I was just reading a press release from the Environmental Working Group and the Red Cross which says that in the United States alone there are over 100,000 toxic chemicals released into the air, food, water and soil, leading to toxicity in your immune system, endocrine system, nervous system and your reproductive system.They took umbilical cord blood from newborn babies from United States hospitals.
Guess what they found in this umbilical cord blood from U.S. hospitals? After the cord was cut, they found pesticides and consumer household products like Teflon, flame retardants, Scotchguard, Stain Master, Gortex, and household cleaners. They found waste from burning coal, gasoline and garbage. In all they found 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of these newborn babies in U.S. hospitals.
These 287 chemicals were broken down into categories. 180 of them cause cancer in humans. Over 215 are toxic to the brain and nervous system. Over 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal testing. So in your absolutely beautiful newborn baby, there are 287 toxic chemicals from the environment. It's hard to believe, and very startling. Thanks to the Red Cross for doing a great job discovering this news.
The question is how do we prevent this? We’re living in an environment with over 100,000 toxic chemicals in our air and food - it’s unavoidable. There’s no place you can go that you’re not going to be exposed. You could eat organically all you want--you’re still breathing the same dirty air. You’re still drinking pretty much the same dirty water, and you’re still eating organic foods grown in this horribly depleted soil.
One interesting tip is the kind of of baths you're taking. I'm not kidding--there’s certain kind of scrubbing you should be doing to your skin. It's what I refer to as Phase 3 of detoxification – the systemic elimination of these toxins is crucial and is never mentioned enough. Phase 1 and Phase 2 are discussed all the time - I’m not belittling them, but what about getting that garbage out of our bodies?
It is essential to eliminate those toxins through your stool, your urine, your breath, and your perspiration - and that includes bathing.