Our diet today consists of refined sugars, processed meats and chemicals, this in turn puts a heavy burden on our bodies and organs, as obesity and diabetes are on the increase it would seem although we live longer than our ancestors, we are certainly not as healthy.
We overload our immune system from an early age, we are given vaccinations that can have serious implications throughout our lives, recently there have been concerns over mercury added to these products that have damaged babies and caused brain damage. We are giving our children toxins and poisons in food and drugs.
From an early age our bodies are pumped full of drugs and over time with poor diet and lifestyle it can have a detrimental effect on our already weakened immune system. There are many arguments at present about the safety of vaccinations and there may be valid arguments for and against.
A Virus normally will enter the body through the mouth or nose, this gives the body time to react and send antibodies to help fight the disease, and this is nature’s way of building up immunity to the enemy that is attacking the body.
We no longer live health lives, everyday most of us are subjected to pollution, E numbers, aspartame, msg and various toxins the human body has to clear and it is a huge job for the liver and kidneys and in a weakened immune system the results can be devastating. It is not surprising that our body crashes under such pressure, more and more people are complaining about not feeling well and some will also add anti-depressants in the mix.
So let us take a look at some of the toxins we add to our diet everyday….
Aspartame is made from genetically modified organisms and is said to be one of man’s biggest health hazards. The uses for this chemical are widespread and can be found in soft drinks, yogurts, sweets, canned soups, baby food and many more food products worldwide, it has been linked to cancer, migraine, obesity, infertility and dementia. With so many products containing aspartame it may seem difficult to avoid, the answer is to use natural alternatives like palm sugar, read the labels carefully and shop wisely. If you see something labelled no Sugar Added, Low Sugar, or Sugar-Free then it will normally contain artificial sweeteners.
Our bodies need to take us through to old age, it is better to get through this life feeling healthy because you have made choices to help that process, than pumped full of drugs, that’s not my idea of living, a healthy life style starts at home, common sense should prevail, eating crisps and refined foods and takeaways will in time take its toll.
One group of people who are happy and healthy are the Amish community in America, they eat the food they have grown, drink non treated milk and work the land, and they are one of the healthiest communities in America. Statistics also show a 72% less cancer rate than the average norm in these people. Maybe we should look to the Amish for a healthier way of life; it is never too late to change our eating habits and way of thinking, we owe it to ourselves to have a long and healthy life!
© Paula Wratten 2011