What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You
In my past two articles, I have explored the many health risks relating to harmful environmental exposures. Due to their deleterious effects, I find it imperative to educate the public on these concerning associations. In this way, they can also learn what can be done to reduce the negative outcomes that would occur if one remained unaware.
Below is a review of what has been covered so far and an introduction to the next post in the series.
In part one, I discussed the controversies and cautions related to the concepts of cleansing and detoxifying. I explained why I use a HAES and personalized approach to nourish and optimize an individual’s wellness, while also providing education about the importance of mitigating the perils associated with living in a toxic world.
Next, I reviewed various rationales on why it is paramount to be aware of how the chemicals in our environment are impacting the nutritional content of our food, leading to nutritional deficiencies. I also highlighted how climate change and current food manufacturing techniques are negatively influencing our wellness and our earth home.
In part two, I further detailed the dreary statistics regarding the prevalence and persistence of these damaging toxins in our world. I provided more specific examples of how this is resulting in the deterioration of the health of our planet and its people. Concerningly, our youngsters are most vulnerable and at risk, as these substances can adversely interfere with critical stages of development.
In both articles, I delve into the pros of choosing organic foods and natural products to decrease pesticides and chemical exposures and lessen their harmful effects. I also acknowledged that the accessibility to these options is a problem. To help drive down the prices and increase their availability, I suggested that those who could afford to purchase them could increase demand through their buying trends.*
In my next article in this series, I dive into more reasons why we need to consider our total body burden, the total amount of chemicals and pollutants that are in the body at any time. (source, source, source, source, source, source, source)
- The Hidden Dangers that Lurk in Your Water, Baby Food, and Cosmetics
- How the Contaminants and Chemicals in Your Favorite Products Could Be Increasing Your Risk for Major Diseases
- The Lack of Regulations That Ensure Safety for Consumers
- A Resource Guide for Safer, Less Toxic Product Choices for You and Your Family
These ubiquitous compounds can impact every area of health, including mood, the heart, and hormonal balance. As a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor, I always aim to support my clients’ detoxification capabilities in a holistic and integrative way. I hope you will use this information and the resources provided to improve your health for the better.
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*Note: If you are struggling with orthorexia or recovering from eating disordered patterns, you may want to just skim over the information on organic foods and wait until you are recovered so it can be within a healthy, intuitive eating, HAES perspective.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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