Does that theme sound scary?
Do you even have the slightest idea how much toxins enter your body on a daily basis?
To enable you appreciate this, let me take you through a sample daily activity of a married woman that will be called Mrs. Amaka.
This of course may describe your daily routine too because Mrs. Amaka is like many women and likewise men too: she unknowingly exposes herself to more toxins than she could ever imagine.
As you read, imagine yourself in the same situation and see if there are steps you can start taking to reduce the toxin level you are exposed to daily.
She rises early to begin her day with her morning shower, which exposes her to chlorine (a chemical for water purification) and other contaminants in the bathing water.
She lathers her body with a liquid soap that smells and looks pretty (and is full of colours, fragrances, sudsy agents, and other chemicals), washes and conditions her hair with shampoo and conditioner that expose her to more chemicals.
She lathers on creams and lotions full of synthetic chemicals that will be absorbed by her skin—her body’s largest detoxification organ.
She uses deodorant containing the heavy metal aluminum among other toxic substances.
Then she sprays herself with perfume that is loaded with harmful ingredients that also are absorbed through her skin and that she inhales all day long.
After blow-drying her hair, she sprays it with chemical-laden hairspray that exposes her skin and lungs to further toxins.
Mrs. Amaka also loves wearing beautiful clothes but they secretly hide harmful laundry soaps, fabric softeners, or dry-cleaning chemicals.
She takes pride in what she refers to as her “mostly healthy eating habits” and encourages her teenage children to eat similarly. She eats a whole-grain cereal with milk or whole-wheat toast every morning.
The cereal she consumes contains preservatives and plentiful amounts of sugars disguised by their names.
The milk contains growth hormones, synthetic estrogen, antibiotics, and other medications used in the raising of dairy cows.
She drinks quickly a glass of orange juice that is also laden with sugar and still contains residue of the pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, and other chemicals used to grow the oranges.
She grabs an apple (grown with pesticides and more chemicals) for the drive to work—“After all, an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” she tells herself.
On the drive to work she breathes exhaust fumes from other vehicles
And these contain many harmful toxins found in petrochemicals, alongside other air pollutants from industrial plants, cigarette smoke, and thousands of chemicals found in air pollution.
Arriving at her office, she inhales formaldehyde from the new desks, chairs, and other office furniture.
The building itself is only a year old and is still giving off the gas of many chemicals used in the manufacture of the synthetic materials. She unknowingly inhales these toxins with every breath.
She rushes off to the laser printer to grab the document she has been working on and then makes numerous copies on the photocopier, the whole time breathing additional chemicals from the toner.
Mr. Olutayo, her friend and co-worker, passes her in the hall wearing a lovely new perfume that Mrs. Amaka immediately notices and admires (breathing further synthetic chemicals).
But Mrs. Amaka still catches the odour of cigarette smoke that the perfume was intended to mask.
On her drive home after work, she sighs with fatigue, and then notices the flashing neon of fast-food row. She internally debates whether she really has enough energy to prepare dinner tonight and finally decides to stop for food, after all, “that fried chicken really isn’t so bad occasionally, is it?”
Along with the chicken, she grabs the bag of buns and four colas and heads for home. The kids will be nicely surprised and happy.
Mrs. Amaka would be surprised too if she saw the list of synthetic flavours, colours, dough conditioners, sugar and synthetic sweeteners, hormones, and other chemicals making up this “meal.”
After dinner she can barely scrape together enough energy to do some laundry (with chemical-laden soap). “It’s a good thing I picked up dinner tonight so I have enough energy to do a bit of housekeeping” she tells herself reassuringly, and then heads for bed.
That is Mrs. Amaka’s typical day. Does that also remind you of yours?
Now think about the number of toxic chemical exposures Mrs. Amaka encountered during her day.
This is no doubt in the thousands. This is true for most people, perhaps you included.
The number of toxins to which we are regularly exposed sounds overwhelming, and our bodies may be feeling the same way.
However, some minor changes to your daily routine and a little awareness about positive choices you can make will result in substantially fewer toxins for your body to cope with.
As well, you are about to learn a powerful detoxification method that will help you feel great every day while allowing your body to efficiently eliminate toxins and improve the functioning of your detox organs.
Although we have overwhelmed these systems, we can help to restore them to optimal functioning.
But do you think you really need to detoxify? Do you think you have these poisons in your body? Do you assume Mrs. Amaka’s case may not be real? Do you think you may be risk-free?
To help you identify where you belong without stress, a quiz has been arranged for you in form of questions. Each question carries 1 point and you are expected to provide a Yes or No answer to the question.
At the end, your answer will reveal where you belong. Is that clear?
But this quiz comes up tomorrow. So watch out for my mail tomorrow and do not fail to take the quiz to determine if you really need to detoxify.