There is no doubt that we are being impacted by our environment and the food we eat in more ways than we may realize. In my previous post, I discussed:
- Why it is imperative to pay attention to the toxins that are present in our food supply and environment.
- How exposure to chemicals can lead to various health conditions.
- That our food manufacturing processes are depleting vital nutrients and producing ultra-processed, chemicalized foods.
- Why organic foods and natural products can help to mitigate the risks from these substances and the social justice issue of how these less toxic options are unaffordable for many.
- How to bridge the divide between naturopathic and integrative doctors and anti-diet and HAES experts on the topics of detoxing and cleansing through ensuring abundant nourishment with foods and products that decrease exposures and shield the body from harm.
It would be great news if we knew that our body could simply handle all it is up against and rid these toxins quickly. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In part II of my series on cleansing and detoxifying, I dig deeper into the pervasiveness of our environmental exposures and how this impacts our long-term health. My latest article explores:
- The ubiquitous pollutants that persist in our surroundings and bodies and how they lead to detrimental chronic conditions. These include persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and the chemicals found in personal care products and household goods.
- The multigenerational impact of toxins and how children are most at risk.
- Why eating organic and avoiding chemicals in products are important to mitigate the deleterious impact of pesticides and harmful substances, while also acknowledging that they are inaccessible for many.
- Some tips to avoid and prevent more bioaccumulation of these compounds.
In my upcoming posts, I will explore more regarding the economic and social burdens of toxins and the individual and regulatory options that we need to consider. Finally, I will conclude with more “greening” solutions and ways to navigate our chemical soup world more safely.
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Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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