Written by Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie.  

The absolute best way to start a journey to good health is with detox. When I tell my patients this, a lot of them say to me, “I eat healthy! I don’t eat donuts or fried foods. Why would I have to detox?” What they don’t realize is that toxins are everywhere. In this modern world, we are more exposed to toxic chemicals than we have ever been in the history of the human race. There are more and more chemicals created and introduced into our environment every year. U.S. Industries reported in 1998 that 6.5 trillion tons of 9000 different chemicals were manufactured– and trillions of tons of are dumped yearly. Can you imagine how many more chemicals have been introduced since then? We are up to our ears in toxins!

Here are two newer toxins that were not present on the earth 30 years ago.

Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) radiation from Cell Phone use is fairly new. I remember being in medical school in the year 2000, looking down into the courtyard from my dorm room window, seeing a doctor on a cell phone, and thinking, “What happened to his beeper?” There is some evidence that cell phone usage is safe and does not promote cancer or tumors.(1) But Radio Frequency Radiation toxicity, such as from the sound and the radiation from cell phones, has recently been declared by the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer as possible contributor to glioma, which is a cancerous brain tumor. (2) It appears that the longer the exposure, the worse the damage, as even five minutes with the cell phone close to your ear could alter blood-brain permeability.(3) The jury is still out, however, on the safety of texting and use of hands-free equipment.

Hand Sanitizer is another newly introduced chemical contaminant. I have four daughters and when my second daughter entered school . . . Click here to read the rest of the article.

Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie is a third generation physician. She received her Naturopathic Doctorate degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and her Bachelor degree from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Selassie is the founder of New Flower Center for Naturopathic Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice is centered on family medicine; committed to serving with integrity, listening, caring and excellence.

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