We must not be afraid of chemicals altogether, but we ought to be aware of the amount we are consuming and the influences they are having on our health. The American Journal Reuters reported in 2015 to have found the presence of the herbicide glyphosate in the majority of the honey samples that they tested, over a third of their samples of soy sauce and three out of eighteen breast milk samples. After Scientists had claimed that pesticides which bio-accumulate (the gradual build up over time of a chemical in a living organism) to any significant degree had been removed from use or were at least highly restricted, these results forced them to retract their statements.
Alarmingly, there is strong evidence that pesticides can now be found all around us and they may be causing significant harm to our bodies. There have been further links made between pesticides and an increase human allergy susceptibility, the suppression the immune system and even the cause of autism and cancer.
Scientists have therefore made it a priority to discover how we can limit the number of toxins within our bodies and decrease their negative effects.
- The first piece of advice is to prioritise a healthy diet – notably Organic and GMO-free food. (GMO = genetically modified organism/pesticide).
- Consuming the herb coriander can help us to eliminate metals within the body- such as lead and mercury.
- Eating turmeric and garlic will help to lower the levels of inflammation that are often the underlying causes of chronic diseases.
- In order to prevent hormonal imbalances, osteoporosis and the risk of cancer, we are told to guard against endocrine disruptors with an adaptogenic combination of herbs, such as high quality forms of Siberian ginseng, ashwagandha, and rhodiola. More easily found herbs that also help are: milk thistle and dandelion root, urtica/nettles and cruciferous vegetables.
- Colon hydrotherapy, clay baths and castor oil packs applied to the liver are said to help the body rid itself of nasties also.
- 1. Indian Gooseberry; Chlorella; Pomegranate Bark; Sulphur-Containing Foods (like broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale); Wolfberry. All of these superfoods are encouraged by nutritionists if you are keen on providing the body with a significant detox and purification.
- Finally, in order to compliment a balanced and healthy diet, we are encouraged to consume lots of organic/biodynamic vegetables, which are best prepared by steaming or fermentation, along with healthy fats.
Scientists reassure us that the body is used to detoxifying itself naturally and so all we need to do is provide further assistance and encourage it to do what it already wants to.