Help, I'm living in a TOXIC WORLD! How do I detoxify?
In 1974 the World Health Organization had stated that approximately that 84% of all chronic diseases are created by environmental toxins. It does not appear that the toxic load on our body has gone down due to environmental exposure. In 2005 a paper written on body burden pollution in newborns by Environmental Working Group partnered with Commonweal and found that tests done at two major laboratories saw an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood. Tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals in the group. Of the 287 chemicals detected in umbilical cord blood, 180 were known carcinogens in humans or animals, 217 toxic to the brain and nervous system and 208 potentially cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. That's just the start of entering into this world. Add to that all the pesticides, herbicides, car exhaust, paint, hair dyes, tattoos, dental fillings, food coloring, wood preservatives, seafood consumption, preservatives in medications, carpets, sweeteners, and the list goes on and on.
It’s no wonder that the statement of World Health Organization back in 1974 rings true. Fortunately, the human body is an amazing organism at clearing toxins from the body but it can only do so much. I instruct my patients that the number one detoxifier that is at our fingertips readily is water. Drinking water is one of the single most beneficial detoxifiers that we can utilize. In addition to that, there are things that we have used from a nutritional standpoint in our office to assist patients in lowering the toxic burden on their body. One of those is Zeolites. Zeolites are nature's detoxifier. It is a mineral created by volcanic ash mixing with seawater and fossilization on ancient seabeds. They possess a porous honeycomb cage structure which naturally binds toxins and has been used for decades to help clean up environmental toxins. Zeolites can have internal benefit and we have used it for some time to assist in improving nutritional status in the body. There is now a hydrolyzed zeolite fragment technology which allows the zeolite not only to cross the gut barrier but also the blood brain barrier. The bottom line without getting too technical is in a toxic world it’s good to know that we have water to drink, number 1, and other products like Cytodetox to help the body pull out toxins that otherwise can be detrimental to our health.