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10 Environmental Toxins to Avoid
Hey there. It’s Matt from Optimal Health & Wellness and I’ve got some very important news for you today.
Typically, I focus on food-based nutrition, but I was recently doing some research on environmental toxins and came across this list that I wanted to get out to you today—so that you can start to take action to protect yourself and your family immediately.
The following 10 toxins are among the most prevalent in our air, water and/or food supply. This list is by no means all-inclusive, since thousands of other toxins are also circulating in our environment. But it’s a great starting point for you to take some action.
The industrial chemical polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) has been banned in the United States since 1979. Yet it’s a persistent organic pollutant that remains in our environment.
Risks: cancer and impaired fetal brain development.
Major Source: Farm-raised salmon. Most farm-raised salmon (which accounts for most of the supply in the United States) are fed meals of ground-up fish that have absorbed PCBs in the environment.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides and 30% of insecticides are known to be carcinogenic. Pesticide residues have been detected in 50% to 95% of U.S. foods.
Risks: cancer, Parkinson’s disease, miscarriage, nerve damage, birth defects, food-nutrient blockage.
Major Sources: Food (fruits, vegetables and commercially raised meats), bug sprays.
Mold and Other Fungal Toxins
One in three people have had an allergic reaction to mold. Mycotoxins (fungal toxins) can cause a range of health problems with only small exposure.
Risks: cancer, heart disease, asthma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes.
Major Sources: contaminated buildings, peanuts, wheat, corn, alcoholic beverages.
Phthalates are chemicals used to lengthen the life of fragrances and soften plastics.
Risks: endocrine system damage. (Phthalates chemically mimic hormones and are particularly dangerous to children.)
Major Sources: plastic wrap, plastic bottles, plastic food storage containers. (All of these can leach phthalates into our food.)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a major contributing factor to ozone, an air pollutant. According to the EPA, VOCs tend to be even higher (2 to 5 times) in indoor air than outdoor air, likely because they’re present in so many household products.
Risks: cancer, eye and respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, memory impairment.
Major Sources: drinking water, carpet, paints, deodorants, cleaning fluids, varnishes, cosmetics, dry cleaned clothing, moth repellants, air fresheners.
Dioxins are chemical compounds formed as a result of combustion processes such as commercial or municipal waste incineration and burning fuels (like wood, coal and oil).
Risks: cancer, reproductive and developmental disorders, chloracne (a severe skin disease with acne-like lesions), skin rashes, skin discoloration, excessive body hair, mild liver damage.
Major Sources: animal fats. (Over 95% of exposure comes from eating commercial animal fats.)
This insulating material was widely used from the 1950s to 1970s. Problems arise when the material becomes old and crumbly, releasing asbestos fibers into the air.
Risks: cancer (including mesothelioma), scarring of the lung tissue.
Major Sources: insulation on floors, ceilings, water pipes and heating ducts from the 1950s to 1970s.
Metals like arsenic, mercury, lead, aluminum and cadmium (prevalent in many areas of our environment) can accumulate in soft tissues of the body.
Risks: cancer, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood cells, abnormal heart rhythm, damage to blood vessels.
Major Sources: drinking water, fish, vaccines, pesticides, preserved wood, antiperspirant, building materials, dental amalgams, chlorine plants.
This colorless liquid has a pleasant, non-irritating odor and a slightly sweet taste, and is used to make other chemicals. It’s also formed when chlorine is added to water.
Risks: cancer, potential reproductive damage, birth defects, dizziness, fatigue, headache, liver and kidney damage.
Major Sources: Air, drinking water and food can contain chloroform.
This highly toxic, yellow-green gas is one of the most heavily used chemical agents.
Risks: sore throat, coughing, eye and skin irritation, rapid breathing, narrowing of the bronchi, wheezing, blue coloring of the skin, accumulation of fluid in the lungs, pain in the lung region, severe eye and skin burns, lung collapse, reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS, a type of asthma).
Major Sources: household cleaners, drinking water (in small amounts), air when living near an industry (such as a paper plant) that uses chlorine in industrial processes.
How to Fight Back
It’s impossible in this day and age to avoid all environmental toxins. What you can do, however, is limit your exposure as much as possible with the following tips:
Buy and eat organic produce and free-range, organic foods as much as possible. If you can only purchase one organic product, it should probably be free-range organic eggs.
Eat high-quality, purified fish or cod liver oil. (I recommend Dr. Tobias Optimum Omega 3 Fish Oil.) Another option: Have your wild-caught fish lab-tested to find out if it’s pure.
Avoid processed foods. They’re processed with chemicals.
Only use natural cleaning products in your home.
Switch to natural brands of toiletries, including shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants and cosmetics.
Remove any metal fillings as they’re a major source of mercury. Be sure to have this done by a qualified biological dentist.
Avoid using artificial air fresheners, dryer sheets, fabric softeners or other synthetic fragrances as they can pollute the air you’re breathing.
Avoid artificial food additives of all kind, including artificial sweeteners and MSG.
Get plenty of safe sun exposure to boost your vitamin D levels and your immune system. (You’ll be better able to fight disease.)
Have your tap water tested and, if contaminants are found, install an appropriate water filter on all your faucets (even those in your shower or bath).
Implement 3 simple tricks that will rid your body of toxins, heal existing damage, boost your immune system and skyrocket your energy levels. These 3 tricks have been shown to eliminate toxins up to 15 times more effectively by using a quick, cleansing solution just twice daily.
We show you exactly how to do it HERE:
Wishing you good health through wise nutrition,
Hello. This is Melissa, Head Nutritionist here at Optimal Health Products, pointing out something important that you may not realize about the toxins in your body.
Most people believe that having a strong immune system is either a matter of good genetics (“she/he must have come from hearty stock”) or diet choices (“she/he must eat all-organic”).
The truth is, genetics and food choices are NOT the root causes of your struggle to rid your body of toxins and existing toxin damage, no matter how hard you try. Your low energy levels, poor immune system and inability to lose belly fat have little to do with bad genes or ANY of the most common things believed to cause toxin damage.
The excess toxins in your body and your struggle to protect and heal your internal organs come down to 3 little-known factors that your doctor might not even know about!
In the next few minutes, I’m going to show you how the right proprietary blend of herbs has been shown to STOP these 3 little-known problems dead in their tracks so your immune system gets stronger, your energy levels rise and you no longer have to worry about dieting and exercise alone to get the toxin-free results you want.
Before I get to that, however, you should understand the three critical things that must take place to STOP toxins from accumulating in your body (especially in your colon, liver, and gallbladder):
Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. After many years of chemicals and pesticides being used to grow and was hour fruits and vegetables, growth hormones being injected into and fed to the animals we eat and chlorine and fluoride being dumped into our tap water, it’s nearly impossible to avoid coming into contact with dangerous toxins.
The big, ugly problem: Unless you do something quickly to “cleanup” the toxic buildup that is already inside you, you’ll never have the body or the healthier you that you want and deserve.
It begins with your internal organs, because modern living—along with toxins, poor diets and other challenges—have made it so most of us are internally toxic nearly all the time. This not only makes dieting nearly impossible, it also makes ever feeling healthy and full of energy a remote possibility.
Think about the last time you were energetic, had a healthy immune system and felt good about the way your body looked and felt.
Toxins built up in your internal organs start a vicious cycle that only gets worse—making you sluggish, causing colon and gallbladder problems, poor immunity, colds and other viruses all while wearing down your immune system.
Then, this dietary and lifestyle roller coaster leads to something deeper and even more problematic—disruption of your body’s natural hormone levels. I assure you,these hormones are having a MASSIVE effect on your ability to get rid of unhealthy fat accumulation. Recently,researchers have discovered that there is a direct correlation to levels of toxicity in the body and the imbalance of unhealthy weight-gain hormones.
Without a properly balanced gallbladder and colon, waste builds up that turns into toxic “sludge” in your system. Added to that, this toxic waste canal so lead to an imbalance of good vs. bad bacteria in your stomach. The #1 way to tell if this is happening is what is called “belly bloat.” After years of roller-coaster dieting, bad food decisions, hormones all over the place and waste not properly removed, the results are water retention and a distention of the stomach due to intestinal gases. In worse cases, not balancing the health of your gallbladder and colon can lead to major damage resulting in organ failure or even cancer.
And it only gets worse with each passing year, not only making it harder to keep from getting sick and losing weight but actually causing you to FEEL SLUGGISH—no matter how hard you try to fix it.
Your body can’t fight against diseases. You’re open to getting cancer of the liver, gallbladder and colon. The number you see on the scale goes up, and worst of all, you have no energy to even want to do anything about it.
This vicious cycle not only accelerates with each passing year, it begins to compromise other parts of your health. Your liver begins to slow down. Stress goes up.Skin ages faster. Your develop gallstones and disorders of the colon, and these things accelerate the cycle.
Each time, the cycle speeds up, which is why the immune system is often so weakened later in life.
This is pretty disheartening for anyone looking to feel healthier, rid their bodies of toxins and transform their mood and energy.
What if you could get your body toxic-free, help heal your liver and get your gallbladder and colon working at top efficiency that would naturally lead to a healthy immune system, bursts of energy and better hormone levels resulting in added healthy weight loss?
If you could do that, you could essentially keep your body in a more toxic-free state—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Can you just imagine how much MORE energy you’d have if these three factors were no longer standing in your way?
Well, there is a way to fix these toxic factors, optimize your immune system, balance hormones to fight weight gain and have energy like when you were a teenager.
The solution works deeply on a cellular and hormonal level, but it also works on the surface. So the results are rapidly felt, deep and long-term.
The solution you’re about to discover only takes one minute or less to implement. So there’s absolutely NO REASON why you have to be a victim of a toxic body that so many needlessly suffer through.
Introducing our 100% all-natural proprietary blend of herbs called Natural Cleanse Plus ™. This unique but extremely effective combination of 4 potent herbs has been scientifically formulated to safely cleanse your internal body organs of harmful toxins.
The first ingredient is Cape Aloe,”which helps soothe the stomach while simultaneously working to reduce heartburn and indigestion. It also decreases the amount of time it takes for waste to move through your colon, thereby acting as a natural laxative. This herbal supplement also contains antioxidants that may prevent future damage to your cells by free radicals. This greatly aids you in fighting off infections and diseases.
Then we added Slippery Elm, a species of elm tree that has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for hundreds of years. It is extremely versatile,providing relief from a number of ailments, including gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, diverticulitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is also rich in antioxidants that help relieve inflammation from things like stomach ulcers.
The next ingredient is Senna (Cassia angustifolia), a small shrub from which the leaves and fruit are used to make medicine. Found mostly in Egypt, India and the Arabic nations, it has traditionally been used as a laxative to support regularity and for the relief of chronic constipation. It is also used for weight loss.
…and lastly is Goldenseal. Commonly found in the deep woods from Vermont to Arkansas, Goldenseal is most often used for the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections, as well as stuffy nose and hay fever.
More importantly, it is used to help with digestive disorders , including stomach pain and swelling (gastritis ), peptic ulcers , colitis , diarrhea , constipation , hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, liver disorders and intestinal gas. It also has properties for lowering blood pressure, blood sugar and “bad” low-density cholesterol.
By using our proprietary formulation of these all-natural ingredients, you can start eliminating toxins from your body up to FIFTEEN TIMES more effectively than by using nothing at all, and up to 7 Times more effectively than with other leading cleanse products.
Now, think about these 4 ingredients in light of the 3 factors mentioned earlier.
By using all of these breakthrough nutrients, you’re unlikely to ever get toxin damage to your liver, gallbladder and colon - resulting in healthier internal organs and digestive tract.
You will optimize your immune system, resulting in fighting off disease, higher energy levels and balanced hormones for an ideal healthy body weight.
A toxin-free and balanced body—PLUS you’ll be better able to lose weight while raising your energy levels at the fastest rate possible!
Now, you could learn about these powerful ingredients and then try to independently source the individual ingredients. The problem is, after you’ve found all the products and sources, purchased minimum quantities of each (which is often a large amount), paid shipping on each, sorted through huge stacks of studies on the most effective dose of each one needed to help prevent and repair toxic damage and so on, you’ll literally have spent weeks or months of time, and hundreds (if not thousands!) of dollars—and you’ll have waited all that time to even begin making progress.
All of these critical ingredients, along with some additional compounds that further enhance their overall effectiveness, have been combined into one proven, all-natural, 100% vegetarian, scientifically researched, easy-to-take formula called Natural Cleanse Plus ™, and it’s by far one of the most exciting, unique formulas I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on.
A game-changing benefit of our proprietary Natural Cleanse Plus ™ formulation is that we use a therapeutic dose—the exact amount of each ingredient recommended in the studies and the highest level currently available.
Just take it once each morning and again each night. The rest is easy. You just let these incredible nutrients work their magic!
As the research overviewed has shown, each nutrient already has a rapid and noticeable effect on your internal organs, energy levels and unhealthy fat from imbalanced hormones. Yet when you combine them all, the results are truly unsurpassed.
Natural Cleanse Plus ™ is the ONLY way to combine all of these clinically proven ingredients that work together to STOP thedeadly accumulation of toxins, broken immune system and unbalanced hormones, and win the war against toxins once and for all.
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With no risk and a proven track record of creatinga more toxic free, healthier and stronger body, is there any reason not to give this a try?
Once you have it in your hands, and once you experience the rare power of these wonder nutrients to fight back against toxins and help you achieve the fit & healthy body you’ve always wanted, you’ll be thankful you gave it a try.
After all,this is so much easier and more affordable than harsh or drastic body cleanses that often focus on rigid juicing using ingredients that taste horrible and confine you to your home feeling miserable.
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Wishing you good health through wise nutrition,
Senior Nutritionist, Optimal HealthProducts