What's your poison?

Every day we are bombarded not just by viruses and bacteria, but also a new kind of enemy: Environmental toxicity.

While we may not be aware of the ill effects of toxic air and substances on our system, we are, at least, aware it is ever-present in our daily lives. The painful truth is, today's world is making people sick.

And while we may not feel it immediately, the slow buildup will eventually present itself as full-blown illness. If we do not heed the signs to prevent what we can at an early stage, then sickness is inevitable.

Dr. Steve Nelson, founder of the Synergy Wellness Clinic in California, explains how the onslaught of environmental poisons can cause health problems beyond our wildest expectations.

Case in point is a 40-year-old patient who was labeled a juvenile diabetic at age 28. Tests showed her blood sugar was neither elevated nor low. Since juvenile diabetics are diagnosed between ages 8 and 9, she wasn't a true diabetic. So why did she need insulin shots?

From a hair sample, a scan showed she had a sub-acute virus in her liver and that she was being poisoned by DDT and paraquat. After having been subjected to nutritional IVs and homeopathic drops, today she is no longer on insulin.

Sleep disorders

Many people can't go to sleep or claim not to have quality sleep. Never-before-seen conditions are emerging, mostly neurotransmitter disorders.

The culprit? Chemicals that can cause many things because they affect the nerve pathways.

It sounds complicated-direct petrochemical evaporation quotient. Simply put, the higher evaporation of petrochemicals in the water when exposed to higher temperatures.

Chemicals from plasticizers and plastic bottles leach into the water. The remedy? Keep your water bottle cool or chilled and don't leave it in the heat of the sun.

Heart problems and more

Heart problems and more

Do you know that amalgam leakage in your dental work is dangerous? Mercury, palladium and beryllium plus other alloys can affect the meridians in your mouth.

Wellness experts believe each tooth corresponds to an organ system in the body. Take the case of a patient who had cardiac problems. Once his tooth was fixed, the problems went away.

Or consider a 40-ish woman with a hearing problem. It turned out the tooth nearest the ear was decayed. Once the tooth was fixed, the hearing returned to normal.

Dehydrated cells

Imagine a cell phone attached to your ear 24/7. This causes a drying effect on the entire system of the body. In short, the cells get dried out.

Because our cells need hydration, it is best not to expose the body to gadgets with high electrical fields, such as mobile phone, laptop, MRI, microwave oven. While some of these are used daily, you can minimize their usage.

Yeast as culprit

More and more health practitioners are beginning to understand that a seemingly harmless microorganism called yeast can cause a lot of trouble.

After a round of antibiotics, it is wise to take probiotic support to prevent yeast from taking up residence in your body. And long after your antibiotic treatment, consider taking probiotics (live, natural bacteria) like acidophiles as regular maintenance.

Water as medicine

Sure, you take tea and coffee. And you think it's enough liquid in your body? Wrong.

How much water do you need? Take your weight, divide by two, and that's the equivalent amount in ounces of water you will need daily. Less than this, and you are a certified dehydrated person.

Consume daily an almost-magic ingredient: sea salt. Add 1 tsp water and allow the solution to melt in your mouth. Sea salt contains 97-per cent minerals. There is very little sodium in it.

To most people, salt is sodium chloride or table salt. Table salt causes high-blood pressure. Sea salt is the safest salt of all. It is used to regulate high-blood pressure.

Wellness recommendations

Constipation

Time and again, this problem keeps recurring.

Check out the state of your mind. Stressed out? Take a break. Avoid shallow rapid breathing. Make it a habit to take deep breaths.

Not eating enough fiber-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables? If you have digestion problems, chances are you are not producing enough digestive enzymes. As we grow older, the body's production of stomach acids decreases.

Studies have also shown that physically active individuals don't suffer from constipation.

Wellness Rx

1. See your dentist. Have all your mercury fillings removed. Have a cleaning twice a year.

2. Take at least 1 tsp sea salt daily. Consume 10-15 glasses water daily.

3. Fiber is the best to keep your gut running smoothly. Fiber supplements, fruits and vegetables are a good combination to avoid constipation.

4. Consider taking hydrochloric acid and betaine supplements to improve digestion.

Reference: "Breakthroughs: 8 Steps to Wellness," by Suzanne Somers

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