In the October issue of National Geographic a reporter had blood work done from his body to test for chemicals his body has absorbed over the years. The results were scary. 320 chemicals found were acquired “by merely living.” We are all exposed to chemicals in the air, water, and the food we eat.
Man-made chemicals are linked to illnesses such as autism, leukemia, birth defects, cancer, and reproductive functions. Completely removing toxins from our own little environments is hard to do, but there are some things we can do to lessen the effects.
1. Eat organics foods
2. Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables or remove the outer layer of leaves or peel vegetables.
3. Rather than eating fish take high quality omega-3 fats.
4. Avoid processed foods
5. Use natural cleaning products in your home and switch to natural brands of toiletries like shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants, and cosmetics.
6. Avoid insect repellents that contain DEET.
7. Remove any metal fillings in your teeth, since they are a major source of mercury.
8. Avoid artificial food additives, such as artificial sweeteners and MSG
9. Limit your use of drugs (prescription and over-the-counter). Drugs are chemicals too.
Take care of your families and get back to basics.
Boise City News