We have all heard of the dreaded “Cleanse”…a period of time without food to allow the body to detoxify, or perhaps a period of time when someone consumes only juices, or water, or soup, or restricts sugar, wheat, dairy…all slightly different variations on the same theme that has been employed since ancient times, before they even invented pesticides, trans-fats, and refined sugar…cleanse the body, allow it to rest, allow for impurities to be released…for optimal health.
So fast forward to 2014. There are over 16, 000 pesticides legally used in the USA alone. 16,000 toxins, that kill other animals, are applied to our food and crop land.
93% of Americans have chlorpyrifos (a known neurotoxin type pesticide) in their urine and 99% of Americans have DDT derivatives in their bodies. Our foods are highly contaminated. According to whatsonmyfood.org there are 52 pesticides on blueberries alone, and all obviously, have varying manners of activity, from neurotoxin to hormone disruption…since that is precisely what they are designed to do. So, the point of this article is to highlight one of the many reasons to cleanse.
I suppose an equally valid point would be to make food choices wisely and reduce pesticide exposure as much as possible. But, considering that you can never completely avoid chemicals on foods and in the environment, the best thing you can do is cleanse. Try different cleanses, find a routine that works for you.
This idea of cleansing repeats itself at Vancouver Allergy. We have a detox footspa that cleanses the blood. We provide herbal cleanses for yeast overgrowth, parasites, bowel/liver, kidney, you name it, we know how to cleanse it. The third way that we recommend cleansing is to eat the Isagenix way. Isagenix is an online health food store that sells products designed with two purposes in mind…nutrition and cleansing. Common sense.
It is widely and historically recognized that cleansing is imperative to health, so why now, in this era of tens of thousands of pesticides, on top of the thousands of chemicals that we are exposed to daily, refined food, altered fats, air pollution, pharmaceuticals, stress and contaminated drinking water are we going to say that we don’t need cleansing? We have skyrocketing rates of cancer and other diseases, pandemic flu scares, and nutritionally depleted food. The ancients cleansed, and all they ate was grass fed meat and organic veggies and fruits. Surely we can see the value in this process.
So if you are ready to get started in a small way, or a big way, contact us at Vancouver Allergy and let us help you make that step!