Almost all non-organically grown food has been laced with chemicals. This may have a great impact on your health as you silently ingest these poisons. Think of drinking a little poison each day, slowly weakening and destroying your health! This is in addition to any artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or food dyes that may be in your foods and beverages. The cumulative effects can lead to chronic, degenerative diseases.
Here are some facts worth considering: exposure to pesticides has been shown to change areas of the brain involved in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. In a study of 143,000 people, those exposed to pesticides had a 70% higher incidence of Parkinson’s disease. Farmers who have been exposed to pesticides have increased incidence of leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and other cancers.
How do these chemicals get into your body? When you eat the plants that have been treated with these chemicals, you eat the chemicals. When animals eat feed that has been contaminated with pesticides, whatever is not detoxified by the animal is deposited into its fatty tissues. When you eat this meat, these toxins are deposited into your fatty tissues, including your brain!
Processed foods contain a myriad of toxic chemical additives that are made from things like petroleum or coal tar. Chloride oxide, also known as chlorine dioxide, is one of the most toxic bleaching agents used, and has been banned in Germany since 1958 from its use in flour. Because the protective bran and germ are removed from processed white bread, this bleaching agent forms a substance that may trigger destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas, possibly leading to type 2 diabetes.
Eat organic when possible! Avoid processed foods. Real whole food with its fiber, minerals, and antioxidant power intact (organic or not) helps to combat these dangerous chemicals before they can do their damage. Eat grass-fed beef and dairy products that have not been given hormones and antibiotics. Eat wild-caught fish instead of farm-raised. Eat lots and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for their protective benefits! Consider starting a spring garden, or grow some herbs on your windowsill! Drink lots of steam-distilled or reverse osmosis water to dilute and flush toxins. Replace sodas with organic herbal teas. Buy organic coffee and tea, as these may be heavily sprayed with chemicals, which are released when hot water is added during brewing!
Keep learning to be healthy!
Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist
1 Cor. 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for God’s glory.”