Thursday, January 29, 2015

Human body contmination

What? We live in an industrialized nation. We burn coal. We pour, sprinkle, spray vegetation full of chemicals that end up in our water supply, soil and ultimately foods.  We wear make-up, dye our hair, glue on finger nails, wear sunscreen, perfumes, deodorant, etc.  There’s no denying that we live in a toxic world. There are hundreds of thousands of known chemicals to man and the list continues to grow.  There are unregulated chemicals being used and added to this toxic stew we call home.

Chemicals such as aluminum, copper, mercury and amalgam are found in our bodies. They come from deodorants, cookware, some fish, auto emissions and dental fillings. Chemicals are found in the air we breathe, plastic and canned food containers, home and garden pesticides, dry cleaning detergents, gasoline, etc. Lead is found in higher than ever concentrations in the body even though it was banned almost 50 years ago.
Unfortunately these and other metals such as iron, cadmium and copper are easily absorbed by the body and the brain. Once the metals take up residence in the brain, mental decline may occur such as memory loss, poor focus and concentration, depression, moodiness, poor reasoning skills.
If you are an expectant mother, all foods and liquids you ingest cross the placenta and are absorbed by the fetus. The flavors you eat and drink are taken up by the unborn child. Pay particular attention to the source of the foods and liquids you ingest.  

You can do due diligence by choosing certain foods, vitamins and herbal extracts that draw out or de-toxify the blood. If you are a red meat eater and white carb lover, limit intake to no more than once a week. Lean meat is best. Avoid bacon and sandwich meats. Avoid fried meats.
White carbs are sugar, white rice, pasta, white flour based foods like pretzels, donuts, bagels and chips. Free range chicken and turkey is best. Don’t fry it. Add fish, chicken, eggs up to 3 times a week. Eat fruit, vegetables, olive oils, nuts, whole grains, herbs and spices daily.  

We cannot completely escape these harsh chemicals but we can certainly choose the right foods for a healthier internal environment. To learn more about heavy metal food contamination please visit,
Good health,
Trisha M. Pacenti RN,BSN