Dangers of Pesticides
Pesticides are used to kill the crop invaders. These pesticides are sprayed on the crops where they remain. These crops are sold to the public and used in the production of animal feed and other byproducts.
The crops are the same ones we buy at market to eat. The bugs are gone but the chemicals are not. We are ingesting these chemicals which were used to kill living organisms. These chemicals reach the colon and remain there, making the colon toxic and slowly poisoning the body.
The World Health Organization created the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). Its purpose was to create international guidelines for food safety. In the face of these guidelines, despite their stated focus of protecting the consumers, the Codex Commission approved seven of the most toxic chemical compounds known to man for use as pesticides. Further, they seem to be unconcerned about the pervasive use of these chemicals in animal feed and byproducts.
The seven dangerous chemicals approved by the Codex Commission are often referred to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP). "Persistent" because they aren't expelled easily, or at all without help. Following a trail, it's sprayed on crops as pesticides. These crops are used in the preparation of feed and produce which is marketed to humans. Animals are eating the byproducts and humans are eating the produce and both are retaining the chemical in their bodies. Then the humans eat the animals and get dosed again with the chemical. Humans have all these toxins in their bodies and are slowly being poisoned. And it's not just land creatures.
Organochlorine, one commonly used POP, runs off from the land into bodies of water, and may be responsible for contaminating the world's seafood supply. Organochlorine collects in the fatty tissue and so fish we heretofore ate for their essential fatty acids are becoming unsafe to eat in regular quantities.
Washing and pealing don't clear it away completely. Washing doesn't get everything off. Still you need to wash all fresh fruit and vegetables to clean them as much as possible. Pealing doesn't get everything off because it can grow through the vegetables. The other problem with pealing is that many of the nutrients that we want from the fruit are stored in the skin, so pealing reduces the benefit to your body.
How to Eliminate Toxins from Pesticides
- Avoid crops items containing the highest levels of pesticide residues, like strawberries, peaches, celery. Use only the organically grown ones.
- Grow your own food organically to protect your family from commercial pesticides.
- Avoid chemical based pesticides. Visit OrganicPesticides.com for natural alternatives.
- Cleanse your intestinal tract 2 to 3 times weekly to prevent the accumulation of toxins in the colon which can seep into the bloodstream.
- Know what you can and cannot eat safely: www.ewg.org is a resource for learning which foods contain pesticides.