There is no doubt that Americans live in a toxic world, on a scale never seen before in human history.
The most vulnerable members of our society, our children, are beginning to show this toxic burden through the development of terminal and chronic illnesses.
There are two main concerns with children’s exposure to environmental toxins.
First, certain toxins can be extremely harmful to cells and tissues of the body.
For instance, mercury, ubiquitous in our environment, is a known neurotoxin that can cause neurodevelopmental delays and dysfunction.
It is in the air, our food, our water, and even (to a lesser degree) our vaccines.
Children with chronic illnesses have been found to have high levels of heavy metals, petroleum-based chemicals and a variety of other damaging toxins in their bodies.
Second, many toxins act directly on the gastrointestinal system, harming the colonies of good bacteria in the gut.
For instance, mercury, fluoride, and chlorine are all known to adversely affect the good bacteria in our gut.
The good bacteria are an essential part of our bodies’ detoxification process.
Friendly bacteria, for example, help to demethylate mercury (make it less harmful) in our bodies.
When environmental toxins assault these good bacteria, they are essentially compromising the immune system of their host, leaving them vulnerable to further toxic and infectious assaults.
Toxic exposure can result in significant immune dysregulation (often seen as autoimmunity), combined with cellular and tissue damage.
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