GOOD HEALTH EQUALS GOOD LIFE
Did you know toxins are everywhere?! How do you we protect ourselves and our loved ones, when the toxins are all around us, the air we breathe and food we eat are being sprayed and laden with pesticides.
Just recently there was the Riverton Dump fire in Jamaica. Lots of communities both near and far were affected. Lots of school in the vicinity had to be closed. Increased cases of asthma, “cardiac illnesses, infant mortality, low birth weight of babies, onset of childhood asthma, coughs, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, burning in eyes, nose and throat and the list continues. Shocking isn’t it. But guess what? This is not the only toxins that we absorb in our body.
The most heavily sprayed foods are apples, strawberries, peaches, grapes (especially the imported varieties) and the list goes on. Do you ever wonder what’s in your fruit smoothie? Makes you wonder huh?
An article by Harvard Medical states that “While some people age healthily, the conclusion of many studies is that, compared with younger people, the elderly are far more likely to contract infectious diseases. Respiratory infections, influenza, and particularly pneumonia are a leading cause of death in people over 65 worldwide. No one knows for sure why this happens, but some scientists observe that this increased risk correlates with a decrease in T cells, possibly from the thymus atrophying with age and producing fewer T cells to fight off infection”
Kids are also impacted by the presence of Toxins in the air and in our foods, its common to say that kids have their lives ahead of them to undo whatever unhealthy eating habits they may have. However, some children do not get the chance to live long enough for that to happen. The American Academy of Paediatrics note that “Children encounter pesticides daily and have unique susceptibilities to their potential toxicity, … there is evidence showing associations between pesticides and pediatric cancer and adverse neurodevelopment is “robust” and point to a role for insecticides in risk of brain tumors and acute lymphocytic leukemia.”
How can you protect yourself?
– This means regular exercise – even if it is just 10 minutes a day. I usually find the 10-minute workouts that I can do in front of my computer in the kitchen.
– Ensure that your kids are fully vaccinated, (and YOU for that matter), – it is always important to ensure that kids are immunized against infectious diseases and viruses.
– Step up on personal hygiene; washing hands regularly, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or cough in your elbow instead of your hands
– Eating right – Lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grain, plenty of water you know the drill.
However, since we know most foods are heavily laden with pesticides and toxins, and the fact that our diets are lacking in a number of essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, Vitamin A, C etc … it is important to also supplement.
Be sure however to speak to your doctor before taking any supplement and ensure that you do not overdose on supplements, as some persons have a tendency to take more than the required dosage. Make sure also to include supplements that are able to defend against bad bacteria and toxins.
As keeping our body healthy and protected is of utmost importance it is imperative that we take all the steps necessary to ensure our body is up to par and can handle anything that life throws at us. Are you doing everything possible to win the fight?! Leave a comment on what it is that you do on a regular basis that has helped you to stay healthy?
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