoms and diseases such as:
|Food & Environmental Allergies||Anxiety||Chronic Diarrhea|
|Constipation||Mental Illness||Autoimmune diseases|
|Hormone-Sensitive Cancers: breast, ovarian, uterine, and prostate||Insomnia||Rheumatoid arthritis|
|Chronic back pain||Diabetes||Hypertension|
*Municipalities treat ground water with aluminum to remove organic materials.
*Cities also add floride which inhibits 100 enzymes in the body. This interferes with vitamin and mineral functions and is linked to calcium deposits and arthritis.
*Chlorine is added to kill microorganisms but is also combined with other materials to form trihalomehanes which are cancer-promoting substances.
*Solvents can injure kidneys and liver and depress the central nervous system in our bodies. They are also stored in the fatty tissues in our bodies.
Examples of Solvents are:
*Formaldehyde- which is used in making drapes, carpets and even cosmetics
*Phenol- is found in cleaning products like Lysol and used to make aspirin and sulfa drugs
*Benzene- is used in making dyes and insectides.
*Vinyl Chloride- used to manufacture PVC pipes and plastic food wrappers, which is linked to several types of cancers.
The Ways We Abuse Our Bodies
*The average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar per year. That is 1-2 teaspoons of sugar an hour.
*Repeated doses of antibiotics or a single dose of super-antibiotics could make you at risk for developing an overgrowth of dangerous intestinal bacteria and yeast.
*Too many sugars, fats, processed foods, and fast foods literally drain the life out of us and constipate our bodies, by introducing toxins and taking away our nutrient reserves.
*Fried foods, hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated foods, excessive amounts of polyunsaturated fats and food sensitivities cause inflammation in the body. Which results in arthritis, autoimmune diseases, asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancers.
*Processed foods are grossly deficient in nutrients and contain food additives, sweetners, flavorings, preservatives, emulsifiers, and other chemicals. They provide loads of calories with little nutrients.
*The fat we eat including saturated fats and hydrogenated fats form plaque, fattens our bodies and encrusts our arteries, forms gallstones and weakens our immune system.
*It is easy to see that we are overfed and undernourished. We may be actually starving from a nutritional standpoint, while at the same time becoming grossly obese. Sadly, we are digging our graves with our forks and knives.
*It is the hardest working organ in the body
*It is the size of a football and weighs 5 pounds
Its functions are:
- Filtering blood to remove the toxins
- Storing vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates
- Processing fats, proteins, carbohydrates
- Producing bile to break down fats for digestion
- Breaking down & detoxifying the body of hormones, chemicals, toxins, and waste
*In one minute the liver can filter two quarts of the five quarts of blood your body contains!
*Unfortunately, this natural filter gets overloaded with toxins and cannot function very well. However, fasting allows the liver to rest and be able to catch up with its cleansing duties.
The Signs of a Toxic Liver
~Pallid Skin ~Itchy skin
~Coated Tongue ~Altered or bitter taste in mouth
~Bad Breath ~Skin Rashes
~Poor Skin Tone ~Itchy, weepy, swollen or red eyes