It is no longer a "Man's World" according to National Public Radio, which reported on the widespread contamination of our nation's waterways with estrogen-like toxins. In the natural health community it has been a concern for decades that the pollution from industries, farming, plastic and even the urine from our over-medicated population is a serious problem. Frogs and fish have been experiencing serious reproductive issues for many years, including individuals with both male and female sex organs and male fish that have eggs. Many of the chemicals that man has created, including plastics, have estrogen-like effects on humans and animals. Authoritative people often try to down play the significance of these toxins, however the truth is that we live in a corporatocracy and what's bad for business is buried. Human sterility has been increasing very steadily over the past 30 years, yet we never hear about it. The truth is that toxins effect many aspects of the human body and are a contributing factor in many immunological, neurological, and hormonal diseases. Our body only has a limited capacity to handle toxins and when we can not, the results can be disastrous. A good detoxification program once or twice per year is excellent health insurance (and infinitely better than what our current society calls health insurance, which is usually just-in-case-i-get-hit-by-a-bus-insurance). However, for those with more serious health issues, specialized testing can be done to determine if you are harboring excessive levels of toxins, if you have genetically impaired detoxification, or if you are lacking important nutrients needed for detoxification.
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Bass fisherman and the Eco-progressives unite!
Peace and Health,