Cancer and Toxins

Posted on 11. Aug, 2010 by Wendy in Health/Wellness

I just finished listening to a webinar titled “Cancer and Toxins III” with Moira Dolan, MD.

As a result of what I learned in the webinar today, I don’t see myself ever looking at food the same…so sad.

I didn’t know that Psychologist’s had coined a name for people who have an obsession with healthy eating, “Orthorexia”,or, as they call it “Righteous Eating”…apparently it’s now thought of as a psychological issue!

Personally, I think there’s something psychologically wrong with eating things that you know for a fact are full of chemicals that WILL harm you! Maybe not today or tomorrow but if you’re one of the unlucky people who don’t excrete toxins well it may be sooner rather than later.

I’m asked all the time which is more important in protecting our health, detoxifying our body or good nutrition? My answer is; to reach or maintain optimum health you MUST address both.


Because when your body is full of toxins (and trust me when I say it is) it can’t fully absorb and utilize the nutrients we give it via our food supply.

As for our food supply – this is where a huge percentange of our toxic body burden is coming from…fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, dairy, water, etc., are full of chemicals.

So what do we do?

Become more knowledgeable about your food selections for starters…I confess it can be a bit overwhelming at first but it’s SO worth it.

I heard a commentator say that we vote with what we put in our shopping cart and pay for at the checkout. If we keep buying the toxic filled junk, we are saying that we accept what they are doing.

If we treat our mouths like the opening of a garbage can…the powers that be will keep giving us GARBAGE!

Here are a couple of sites you can check out for yourself:

Just to give you a quick overview of what was mentioned in the webinar regarding the toxins in our food supply, consider the amount of various toxic pesticide residues found on the following foods:

Green Beans 44
Celery – 64
Wheat – 16
Lettuce – 51
Apples – 42
Water = 59

These repeated low level exposures to toxic chemicals add up and become cumulative and create a toxic body burden. Studies are linking toxic build up to illness and disease.

Another link for you regarding toxicity:

I’ll have information on things that you can do to protect yourself in future posts so be sure to check back often. If you find this information valuable please pass it on to a friend.

Cheers to great health,

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