Clean Water, At Last!

Back in late 2010 (or early 2011, not sure), I began seeing a massage therapist who promoted natural, green living. She kept chickens in her backyard (in the city), grew her own herbs, had a compost pile, collected rainwater, walked instead of driving when possible, and didn’t wear a bra. She was extremely friendly and genuine. Looking back, I’m almost certain she was Wiccan or at the least Pagan, which is cool. Anyway. She lent me a book that helped open my eyes so that I could see the corruption and abuse around me. It discussed things like how fluoride came to be put into the public’s drinking water (it didn’t have anything to do with dental health), the effects of pesticides and insecticides on human health and our environment, and so many other things. It was all very new and overwhelming to me at the time; parts of me were skeptical, but the more I observed and experienced in life the more I knew the information was true (the book’s sources and more research on my part were a big factor, of course). The truth about what is in public water has weighed heavy on my mind ever since. The things we ingest on a daily basis, when consuming public water, are far from safe. Rather, the chemicals and such in our water are poisonous to our bodies. Small children, infants, and fetuses are especially susceptible to these toxins. Fluoride may or may not be beneficial for teeth when used topically, but it is NOT beneficial to ingest it. Even the ADA is beginning to recognize this fact. Wikipedia’s page on dietary minerals says,  More

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Understanding Toxins: A Work in Progress

The topic of toxins and detoxifying recently came up in a discussion Honey and I were having. He was saying he didn’t like the nebulous way “toxin” gets used in many alternative health writing, and wanted to know more of the science and technical stuff behind the concept. I did my best to explain what I knew, but I wasn’t much help. I’ve read lots of books and done lots of research online, as well as discussed these things with massage therapists and at least one herbalist. I’ve done a few detoxifying things myself and greatly benefited from them. I know lots of information and personally understand things, and that is sufficient for me. I would love to understand the nuts and bolts aspect of things more clearly, but it doesn’t bug me nearly as much as it bugs Honey. He’s a skeptic by nature, was in a nursing program, has worked as a CNA, and has a great understanding of the human body, etc. so he wants lots and lots of information (in addition to common sense/traditional wisdom). Anyone have any recommendations for a very scientific breakdown of toxins, how the body handles them, why they are bad/how they damage the body, and how to get rid of them? More