A modern person spends most of his/her life energy on eliminating toxins that enter the body due to environmental pollution, wrong lifestyle, harmful food, household chemicals, medicines and cosmetics. To analyze each source of the problem and answer the question of what to do, Y&W turned to Makpal.
Scientists claim that the first generation of children who will not outlive their parents because of diseases associated with toxins is living now.
Research results show that there are several hundred synthetic chemicals in various amounts in every modern person’s body that penetrate the body through the use of household chemicals, cosmetic and hygiene products, plastic, through air and water, food, medicine and vaccinations, even through clothing and radiation from phones! At the same time, every year the chemical industry produces about 60,000 new chemicals! Our planet is simply choked with chemical waste, it’s inflamed, it’s in a fever, just like the people living on it! According to results of the same research, the blood of babies immediately after birth contains more than 120 synthetic components – a kind of toxic chemical cocktail that the baby gets from its mother! Scientists claim that the first generation of children who will not outlive their parents because of diseases associated with toxins is living now.
Toxins have the ability to accumulate very quickly, but eliminating them takes much longer because our body simply does not have enough nutrients to remove them. By accumulating, toxins destroy cells, tissues of the body and the coordinated efforts of all of its organs and systems. Humans have become accustomed to constantly increasing incidence rate of allergies, cancers and other autoimmune diseases. Our own immunity, unable to cope with the huge load on the body, begins to attack own organs!
The statistics are grim. Just a hundred years ago, only 0.5% of people were diagnosed with diseases like cancer. Today about 50% of people are at risk of getting one or another type of cancer. Every third woman has breast cancer. Given these indicators, in 20 years, cancer will kill more than 13 million people a year! This figure is almost twice as large as that registered in 2008. Many are assigned to genetic predisposition. This is not the case! According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 90% of cases, the cause of cancer is toxins that have contaminated the body due to poor ecology and an improper lifestyle.
There is a huge number of toxins, types, subtypes and various compounds of them.. It’s impossible to describe all sources of their penetration into the body in the article But it is possible to identify the main ones.
Many cosmetic and hygiene products contain hazardous chemicals and heavy metals. If you use regular makeup every day, your body absorbs about 2.5kg of chemicals per year! And this is without taking into account face and body lotions and creams, deodorants, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc.
Remember that the skin is the largest organ of the human body. It takes the epidermis and dermis only 28 seconds to absorb toxins! Toxins that enter the body through pores of the scalp, the face and the body in fact can cause more harm than toxins that come with food and drinks. That’s because when you eat food, special enzymes in the saliva and the stomach help neutralize toxins and remove them from the body. Chemicals penetrating through the skin immediately enter the lymph and the circulatory system, causing serious damage to vital, more vulnerable internal organs.
It’s impossible to list all the toxins in cosmetics, but the main ones, i.e., parabens, are added to extend the shelf life of the products, but eventually they damage a person’s endocrine system. Meanwhile, the composition of even famous brands of makeup contains lead, mercury and arsenic (supposedly in small permissible does that are non-hazardous to health)!
The majority of deodorants cause double damage by their action – they contaminate the body with toxins and clog up pores designed to remove toxins. It has already been officially proven that deodorants directly contribute to the development of breast cancer, because without finding an outlet, toxins accumulate in the mammary glands and lymph nodes of axillary cavities. In addition, deodorants often contain lead, which increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), out of 10,500 ingredients used in the cosmetics industry over the past 30 years, only 13% have been carefully studied and tested for safety. On average, a person applies about 125 ingredients a day, and this is not just about women.
Many people have heard and know how dangerous the chemicals in plastic that get into food and water are, causing great harm to health! For example, bisphenol A, bisphenol S and phthalates simulate estrogen, which deceives our body and causes an imbalance in the hormonal system.
When any plastic product is sold, it must have a mark indicating the type of plastic it is made from, whether it’s a water bottle or a children’s toy. For the sake of your health and the health of your family and friends, pay attention to the number in the triangular symbol on a plastic product! The most toxic plastic under the 03 sign contains the dangerous toxin Polyvinyl chloride, which causes infertility, diabetes and cancer! This kind of plastic, contrary to restrictive standards, can be used in the manufacture of sanitary pipes, furniture, shower curtains, tablecloths, blinds, clothes, bags and children’s toys! A lot of common goods in the world (disposable tableware, packaging, photo frames, DVD cases and many more) are often made of or contain plastic with the 06 and 07 markings that contain the very dangerous Polystyrene toxin, among the many side effects of which is impossibility of pregnancy!
Today everyone knows mercury is a very toxic metal! But the problem is that not everyone knows about amalgam tooth fillings in the mouth, which besides amalgams of silver, tin, copper, zinc and other metals, contain up to 50% mercury! In fact, according to statistics in the US, amalgam fillings are still used to fill teeth of 100 million people a year! The unfortunate recipients of these fillings, like ordinary people, brush their teeth, drink and eat hot drinks and food, getting about 15 µg of mercury vapor per day. When exposed to thermal and mechanical effects, mercury vapor more actively penetrates cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier and goes straight to the central nervous system, causing psychological, neurological and immunological problems and even fatal consequences for the kidneys!
Now imagine that a person has several such fillings! In any case, if you have suspicions about the type and quality of your fillings, you should act immediately, especially when it comes to pregnant women and children! Find out if you are at risk, and if yes, get rid of them. Removing fillings requires a highly skilled doctor, since if amalgam fillings are unskillfully removed, they are likely to harm the body. For your information, 313-411 tons of mercury are used in amalgam fillings per year! Mercury thermometers are apparently still the most common source of mercury. Unfortunately, they are still manufactured, despite the wide choice of safe thermometers.
Yoga Comes to the Rescue:
What do you do, if, for some reason, it’s impossible to fall asleep and sleep well? Inverted yoga asanas will help you. It’s not by chance that the shoulder stand is called the queen of yoga poses, and the headstand is called the king.
We stand, walk, sit under the influence of gravity. Where do we get the strength to resist the force of gravity? The energy of movement is given to us by adrenaline and noradrenaline. Once you assume a horizontal position, the level of adrenaline production drops sharply, and if you turn completely upside down, adrenaline production nearly ceases. This is a signal for the body to rest.
In addition to lighting, the cause of bad night’s sleep is the wrong position of the back and the neck. The neck is the main coordination center in the body. The main lymph channels, important arteries and vessels and nerves pass along the spine through the neck to the brain. For healthy sleep, it’s important to lie absolutely horizontal! If the head is raised, adrenaline continues to be produced and our body does not fully rest.
Fish and Seafood
Unfortunately, fish and seafood are no longer wholesome food products. Seas and oceans are polluted. Fish grown in specialized farms is often raised with synthetic feed and stuffed with medicines. Due to the pollution of natural water resources with heavy metals, especially chemicals, oil degradation products, most seafood contains mercury. My advice is to buy small fish that did not have time to absorb a large amount of heavy metals! The best choice is salmon and cod, ideally organic fish, grown in specialized fish eco farms.
Fat is the most toxic component in our body! The fat layer is where toxins not removed from the body accumulate year after year. Fat attracts toxins like a magnet. As a rule, most people lack necessary enzymes for their removal because of an improper lifestyle, a disturbed sleep and wakefulness pattern, intestinal imbalance and many other factors.
Over time, fat cells of the body filled to the bursting point with toxins, stop absorbing them, and excess chemicals and heavy metals enter the brain through the circulatory system! The human brain is 90% fat. Remember that heavy metals are fat-soluble toxins. Fat attracts toxins like a magnet.
Based on this, competent detox specialists consider complete starvation for fat people to be extremely dangerous, since in this case the body begins to consume fat stores, poisoning itself with toxins!
Cycle of Life and Death
There are a number of toxins known as endotoxins that are products of the normal vital activity of body cells. This category includes uric acid, lactic acid and homocysteine. Most people do not know how much their own obsolete cells and their disintegration products pollute the body. According to scientific research, 98% of the atoms in our body are replaced annually. For example, 50,000 cells in your body died and were born again by the time you read this sentence! The superficial layer of the skin is renewed every two weeks. The liver is completely renewed every 400 days. Scientists have calculated that every year the body needs to remove about 35-40 kilograms of dead cells! If something prevents it, the body cannot cope with self-purification and gradually becomes poisoned and self-destructive.
To sum up, I want to say that healthy people are healthy not because they eat a secret superfood and drink green juices every day. They are healthy because they do not poison their body with excess toxins. The fundamental truth is that you can not buy new health for yourself, but you can preserve health! It’s important to realize that a human being is a miracle of nature, and your body has a wonderful healing potential. The only way to stop healing is to prevent it. Therefore, live consciously, do not contaminate your body with toxins, realize your interconnectedness with the laws of nature, and do detoxes that launch self-restoration and self-healing of the body. For this purpose, contact specialists who are able to put together a correct purification program without harming your health.
Five Ways to Get Rid of Toxins:
- Switch to natural, homemade or certified organic cosmetics. Make it a rule to apply to the body only those products that you can eat. The ideal product is organic unrefined coconut oil as a rich source of wholesome fat – lauric acid. Unrefined argan oil is also healthy. Replace deodorants with crystal salt sold in all organic stores. When buying cosmetics, like food, don’t believe marketing tricks like “naturalness and environmental friendliness” on the main label. Take time to carefully study the ingredients. Remember that the first items in the list of ingredients are ones that the product contains in the largest quantities, while the remaining items are indicated in decreasing order. Do not buy cosmetics with parabens, heavy metals and sharp synthetic odors. Choose products in glass packaging, since harmful chemicals from plastic can penetrate into the product itself. Do not try to save money on health and give preference to environmentally-oriented companies with appropriate certificates rather than widely promoted brands.
- Switch to natural household chemicals from organic stores for washing and cleaning. For example, synthetic powders and softeners cause allergies, and evaporation of carpet cleaners can trigger cancer and liver damage. Air fresheners contaminate the air with poisons. Replace them with organic essential oils and aroma sticks. It’s useful to add a drop of essential oil to the air humidifier. Traditional cleaning products killing 99.9% of microbes also kill useful bacteria that make up the intestinal microflora that build up our immunity. Remember grandma’s secrets: use baking soda for cleaning ceramic sinks and lemon juice to remove plaque on faucets.
- Cleanse the skin of dead cells regularly. Every day before a shower, massage your body for 3-5 minutes with a stiff brush made of natural bristles from the bottom upwards with direct movements to remove the toughened skin layer. Drink about 2 liters of water a day – water helps the body quickly remove toxins. Go to bed at 10 p.m. – from this hour until 2 a.m. the body cleanses itself of toxins.
- Avoid plastic as much as possible. Replace reusable plastic plates and containers with glass and ceramic tableware and cutlery. Do not drink water from plastic bottles, especially if the bottle has been lying in the car and is heated up: after that, it contains a poisonous cocktail of toxins!
- For a breast examination, choose safe thermography instead of mammography, which (this has already been proven) causes diseases in tens of thousands of women per year due to radiation.