Only In the Good-Old U.S.A ………….
The U.S. is one of the most progressive coun-tries in the world. We are one of the leading industrial nations, our citizens drive tens of millions of cars, our homes are insulated, we have central air conditioning and indoor heat, we produce more food than any other country in the world and store it in refrigerators, our floors are carpeted and our lawns are weed-free. We have makeup to make us look more beautiful, Botox™ to make us look younger, strips to make our teeth whiter and prescription drugs to make us live longer. So why are so many Americans, especially our children, getting and dying from diseases like CANCER?
As it turns out, the very “aspects” of modern life that have supposedly made life easier are, in fact, making life more dangerous. And these “aspects” can be summed up in one word - chemicals.
In 1989, the U.S. produced its one mil-lionth man-made chemical. While many of these chemicals have made our lives more enjoyable, most are finding their way into our bodies and wreaking havoc. Of the 70,000 chemicals being used commercially in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 65,000 of them to be potentially — if not definitely — hazardous to your health. And that's not all. More than 6,000 new chemicals are being tested in the U.S. every week!
What’s frightening is that these chemicals aren't just sitting around in warehouses. According to the Environmental Defense Group, more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment each year - 72 million pounds of which are known carcinogens.
And where are these cancer-causing agents ending up? In the air you breathe, the water you drink and in the food you eat. They are everywhere.
Surrounded by Chemicals ……..
According to the 2005 report from s the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Environmental Health Laboratory, there are currently 148 chemicals - 38 of which have never been measured in the U.S. population —currently found in the blood and/or urine of Americans…
Similarly, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, in collaboration with the Environmental Working Group, tested the blood and urine of nine random volunteers. They found a total of 167 industrial compounds in the volunteers, with an average of 91 chemicals per person.
Of these 167 compounds, 76 are known to cause cancer in humans, 94 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, 82 affect lungs and breathing, 86 affect your hor-mones and 79 cause birth defects and/or abnormal development.
Additionally, researchers found other critical - and highly toxic - compounds, including heavy metals (such as lead, aluminum and mercury), as well as numerous pesticides and herbicides.
As mentioned, it's not just adults that are affected. According to a benchmark study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, unborn babies may be the most negatively affected. Researchers tested the umbilical cord blood of ten children (the samples were collected by the Red Cross after the cord had been cut). They found a total of 287 industrial chemicals and pollutants in each cord, with an average 200 per cord. And of the 287% chemicals, 180 are known to cause cancer, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system and 208 cause birth defects in animals. Clearly something needs to be done. We are overdosing on harmful chemicals right from birth.
Heavy Metal Madness …………
Mercury toxicity is a huge and alarming health problem that currently affects millions of Americans. In fact, conservative estimates show that as much as 25 percent of Americans suffer, to some degree, from heavy-metal poisoning from the accumulation of years of exposure. One of the biggest challenges with mercury poisoning is the fact that it can contribute to and masquerade many different health issues, such as PMS, mood swings, loss of energy and depression. In other words, you may already have elevated mercury levels in your body without even knowing it. Numerous studies have shown that mercury poisoning can contribute to even more severe health conditions, including heart disease, Alzheimer's and even cancer.
The two most common causes of mer-cury toxicity are dental fillings (amal-gams) and vaccinations …
However; according to the World Health Organization (WHO), dental Amalgams were responsible for the majority of mercury toxicity. In America alone, about 140 million people have dental amalgams, which contain up to 50% mercury.
Similarly, vaccinations of the past given largely to our “Baby-Boomer” population, (and a few vaccinations still used today), contained thimerosal a chemical compound that consisted, in part, of mercury. A recent investigation into thimerosal and the neurological development of children found that the total amount of mercury an average child would receive from normally recommended vaccinations exceeds the Federal Safety Guidelines for orally ingested mercury.
Eat, Drink and Be Wary ………..
For years we've been told that America is the land of plenty. And while we have plenty of food available to eat, as a rule, most of it is of very poor quality and very lacking in trace minerals. Minerals are less accessible both because chemicals and acid rain have killed off our ground micro-organisms and the minerals in our farming soils are becoming depleted.
After World War II, manufacturers of wartime chemicals needed new markets for their products. These chemicals became the raw material for producing fertilizers. By 1960, 97 percent of all crops were treated with chemical fertilizers that used salt-based nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
While this method of farming created perfectly shaped and colored produce, it created weak plants. And just like weak animals that are preyed upon by wolves and other predators, these plants are preyed on by pests, necessitating the need for chemical pesticides.
Early in the 1990s, researchers set out to determine if these pesticides penetrated the skin of the fruits and vegetables, so they had them peeled and tested. Much to their surprise, they found that these same chemicals were deep in the meat of the fruits and vegetables.
So, not only are we eating poor quality food, but this same food is laced with pesticides.
And it's not just our fruits and vegetables. The animals we consume are contaminated with the same pesticides and herbicides (from their feed), as well as growth hormones and Antibiotics .
Fish? According to a study by two psychologists from Wayne State University in Detroit, pregnant women who ate fish (known to contain high levels of PCBs) passed these chemicals onto their unborn babies. The researchers found that children who were exposed to the greatest levels of the PCB-contaminated fish were showing lower IQ scores than their peers by age four. They retested these children at age eleven and found that their IQ scores were, in fact, 6.2 points lower than less-exposed children.
Clearly, toxins are an unfortunate, but very real, fact of modern day life. Study after study has been done on urine and on blood, showing that most people are indeed loaded with toxins. Even toxins such as DDT, which has not been used in 30 years, show up regularly in urine testing. Obviously, we are living in a toxic world.
That's why it's so critical that we do everything we can to cleanse our bodies of these killer toxins. We can get some help by eating organic food and drinking filtered, purified water whenever possible.
An organic product is better because is it grown, stored and processed without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Organic farmers must not only adhere to a strict set of standards, they must also undergo regular inspections to ensure that they meet these standards - including no hormone use in animals, and no genetically-engineered seed or stock.
Let the focus of your diet center on healthy, organic whole foods - fresh raw salads and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and lots of plant fiber. These can help you move toxins through your body more efficiently. If you insist on eating animal products, at least eat cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, wild salmon and other fish, and free-range turkey and chicken.
Remember, Chemical-laden pesticides can, and does, contaminate our groundwater, so, be sure you're drinking pure, filtered, distilled water.
The Good News!
Dr. Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., in her book *Detoxify or Die, documents clearly that chemicals, toxins and malnutrition is the cause of all disease and proves that disease is reversible.
“The secret, she says, is in getting your body so chemically ‘unloaded’ and ‘nutrient primed’, that it heals itself.”
The challenge is that all chemicals are in-organic in nature and the body, by itself, can only metabolize material that is organic.
We need help, and Nature itself has provided an answer. Nature has within it some phenomenal, organic nutrients that have high chemical detoxifying properties that are also very powerful mineralizers, oxygenators, antioxidants and immune boosters, as well as, very powerful bio-available nutrition.
Zeolites, Humic, Fulvic Acid, XainCao, Gynostemma, Gypenosides, & Liquid Oxygen, to name a few.