Toxic Polluted World
Toxins poison our air, our water, our food, and our bodies. According to the EPA, 70,000 chemicals are used commercially in the U.S., 65,000 of which are potentially hazardous to our health. The Environmental Defense Council reports that more than four billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment each year, including 72 million pounds of known carcinogens. We live in a virtual "sea of pollutants", and we carry many of these toxins and heavy metals within us. As many as 25 percent of Americans are estimated to suffer from some degree of heavy metal poisoning, particularly from mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
We are also exposed to a significant amount of radiation and increasing viral attacks. Our immune systems are further compromised by poor nutrition and unhealthy lifestyles, and most of us suffer from an excessively acidic pH level, which creates an internal environment in which cancer – as well as viral, bacterial, and fungal infections – can thrive.
These synthetic chemicals and heavy metals can be found even in unborn children, being passed on by the mother through the placenta.
Moreover, the foods that we eat are grown in "de-vitalized" soils and we are missing important trace minerals. Trace minerals are the catalysts the body uses to initiate complex reactions and it's these reactions that allow the body to stay healthy and fight disease. Throughout the last century, the level of trace minerals in our topsoil has been reduced due to our farming practices and method of fertilization. This disturbing fact has lead to a worldwide deficiency of these trace minerals in our food and our body. Many nutritionists attribute the ongoing decline in health that our society is experiencing, in large part, to deficiencies of trace minerals.
Heavy metals are implicated as a causative factor in many illnesses.
Often simple changes can make a massive difference to how we feel. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, believed that 90% of all medical conditions are attributable to excessive heavy metals, toxins, toxic chemicals, and minerals and trace mineral deficiency.