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Effective strategies to counter the negative effects of environmental toxins

Never in recorded history has the human body (especially the liver) had to break down and eliminate the amount of chemical, hormone, herbicide, pesticide, GMO, and heavy metal toxins that it does today.

The last of the negative triad of disease is Poisoned. Yes, it’s bad news. However, there are effective strategies to offset these negative influences. We can enhance our health and the quality of our lives through healthy plant-based eating and effective detoxification strategies.

Brief guide to atmospheric pollutants | Compoundchem.com

Atmospheric pollutants are only some of the toxins in the environment. Others are found in water, food, household and personal hygiene products, and cosmetics. Infographic by CompoundChem.com

Poisoned: 80 thousand human-made chemicals in our environment

There are over eighty thousand human-made chemicals in our environment. Only twenty thousand of them have ever been tested for safety on human beings.

The synergistic toxic impact of many chemicals on our bodies

Of those tested, most were tested in isolation, not in conjunction with other chemicals. It’s safe to say that we can only imagine their synergistic toxic impact on our bodies.

For decades, we have been exposed to pesticides, herbicides, fluoridated and chlorinated water, plastics, hormones, antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, car exhaust fumes . . . the list goes on and on. Just consider: the United States produces and imports about forty-two billion pounds of industrial chemicals every day of every year.

In fact, a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that the average American has traces of 212 environmental toxins in her bloodstream. These toxins range from arsenic and mercury to glyphosate (the herbicide most commonly used in GMO farming practices), flame retardants, and rocket fuel by-products.

287 chemicals found in newborn babies

In 2005 the Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a study of chemicals found in the umbilical cord blood of babies born in the United States during the fall of 2004. The researchers tested for more than four hundred chemicals and found a disturbing 287 chemicals in the newborns. Of these, 217 were neurotoxins, and 208 were known either to interfere with growth and development or to cause birth defects.

Chemicals in our personal hygiene products and cosmetics

We must also consider the synergy of these environmental and food toxins with the thousands of chemical toxins we are exposed to via skin-care products, household cleaning products, cosmetics, and personal hygiene products. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for personal hygiene products and cosmetics are far more tolerant and less restrictive than they are for the drug and food industry. After all, a cosmetic is not a food.

Or is it? There is evidence that up to 60 percent of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. That’s a food!

If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin

The Total Life Cleanse perspective is that if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin. If you don’t recognize the ingredients on the product label, it’s probably not edible.

Effective strategies to support safe and effective detoxification are essential

Never in recorded history has the human body (especially the liver) had to break down and eliminate the amount of chemical, hormone, herbicide, pesticide, GMO, and heavy metal toxins that it does today.

Clearly, strategies to support safe and effective detoxification are essential now, more than ever. This is exactly what Total Life Cleanse offers!

Join us on January 23, 2018, as we begin our first ever virtual Winter (Recovery) Total Life Cleanse. Learn what healthful lifestyle habits can support your liver function and your health and wellbeing. And preorder the book, Total Life Cleanse, now 33% off the regular publisher’s price.

Jonathan Glass, M.Ac. 
Ayurvedic Practitioner


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