Wise Up to the Impact of Chemicals

by Vickie Johnston, Owner and Founder, H2O Health

With over 84,000 toxic chemicals in our environment, staying healthy is a challenge.

Just 100 years ago, many of the chemicals being used today did not exist. This includes chemicals needed to produce things like modern medicines, gasoline, plastics, cigarettes, soda, pesticides, makeup, perfumes, personal care products, cleaning supplies, building materials and more.

On average, every man walks out his door with over 200 chemicals on or in his body, and women walk out with over 400. Variations of hydrocarbons exceed 10 million.

Chemicals affect our food chain, our water and our health. There are over 4,000 known chemicals in our drinking water. 

Most fresh food is treated with pesticides made with oil-based petroleum added. This means it does not wash off. This includes foods labeled organic. Organic growers can use pesticides, they just must be on the outside of the food, not put on the ground to be absorbed by the root system.

Think of the analogy of taking your car in for repairs to someone who is not a mechanic. If just one thing goes wrong, it doesn’t work right. Oh sure, the radio knob can break, and many other small things can go wrong and the car will still go down the road but not at optimal performance or functionality.

The human body is the same. You have quadrillions of processes going on, 24/7. When all the systems do not function, the whole body begins to break down system by system.  

Clean water is your body’s best defense. I am not talking about RO (reverse osmosis) water or bottled water. Neither have what your body needs to do its job optimally because they are void of minerals and may be acidic. The bottled water business has made billions, while simply filtering the chlorine out.

Doctors say our children’s health will be worse than ours due to a lifetime of eating and drinking poor quality water and nutrient-deficient, chemical-laden food. 

Start today by simply drinking clean water.

I like what Deepak Chopra says; “The definition of health is returning to wholeness. If you take care of your well-being, you have contributed to the well-being of the world.”