Environmental toxins – manmade and otherwise – is a fancy way of describing the various poisons that make their way into your body from food, air and water. The majority of them are considered endocrine disruptors, chemicals that compete with hormone receptor sites in the body.
This is especially harmful for little kids. You’d go crazy trying to name or study them all but by cleaning up your diet you can avoid most of them.
Raising Your Level of Awareness
Can Save Your Life
You can’t get a way from environmental toxins. All you can do is lessen your exposure to them and maximize the body’s ability to deal with it.
The first step is raising your awareness of the problem and then taking some simple steps to reduce its impact. Remember that you’ll never completely conquer this one and trying to brings it’s own stress.
One of the greatest resources for battling environmental stress is making conscious food choices and boosting your level of nutrition. If fed right, the body can eliminate a lot of it by its normal detox system but of course it all requires nutrition to work.
By drinking filtered water and eating organic food you lay the groundwork for avoiding most of the nastiest chemicals out there. It also makes it easier for your body to rid itself of the ones you can’t avoid. Any program that focuses on environmental stress should pay attention to food, air and water.
You can argue all you want about whether organic food has more nutrition but I can guarantee you it has fewer pesticides.
It’s also GMO free.
Any nasty chemicals you find in or on it usually got there by accident, which makes it much better than something sprayed on a regular basis. By law it can’t be irradiated: that’s a good thing too. (see Organic Food—It’s about the Kids)
For a great guide to buying clean food: www.foodnews.org
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!
That pretty much sums up my feelings about tap water. It’s true that we have the most advanced water system in the world and also the safest. It’s also true that it’s not fit to drink.
The levels of fluoride, chlorine and aluminum are reason enough to avoid it but those are just some of the chemicals we dump into it.
Add to the fact that half of it has already been through someone else’s toilet and it may contain pharmaceutical drugs.
Buy a good water filter and use it. Bottle your own and carry it with you. You’ll not only be healthier but you’ll have the best tasting water ever.
This is a tough one because most of the time you’re stuck with the air where you live.
The key though is cleaning up the air inside your home where you might be inhaling a literal stew of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
All the cosmetics and cleaners team up to make most homes more toxic than plain old city air.
So clean up your house and invest in an air filter. Your immune system will love it and you’ll save some money on all those allergy supplements.