Posted on Feb 09, 2009 | Comments 0
We are all told to cut our stress (stress reduction) in order to reap health benefits.
We are also told to be careful about what we eat, even though many of us would be surprised if we knew how damaging some unhealthy foods really are.
What a lot of us don’t know, however, is that medicines prescribed by doctors can have more devastating effects in the long run than are listed on the side of the bottle.
Drugs and medications are toxic themselves. This is not a secret, since almost all doctors are taught this in medical school.
Drugs are foreign substances that are meant to force your body to behave in unnatural ways.
These drugs are often fought by your body, and many of these drugs are trapped and stored in different parts of your body in order to prevent further damage to your body.
These toxins are not released from your body until you undergo an effective detoxification process.
Why Stress Creates Even More Toxins?
Your body has been built to handle challenging circumstances. When you are faced with a situation that requires all of your abilities, your body produces chemicals to face the challenges. These chemicals are called glucocorticoids.
These glucocorticoids might be great in stressful situations, but they also create toxins that wreck havoc on your body.
The diseases and conditions caused by stress are: “immune suppression, hypertension, muscle wasting, fatigue, impaired mental function, fluid retention, and thinning of the skin.”
Stress can also lead to chemical imbalances in the brain, which leads to insomnia and a loss of interest in activities. These symptoms are all serious problems, many of which you might have already experienced.
Why Your Foods Create Excess Toxin?
You might be wondering what is wrong with your diet. If you are living off a diet of refined foods, processed foods, inorganic foods, and especially foods that have been altered by excessive cooking; you could be feeding yourself poison every day.
Inorganic foods are full of pesticides, chemicals, and the artificial additives and preservatives.
Artificial additives and preservatives are foolishly put into almost all foods found in a modern supermarket.
Many chemicals found in processed foods are untested and potentially dangerous. Other chemicals, like the artificial sweetener aspartame, have already been proven to be harmful.
One of the reasons why meats are far more harmful to your body is that the livestock from which the meat comes from is often fed growth hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.
These chemicals remain in the meat of the animals after the animals have been slaughtered.
When you consume these meats, the hormones, steroids, and antibiotics enter your body and cause all sorts of health problems over time.
In fact, one of the main reasons why girls hit puberty at a younger age is because of the growth hormones still lurking within meat.
If the growth hormones continue to cause premature growth even in those who consume the original animal that was fed the growth hormone, it is obvious that the antibiotics and other chemicals will also affect those who consume the meat.
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