The key is to avoid and eliminate as much toxicity as you’re able to. These chemical compounds are known as “Silent Killers.”
In this article, I explain how chemical bonding affects YOU and the steps to eliminate these chemicals as much as possible.
Since World War II, the reckless use of chemicals has brought about a deadly cocktail that can be found in the water you drink, the food you eat, the personal care products you use, your clothes, and your homes.
It is the binding of these chemical elements that compound within your body and create a reaction. This may begin with symptoms such as skin sensitivities, allergic responses such as Sinus problems, Hay Fever, and Asthma.
It is this chemical bonding reaction that causes harmful effects on your body. It disrupts the healthy function of your organs and tissues by damaging and destroying them. This leads to organs and various tissues within your body not being able to function properly.
Understanding the Basics of Consumed Toxicity
For example, you have a farmed apple, sprayed with pesticides, that has traveled thousands of miles to reach you; whereas an organic apple is free from chemicals and locally grown. It’s not difficult to work out which option most people would choose, and therefore it’s easy to understand why the organic food sector has grown into a £1bn industry in the past few years. The allure of organic food, from the point of view of its perceived benefits to your health, is currently irresistible. After a decade or more of food scares, organic food offers a safe haven.
Organic food is also kinder to the environment than factory-farmed produce and offers animals kinder living conditions. The majority of people admit that organically grown produce definitely tastes better.
If you are purchasing products that have been packaged overseas, you cannot be completely sure of the safety of the food and the standards put into place. I highly recommend that you purchase only Australian produce that is locally produced and manufactured and therefore you know that the standards are high.
Medication: Drugs both legal and illegal, even though not classed in the food industry are another major concern when it comes to the addition of this “deadly cocktail” of chemicals your body is constantly being contaminated with, along with excessive drinking of alcohol, and cigarette smoking.
Why Chemical Overload is a Major Cause of Obesity
Pesticides, chemicals, additives, and preservatives are otherwise known as toxins are recognized as poisons by the body and therefore are stored in fat cells leading to difficulty with weight loss.
Carbonates sprayed on grain for feed slows down metabolism for livestock to help the animals gain weight, therefore when these products are consumed by humans they have the same effect.
Catecholamines, a valuable group of slimming hormones produced by the body, seem to come under frequent attack by these chemicals, which interferes with the metabolic process and inhibits our body’s own natural slimming systems.
The best way to protect ourselves from these harmful chemicals is to replace as much of our food, skin care, cosmetics, and household products with certified organic ones that do not contain toxic synthetic chemicals. Then combine this with an effective detoxification program, which is best supported by visiting a Naturopathic Healthcare professional. Research has proven that the highest levels of “slimming” nutrients are found in organically grown produce.
What You Can Do
It is of vital importance if you are working toward achieving optimal health that you, eliminate a large percentage of these chemicals and toxic substances from your daily life.
Here are 5 Steps to Begin Avoiding Chemical Toxicity:
Purchase Skin, Hair and Body Care products that are chemical and toxin free.
Don’t be fooled by high-end brands, these can be some of the biggest culprits when it comes to the use of harmful chemicals in their products. Often these products are found in Day Spas and Department stores. A great book to read is “Don’t go to the Cosmetic Counter without me”
Avoid purchasing processed foods.
Processed foods are canned and packaged food products. Avoid all processed foods, especially if from overseas companies as they are still using very toxic chemicals in processing and farming methods.
Use Organic and Chemically Free Cleaning Products.
Two products that can be used in the home for cleaning the house and washing your clothes are bicarb and general, household vinegar. There are also many natural and chemical free products now available on your supermarket shelves, just check the labels and the ingredients.
Food and Drink.
Avoiding, as mentioned, processed, packaged, and fast foods, and replacing these with fresh fruit and vegetables, and organic meat and poultry is a major step in eliminating many harmful chemicals that you are likely to ingest. Drink filtered water, organic teas or coffees, and avoid soft drinks including processed fruit juices. This will aid the liver, lymph and kidney function, your major organs of detoxification, and you will decrease the risks of cancer, kidney disease, and liver disease
Once or twice a week, run yourself a bubble bath (with an organic body wash for the bubbles), 1/2 cup of Epsom salts, 1/2 cup of Sea Salt (restores minerals back into your body), 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 drops of your favourite essential oil. Your body is your largest organ of elimination, this is why bathing is an important process to support healthy detoxification.
Principles of Detoxification
The word “detox” is another word used for “spring cleaning” your body. You will look, feel, and be more energetic, be sick less often, and feel happier.
It is important that every couple of months for a minimum of 7 days to adhere to a strict regime of eating just organic vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds, and drinking only filtered water and herbal teas.
Many detox eating plans and supplements can involve some drastic changes to your usual eating habits.
This can lead to you being quite sick, suffering from headaches and migraines, especially if you have a pretty toxic diet and lifestyle. It is best, in this case, to gradually begin to eliminate harmful foods and drinks, replacing these with fresh foods and slowly decreasing habits such as alcohol, smoking, etc. It will be beneficial to you to get additional support in giving up harmful habits such as health coaching or counseling.