And how to stop them wreaking havoc on your body.
I recently came across an event that I realised I just HAD to be at. It was the screening of a documentary called The Human Experiment, narrated and produced by the awesome Sean Penn, and it was totally worth missing out on The Bachelor to watch. This was actually a life changing doco, not just for me, but for my clients and for you, my readers, too.
The basis of the documentary was to explore the effect chemicals are having on our health. And not just chemicals that we already know are dangerous (thank god) like asbestos, BPA, aspartame, etc, but the ones that we have absolutely no idea we are eating, absorbing, breathing, every single day. How these chemicals are being deemed safe until proven otherwise and how we, people, animals, plants and ecosystems are one big ugly experiment.
There is no doubt about the increasing sickness in society. Everyday I am seeing clients who think they may have a weight problem or are lacking a bit of energy, and through investigation and analysis I so very often have to break the bad news that they are suffering Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which may render them infertile; a thyroid condition that leaves their hormones and energy levels in a mess; insulin resistance and diabetes, meaning they can’t lose weight (plus a whole heap of other problems); and worst of all, cancer, which needs no introduction. The point of this documentary was to bring attention to the detrimental impact that untested (and some tested) chemicals are having on our unsuspecting health.
Think about it: every morning you wake up and drink water with fluoride in it. Then you brush your teeth with about 30 chemicals in your toothpaste which are directly absorbed into your blood stream via blood vessels under your tongue. You wash your face with another 40 chemicals, apply makeup and perfume (fragrance alone has over 400 chemicals, most untested for safety), put on clothes made of chemicals and washed in chemicals, sit on your chemical laden couch to watch the morning news, and then jump in your chemical car to get to work. That’s only in the first 60 minutes of you waking after you have breathed in fabric softener chemicals and fire retardant all night in your doona. Pretty scary stuff! And the fact that they are now linking these toxins to hormonal imbalances and illness can only mean that our poor little bodies are overloaded with chemicals and we have no idea just how bad the impact is on us. Yet.
So what can you do about it? Well, plenty actually. Click here to read more.