The Chemicals We Consume

Eating, drinking and washing are all part of a daily routine for most of us (hopefully). Unless in the know, we don’t generally give much thought about how the things we use everyday are processed and delivered to us.

On an average day, most of us ingest, breathe or absorb, a huge variety of chemicals without realising it – these can include: Pesticides, Herbicides,Fungicides, Fertilisers, Growth Hormones, Antibiotics, Vaccinations, Ripening Agents, Colourings, Additives, Sweeteners, Preservatives, Waxes, Hydrogenated Oils, Trans-fats, Benzene, Toulene, Methanol, Radiation Treatment, Mobile signals, Wifi etc. etc. etc.

Whilst most of these individual chemicals pass certain ‘tests’ to make sure they aren’t too harmful for humans, they may not include the accumulative affect on our central nervous system (CNS) after mixing so many of them together.

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of nerves and the nervous system. Either labelled neurological diseases or mental illnesses, they include: Migraine, Alzheimer”s, Autism, Chronic, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Tourettes, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia… among many others – there are over 500!

The link between mental health issues and chemicals added to our air, water and food (and medication for some people), is extremely controversial and can seem very complicated. However, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that over the past 10-20 years, if the use of chemicals has increased, and so has the amount of mental problems, then there must be a link!

Action: first step to reducing the amount of chemicals we consume is to buy a water filter and scrub our veggies. If you feel (and look) really toxic i.e. over-weight, allergies, coughing and sneezing, IBS, skins disorders, yellow eye balls etc. – you may want to consider a thorough cleanse, by getting into Juicing and going for a colonic (not for the faint hearted:)

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