09/12/18 Update: to learn more about this important topic, and take home some DIY products to start using immediately, come to my event on the 20th on this same topic! CLICK HERE to learn more details About this class!
Did you know that there are many toxins lurking in our environment that often reek more havoc on our health than the bacteria so many are afraid of? Yes, man-made toxins are much more detrimental to our health than most of God-made bacteria! Please just think about that for a moment.
Perhaps you think this statement is an exaggeration, but here is a quote from a world-renowned leprosy doctor and hand surgeon who served as a missionary in India for decades and then served in the US his later years, he knew well about germs.
“The quantities of bacteria viewed through microscopes so overwhelmed scientists that subsequent generations have lived in vivid awareness of “germs.” Astute promoters market disinfectants to sterilize our environment, but too often the germ-killer, merely a cell-killer, also destroys the body’s good cells. Today we need better publicity for our bodies defenses and perhaps less fear of germs- the average American household is in more danger from chemical germ-killers than from germs. I prefer to leave the battle to my own cells.” 1
In this world where so much has been changed from how it was when He placed us in the garden to live, it is beneficial to us to have information so readily available to us today! Man’s sin has really distorted His intentions for us. Imagine, we were supposed to be in a garden of fresh air, sunshine, lovely smells of various flowers blossoming, eating organic food right off the tree or bush! While we can certainly not return to this, we can learn form it and try to live closer to that reality that He declared “ very good” 2. We know that food products can be toxic, but what many are not aware of is the TOXINS that were not there in the garden, toxins in the air and products that we use. The quote above only touches on the antibacterial products available to us, there are plenty others. I could not possibly inform you of all of the toxins lurking in these places, but I can give you a summary. Then if you are interested, you can know what to start looking for to learn more details.
First, let’s look at what problems toxins can cause. I am giving you a list of the health problems that the variety of toxins can cause us.
kidney bone marrow toxicity
defects low back pain
tremors accumulation in fat tissue
cough disrupt endocrine system
disrupt immune system cancer
disrupt reproductive system neurobehavioral toxicity
sore throat hallucinations
itchy eyes nosebleeds
lung problems organ failure
developmental problems skin
brain function digestion problems
Besides this list, toxins can disguise a health issue with this variety of symptoms. That is why good natural health doctors will test for toxins first, because quite often after helping their patient eliminate toxins from their body, the symptoms are gone! Without first detoxing, symptoms can be treated without success because of the toxic interference and masking.
Second, let’s look at where these toxins are coming from.
The simple answer is they are in many commonly used products, even “foods”, in our country. Not every type of the products listed below is toxic, but at least some, if not all , are. There is not space in this article to list them all, but if you would like to see details, EWG.org has pages of research on the toxins in products. As an overview though, and a place to start your research, I give you this list.
Shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, antiperspirants, lotions, soaps, and most other personal care products, including cosmetics ( which is why Danna turned to Arbonne products when she recovered from Leukemia, to read her testimony on a prior blog post , click here)
Disinfectants, deodorizers, “air fresheners”, all types of cleaning products, bleach, laundry products , antibacterial products, over 250 common medications, cookware, kitchen utensils, dyes, preservative, insecticides, pigments, adhesives, cigarette smoke and cigarettes, air pollution, gasoline, dental fillings and crowns, jewelry, paints, car exhaust, hair dyes, water supply, vaccinations, nail polish remover, paint thinner, dry cleaned clothing , new building materials, carpets, herbicides , fungicides, most any chemical product, most any “good smelling” product , even some “natural” ones, fake essential oils,
wine, shellfish, poor inorganic supplements in food, canned food, packaged foods, processed foods
These lists may seem overwhelming to you. I assure you , the toxins they are providing your body is overwhelming to your body’s good health!
How many times have we said so and so was healthy and then all of a sudden… It was not all of a sudden! It took time for toxins to build up in the body, causing problems that finally became noticeable. It does not have to be overwhelming though with the following information. Here are some practical tips to simply your life and reduce your toxic burden.
- Eat mostly fresh plant foods, and lots raw! ( His whole foods! as close to how He gave them to us as possible!)
- Rethink some of the things you use as essential. Maybe you do not really “need” them!
- Read : Frugal Natural Cleaning Tips and the Dangerous War on Bacteria! Which is a 6 page report that addresses both our industry driven mindset and practical tips and recipes on nontoxic cleaning !
- Do natural DIY searches for making your own personal care products and other products you see on this list OR search out truly nontoxic ones to buy and use ( like Danna’s Arbonne cosmetics, and the item I will be introducing to you next week)
- Simplify and reduce your toxic burden!
- Remember you are not alone:
1In the Likeness of God by Dr. Paul Brand p. 34
2 Genesis 1:31
Have a wonderful, blessed, toxic free week!
HiswholefoodsUSA on Instagram