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Where do toxins come from?
The results of the research indicate that in every modern person in the body in measurable quantities there are several hundred synthetic chemicals. These contaminants did not exist until the beginning of the twentieth century and played no part in the chemistry of the body. It can be safely assumed that we are all burdened by a toxic burden as a result of the action of synthetic substances - pesticides, phthalates (a chemical used in the industry for plastic and cosmetic production - Ed.), Mercury, trans fats, benzene. Exotoxins have names that are scary enough to cause people to avoid them. Today it is already well known that what we do not know is capable of harming us.
To understand how we are exposed to toxins, we need to imagine four layers separating our internal chemistry from the rest of the universe, as if we had four shells.
The first shell is what separates our blood, tissues, organs from the external world; this is the extreme line of our physical body, the outer layer of cells. To the unaided eye, it can seem like a reliable barrier and a means of isolation, even protection. But under the microscope, the fallibility of this impression becomes obvious, since the first shell is in constant motion, choosing that from the environment it is necessary to reject and what to seize and absorb. It also throws out what's inside no longer needed. The first shell contains cells of two types, forming the integument of the body, depending on their location.
Epithelial cells. Epithelial cells (dry, hard) are visible under the magnifying glass. They form what we usually call skin. When this part of our first shell gets sick, we go to the dermatologist. The main source of toxins that penetrate the body through the skin are the cosmetic and hygiene products we use. Watch for what you rub into your skin or splash on it. Do you read the labels on the labels? It is necessary to perceive cosmetics as food.
Ideally, you need to use a means that are safe when they get into the mouth and then into the digestive tract, because, like food, they subsequently enter the bloodstream. Choosing these funds, should be guided by the composition rather than the promised effect. This information is not a secret.
Doctors often prescribe creams, gels and ointments, with the help of which therapeutic agents are introduced into the body through the skin.
A toxin is something that disrupts the normal course of physiological processes and has a negative effect on the body's functions
Dyes, fragrances, foaming agents, heavy metals as stabilizers, tannins, inks, alcohols and hundreds of other potential poisons are often added to cosmetics. Varnish for nails and hair, lipstick, deodorants - all the traditional accessories of your bathroom and cosmetic bag, as well as the nearest beauty salon contain chemical compounds that do not exist in nature. They are capable of causing irritation, allergy and hypersensitivity in the same way as food products. A group of chemicals that make up hair care and skin care products, called "parabens," causes disruption in the endocrine system. Many deodorants contain aluminum, which prevents sweating. It causes double damage: promotes the penetration of chemicals into the body and clogs pores that are designed to remove toxins.
The water we water ourselves in the shower is absorbed by the skin and enters the circulatory system, just like the water we drink. A significant part of the tap water contains chlorine,
which disinfects it, preventing the multiplication of pathogenic bacteria. However, along with pathogenic bacteria, this water kills the intestinal microflora. The results of recent studies indicate that tap water contains increasingly noticeable concentrations of drugs, such as antidepressants, antibiotics, hormones and immunosuppressants.
In addition, the skin contacts the air of the environment, and the toxins contained in it affect the cells of the first shell belonging to the second type.
Mucous cells. Mucous cells (moist, soft) form the walls of the first shell in areas not accessible to the eye without the use of medical instruments. Many of my patients believe that these zones belong to the internal parts of the body, but technically this type of the first shell is separated from the inner parts in the same way as the epidermis.
When we inhale, air passes through the trachea and bronchi and gets on the walls of the alveoli, where the mucous cells quickly absorb oxygen, because it is a very valuable product. You probably know about airborne toxins, such as exhaust and production gases and tobacco smoke, but did you ever think that it would be much more dangerous to have a pair of hairspray?
Varnish for nails and hair, lipstick, deodorants - all the traditional accessories of your bathroom and cosmetic bag, as well as the nearest beauty salon contain chemical compounds that do not exist in nature
Surfaces of the urethra, the vagina and the uterus are also covered with a mucous membrane. There are accumulated toxins contained in hygiene products intended for these areas.
Of all the first shells, the largest and most active is the inner lining of the digestive tract. To date, this is the most vulnerable place for toxins. Chemicals penetrate the circulatory system through the mouth. In the not so distant past, dental fillings of silver amalgam were often made with the addition of mercury. It took years before it seeped into the blood. Toothpastes, rinses, sprays for removing halitosis and other oral hygiene products also contain toxic substances.
The intestine, which is an eight-meter tube that connects the stomach to the anus, consists of two parts. The small intestine is about 6.5 meters long and 4 cm in diameter. The large intestine is wider, but shorter (about 1.5 m). When food enters the digestive tract, it breaks down into small parts and is absorbed by the cells that form the inner walls of the intestine. The surface of these walls has folds, which serve to optimize the absorption of nutrients. If you open and fully deploy the tube of the intestine, its surface will cover the tennis court.
They say that a person who lives for 80 years digests 25 tons of food during his life. Obviously, food is vital as a source of toxins that enter the body through the first shell. The related problems will be discussed in detail in the next chapter.
Modern medicines do more harm than good. They are not only toxic substances themselves, but also as a side effect contribute to reducing the body's ability to absorb nutrients.
Along with food, the walls of the intestine absorb the drugs taken. I watch daily how conventional drugs have a negative effect on patients. Beta-blockers, designed to help with cardiac arrhythmia and hypertension, interfere with the body's absorption of coenzyme Q (necessary to maintain cardiac activity, normal blood pressure, energy level). Statins, designed to lower cholesterol, disrupt the assimilation of the same coenzyme Q, calcium (necessary for regulating the strength of bones, blood coagulability and stiffness of cells) and beta-carotene (improving vision and strengthening immunity). Oral contraceptives disrupt the absorption of B2 vitamins (necessary to improve vision, optimize nervous system and skin health), B6 (helping to avoid depression, cardiovascular diseases and insomnia), B (prevents anemia and weakness) and zinc (which helps strengthen the immune system, improvement of smell and taste).
Vapors of hairspray can be much more dangerous than exhaust and industrial gases, and even more dangerous than tobacco smoke
Imagine what would happen to the supply of nutrients in your body if you, like a modern average citizen, took up to 10 medicines a day.
Even if you take 2 or 3 medicines a day to control a chronic illness, they interfere with the absorption of important nutrients. (For a complete list of drugs that interfere with the absorption of nutrients, see the corresponding annex to this book.)
If you take even 2 or 3 medicines a day to control a chronic illness, they interfere with the absorption of important nutrients
Medications play an important role, but there is time and place for their use. I prefer to prescribe them as a "bridge" that helps the patient during the transition period, when we are working with him to improve his body's ability to self-heal.
The second shell, I call the layer, located directly on top of the epidermis. It includes clothes and everything that we use to clean it, process it and stain it.
The bulk of the chemicals spent on growing cotton enters our body through food in which they end up as a result of feeding the cows with cottonseed seeds grown with chemical fertilizers
Today, most of the materials from which our clothes are made are treated with pesticides much more than food. Cotton accounts for 25% of the world consumption of pesticides and 10% of the world consumption of insecticides that enter soil, water and air, not to mention chemical fertilizers. Add to this clothes made of synthetic materials based on oil - acrylic, nylon, polyester and so on, which pollute the environment and contribute to the penetration of toxins into the human body.
Clothing made of synthetic materials still prevents the evaporation of liquids emitted by the skin, and they are absorbed again. In addition, such popular in the past remedies, like a sauna and a sauna, are gradually disappearing. They have not lost their effectiveness, and I recommend them as part of the purification program.
Many fabrics are treated with formaldehyde resins to give them properties such as nesminaemost, waterproofness and resistance to shrinkage, in particular this refers to bed linens made from a mixture of polyester and cotton. Go to sleep in a cloud of formaldehyde, and insomnia, not to mention headaches, asthma and skin rashes, you are guaranteed. There is even a special law requiring that children's clothing for sleeping contain fire-retardant substances that are toxic.
The third shell, slightly more remote, is our living space - dwellings and jobs. It is estimated that one-third of the planet's pollution comes from chemicals used in the production of building materials, and carbon dioxide produced in the process of this production.
A third of the pollution of the planet is accounted for by the chemical substances used in the production of building materials, and the carbon dioxide produced in the process of this production
This applies to everything that we use for finishing, cleaning and repairing our homes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, air in the premises is more polluted than outside, mainly due to isolation from insulation and finishing materials, paint, foam, flame retardants, as well as dust, dandruff and sometimes tobacco smoke. Synthetic carpets are also saturated with chemicals.
Asbestos and lead could lead the list of household toxins that need to be identified and eliminated, but there are no less toxic substances, such as used for the production of PVC shower curtains (PVC), whose smell resembles the so-loved by many smell of the salon of the new car. This is one of the most dangerous materials used in the production of consumer products. The results of one recent study indicate that a high level of airborne toxins from shower curtains can last for more than a month - a weighty reason for purchasing shower curtains made of cotton.
Remember all the means that we use when cleaning our home, workplace and even a car. A lot has been written about household cleaning products and the connection of the toxins contained in them with cancer, immune system disorders, liver damage and many other extremely widespread health disorders. But you do not have to study scientific reports to know that bleachers have a negative effect on reproductive function in men, as well as on learning ability and behavior in children, that evaporation of carpet cleaning products causes cancer and liver damage and that air fresheners spread poisons in a dwelling. Just be guided by common sense. Any remedy with a smell capable of causing a headache disrupts the normal functioning of the cells, and should be avoided. And if all these products are used simultaneously? When inhaled, their effects are added together and cause even greater damage to health: from the fact that any harmful product enters the lungs, and not into the digestive tract, it does not become safer. The inhaled molecules can penetrate the bloodstream and through the lungs. Therefore, a long stay in a room with freshly painted walls, in a photo lab or in a workshop where they work with glue and dyes, increases the toxic load on the body.
Highly toxic stain removers damage the liver, kidneys and nervous system, it is better to completely abandon them
Toxic cleaners can be replaced by harmless, which care for the preservation of the environment of the company sell at quite reasonable prices. But often we do not take into account the fact that traditional cleaning products that kill "99.9% of microbes", according to their advertisements, called "antibacterial", kill useful bacteria that make up the microflora of the intestines, which protects our body, about which you will read further.
The fourth shell is a giant layer, ending with the surface of the air envelope of our planet. It contains an incalculable amount of various toxins, many of which are by-products of agriculture, industry and transport. The exhaust gases of cars and aircraft are released into the atmosphere. People living near highways and large industrial plants are exposed to more intense toxic effects. The results of recent studies demonstrate that several hours spent in an environment with heavily polluted air increases the risk of a heart attack.
Heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury, chromium and lead compounds that are released into the atmosphere and penetrate into consumer products are able to accumulate in fatty tissues and remain there for a long time in high concentrations, disrupting many brain functions, since the latter is 90% from fat.
Some of the heavy metals, such as mercury, can be deposited in soil and surface waters, from where they enter plants that then eat animals. Mercury in high concentrations accumulates as you climb the food chain. When people and animals at the top of the food chain eat fish or meat contaminated with mercury, they are exposed to concentrations much higher than those found in water, air or soil.
In the fourth shell, we encounter toxins in the form of electromagnetic waves. Some academics believe that the radiation from power lines, cell phones, computers and all electrical appliances that surround us causes the same symptoms as chemical toxins. The results of the studies link the effect of even low-frequency electromagnetic radiation to brain cancer and miscarriages.
Today, there is much debate about the dangers posed by cellular phones.
As the consensus in this dispute has not yet been reached, it makes sense to be cautious and restrict the use of a cell phone in situations where a landline phone is unavailable
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