Detox And Gain Health
2500 years ago Hippocrates, the father of medicine, pointed out that “All diseases are crises of purification—toxic elimination.”
The entire basis of natural medicine is based on his declaration. If Hippocrates knew the massive onslaught of toxicity that we face today, he would have turned over in his grave. I don’t think he could have imagined it in his worst nightmare.
100,000 new chemicals
In the last 80 years, more than 100,000 new chemicals have turned up in our environment. More than 95% of these have never even been tested. 4000 of them have been added to our foods. The average child is exposed to 3.5 ounces of these chemicals every day of its life. These dangerous substances are taken into our own bodies as well, in even greater amounts. The average adult now carries more than 700 times the levels of toxic chemicals, heavy metals and pollutants than our grandparents were exposed to.
Where do they come from? From the manufactured fast foods and packaged convenience foods we buy in our supermarkets. From herbicides and pesticides sprayed on our foods. From (PCBs), aromatic hydrocarbons and even flame retardants in the clothes we buy, as well as hundreds of other sources.
These toxic chemicals do not degrade. They accumulate in the environment and pollute the food chain, undermining human health to a degree that has never before been seen. Yet we keep eating manufactured foods, and we keep giving them to our children. Then we wonder why we become ill. Too often we turn to conventional medicine which tells us we should take powerful pharmaceutical drugs that can only suppress symptoms temporarily while polluting our bodies with yet more toxicity. Is there a possible end to all of this? Are we able to protect ourselves and our children?
Can We Protect Ourselves
It’s not easy but the answer is yes. We can. If we are serious about clearing all this toxicity from our bodies and restoring health to ourselves. bringing this about can be faster than you may ever have imagined. We need to make changes in what we eat.
It starts with a return to REAL foods—foods grown on healthy soils. If you have a garden, start planting organic vegetables and fruits. If you live in an apartment, start growing sprouted seeds and grains in jars in your kitchen window. Then search for a source of organic vegetables and fruits near you and clear your cupboards of manufactured foods altogether.
Next, eat half of your foods raw, and make sure they are organically grown. The protein foods you buy should come from animals that have been naturally farmed—eggs from free-range, organic chickens, and meats from healthy animals that have been grazed on green grass. If you eat fish, make sure they are wild. Never eat the farmed fish. They have been raised on waste products you do not want to take into your body. Educate your friends, your children to question every advertisement they see on television. People are smart if you give them a chance.
All they need is a little encouragement to voice their opinion about what is true and what is fraudulent. And if you Start now, in three months’ time the difference in your health will astound you.