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Our Health's Number-One Threat

For decades, scientists have been studying the effects of pollutants in our air, water and soil. Now, they're studying the effects of these same pollutants in the human body. and the findings are very, very troubling.

Toxins.....for most people, this word usually brings to mind similar images-perhaps chemicals and pesticides, pollution or maybe heavy metals. And for many in the healthcare and wellness industries, this word is linked more than ever with the idea of disease.

While most toxins have long been recognized as "bad" for human health, they were rarely linked to most chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and arthritis. But that picture has changed. How bad is it? It's bad, and probably worse than most experts once thought.

"More and more research [is] pointing towards mounting evidence of structural and genetic damage, potentially caused to the human morphology, through the huge influx of chemical agents found in the air, soil and water today." -Britian's Environmental Toxins Foundation (EFT)


Where Do Toxins Come From?

Toxins originate from sources, including industry, manufacturing, burning and waste processing.


Where Do We Find Toxins?

Toxins can be found in our homes, our drinking water, our food, our air and our soil.


How Do I Know If I Suffer From a Toxic State?

The following is a partial list of possible symptoms related to toxic overload:

  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to perfume/odor
  • Joint pain and Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Chronic infection
  • Memory Loss
  • Frequent colds
  • Nervousness


How Can I Detoxify?

  • Adopt sound dietary practices.
  • Eliminate heavy-duty cleaning supplies from your home or office space.
  • Avoid living in heavy-industry areas.
  • Stop smoking and/or drinking alcohol.
  • Drink adequately filtered and treated water.
  • Consider using an activated, liquid zeolite to rid the body of toxins.


Toxicity: Beginning in the Womb

In a disturbing study, the Environmental Working Group discovered that toxicity begins in the womb. The placenta does not do well at protecting the fetus like previously thought. The study found an average of 200 different industrial chemicals-including pesticides, consumer product ingredients and waste from burning gasoline, coal and garbage-in umbilical cord blood from ten babies born in U.S. hospitals in 2004.


Toxins: Which Are The Worst?

  • PCB's: Banned in the U.S. in 1976, but persist for decades in the environment. Cause cancer and nervous system problems.
  • Dioxins: Persist for decades in the environment. Very toxic to developing endocrine (hormone) system. Dioxins are formed as a by-product of industrial processes involving chlorine such as waste incineration, chemical and pesticide manufacturing and pulp and paper bleaching.
  • Furans: Linked to causing cancer in man. Persists for decades in the environment. Sources of furans include solid waste incinerators, paper and pulp mills, and the burning of household waste.
  • Metals: Lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Linked to lowered IQ, developmental delays, behavioral disorders and cancer. Cadmium is found in industrial workplaces. Arsenic exposure occurs in or around hazardous waste sites. Mercury exposure can occur in the mining production, and transportation of mercury, as well as mining and refining of gold and silver ores.
  • Organochlorine insecticides: Largely banned in the U.S. Can cause cancer and reproductive defects. They are used primarily on "pest" insects, and while many have been banned (DDT is an organochlorine product), several are still in use.
  • Phthalates: Cause birth defects of male reproductive organs. Some phthalates recently banned in Europe. Phthalates are compounds that are mainly used as plasticizers (substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility).

"In my opinion, based on the evidence, every single chronic insidious disease process is related to one word-toxicity. You cannot address the issues of aging unless you address detoxification." -Rashid O. Buttar, D.O.


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