Our scientific and industrial progress has a serious drawback: Its by-products. Man-made industrial and agricultural chemicals are severely contaminating our planet, disrupting nature’s cycles, and deeply affecting humans and wildlife alike.
There is a very interesting documentary you can rent called, The Corporation that explains what is happening to our food supply. With the way our cattle are raised and fed, is it any wonder why people who eat meat are sick? They are ingested with antibiotics to serve as growth enhancers. Seventy percent of all antibiotics in the U.S. are used for that reason.
Industrial pollution from car fumes, factories and combustion pollutants, cannot be ignored. A great percentage of pesticides and insecticides used on fruit and vegetables are known to be carcinogenic. (cancer causing)
The most innocent items such as furniture, TV sets, other electrical appliances, carpets and rugs often contain stain-repellent or fire-retardant chemicals. Many of the ones used as flame-retardants (brominated flame-retardants) persist for a long time in the home environment, eventually accumulating in our bodies. Research has shown that they can potentially disrupt our natural hormonal system over time.
We haven’t even mentioned toxic cleaning supplies most people use in their homes and offices or paints.
Excessive smoking, drinking, over-the-counter, prescription, illegal drugs, food additives and colorants, all create toxic deposits in the body cells, as does undigested organic matter. Think of all the products we use on our bodies, the facial skin, toothpaste, etc. that may contain preservatives and chemicals the body does not recognize. Then what happens? Where does the body store the toxins? Could it be that they are contributing to dis-ease of the body over time? Yes, they go into the fat cells of the body and the joints.
I have to mention our water supply also as recently we hear from mainstream news that our water contains traces of various prescription drugs in it. Over a period of time all of these deposits can cause serious health problems. If you can use a good filtering system, please do.
If you are going to eat meat, try getting it from a local farmer who’s practices you are familiar with. This is a growing trend because the meat in the supermarkets is not inspected as you would think. Organic is best if possible, with any foods.