After doing your research, if you’re still not convinced that modern society is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle – consider this:
Back in 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began a program of collecting and analyzing human fat tissue samples – looking for toxic compounds. They searched for and studied 54 different environmental toxins. What they found was alarming. 100% of the people they studied had toxic chemicals stored in their bodies and at least it! Every single person had some toxins in their bodies – undeniable proof that body pollution is a very real concept and a threat to your health.
While you may not be able to pronounce some of the chemicals you see in the following table, I am certain that you will be very familiar with their sources.
|COMPOUND||POSSIBLE COMMON SOURCE||% PEOPLE CONTAINING TOXINS IN FAT TISSUE|
|Styrene||Styrene based cups||100%|
|1, 4-Dichlorobenzene||House deodorizers, mothballs||100%|
|Xylene||Gasoline, paints. Lacquers||100%|
|Ethylphenol OCDD||Drinking water, herbicides, wood treatment, auto exhausts, incinerators||100%|
|1,2,3,4,5,6,7.8 HpCDD||Wood treatments, auto exhaust, herbicides, incinerators||89%|
|Ethylbenzene p, pl-DDE 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, HpCDF
|Wood treatments, auto exhaust, herbicides||93%|
Let’s look at another famous study of particular interest. It took place in Biosphere 2 which was intended to be a self-contained, self-sustaining greenhouse and colony in the Arizona desert. This was as pristine an environment as humanly possibly in today’s polluted world – almost mimicking how we used to live.
Participants followed a low calorie, nutrient dense natural diet, drank pure water and breathed clean air – in other words, they lived in an environment free of body pollution.
Results of this study were both revealing and provocative. Over the two year study, participants demonstrated substantial weight loss, a remarkable fall in blood cholesterol, blood pressure and fasting glucose. In other words, they became healthy again.
Even more amazing is that when their blood was measured for common insecticides and pollutants such as DDE and PCB’s, researchers found levels of these fat soluble toxic-ants initially increased and then decreased.
What does this mean? Well, as I mentioned, toxins stored in fat tissues. So, as these people burned fat and lost weight, toxins stored in this body fat were released causing blood levels to initially rise. It’s a process many natural health care practitioners call cleansing and it happens as your body begins to get healthier and sloughs off poisons. As the body was able to clear and excrete these pollutants, blood levels fell dramatically – proving once again the fact that pollution exists in every one of us.