One of the key concepts in my work is “toxic load,” in other words, the sum total of all the harmful things that your body is exposed to. When we do everything in our power to reduce that toxic load, for instance, reducing our exposure to chemicals in the home, we reduce chronic illnesses and lead healthier, happier and longer lives.
Here in the land of plenty, quantity has long been king when it comes to food (The Big Gulp! The Big Mac! Super-size It!). And that, unfortunately, has made millions of Americans overweight, not to mention, sick and old before their time. How can we start reverse this health mess? By reinforcing the message that it’s the quality of our food that matters above all else. In this day and age, quantity is a killer.
You’ve probably seen the TV ads for Roundup, the popular pesticide/herbicide, with a Mr. All-American homeowner mowing down weeds like a killer who’s stepped out of the Wild West. That’s actually a pretty apt image because the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is in my opinion one of the most dangerous killers out there – of our health!
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