Reducing Your Chemical Burden
Since the mid-20th century, mankind has manufactured chemicals at an astounding rate. Tens of thousands of toxins have been created and released into the environment without much thought about the consequences. Chemicals are found in dust, vapor, gas, fumes, mists, liquids and solids. They are in the water we drink and many of the foods we eat. We bathe in chemicals and rub them on our skin. They are all around us!
Unfortunately, your body is not an impenetrable fortress. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control published a report stating that every human carries a chemical burden. The greater our exposure to toxins, the sicker we may get. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that chronic exposure to air pollutants can result in illnesses ranging from cancer to tuberculosis. Whether or not things get that serious, you can bet that toxins are wreaking havoc on our gut biomes.
The good news: our cells can regenerate and help us heal if we give them the chance.