When people think of health, they often think of how they’re feeling at that moment. You can feel acutely ill or sicken over time. Taking a remedy may help reduce a symptom, but finding the source of what's causing the symptoms isn’t always considered. Nor is it known.
There is, quite literally, no physical way that your body can function independently of your environment, and for that reason, you need to know what landmines are out there and all the ways they can impact your health. In essence: understanding what is a poison to you.
What exactly is your “environment"? The dictionary definition is the surroundings or conditions in which a person (or animal/plant) lives or operates. Broadly speaking, it is everything outside of you with which you interact, which can mean anything you consume, touch, breathe, inject, absorb, and much, much more. Humans are intelligently made to get rid of toxins, but so many small amounts of chemicals accumulating over time can overwhelm our systems. So when it comes to adapting to your environment, you have a better chance of a long and healthful life when you take stock of what is in your surroundings and become aware of what's needed to make positive changes.
Going back to the dictionary, “poison” is a term which means a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed. Throughout time, stories have been told of poisons making people sick or even killing them. From Snow White taking a bite out of the apple to King Joffrey’s drinking the wine, there is no question that substances for which we have no awareness can find their ways into the body and do damage. Refocusing and broadening your understanding of poison beyond the fairytale sense is what will allow you to make a positive change in your life to improve your health.
Impact of Environmental Toxicity
The rampant use of toxic materials in the modern age has concurrently seen increases in healthcare, or should we say disease care. While people born before World War II may be living longer, there is a rise in physical and mental health problems and more dis-ease in younger populations. And it’s not among those living in sub par conditions; it’s occurring in civilized countries with the most advanced healthcare. The accumulation of toxins over time present many health challenges to ourselves, our children, and our pets. Along with nutritional deficiencies, hormonal disruptions, and metabolic disturbances we are seeing an increase in allergies, autoimmune diseases, infertility, cancers, and neurological disorders. A concerted effort must be made to reverse the dangerous trends of such practices.