As a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami in
there is elevated concern over the health and environmental consequences that may result from the damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. While the full impact of this ongoing crisis is not fully understood, experts seem to agree that the Japan is not susceptible to significant health risks at this time. While that is positive news; it brings an urgency to understand the seriousness of environmental and industrial pollution and the potential health risks. United States
The complex affects of a nuclear disaster and the human body’s ability to reverse the damage of high levels of nuclear radiation are not very optimistic. It raises the question about the cumulative effects of the toxic chemicals that we come into contact in our everyday lives. Our bodies are under constant assault from pollutants in our environment. Most of us are aware of the dangers of lead, mercury, asbestos, mold, cigarette smoke, radiation and other hazardous materials. What we need to be especially concerned with is the toxins we come in contact with in our daily lives through the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and the consumer products we use.
What are the cumulative effects of low level toxins that accumulate in our body tissues over time? As environmental research advances it is becoming more apparent that the environmental toxins we come in contact with could be a threat to our health and longevity. Environmentally triggered illnesses are becoming more widely recognized. Chronic multi-symptom illnesses such allergies, autism, ibs, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and other immune disorders have been linked to environmental sensitivities.
There are a number of things we can do to help strengthen our bodies to better cope the toxins in our environment. Eating a highly nutritious diet, getting sunshine, exercise and performing routine metabolic cleansing to detoxify the body may help to reverse the cumulative affects of environmental toxins. It’s also important to recognize possible hidden food allergies that can act as source of internal toxicity that can weaken our body’s natural defense and ability to tolerate external toxins. Most importantly, we need recognize the risks and make a conscious effort to avoid adding chemicals to our lives and strive to live a natural, non toxic lifestyle.