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This mind-blowing episode is on the effect that our daily environmental exposure to toxins has on our health. The amount of chemicals we are exposed to everyday has drastically increased; up to 74 billion pounds of chemicals are being imported or produced every day in the US alone. Chemical use is being increased at a rate of 3% per year and it is estimated that this figure will be doubled by 2024…!
Of the 100.000 chemicals introduced since the 1940s only 5% of these has had their safety tested. Once introduced ‘successfully’ they no longer need their safety checked. Industry is not expected to prove these chemicals safe – it is only if proven detrimental that they are looked into! All US citizens now have at least 108 different chemicals and heavy metals in their body.
The toxins and heavy metals in our food, beauty products, cleaning products and general environment disrupt the communication of cells in our body – misaligned messaging between the wrong cells and organs takes place and the body starts attacking itself in self defense as a result. We not only need to detox our bodies of chemicals but remove them from our environment altogether. Some of these chemicals bind directly to human tissue representing the first stage in auto-immune diseases and cancer.
Our food is toxic. Supermarket chicken, even organic chicken is bathed in chlorine…! The mineral depleted soil our food grows in makes us vulnerable to the toxicity. The dyes used to colour the sheets we sleep in and the flame retardants they are loaded with have hormone distruptors. Hormone distruptors alter the function of hormone pathways in your body. Instigating autoimmune diseases. Here is Please watch this documentary:
Episode 5 of this important free Betrayal series:
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Free today please watch if you can…might explain a lot of things you hadn’t managed to relate to one another in your mind =allergy-autoimmune connection
Episode 1 is a general introduction but episodes are being uploaded and removed daily. Today’s is on gut health PLEASE watch it, you may know lots already but I feel this is a great resource to summarize the important bits. Episode 2 (today’s) is about how digestive issues are a warning sign for auto-immune disease. If you suffer from digestive issues this is for you:
Asparagus, French artichoke
beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts
cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, courgette, cucumber
garlic, green beans, green peas
marrow, mushroom (avoid if doing an anti-Candida diet)
parsley, peppers (all colours), pumpkin
Legumes are difficult to digest because they contain phytic acid, lectins, enzyme inhibitors and starches as well as other anti-nutrients such as these.
The following beans are non-starchy: Dried white (navy) or haricot beans, lima beans (fresh or dried), string beans, lentils, split peas. Soak dried beans for at least 12 hours before rinsing to remove harmful lectins and starches before cooking. Do not eat these if you have diarrhoea or other digestive problems. Do not buy ready cooked beans as they are not normally pre-cooked. White (navy) beans can be used for cooking where the are nut or wheat intolerances. When you are ready to introduce legumes to your diet again, do use a fermented form: soak for 12 hours minimum, cover with water (and whey if you are tolerant) and leave to ferment at room temperature for 4-5 days. Rinse before cooking.
Honey should be taken as un-processed as possible. Cold-expressed honey is the healthiest type for human consumption as others are often heated to quicken their extraction from the honeycomb, which of course damages the micro-elements of the honey.
Honey has many health giving properties; it is a natural antiseptic which can be applied to open wounds, eczema and other skin rashes, mouth ulcers and erosions. It is a source of numerous vitamins and amino acids and can contain many bio-active substances depending on the flowers it has been collected from. It used to be used as medicine for arthritis, anaemia, cancer, debility, digestive troubles, insomnia and headaches, as well as infections of the throat and chest.
If you tend to crave sweet things like honey and sugar, you might have and Candida overgrowth in your gut. Another sign of this is a craving for carbohydrates; click here for more information. So it is important that honey and all other sweet things (except fresh fruit) are avoided as part of an anti-candida diet. It can be re-introduced once the Candida has cleared.
When following the GAPS Diet, natural honey is allowed as it contains fructose and glucose which a GAPS digestive system can deal with. It should however be avoided at the beginning of the diet to discourage Candida growth.