How do you escape all the toxins in the air, in the water, on public buses and airplanes, in your car, the pesticides your neighbors use on their lawn, in-home cleaning solutions, and in your shampoo, sunscreen, and toothpaste?
The only way to really escape toxins is to move to a far off, remote island and live off the land. But it had better not be near any shipping lanes, and let’s hope the wind doesn’t blow in from any nearby continents. Oh, and try to avoid that massive island of floating plastic out there in the Pacific. If you’re like 100 percent of everyone else reading this blog post, that is simply not possible. Plus, eating passion fruit and wearing a loincloth might seem idyllic today, I’m pretty sure it gets boring quickly.
Furthermore, even if you travel to the most desolate section of Antarctica or deep into the jungles of Peru, you’ll still find cancer-causing chemicals in the water, soil, and air. You’ll find toxins in the breast milk, bloodstreams, and urine samples of the inhabitants there, many of which cause cells to mutate and even develop into cancer. They flow into rivers and groundwater from massive watersheds. They’re carried from cities to remote areas and dumped onto the ground in rain clouds. Wind patterns traverse the world, flinging toxins from every industrial park, oil refinery, coal plant and factory farm in the world, to every OTHER part of the world. Unfortunately, there’s just no escaping toxins.
Why don’t we hear more about this?
Food producers, product manufacturers, government officials, pharmaceutical companies, medical physicians and others will admit that, while the chemicals present in products could be harmful in high doses, they’re perfectly safe in the small amounts that a product contains.
And if we were exposed only once in our lives, that might be a meaningful statement. The problem is that we are exposed to these chemicals over and over again. Eventually, they build up in our systems.
While you aren’t likely to get cancer from one injection at your pediatrician’s office, one diet cola, one cigarette, one order of fast food, the new car smell, or one application of chemically-based skin lotion, these toxic materials cannot be effectively metabolized by your body. Therefore, these poisons accumulate in your system and create a “toxic burden.”
This gradual buildup of toxins in your blood, cells, tissues or organs can go undetectable for years until symptoms start to become obvious. Over time, the burden becomes too great for the body to carry. So while they don’t cause disease or death today, they certainly set the stage for diagnosis tomorrow.
This isn’t meant to scare you. We’ve got enough of that in our society already. There is good news. You can get rid of these toxins, and when you do, you’ll notice amazing changes in how you feel, how your mind performs, your emotional state and much more. You’ve just got to detox! Depending on your unique situation, this could be a more or less involved process. Sometimes, toxins are passed down from mothers to children for generations, so sometimes it can be a lot of work. But if you’re an expecting mom–or planning to be someday–that’s all the more reason to detox.
The Basics of Detoxification
Step No. 1: Buy organic, grass-fed, cage-free and wild-caught when you can. This simple step may cost a few cents extra, but your body will appreciate the extra nutrients and lack of pesticides.
Step No. 2: Work out daily (or at least as often as possible). Sweat wicks toxins from your body. The more you sweat, the more you detoxify.
Step No. 3: Give your body the added nutrients it needs to target and eliminate toxins at the cellular level. Our Daily Detox systems are unique in that they supply you with the necessary building blocks that allow your body to manufacture the greatest detoxification agent on the plant: Glutathione
If you’re concerned about toxic build-up in your body, schedule a nutritional review appointment on your next visit. Dr. Ernst can provide a customized detoxification and nutritional plan based on your individual needs. We have many “new” resources available that can lighten your toxic load.