In the 21st Century we are bombarded by CHEMICAL pollutants everywhere. Exposure to environmental hazards has been a subject of great concern for many years, but few seem to be listening. These hazards are inorganic and man-made. What we call synthetic. How are we being poisoned? There are many ways that we are exposed to these inorganic pollutants.
First . . . . . . there in the air we breathe
Second . . . . in the food we eat
Third . . . . . . in the water we drink
Fourth . . . . and what we rub and splash on our bodies topically.
It goes without saying that much of what we breathe every day is detrimental to our health.
Just drive on the freeway and look at the smog or worse yet, drive behind a vehicle that spews out noxious fumes. We even have toxic fumes in our homes and may not even know it.
And what about the food we eat. Dr. Sanjay Gupta Assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine stated that:
“The Grocery Manufacturing Association reports 70 percent of all food in your grocery store contains a toxic substance that produced multiple tumors in lab subjects.”
This is subject makes some people angry, some don’t care, many don’t know and many are in denial and believe we’re lying. But no matter what other people think, we are still ingesting chemicals in our food. If we are not careful with our diets then we just become victims. We need to be proactive and educate ourselves by reading labels, researching and understanding the issues, choosing organic food or growing your own garden. This puts you in control.
We can be in control of what we drink. Drink pure filtered water and be aware of the effects of alcohol, coffee, soft drinks, fruit juices loaded with sugar, and colored vitamin water. The list is long, and most are toxic to the body. Be aware that when you drink from the public water system, you are drinking water filled with chlorine and fluoride and a host of other chemicals. Please see our section on Pure Water for more details.
What we apply to our skin maybe the biggest mystery for some who do not understand the vast array of man-made chemicals that are in some of “best selling” beauty products that costs hundreds of dollars. Dr. Samuel Epstein, considered to be the world’s leading authority on toxicology, has given stern warnings regarding the use of many skin care products. Senator Kennedy authored several letters sighting over 125 ingredients that are “commonly formulated into our everyday home care and personal care products as potential carcinogens or potential health hazards.” Senator Kennedy proposed legislation to reverse the “expedited self-servicing exemptions” used by the cosmetic industry. But he died of Cancer before he could invoke any change. Hundreds of products, even tooth paste, and mouth wash are filled with chemicals you should not be ingesting.
One of the biggest ways to create a cosmetic product is to add mineral oil to it to add volume. Another way to increase volume is using propylene glycol, an odorless, colorless and tasteless chemical that makes your skin fell most and soft. It is also used as anti-freeze, in hydraulic fluids and as a solvent. Research has implicated it in many medical conditions due to the effect it has in damaging cell membranes. Please see our very enlightening articles and list of chemicals that are put in beauty cosmetics and even in foods that you eat.
Consumer Beware! DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SKIN IS THE LARGEST ORGAN IN YOUR BODY? WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN IS 100% ABSORBED INTO THE BODY. It is no wonder there are so many medical problems with people in the US. Just think about the many chemical toxins that are used before we even leave the bathroom in the morning.
For an excellent introduction about what these chemicals do and what makes us sick please see “Introduction to Essential Oil Basics”
The chemicals we face on a daily basis can make us sick and create imbalance in the body. Dr. Richard Cutler of the National Institutes of Health stated that “The amount of antioxidants that you have in your body will determine how long you will live. He also referenced a research project where it was found that “95% of cancer is caused by diet and exposure to toxins.”
For our purposes in this article we are talking about chemicals that are inorganic or man-made that cannot be broken down by the body to produce life in us, but are stored in various organs of the body and produce many conditions that cause serious disease, conditions, cognitive dysfunction and even eventual death. Time Magazine printed concerns about how America is being poisoned. Time Magazine referenced an Article from the General Accounting Office of the US Government in 1997 that stated that “The FDA and the EPA have no idea exactly how many chemicals are used in consumer products, nor what products they are used in.” And then the article stated that, “New chemicals that are exempt from the official listing process include inorganics, pesticides, food additives, some large polymer molecules, and any chemical produced in low quantities.”
In fact, “The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that 150 common household chemicals have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.”
“Actually, most poisonings happen slowly, over a long period of time by gradual skin absorption or by daily exposure to toxics we breathe in the air.” Then one day you wake up with a chronic condition. And you thought you were healthy. Don’t assume because a product is on the market that it is safe. Always question everything about products you buy, cosmetics you apply, and the water you drink. Never take anything for granted. You are the only one that can protect your health. No one else can.
So the question is, where am I going to start? At the very least you can do something about one of these four areas. It can be overwhelming to tackle such a lifestyle all at once. But what you drink is probably the most important because water is so vital to our survival. Start with clean water consumption and then take the next step to a healthier future. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.
Good health is a precious gift that is within your grasp. Sometimes we don’t appreciate it until we lose it. We must learn to be good stewards over our body. After all we only have one. If we don’t take care of our body it won’t function for us. The worst condition a person can have is being told you have a terminal disease and there is nothing you can do about it. And then wondered what happened. Chronic illness is the next worst possible condition for someone to have. These conditions can be so debilitating. Do you know anyone who has had a chronic illness?
There are solutions you can implement to combat environmental toxins. There are solutions for what you eat, drink and apply that can free you from poor health. Feel free to visit the rest of our website to find out more ways to enhance your health.
Happy Health to You!
The Oil Dab-a-Doer Team