James Barker

Chemicals in food are at an all time high. From the fertilisers, the pesticides and fungicides in plant based food, to antibiotics and growth hormones in farm animals. Inevitably these toxins harm the plants and animals, but few realise that they are also passed onto you, the end consumer.

Toxins cannot be immediately released from the body. They are sent to tissue where they are relatively harmless, to be discarded at a safe rate. The organs that are most affected, that hold the toxins, but at a price to your health, are the liver, the colon, the kidneys, the lungs and the skin.

These are also the organs that show a disturbance when you are having a detox – you are likely to suffer with short term vomiting, diarrhoea, strong smelling urine, nasal discharge and skin eruptions.

Although all food that is not from authentic organic sources will carry some toxins, the worst plant based foods include strawberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, cherries, grapes, bell peppers/capsicum, celery, potatoes and spinach. All the delicious and healthy foods when grown in clean environments.

Although most countries will regularly test for chemical residue in food, a recent study discovered that 80 samples of food sold at the major supermarkets in Australia exceeded the legal limit by 15%. Another worrying statistic is that 107 samples contained residue of pesticides banned in food in Australia.

Chemicals in food from animal sources are found perhaps most extensively in chicken and eggs. The chicken suffers the worst fate of all farmed animals, although the others fair little better. Chickens are the most intensively reared. But over 70% of all meat worldwide now comes from factory farms.

Factory farms are only interested in a high profit. This means they will do whatever is necessary to get these animals to the right weight for slaughter. Antibiotics are used every day in the hope of preventing disease, which interferes with profit. Hormones are used to get the animal to grow as fast as possible or to produce as much milk as possible.

These measures come at a dramatic cost to the animals, who would not be able to live longer than their designed life span. Do you feel that the animal protein derived from such animals is beneficial to your health?

The problem with chemicals is that they build up in our bodies. It is a slow poisoning process. There is growing evidence that chemical residue in food is linked to serious disease such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, learning difficulties and more.

Not only are chemicals in food unhealthy, they also prevent your from reaching your ideal weight. Fat stores toxins relatively safely. Until you eliminate the toxins, your body will prevent you losing weight. If it didn’t, the fast release of the toxins may cost you your life.

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