environmental-toxins

Amazonite

Amazonite supports communication, inspires creativity, and aids in personal expression. It helps to release blocked emotions. This stone is also known to ease problems with the ears, nose, and throat. It helps to filter environmental toxins of all sorts, including electromagnetic waves, microwaves, geopathic stress, and others. It aids in balancing the physical body with the etheric, helping us maintain optimum health.

Amazonite can be particularly useful in accessing memories, especially those of past lives. It is also helpful for tapping into ancestral energies. It supports and enhances psychic abilities.

Amazonite is associated with the heart and throat chakras, and the astrological sign of Virgo.

Amazonite aids with:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Calming nerves
  • Computer stress
  • Adverse environmental factors
  • Balancing physical body
  • Preventing damage from x-rays
  • Calcium deficiency
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Spasms
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tooth decay
  • Skeletal system



Please note: none of this is intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any specific illness or ailment, yadda, yadda. Please see your doctor if you have anything going on medically…etc.

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In U.S. drinking water, many chemicals are regulated — but many aren’t
Critics fault regulators and Congress for not restricting more “emerging contaminants.”

Just because chemicals aren’t regulated doesn’t mean they are safe. One of the major public misunderstandings about water quality and contamination is that our “standards” exclude hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals. The only way chemicals are regulated is if you can prove they are harmful. In the 70’s we threw caution to the wind. Up until that time you had to prove chemicals were safe before they were allowed to come in contact with people and the environment today you have to prove they are harmful to get them regulated or banned. It’s no longer the polluters who are responsible to show what they are dumping on is safe but us who have to prove we are being harmed by their pollution. With thousands of different environmental toxins throughout our lives and the time it takes for disease to develop on our bodies based on these pollutants it’s virtually impossible to prove harm which is why so few chemicals end up on the list. This works out well for the polluters and lousy for the people and living creatures of the USA.  We are the Guinea pigs of industry. This is why there is so much confusion about places like Flint. It’s purposely confusing and finding blame or holding polluters accountable is next to impossible, not by chance but by design. Mind you, it doesn’t and should not have to be this way. The first step to creating change is awareness. I hope this brings you some awareness. Ignorance alone is the enemy. Our safety is being purposely ignored and we are purposely ignorant to the way we regulate chemicals in our country.

You Are What You Eat, Even When You're Eating With Your Skin

Who eats anything with their skin?  I know it might sound disgusting and leave you with an uncomfortable visual, but you do in fact eat with your skin.  We all do, you aren’t alone.  I can remember my Dad telling me a story (probably to scare me) about a man who painted himself to death.  He suffocated.  And while that seems like a super stupid thing to “try”, it does prove the point that our skin is just another organ that eats and breathes.  

A lot of hype surrounds the sudden rise in Autism.  I won’t open that can of vaccinated worms in this blog, but I will say that an astounding amount of specialists are pointing fingers at environmental toxins.  Where are these evil toxins coming from, you might ask?  Pollution, plastics, toxic waste disposal, pesticides, fertilizers, crop dusting, cars, trains, etc, etc, etc!  Everywhere.  But one of the most recent articles I found on environmental toxins and children mentioned the most obvious to me:  daily hygiene products, household cleaners, and yes, vaccinations.  

When you wash your kids in parabens, nanoparticles, formaldehyde, petroleum oils, propylene glycol, dioxanes, and sulfates, they are essentially eating them.  Sound appetizing?  The saddest part of this story is that bath time is an all time favorite for parents and kids.  Unfortunately, it’s a bit unsafe (even if you are watching the whole time, and NEVER leave the bathroom for one second JUST to grab your cell phone).  Johnson’s Baby brand offers a ton of baby care products containing a lot of those chemicals.  Oddly enough, they ALSO offer a 97% natural product line, but continue to market the chemical containing line.  Marketing to the less educated population, they continue to make millions, maybe billions, on products that their own chemists have rendered unsafe.  Why would they even make a 97% natural line if the other was good for your babes hiney?  

Not sure you believe that your skin eats?  Just take the nicotine patch and the birth control patch.  They work.  And they work by the same mechanism your skin uses to eat anything - including all the yuckies listed above.  Head to the bathroom and take a look at the ingredients in your shampoo and body scrub.  If that isn’t enough to scare you, look under the sink at your cleaning supplies.  You are exposing your skin, lungs, and mucous membranes to all of those chemicals on a daily basis.  But who cares, right?

Wrong.  Chronic inflammation is a bad, bad thing.  When your body has to fight off all of those toxins, it wears it out.  You end up doing liver push-ups and that can have long term health effects, especially in children.  I never use any products that I wouldn’t eat.  Would I eat them on toast?  No.  But I am fully aware that one way or another, I am eating them.  My liver has to metabolize them and I have to rid them at some point.  If I were you, I’d stick to words you can pronounce, like COCONUT OIL and APPLE CIDER VINEGAR.  

Coconut oil is the best lotion I have ever used.  Ingredients:  Coconut oil.  Apple cider vinegar is the BEST household cleaner for all surfaces (besides leather, come on!)  Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar.  Are you seeing a trend yet? 

 Study showing decline in dog fertility may have human implications

Britain’s dogs are becoming less fertile. Researchers who have systematically examined canine sperm over a span of 26 years say that overall sperm quality has been in decline.

Environmental chemicals are implicated. And the study may throw light on the fertility changes in male humans.

“If you think about it, we are exposed to a cocktail. Who knows how many chemicals are out there and what they are doing? It gets even more complicated when you start to look at the effects of mixtures of chemicals,” Dr Lea said.

The study used semen samples from a monitored population of labradors, border collies, German shepherds and golden retrievers used to breed dogs intended to help the disabled. Photograph: Wayne Neal/Alamy

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A little humor for a relaxing Sunday evening. Larry David on becoming an environmental activist and his younger days before caring for the Earth when, “sunsets were mocked" (Earth to America, 2005.)

Simple ways to help your body detoxify

Never in human history have we been bombarded with the high level of man-made chemicals and environmental toxins in our food supply, environment, household products, water supply and even the air we breath. Daily exposure to industrial and environmental toxins is often unavoidable and accumulative in the body. The health impact of an over-burdened system cannot be underestimated. High stress levels, excess alcohol and coffee consumption, inadequate nutrition and less-than-healthy lifestyle choices place a further burden on the body’s detoxification processes.

Here are some simple changes you can make to reduce your body’s toxic burden long-term:

  • Buy organic where possible: Foods containing chemical residues from pesticides and other sources may add to the toxic burden of the body and should be avoided. Local produce is recommended. 
  • Avoid canned food: Canned foods usually contain a plastic inner lining, sometimes containing chemicals which may add to the toxic burden of the body.
  • Avoid high Glycemic Index (GI) Foods: Foods that contribute towards elevated blood glucose may cause damage to the body’s tissues and are not conducive to detoxification and healing. 
  • 12 hour fasting each day: Avoid eating from 7 pm to 7 am - this will allow the digestive tract and body vital rest and detoxification time overnight. 
  • Avoid over-eating: Over-eating (even healthy foods) places a huge burden on the digestive tract, liver and metabolism. Reduce the portion size of meals and make the evening meal the smallest of the day. 
  • Avoid ALL know food allergens and intolerances: Food allergies and intolerances may aggravate the body, reducing it’s ability to effectively detoxify and are best to avoid.
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Trace Amounts (2014) Official Film Trailer


Over the last two decades the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50, and still the scientific community is no closer to determining a cause. When a man quits his job and moves into an RV to travel the country in search of answers after a devastating sickness brings him to the edge of despair, his research leads him to the middle of what is one of the biggest childhood epidemics of all time, and to the many unanswered questions surrounding the issue.