When I was growing up we never heard of ADHD/ADD and all these other childhood and developmental disorders that are becoming more and more common today. Doing research for this post; one website I visited listed twenty different disorders. It would stand to reason that if these disorders had been around when I was growing up; even if they didn’t have a name for them, I would remember somebody that had it. Another thing that I do not remember is the autoimmune diseases that we now have.The only autoimmune disorder that I ever heard of growing up was type 1 diabetes and I never actually knew anyone that had it. I did live in the country and maybe I was sheltered from all this but don’t know.
There are so many bad chemicals in our environment that are there forever; we will never be free of them. Then there are the hundreds if not thousands of others that we ingest either willingly or unwittingly. We knowingly eat food that we know has chemical preservatives, chemical flavoring, flavor enhancers and chemical colors; not to mention chemically modified salt, sweeteners and fats in copious quantities. We live in houses where the products used in construction release dangerous chemicals into our living space; a house that has been designed to be super tight to preserve the heated and cooled air we pay good money for. This holds these chemicals in our homes with no place to go but to be breathed by us. The cleaning and personal care products we use adds another layer of chemicals to the mix.
Dr. Sherry A. Rogers,MD, who is one the world’s leading experts in environmental medicine wrote the book titled Detoxify or Die .She says ” Toxins are not normal to the body, they are not meant to be metabolized by the body, and we do not have the metabolic machinery to completely detoxify them “. The body experiences as noxious any substance it doesn’t know how to process into food or eliminate as waste. Over the thousands of years we have been here on planet earth; we have adapted to the foods we normally eat. We, until recently have not been exposed to all these chemicals and toxins that we are currently being exposed to. We have not had time to adapt, evolve if you wish, to this new barrage of threatening substances. If we quit the introduction of new substances; new chemical compounds to our bodies, our bodies might over time adapt to what we have now. the problem is the onslaught of new chemicals and new additives never cease. We are overwhelmed.
What can we do? If we listen, we are being warned every day that we are going down the wrong path. It is up to us to take the warning seriously. We are vulnerable and our babies and our children are super vulnerable and it is up to us to protect them. Though inadequate, the labels on our foods are supposed to be for our benefit but you have to read them and you have to understand what they say The only alternative is to be more and more unhealthy or to fix our own foods with products we know and trust to be what our bodies need to be healthy. I know what is in the food I eat and if I do eat something that may have something in it that is not optimal for my health, it was my choice and I suffer whatever the consequences may be. At least I know what I am eating, how many of us never give the first thought to what they are eating. They being lead hopelessly down the trail to destruction by the food producers they trust to do what is right for them.
Thousands of parents refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated against dangerous diseases that cold kill them because of fear that the vaccines cause autism. What if that is not the cause at all but it is the chemicals and toxins in their food and in their homes.
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