As a result of the industrial revolution and the post-World War II petrochemical revolution, toxins have accumulated in the human system faster than they can be eliminated. Today, people are exposed to chemicals in far greater concentrations than they were in previous generations.
In 2003, The Environmental Working Group (EWG), in partnership with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, released The Body Burden Study: The Pollution in People. The Study consisted of 9 individuals whose bodies were tested for 210 chemicals.
The Body Burden Study Found:
- Subjects contained an average of 91 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in the blood and urine.
- 76 chemicals were directly linked to cancer.
- Participants had a total of 48 PCBs, which were banned in the U.S. in 1976.
- The people tested do not work with chemicals on the job, and do not live near an industrial facility.
The Body Burden study clearly demonstrates how toxins in the environment (i.e. air, food, water and soil) wind up in our body.
It is important to keep in mind that this was a test for 210 chemicals and the subjects contained an average of 91 chemicals. There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the United States environment and approximately 700 more are introduced each year. People now carry within their bodies a modern-day chemical cocktail derived from industrial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, food additives and heavy metals (e.g. lead, mercury), plus the residues of pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
The result of the intake of these chemicals is what is called bio-accumulation, which is a buildup of toxins in the body over time. Bio-accumulation seriously compromises our physiological and psychological health. Over the last ten years, hundreds of studies have demonstrated the dangers to our health from toxic bio-accumulation.
The daily toxins that assault us in today’s environment have so overloaded the body’s systems and organs that they are no longer capable of detoxifying us on their own. In short, these systems need help.
Symptoms like excess weight, dull skin, persistent bloating and gas, constipation, fatigue, brain fog, joint and muscle pain, unexplained headaches, allergies and chronic insomnia are some of the ways in which your body reacts to toxic overload.
Completing a detoxification program makes you feel like a “different person” – and in fact you are different, because you have expelled toxins, congestive wastes and excess fat deposits from your body. Our world today is overflowing with chemical toxins – with no decrease in sight. This accumulation of toxins is unavoidable in today’s world, so it is essential to have a system to eliminate them.