You can Burn Calories. Chemicals on the Other Hand, can Store in Your Cells and Organs Forever…
Did you know that there are hundreds of new chemicals introduced to our food supply each and every year? How about the fact that our tap water is polluted with pharmaceutical and pesticide residue? Are you aware that our air is filled with noxious gases and heavy particulate matter every day?
Those are only a small portion of the toxic chemicals we’re exposed to and deal with on a daily basis. Making sure you have clean food, air, and water can cause a huge difference in your health and well-being. These toxic chemicals are more important to count than calories and the reason is simple… You can burn off calories. Chemicals on the other hand, can store deep within the cells and organs of your body, making them extremely difficult, sometimes impossible, to eliminate.
In this article, I’m going to focus on the chemicals in our food supply. I will be sharing tips, tools, and products you can use to reduce or eliminate your exposure to these toxic chemicals. It’s time to stop counting calories and count chemicals instead!
This is why You Should Stop Counting Calories and Count Chemicals Instead
Chemical ingredients such as artificial sweeteners, synthetic coloring, and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), are highly toxic to the body; especially the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the toxin waste stream of the body. It stores all of the wastes and toxins that are dumped from other organs and cells. This fluid moves upward through the lymphatic ducts (those nodes in your neck and under your arms) toward the heart and neck.
Lymphatic fluid goes through the cells of your body, bathing the cells in the fluid, and cleansing the toxins from the cells. Think of lymphatic fluid as similar to oil for your car. The oil flows through the engine components and attracts all of the dirt, particles, and grime, keeping the whole system clean, circulated, and healthy. In comparison, keeping your lymphatic system clean and well circulated is essential for maintaining good health. In doing so, you must avoid toxic chemicals in your diet. To learn more, I explain the miracle of our lymphatic system thoroughly in my book.
Prolonged exposure to these toxic chemicals can place a huge burden on your cells and organs, causing health major implications. This is why I encourage you to count chemicals instead of wasting your time counting calories. If you’re still not convinced to stop counting calories and count chemicals instead, I will reiterate my point…
You can burn off calories; chemicals on the other hand, can remain stored in the cells and organs of your body for many years…
Natural Flavors = Artificial Deception
One of my favorite chemical ingredients to question is called “natural flavors.” What natural flavors!? If the flavors are truly natural and you have nothing to hide, why are the natural flavors not listed as individual ingredients on the ingredient list?
Food supply manufacturers, including so-called natural ones, have the ability, by law, to list toxic chemicals like MSG, trans-fat, and other non-natural additives as “natural flavors”. To learn more about these additives in our food supply, I recommend reading Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Are you beginning to understand why you should stop counting calories and count chemicals instead? Although the natural flavors debate can be considered controversial, just remember that any food product claiming to be natural should have every single ingredient specifically listed on the ingredient list.
Natural flavors is not an actual ingredient, it’s a phrase that can be used to legally disguise whatever chemicals the food manufacturers want. This is blatant deception at it’s very best, but you have the choice to boycott these chemical laden products by not purchasing them. Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills provides a solid understanding of what these toxic chemicals are, how dangerous they can be, and how to avoid them.
Don’t Play Their Deceptive Labeling Games!
The next time you’re at the grocery store, see for yourself. Pick up various processed food items from the shelf and read their list of ingredients. I can pretty much guarantee you are going to see questionable ingredients. You may not even be able to even pronounce some of the ingredients. This should raise red flags immediately!
In fact, why not ditch the processed and packaged foods altogether? Shop the perimeter of the grocery store before going down the aisles. In doing so, you will have access to the freshest, chemical-free foods in the store (assuming they’re not sprayed with pesticides or are genetically modified). Fresh foods like produce, meats, and dairy are the ingredients! There are no labels to read or toxic chemicals to count! Start with these fresh ingredients first before you even enter the processed and packaged food aisles.
Would you Eat Your Toothpaste and Deodorant? Can you Even Pronounce their Ingredients?
In conclusion, if a product is truly all natural, every ingredient should be listed on the ingredient label, individually. If you’re not already, I would be very concerned about this; especially if you have kids. In fact, I’ve noticed that ingredients in children’s foods are actually worse with deceptive labeling. It’s frightening, but true.
I’m not trying to instill fear. On the contrary, I share this information to empower you to wake up and become aware of your food choices. You have free-will to question these products and integrity of the companies that manufacture them.
If you are intrigued by this post and want to learn more about the chemicals in our food supply and how you can effectively avoid them, please check out my book. My intention is to share tips and tools that can inspire and empower you to live a healthy and balanced, chemical-free life…
Also, I invite you to download my green living book. In it, you will learn how to make your own homemade products using only non-toxic, edible ingredients. The book is also filled with tips for living a sustainable lifestyle, which reduces energy usage and $aves you money at the same time. Get it here.