The game has changed

So we eat our fruits and vegetables, drink eight glasses of water a day, and take our vitamins. Unfortunately, in today’s world this is not enough! Even if we feel like we’re healthy with no complaints, our exposure to toxins and electromagnetic stress in the home and/or workplace along with eating a sub-optimal diet can prevent us from reaching our maximum mental and physical health potential. In addition, they can be a contributing cause of potential serious illness in the future because our body’s biochemistry is not designed to deal with this daily onslaught of manmade chemicals.

Listen to the warning signs

Our bodies are amazing and try to tell us when something isn’t right. But do we listen or just cover up the warning signs? We should ask ourselves: Do I take prescription or over the counter drugs? Do I constantly wake up tired and sluggish in the mornings? Do I have trouble falling asleep and/or wake up throughout the night? Are there days that I can’t get by without a nap or rest? Do I ever experience brain fog? Am I too tired to exercise? Do I drink more than one cup of coffee to wake up and stay alert? Do I have sinus headaches, allergies or migraines? Do I have regular stomachaches, acid indigestion or acid reflux? Do I catch every cold and flu that comes around? Do I have nagging back, neck or knee pain?

If we answer yes to any of these questions, chances are we’re not as healthy as we think. Our body is telling us something isn’t right and a change is needed.

According to the October 2006 issue of The National Geographic in an article called “The Pollution Within” we are all walking around with toxic chemicals in our body fat even if we think we are healthy. Where does this bioaccumulation of chemicals come from? The Environmental Protection Agency approves about 90% of new chemical compounds without restrictions of any kind and only a quarter of the 82,000 chemicals in use in the U.S. have ever been tested for toxicity. USA Today has revealed that the average city water contains over 500 chemicals, which means millions of Americans are drinking contaminated water. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

And not only do we have to consider what we put in but also what we put on our bodies. Our skin is like a sponge, soaking up the cleansers and lotions we apply daily. In fact, after rubbing a piece of garlic into the bottom of your foot, you can taste it within minutes. This demonstrates how easily the harmful ingredients found in most commonly used body care products are assimilated into our bloodstream. We are loaded and this is reflected by the fact that today in 2010 one out of every two people are projected to get cancer in their lifetime and it is estimated that 60-80%of all cancers are a direct result of chemicals in our air, water, and food. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, schizophrenia, and mental/behavioral disorders have all been linked to neurotoxins found in the food we eat and products we use everyday.

It is not just a question of whether we have healthy bodies, but also will our babies have healthy bodies? If you are planning on starting a family, the decisions that you make can have an effect on the health of your baby. For more information, read “Body Burden – The Pollution in Newborns”.

How do we create a healthy body?

Education

Know what to avoid in your food, supplements, water, body care products, and building materials. See “From Spiders to Sinks: Safe Alternatives for Every Cleaning Need.”

Removal

Prudent avoidance or elimination of these contaminants provides a proactive preventative healthcare strategy for the well being of our families. See “Reducing Immune Stress: Where Do I Start?”

Detoxification and Exercise

Implement detox strategies to rid the body of its stored chemical burden.

See “Skin Brushing: Why and How, Benefits of Rebounding”, “Sauna 101” and “Detox Baths 101” among more…

Eat right

See “Nutrition 101”

Think right

See “Detoxifying the Mind.”

To sum, we want you to become a conscious consumer so you can make the best choices available for you and your family. We encourage you to take one step today and – most importantly – don’t get overwhelmed. Every little change makes a difference for the health of you and your family.

Further Reading:

“Body Burden – The Pollution in Newborns”

“From Spiders to Sinks: Safe Alternatives for Every Cleaning Need.”

“Reducing Immune Stress: Where Do I Start?”

“Skin Brushing: Why and How, Benefits of Rebounding”

“Sauna 101”

“Nutrition 101”

“Detox Baths 101”

“Detoxifying the Mind”