The effects of our polluted environment on our health can lead to illness and worse. There has been evidence in many parts of the world that soil conditions in agricultural landscapes have deteriorated significantly over the last 50 years, due to pesticides, heavy metals and air pollution. When people eat foods deficient in vital nutrients, specifically glyconutrients and vitamins it can begin to create malabsorption, due to the breakdown of the critical communication system within our body. This affects the body’s most powerful weapon, the immune system, and the body’s ability to heal itself.
A harsh environment of industrial pollutants, and chemicals, even in the products we use on our body, hair, face, our home, clothes, car… there are so many chemicals involved which can impair our digestive system, our liver, kidneys, our fertility and our brain leaving us wide open to diseases and infections.
Tap water, even plastic bottled water that we ingest contains chemicals, that pollute our bodies and also pollute our environment. The fine balance between all the mechanisms that help us digest our food and give our bodies the energy it needs to survive is being compromised every day by toxins all around us.
What can you do to help your body strengthen its own immune system?
You can aim to limit the number of toxins you ingest, consume, and use in your home. That includes the food you eat.
Choose local farmers, ideally organic fruit, herbs, and vegetables…grow your own organic produce where foods are pestacide-free, and have rich soil content due to mindful agricultural practices. Opt for a plant-based or Vegan lifestyle, where no animal by-products are used, specifically not in your food, as animals are fed growth hormones and other genetically modified supplementation and factory farming is of itself, a cruel and wasteful horror show of an industry that is contributing to the most pollution on the planet due to its carbon imprint.
You can counter much of the environmental pollution by supplementing your diet with Vitamin supplements from reputable sources, as well as mineral supplementation, pestacide-free and organically grown herbs either in tincture or oil form, and freshly grown and eaten in teas, salads and juices. In addition to ancient systems such as Chinese Medicine or African healing systems.
Exercise and oxygen; oxygenate your body daily; swimming, dancing, aerobics, running, walking, and deep yoga practice with pranayama focus to ensure a healthy immune system and blood flow.
Oxygen therapy tanks, cryo tanks, infrared saunas, chiropractory, acupuncture, Gua Sha, and cupping reduce inflammation and assist us with dis-ease even neurologically.
All these things and more can help us to maintain a healthy life in spite of the environmental pollutants all around us.
Regular detoxing is highly advised to support the liver and kidneys and the digestive system, flushing our organs of heavy metals, parasites, fungus and molds.
Our health is our most precious commodity. It is up to us to take care of our health when the industrialized world around us is ignoring the health of the planet, nature; animals and human life. We must take steps to improve our health ourselves, so we can enjoy a better life and have more energy to do the things that matter to us in life.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to give any medical advice. Consult a health professional.