I was recently asked this question. To be fair, I could spend a week on it, but I will try to put some brief thoughts forward. Your endocrine system is a chemical messaging system consisting of hormones and used to regulate your bodies organs. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently said that pesticides contain toxic chemicals that are known to be Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, and are suspected of being involved in reproductive problems, the rising prevalence of cancer, neurological issues and altered immune function. Big call from WHO. WHO also made a statement back in 2015, saying that it was probable that glyphosate is carcinogenic. Residual glyphosate is found in food (100% of Californian wines tested in 2015/16 by Microbe Inotech lab of St Louis, came back with glyphosate positive results) when not even sprayed on the plant, but simply around it. Not only do chemicals alter our own metabolic system, but they alter the soils chemical construction, and deplete many essential minerals we require for healthy living, eg magnesium, boron, chromium, calcium to name a few. In the USA in 2017, the Environmental Working Group ran a report that showed of 48 conventionally grown crops, over 70% had toxic chemical contamination, with 178 different forms of pesticides being found… The same group compiled a list of “The Dirty Dozen” top most affected foods, when grown in non-natural form
#1 Cherries #2 Dairy #3 Strawberries, every sq km of strawberries has an average of 136kg pesticides sprayed on it, compared to other crops average 11kg #4 Apples, testing showed 36 toxic chemicals. Peeling won’t help, as toxin is in fruit #5 Tomatoes, again thin skin and so toxins inside the fruit #6 Potatoes, laden with pesticides and fungicides. #7 leafy greens #8 Peaches and nectarines (unfortunately my favourites..) 45 different pesticides found #9 Grapes already said #10 Coffee also found to have some banned chemicals, as grown in countries without regulative control #11 Celery has no skin, so chemical applications have direct penetration #12 Capsicum over 39 chemicals found, and thin skin for rapid absorption. Remember that these are only in chemical grown foods, thank goodness. And as a quick help – Apple cider vinegar and sauerkraut have a probiotic called Acetobacter that metabolizes, and rids you of glyphosate residue. Activated Charcoal, Zeolite, and also diatomaceous earth and bentonite, can all help effectively rid our cells of most heavy metal chemicals. And best practice method ? Support your local hard-working grower of natural organic produced fruit and veges, and treasure your own great health!
Oooh, and whats the picture relevance? Nothing, I just happened to see these cool guys on my walk, and loved the Joeys foot hanging out!
”Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live” JIM ROHN