This is one of the reasons bringing me back to this subject again. There are the many serious implications of what’s in the food we eat. We have to remind ourselves over and over to know more about the food we are putting into our bellies. After all, our health is at risk, the biggest wealth one can have. Going back in time when our grandparents were growing up, foods were then some of the purest and healthiest you could eat. Now they are full with nasty toxins linked to cancer, neurological diseases and as well a wider waistline.
Being a kid, I remember picking any apple from a tree, or of the ground, biting into it, and what a difference that taste was to what an apple tastes today. The only concern you would have had after biting into an apple, is finding a grub in there; or worse still, only half of one?
Being aware of it!
At least, being aware of what we are doing wrong gives as the opportunity to make changes. Most of us know, the food we eat is not squeaky clean and has chemicals, pesticides and many others in our food supply. It is no wonder researchers have linked long-term pesticide exposure to infertility, birth defects, obesity, reduced IQ, neurological diseases and cancer. It is a common sense-conclusion that reducing pesticide exposure will result in improved health. The European parliament is directing people towards organic food and organic agriculture, such report was only released recently. United nations experts are now calling for a comprehensive global treaty to regulate and phase out toxic pesticides in farming. The amount of pesticides used both, commercially and in residential, has grown out of proportion since the fifties.
What’s the answer?
Sustainable farming without toxic pesticides would be a good start. Undoing anything that has been wrong for decades cannot be reversed within a short time by just flicking a switch. The experts warn, some pesticides can persist in the environment for decades and continue to threaten the entire ecological system where our food production comes from. Our environment is saturated with chemicals and weed killers and genetically modified seeds.
Glyphosate is one of the most used weed killers. Tests have revealed, the same weed killer has been found in a large percentage of people’s urine linked to kidney disease, autism and cancer.
Reducing some of this toxic load means using organic as much as possible. This way makes it possible of purchasing organic animal products such as meat, milk, eggs, and butter from animals which have been grass feed.
Washing products before eating does help to remove some of the bacteria and pesticides. A way of washing vegetables and fruits etc. is using a strong mix of water, white vinegar with a splash of lemon. The acidity will help to kill off some of the bacteria.
Making a stand!
Some farmers have taken action against many chemical fertilizers, suing the company supplying them, but don’t hold your breath on that one. In some cases, farmers being threatened and pressured if refusing to use these fertilizers. It is time, someone is taking a firm stand against non-natural farming practices with the exposure to toxic chemicals. Some farmers have come to their own conclusion that this is no longer sustainable.
As well, stricter labeling laws are a must where businesses are required to clearly tell people of chemicals in the products. More national leaders should stand up and speak clear about the real danger posed by these vastly over-used chemicals and pesticides. Governments must finally wake up, stop spending our tax money on pharmaceutical drugs. Moving deck chairs on a sinking ship does not address the core problem. This is not just affecting us, the people; it is also affecting the health of the environment, such as wildlife and killing our bee population. What will happen when all the bees are gone?
Avoiding just some!
You want to be able to avoid it all. Changing to as much whole foods as possible be a good start. Replacing processed food with whole food means avoiding many nasty’s. It is fact, that processed foods are made with many chemicals, and it is a big plus if you avoid as many as you can. The other side of the coin is, that not only food concerns our health, there are other concerns as well. This includes such things as personal care products and cleaning products in your home. Switching to natural brands to replace these products will make a huge difference in your overall health.There is plenty of information on chemical, toxin free and organic products.
My name is Josef Bichler. I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. Having successfully overcome several of my own health challenges by using natural means, I believe that sharing information can help others to take control of their own health problems. Helping many others achieve their health objectives by identifying chemical and toxin free products to make that difference. Exposing anything that is harmful, and to avoid the hidden culprits that can affect our health. For more ongoing health information subscribe to my free weekly newsletters, this also gives you the opportunity for comments, suggestions and questions you may have, as well download my free e-book to help making better food choices: https://www.healthythenaturalway.com
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