Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Is Your Hand Sanitizer Killing You? #7

We often use the phrase, "what you don't know won't hurt you" but when it comes to your health, the opposite is true.  

No one wants to believe that the food supplements/vitamins they are taking could harm them, especially if they have been recommended by a health care professional. But, unfortunately, there are more supplements on the market that can harm you, then there are those that can help you.

When I lecture on building immunity or how to realize optimum health, people are shocked to learn of the harmful and sometimes even life-threatening side effects resulting from taking OTC synthetic or natural-altered vitamin supplements.

All of us want to be healthy.  We take all the necessary precautions.  We try to eat healthy, exercise, maintain a good attitude and yet will consume vitamins laden with chemicals and petroleum (the base used for synthetic and natural altered supplements.)

As a society, we generally believe what we are told by health care professionals and advertising of products endorsed by doctors, yet we often do not take it one step further -- to find out what's REALLY in our vitamins.

When I appraise someone's health based on symptoms they are experiencing, they are often avid users of vitamins.  One of the first questions I ask is, "And how is that working out for you?"  If, IF the products you are taking are supposed to relieve you of negative health issues and disease, then I ask, "Why are you still sick?"

The BODY HAS THE ABILITY TO HEAL ITSELF IF GIVEN THE PROPER TOOLS.  There is no drug without side effects. Often the side effects listed are far greater than the benefits you are hoping to achieve.

This is one post in a series to bring awareness regarding the vitamins you may be consuming. I am available for any and all questions and will help you in any way I am able. Tell me what brand you are taking and I will help you determine if they are natural or synthetic.

In the past decade or so, we have become acutely aware of "dirt." We over-sanitize our homes with more chemicals than were even in existence until a few years ago.  Are you someone who can proudly say there are minimal chemicals in your home?  One of the series of posts I will be doing in the near future will help you determine how products you use every day have become extremely toxic to both you and your environment.  This includes household cleaning supplies (a BIGGY), dish soap, bath soap, shampoo and fragrances intended to "clean" the air (and are actually polluting it).

Dirt is not necessarily a bad thing.  I'm talking about playing in the dirt kind of dirt. We build natural immunity against bad bacteria by allowing our good bacteria to thrive and not destroying it with over-sanitizing. Take your kids to the farm - let them get good and dirty. Clean them with chemical-free soap and water.

One of the first culprits that came on the market were hand sanitizers. Now you see them in grocery stores, banks, women's purses and most cars. And the biggest shock of all: DOCTOR'S OFFICES. 

The industry plays on the fears of consumers to introduce chemicals that will destroy all bacteria -- unfortunately, the good with the bad. When you destroy the good bacteria, you have NOTHING left to fight with -- to keep your immunity intact.  

Household chemicals contribute to many children's illnesses including respiratory and immune deficiency diseases.  Household chemicals can also be a contributing factor in Alzheimer's Disease.  

Triclosan, the main ingredient in hand sanitizers, WEAKENS the immune system.  The School of Public Health at the University of Michigan shows that people exposed to Triclosan actually have a higher risk of developing allergies and asthma.  It kills off all bacteria, good and bad, allowing yeast to overgrow internally.  Triclosan has been shown to increase drug resistance to antibiotics like Bisphenol A (BPA) which messes with your hormones.  Triclosan is actually in a variety of personal care products, such as soaps, deodorants, toothpaste, and lotions. 

When exposed to sunlight, Triclosan converts to dioxin, increasing the risk of cancers and reproductive disorders.

There is a library of information on this subject, yet many of us don't check the research because we firmly believe we are protecting ourselves by using the sanitizers. Reference
"In a review of recent studies, researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health have found that the ingredient commonly used in these products, triclosan, provides no additional benefits beyond those of plain soap; it also may contribute to the rise of many different drug-resistant bacteria, including a relative of tuberculosis. 
Given that triclosan can also form the probable human carcinogen chloroform when exposed to chlorinated water, you may take pause lathering up with that antibacterial soap next time you shower. (Never mind the fact that triclosan has been found in rivers or that it can concentrate in fish tissues to be eaten by us later.) Avoid soaps, body washes and other bathroom products (including towels!) that advertise themselves as "antibacterial" or "antimicrobial." The majority of products so labeled include triclosan or the similarly problematic compound triclocarban."
This is especially upsetting for those of us who are aware of the dangers of using sanitizers and have to be subjected to it in our water!  

What's In YOUR Vitamins?

Listed below, I have recapped my previous posts on testing your vitamins. Prepare to be shocked but more importantly.....enlightened.
If the vitamins you are taking are unadulterated and pure, you would not need such a warning on the label.  But if they are synthetic or altered natural, did you know your life could depend on it?  My first article explains the difference between types of vitamins. 
Do you believe you can build health or life from dead products?  Do you understand how important it is to eat food with the life factor intact?  If so, why wouldn't we want that life factor in our vitamins which are supposed to build our health, not break it down?  I explain here. 
What about the DIRTY DOZEN?  Does your vitamin company produce products containing even one of these?  If so, why would anyone trust that company? That list is here.
Even if you have confidence in the company whose products you are taking, can they prove to you that the nutrients are ACTUALLY getting into your blood stream? Is your body able to use them to improve your health?  That article here.
Is there a difference between Certified Organic, Organic and Kosher products? Do you know why anyone should care?  It can mean the difference between getting healthier or NOT.....click here
Do you believe the claims that vitamin companies make about their products? Are you aware that one of the major ingredients in the majority of vitamins is PETROLEUM? This is number six in a series on understanding the vitamins you are taking and whether or not they may harm or help your health. Click here to read how this industry thrives on consumer's BLIND TRUST.

What you don't know can, in fact, hurt you. I have spent the last 35 years of my life making people aware of the harm OTC vitamins can do to you.

I am here to help you in any way I can -- just ask.

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