by Jonathan Landsman, Natural News:
In today’s world, toxins are all around us – making detoxification essential for optimal health. For example, an estimated 3 million tons of pesticides enter the environment thanks to conventional farming practices – every year.
In addition, there are about 475 toxic chemicals within a typical woman’s daily personal care products. From household cleaners to indoor air pollution to mercury-based dental fillings, toxins threaten our health in so many ways.
Why we must care about detoxification
About 90 percent of all cancers can be traced to toxins in the environment. Environmental toxins have also been associated with such diseases and disorders such as, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, chronic inflammation, diabetes and obesity. If you suffer with any of these health problems – you need to consider the importance of detoxification.
How consumers are misled by claims that detoxification is unnecessary
Even while natural and alternative health methods are growing in popularity in Western culture, efforts to detox continue to be met with skepticism. Opponents of the detoxification process will label it as a “scam,” and insist the body has complete ability to detoxify itself with no further intervention.
But, buying into this explanation can be dangerous to your health. According to Dr. Hardick, the body does have the ability to detoxify itself. But, the current volume of toxins in the environment – many of them unseen – make it too much for the body to handle on its own.
Historically, there has been a very real threat of toxic overload going back for centuries, as well as a focused effort to deal with the problem. Today’s detoxification strategies usually have similar goals, such as:
• Removing the source of toxic exposure
• Including beneficial botanical products
• Stimulating the body’s natural detoxification pathways
Living in a toxic world: What motivates us to seek out detoxification
There are piles of evidence that toxic substances are all around us from lawn pesticides, questionable dental materials and procedures, indoor air pollution from furniture, chemicals in our food and household cleaners – to name just a few. Most people recognize these dangers but, here’s the problem …
Few will alter how they live their lives to avoid contact with these poisons. They continue to use harmful substances they know are dangerous to their health. That is, until faced with some life-altering event. That turning point may come with the birth of a child, death of a loved one, diagnosis of a disease or, most often, simply the prospect of premature aging.
Whatever the trigger, that’s when we tend to become ready to embrace a new lifestyle. Simply put, Dr. Hardick says, ‘we get sick and tired of being sick and tired.’
On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Dr. Hardick reveals:
• How to avoid the most common mistakes in attempting to detox
• What sources of toxicity are most often overlooked
• What we can do to detox mercury from the body
• What every parent needs to know about children and detoxification
This week’s guest: Dr. B.J. Hardick, natural health educator and green living expert
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