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Environmental Toxicity and a Rising Urgency for Awareness

The 2003-2004 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey found detectable levels of BPA in 93% of its 2,517 urine samples. All living organisms on Earth now carry measurable levels of persistent organic pollutants in their tissues. An average, a newborn has 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood.

There are chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, heavy metals and air pollution everywhere we look. It seems like everyone is affected. There is an extensive list of illnesses that can be traced back to dangerous chemicals. Some of these health problems are asthma, migraines, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, obesity, cancer, neurological degeneration, autoimmunity and leaky gut.

Clearly, we need solutions for detoxifying our bodies and keeping them pure in this heavily burdened environment. One of the leading figures of this movement is Dr. Garry Gordon. He has spent his entire life researching the topic of environmental toxicity and effective approaches to maintain our wellness. One of his fields of expertise is chelation therapy. There are a few different methods of removing poisons from the body.

Pharmaceutical-grade chelating agents like EDTA or natural foods or supplements like cilantro, alpha lipoid acid and minerals can help. Of course, chelation therapy should be done under the care of a healthcare specialist to rule out dangerous side effects. Blood and urine tests, hair analysis or various biofeedback scans can help the public to determine what kind of chemical compounds need to be released.

Using infrared saunas and taking fermented foods and probiotics are among the safest ways to start the cleansing process. Beneficial bacteria have the ability to metabolize some of these harmful chemicals. To learn more about these processes and interventions, contact The Healing Room in Sarasota.


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