People have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on all kinds of detoxification programs and "super" supplements trying to get toxins out of their bodies, especially after a long binge of bad eating, bad drinking, bad medicine or even bad supplements.
Some folks have spent a small fortune trying to "get clean", whether that means from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, prescription drugs, junk-food addictions or anything else considered unhealthy.
Yet after taking all of these measures, most people have no idea that the best cleanse in the world involves the complete cessation of putting chemicals into and onto your body in the first place. The best cleanse is to stop eating food chemicals and beverage chemicals and to stop using personal care products that contain chemicals because your skin is your largest organ and it "eats" the chemicals it wears.
What's the cost of cleansing? It's only as much as the difference between what conventional junk food costs and the price of the same items that are certified organic. How soon can you start the cleanse? Immediately. How long does the cleanse last? Forever, if you choose. What's the reward? If you want to hit the bull's eye, don't stare at the prize; stare at the bull's eye, and the bull's eye is organic food. Let's aim and fire.
The Dirty Dozen: Know them by heart
Any vegetables that have a soft, porous or leafy exterior will absorb pesticides very easily, which means they cannot simply be washed off. Any conventional fruits or vegetables of this nature are also often watered with fluoridated water, which means that if you eat them, you are consuming sodium fluoride, a toxic industrial byproduct that doubles as an insecticide.
You see, even if the foods are not genetically modified, they are still often doused with toxic herbicides or insecticides that kill bugs, weeds, lab rats that are tested, and yes, humans. Begin your cleanse by striving to never again eat from the conventional dirty dozen. It's common sense; if it's soft on the outside, it's going to absorb pesticides, and you are going to consume them even if you peel it first.
The Dirty Dozen:
1.Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
4.Peaches and Nectarines
6.Greens (spinach, kale, collard, mustard)
9.Tomatoes (including canned)
Organophosphate pesticide poisoning comes from conventional food
Organophosphates (OPs), also called phosphate esters, are the basis of many insecticides, herbicides and nerve agents. The EPA lists OPs as very highly and acutely toxic to bees, wildlife and humans. Recent studies suggest links to adverse effects in the neurobehavioral development of children and fetuses, even at very LOW levels of exposure. These same OPs are widely used as solvents and plasticizers.
Employed in synthetic applications, OP exposure can lead to OP poisoning and is one of the most common causes of poisoning worldwide, with about one million reported cases each year, several hundred thousand of which result in fatalities. Certain reproductive defects in fertility and growth development for male and female humans have been linked specifically to OP pesticide exposure. These organophosphate pesticides have been the most commonly used insecticides in the U.S. for more than three decades.
Alarming research study reveals three-fourths of Americans have poison in their bodies right now
Despite minor reductions (set back in 1996) for "aggregate risk" of OP poisoning, the EPA does very little to prevent humans from consuming alarming amounts. OPs remain the primary form of insect control in American agriculture, with more than 30 million pounds applied each year. Metabolites of OPs were detected in the urine of more than 75 percent of the U.S. population in 2011. The EPA admitted in 2006 via the Cumulative Risk Assessment for OPs that the primary route of exposure is through diet.
Using urinary biomarkers to estimate doses, results from more recent studies in 2008 show that the consumption of an organic diet, meaning food grown without the use of synthetic pesticides such as OPs, leads to a substantial and immediate reduction of OP exposure, with metabolite levels dropping below limits of detection immediately after the introduction of organic diets. This study provided results for the long-term dietary OP exposure in a population.
In conclusion, although this science is not a perfect one, the prevalence of organic food consumption in the U.S. is on the rise. Chemical residue on conventional produce is more than just a concern; it's proving to be detrimental to public and environmental safety. In order to avoid gambling with your health and livelihood, began detoxifying your body right away with organic food because the results are immeasurable. After all, you can't put a price tag on health.