Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Do You Know Your Body's Burden?

Body burden:, (also known as chemical load) is the amount of harmful chemicals present in a person's body.

"In a study led by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Environmental Working Group, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of ninety-one industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in the blood and urine of 9 volunteers. Of the 167 chemicals found in their bodies, 76 cause cancer in humans or animals, 94 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 79 cause birth defects or abnormal developments in children. " - The Great Physician's RX for Health & Wellness, p. 175

So...how much do you care about your body's burden?
You might think this "health stuff" is not really necessary- after all, you eat pretty good, you don't work at a chemical plant, you exercise. Your kids seem fine. Eat 100% organic? And completely change your lifestyle? Too expensive. And not really necessary.

So you're all clear, huh?

Bet you didn't know that it takes your body 8 years to detox from every single shower you take.
Or that the chemicals in your perfume and cologne are harmful to you and your unborn children in the womb.
Or that your children inherit every single chemical in their mother's body and breast milk as their health legacy.

Still think you're all clear? Join me as we explore disease causing toxins in our environment- inside the home and out, that contaminate our bodies and lead to diseases and early death. This might cause your brain to go tilt with a new worldview, but I ask that you stay with me and seriously consider the studies I am going to present to you. The choices you make will affect you and the generations coming after you. This is important stuff. A lot depends on you! And you only get one lifetime to do it right. Since I know you care about yourself and your family, I'll talk to you soon- about the toxins all around you, and what you can do about them.


Anonymous said...

A year or two ago Dateline or one of those programs, did a comparison of two families the Greens and the Browns...The Greens ate organic, very health aware, took the right supplements and exercised and were very active. The Browns ate the Standard American Diet (SAD)! The Browns scored low on every health test the conducted...except the ones for the Teflon chemical perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. The browns used cast iron and didn't own any teflon coated pans. The greens had extremely high perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA levels in their bodies. They were mortified. Ditch the Teflon people!

Catherine said...

Yes, Teflon causes many health problems! Thanks for bringing this up, Chris. I plan to do a future post on it. We use all cast iron around here.