Thanks for visiting! I know that the topic in this series I’ve been writing about isn’t fun, and it’s easy to click on outta here… so thanks for taking a look.
In Part One, I talked (well, wrote) about the importance of reading an ingredient label. This simple act can help you decipher if the product has cancer causing or other toxic ingredients just from noticing and or asking questions about an ingredient that is unfamiliar. In Part Two, we went over creative marketing by corporations that we’ve known for generations and ask ourselves if we trust them to be safe.
Today I want to talk about the “experts” that we believe to have our best interests, but do they? Well, I think intentions are well meaning and I don’t think they mean any harm, but most are trained or are educated in their precise field. They usually don’t have an overall view of what’s connected with what (in our lives), and that makes it difficult when trying to figure out a solution at why you have a new rash on your arm. Then there are experts who may know, but don’t move quick enough in making change for the better. Here’s a couple of examples…
~Doctors are supposed to help us diagnose an ailment that we might have and give us a solution to help fix the problem. But in today’s world of processed foods, toxic environments, not enough exercise and over the counter synthetic medications, another prescription to add to the mix really doesn’t seem like a good idea on an already full schedule of unhealthy, which the doctor probably doesn’t even know that your calendar has already been filled. Did you know that out of about 14 years of education to become a doctor, learning about nutrition is only 23.9 hours of study? One would think that learning about food and the benefits of certain minerals and or vitamins that are naturally present in organic foods would be important to understand. If a patient is diagnosed with a certain deficiency, instead of prescribing synthetic medication, maybe an apple (organic) a day really DOES keep the doctor away.
~The Federal Drug Administration aka FDA, the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are all government departments that helps to regulate stuff that could be harmful and keep us safe, right? I mean, these guys are supposed to be the experts of all experts. These government agencies were created for the health and safety and to protect the people and that should be TOP priority. But that’s not always the case. Let’s take glyphosate (chemical found in most herbicides) and use that as an example. Why glyphosate? Well, this pesticide (herbicide) is used on agriculture such as corn and soy. The World Health Organization (WHO) now states that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. The EPA says otherwise, BUT, also admits that their studies are flawed. And on top of that, the EPA are the ones that tell us the levels of “allowable daily intake” (ADI) in which we can ingest! Imagine that, we can ingest probable carcinogens! Move along folks, nothing to see here!
I’ve been researching and doing my homework over the years and what I have learned is that food is medicine. Manmade chemicals are usually damaging in our bodies and in our environment. We have been led to believe that it’s okay to consume, ingest, put on, use freely, and dump chemicals that are highly toxic on, in, and around our personal bodies. But here’s the problem with that… these chemicals are found in our food, drinks, water, cleaning solutions, personal care products, outdoor gardens and space… shall I continue? It’s not that it’s a singular problem and we can easily fix it. We must realize that it is a combination of all the “allowable daily intake” for each and every thing we use on a daily basis. Once we take note of that, we’re able to make smart decisions to make positive change.
The reason I bring up the “experts” in this post is to make us question who truly advocates health and safety for the people? I can answer that question. WE are our own best experts if we choose it to be. TM ❤
~I am not a doctor, scientist, or professional advisor. I am a concerned citizen for our planet, the critters and our children. The words I write come from my heart and the knowledge that I share is from many many hours of research. TM