Alarmingly, toxins are ever present in our environment. If you breathe air, eat food, or drink water, toxins are entering your body. These stealth killers go into our bodies, but many of them do not come back out! They literally get stuck in the deep tissues of our bodies in the liver, heart, brain, kidneys, and bones causing diseases of all sorts such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's.
Also disturbing is the fact that newer, man-made chemicals are being developed annually, by the thousands. Many of these man-made chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides and industrial chemicals are listed by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as poisons. If you have ever read the dire warning labels on insecticides and weed killers, you'll see how harmful they can be when exposed to humans.
Not by coincidence, many of these chemicals are carcinogenic. OSHA just last month added numerous new chemicals to their list of carcinogens including many toxins we are exposed to daily, such as formaldehyde and styrene. (Formaldehyde may be found in household products, disinfectants, glues, adhesion, and building materials including hard-pressed woods such as particle board and plywood. Styrene may be found in boats, tubs, showers, and Styrofoam.)
Concomitantly, just as we are seeing an increase in chemical toxins in our environment, we are also seeing a rise in cancer rates. Since President Nixon declared war to stop cancer in 1971, the incidence of cancer has actually risen 78%. This is deplorable, indicating we are doing something which creates our own diseases. It all may sound hopeless or overwhelming, but it isn't. There are ways to safeguard your health by becoming better informed.
At The Renewal Point, we suggest testing for toxins prior to developing potential organ damage or disease. If toxins are found, we can help you devise a plan to pull these chemicals and heavy metals out, restoring your body to clean, healthy function.
We strongly recommend you do toxic screenings prior to symptoms. Unfortunately, many times we do not see a patient until after they have been diagnosed with diseases. As with so many health issues, early proactive care is the best approach for your health—and that's what we specialize in at The Renewal Point.
Let me give you some examples. J.P. is a 50 year-old female who came to us complaining of memory loss. She feared developing Alzheimer's, as her dad did, at an early age. A simple test revealed that her lead level was 40 times the safe limit. Knowing that lead causes brain degeneration, we prescribed a treatment program of chelation to remove the lead, which restored J.P.'s memory to normal.
Another patient, F.B., is a 65 year-old female diagnosed with Parkinson's. Wheelchair bound, she was going downhill quickly. F.B.'s neurologist had placed her on Parkinsonian medication, however, she asked if anything in natural medicine could help. Toxin testing revealed a common herbicide called Atrazine in her system. Atrazine, a widely used herbicide intended to kill weeds in crops, has been found to have contaminated drinking water. While banned in Europe, it is the most widely used herbicide in the U.S. and is known to increase the incidence of Parkinson's.
Removing the Atrazine restored most of the Parkinson-related dysfunction...and she felt back to normal. As a result, she was able to decrease her Parkinson's medication and begin walking normally, without the use of a wheelchair.
The important thing to know is that you cannot see, smell or taste most of these stealth chemicals, nor can you feel their effects until they begin to cause disease. That's right. Unfortunately, most people do not know they are affected by toxins until they have organ system damage, i.e. cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, etc.
Some common toxins include:
- Mercury (includes tuna fish and dental amalgams)
- Phthalates (plastics, household containers)
- Pesticides (food and juices from grocery stores)
- Benzene (gasoline and other fuels)
- Toluene (household polishers and cleaners)
- Styrene (styrofoam in bathtubs and boats)
Chances are you've been exposed to many chemicals that are potentially very toxic to your system. If you are experiencing symptoms such as cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, fatigue or cancer, you should be checked and tested to see if you have toxins in your system. At The Renewal Point we make the process easy from start to finish. We will evaluate you, test you, and then set in place a plan to remove toxins. And then you can get on with your life, not burdening your body with all those hazardous chemicals. You're worth it, don't you think?