Present toxic reality
Our bodies have become virtual dumping grounds for the hundreds of thousands of toxic compounds that invade our air, water, and even the soil that nurtures our food
More than 77,000 chemicals are in active production in North America. More than 3,000 chemicals are added to our food supply; and more than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives are used in food processing, packaging, wrapping, and storage.
Every day, all of us ingest tiny amounts of these chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, USA) estimates there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies cannot metabolize. Chemicals not metabolized are stored in the fat cells throughout our bodies where they continue to accumulate. As these chemicals build up, they alter our metabolism, cause enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalances, damage brain chemistry, and cause cancer. Because the chemicals accumulate in different parts of the body and at different rates and in different combinations, there is a disturbingly large variety of different chronic illnesses that can result.
Today, our environment is toxic and the foods we eat, even the air we breathe and the water we drink is laden with chemicals foreign to our system.
Our body is designed to utilize natural substances, which includes foods, herbs and phytochemicals. Any foreign substance will serve as a stimulus to our immune system, which has the function of removing these substances.
Man has neglected one fundamental biological rule; to check and see if the organism is adapting to its new environment. We obviously are the first generation to be exposed to such an unprecedented number of chemicals. The work of detoxifying these causes serious deficiencies. This maladaptation in turn has resulted in chronic disease. But disease is not a drug deficiency.
Dr. Sherry Rogers, a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, says in her book Detoxify or Die that ...
bio-accumulated toxic load in the human body is responsible for all disease not attributable to bacteria or virus
Probably the most accurate and up-to-date description of modern life realities has been presented in the article "Blood tests show chemical toxins":
A number of toxic man-made chemicals were found in the blood of every person tested during a survey by an environmental pressure group.
Environmental pressure group WWF said long-banned substances such as DDT, which has been associated with cancers and nervous and immune system disorders, were still being found.
There is very little information available about the safety and health risks posed by the vast majority of chemicals in use
"We just don't know what might be considered a safe level of exposure to these chemicals, especially when they persist in the body for long periods and react together inside the body in a potentially dangerous cocktail."
WWF's survey shows that our bodies are being used as toxic chemical dumps
Our contaminated blood is proof that it's time for the government and chemical companies to phase out the production and use of these chemicals and develop new safe alternatives
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