“Death begins in the colon.”
Different sources attribute this quote to The Royal Society of Medicine of Great Britain, Dr. Bernard Jensen and to Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian Nobel Prize-winning biologist. No matter who said it first, it seems sensible that the organ that houses the body’s waste and toxins for elimination is the same place where adverse health conditions would originate, and, consequently, health should flourish when proper care of this organ is given.
Consider these sources of toxic chemicals and fumes, and steer clear where you can.
• Household products, including cleansers, bleaches, ammonia cleaners, and “air fresheners” that contain powerful chemicals.
• Personal care products often contain unsafe compounds. These include some lotions, make-up, nail polish, shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, hair spray, etc.
• Your lawn. Putting pesticides or herbicides on your lawn can make it healthier and nicer-looking. But the treatments that kill bugs and weeds can harm your cells too.
• Your work environment. This can include fumes from gasoline, diesel fuel, paint, thinners, industrial cleaners and such, along with seemingly harmless gases from new carpeting, furniture, etc.
• Xenoestrogens. These chemicals mimic estrogen in the body and can throw hormone levels out of balance. They are found in plastic packaging, Styrofoam, some cleaning products and lawn treatments, cosmetics, meat, etc. Plus, avoid artificial chemicals, including colorings, flavorings and preservatives.
• Polluted environments (air, water, strong chemicals and fumes, etc.)
I know this isn't fun to think about, but it is important to be aware of!
Have a great, toxin free, day!