Processed foods... Does it really matter?
Environmental toxins... Can I really avoid them?
Is this article going to require a cult membership?... No LOL
Toxin - a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation
Chemical - a substance obtained by a chemical process or producing a chemical effect
Additive - a substance added to another in relatively small amounts to effect a desired change in properties
Detoxify - a: to remove a harmful substance (poison or toxin) or the effect of such
b: to render (a harmful substance) harmless
Aromatic chemicals - Aroma chemicals have various classifications such as lactones, esters, aldehydes, alcohols and ketones. Each of these notes contribute to the smell or taste of a fragrance or flavour compound in a wide variety of end products from food and drink to fine fragrance and beyond.
What if you could see all of the airborne toxins? What if every single one of them appeared like different coloured gas?
Would you hold your breath to avoid them?Would you want to be able to escape them at home and while you sleep.
Would you be motivated to make a few small changes to improve your air quality if toxins and pollution were visible?
In the modern world humans (and animals) are exposed to more toxins and harmful chemicals that any generation before us.
Which means it is really valuable to know where and when you can easily reduce your exposure each day. Exposure is a sneaky thing, we can't feel any damage or negative impact in the moment (or we don't recognise the reaction we are having as being a warning), but over time damage is done sometimes to particular organs such as lung disease and other times it is impacting our epigenetics to increase the risk of adverse health effects in later life. The overall impact can be so insidious that we are completely unaware of how fatigued or restless we feel as a result. It becomes our normal and we attribute it to ageing or poor sleep or stress when in fact our bodies are working overtime trying to clear these substances for our system.
An analogy that works to explain this phenomenon is likening your body to a car. Imagine driving along a road with an ever increasing incline, slowly but surely your car is pus