Let’s look around us: we live in this beautiful world surrounded by so many amazing cities and towns, beautiful countrysides; the world has changed so much with the astonishing architecture, fancy cars, as well as new technologies, new possibilities all around us. And yet for me, it looks that the world is falling apart. People are running like mice around in circles, always late, always tired, usually unsatisfied. Our stress levels are as high as it can get, and our bodies are sick and tired. Funny enough the medicine is so much more advanced than it was 50 years ago, and yet there are more and more sick people. People are getting diseases that were never heard of before or it was a real rarity: ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, diabetes, eating disorders, heart disease, obesity, oral health, osteoporosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) syndrome, Tabaco use etc. (https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/chronic/)
So the question is why are we so sick? The short answer is we are sick because of prescription drugs, vaccines, a high carbohydrate diet, refined and processed food, genetically engineered food, pesticides contamination of food, environmental toxins, and electromagnetic smog, just to name a few. We are sick, because we have been trained to believe that the condition of our health is outside of our control, and we do not have responsibility for our poor health. We are sick because we have been taught to believe that there is a pill for every illness and for every condition of life that we don’t want to experience (‘Is it Normal to be Sick?’ John P. Thomas).
These days we live in the chemically overloaded environment. Car exhaust, chemical overload in the household – all cleaning products, plug-in air fresheners and scented candles. “Many air fresheners contain nerve-deadening chemicals that coat your nasal passages and temporarily block your sense of smell,” reports National Geographic’s The Green Guide. Some of the most offensive ingredients—volatile organic compounds (VOCs), benzene and formaldehyde—can cause headaches and nausea and aggravate asthma and have been linked to neurological damage and cancer. Dispersants are known as phthalates that cause hormonal and reproductive issues, birth defects and developmental disorders. A 2007 review by the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that 12 out of 14 widely available air fresheners contained phthalates. Some of the air fresheners that tested positive for phthalates were labelled as “all-natural” or “unscented”.(http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nontoxic-air-fresheners/)
Also, all our fruit and veg bought from the supermarket are heavily sprayed with pesticides and herbicides that adds to the chemical overload in our body. And even people who do their best and grow their own vegetables sometimes gets the chemical load coming from the soil and of course rain. The results of the study confirm the potential for vegetables to extract heavy metals from the soils in which they are grown, indicating that merely washing vegetables free of the local soil may be insufficient protection from the toxic effects of high levels of soil contamination. Some of the vegetables tested were found to have lead concentrations above the levels set by European law as safe for foodstuffs (‘Green food’ Christine Lepisto).
But then you can argue with me that why 50 years ago homegrown vegetables were perfect and we were actually eating them from the garden without even washing first; why there was no such thing as gluten or dairy intolerance, levels of obesity or eating disorders? Are people just creating a story in their head or exaggerating? No. Fifty years ago everything was different. Fifty years ago people had different habits and used natural ways or products to clean around the house, did the washing in a river with natural soap, and there was nowhere close to the extent of chemicals in the environment as there is now.
So what can we do? How to reduce it? Let’s go back to basics where possible. And I am not suggesting to stop using cars and go back to riding the horses with carriages. But there are things we can change. Clean your fruit and veg – even the ones grown in your own garden. Soak rice and other grains, wash your meat carefully. More than any vegetable on the list, meat of any kind is number one for carrying a heavy pesticide, fungicide and antibiotic load. It makes sense when you consider that the plants that animals are fed with are sprayed with pesticides–and not washed afterwards (‘The worst foods for pesticides and what you should avoid’- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi). We need to wash anything that we put in our mouth. I use highly alkaline ionized Kangen water for washing all the produce in our house before eating or cooking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3NMEHwiNaU). Highly alkaline Kangen water is natural degreaser. All fruit and veg are sprayed with oily pesticides so they wouldn’t wash off in the rain. Kangen water is a natural degreaser has the ability to clean them all off. I also use same highly alkaline water to clean all surfaces in my house and therefore I have removed most of the chemicals from our household. Strong Kangen Water helps to preserve hygiene in our daily life due to its strong cleaning effect. It has dissolving and heats conducting benefits. The extra strength will remove coffee, soy sauce and oil stains. Also great for getting out stubborn toilet bowl stains. I now use less detergent when washing our laundry or dishes. I just add few drops of natural essential doTerra oils for the beautiful smell and freshness. I have replaced my air fresheners and scented candles by diffusing natural essential oils. Also to sanitize kitchen utensils, countertops and to keep areas safe and clean I use strong acidic water provided by my Kangen water machine and get this amazing anti-bacterial water from my own tap. This water has disinfecting properties and I use it for all sanitizing purposes.
As you can see I have reduced chemical overload as much as I could for now and so can you. Let’s go back to basics and seek more natural ways of living this beautiful life. I want to lead a long and healthy life and so can you.