Toxins vs. Toxicants
You have probably seen the words “toxin” or “toxic” tossed around quite frequently, usually in articles that are explaining the horrible things that these substances can do to your body when exposed to them in either the short or long term. The word “toxin” itself, if used properly, means a poisonous substance that is produced in a living organism or cell. I could get very scientific here, but that’s not what you need to be bogged down with.
Essentially, toxins are things like fungi, bacteria, snake venom, etc. Naturally occurring in nature if you will. You aren’t willingly exposing yourselves or your families to these poisons, at least I hope not. BUT…you are exposing yourselves and your loved ones to “toxicants”, which are the bad boys NOT found in nature. That’s what I will be referring to when I say “toxins”. There are some scientists out there who would probably flog me for this simplistic explanation, but this isn’t college level bio chem. If you are really into the scientific stuff, here’s a link to Wikipedia that will explain this in much more depth.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Ever hear the expression “what you don’t know can’t hurt you”? How about “you don’t know what you don’t know”? The first one is most assuredly NOT true when it comes to chemicals that you are surrounded by every day. The second one is very true and that’s where the danger really lies. So many products that we have been conditioned to believe are safe really aren’t.
Journey to Healthier Living
I began researching this some 20 years ago when I couldn’t figure out what was causing various, but vague symptoms I was having such as headaches, skin rashes, brain fog and a few other things. I had always been one to use essential oils, herbs and homeopathic remedies but I never really thought twice about my shampoo, laundry detergent, makeup etc. I’ve been on a mission ever since. Stick around and I’ll be happy to share.