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carp“There is a great metaphor that one of my doctors uses: If a fish is swimming in a dirty tank and it gets sick do you take it to the vet and amputate it’s fin? No. You clean the water. So, I cleaned up my system. By eating raw greens, nuts, and healthy fats, I am flooding my body with enzymes, vitamins, and oxygen,” by Kris Carr (cancer thriver). Here is a link to her site: Crazy Sexy Kitchen. There is a ton of info here about eating healthy and limiting pesticides in one’s life and reducing stress….

Image14cloudsI love this quote by Kris Carr. It seems lately I’ve read more and more articles by people offering suggestions as to how to fix the “earth’s” problems. To reduce the problems of global warming there have been suggestions to put massive amounts of ash or sulfur into the atmosphere to mimic the effects of a volcanic eruption. If particles block out the sun’s rays from getting to the earth then the atmosphere will cool. But what about the effects of all that ash and/or sulfur then being brought down to earth? What happens when we inhale it or ingest it all?

This makes as much sense as if I’m warm — inject me with some germ that will cause me to have the chills so that I will feel cooler.

Why don’t we instead stop burning fossils fuels? We have the technology. Will survival of the human species or greed win out?

Image1ME002My body was made to inhale a primarily nitrogen/oxygen rich atmosphere. My body was not made to inhale petroleum products via “fragrance”. My body was made to ingest lettuce and apples and eggs. It was not made to ingest fungicides and herbicides and pesticides. My body was made of mostly water and was made to consume water. My body was not made to drink water laced with “discarded” prescription drugs or oil from oil spills or plastic that has broken down into smaller and smaller bits but never goes away.

Image5flowertreeFor each of the above examples, I could replace the word earth for the word body. The earth has no means for purifying most of the 83.000 chemicals humans have created. As a person diagnosed with MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities) I don’t need billions spent on studying “why me”. I need people to stop using toxic chemicals. I need people to spend billions on making sure everyone can afford to eat organic foods and breathe fresh air and drink pure water.

If a product you are using has the suffix “cide” it means “an agent of killing”. The thing is when used, the product doesn’t just kill the aphid on your roses or weird fungus on your lettuce — it makes its way into the soil and water and air. When toxic chemicals start mixing with other toxic chemicals there is the potential for the toxicity to increase even more.

So what to do: The chemical products you use do not go away. When you flush something down the toilet or put the garbage out to the road or spray a weed killer on your lawn. None of that is gone, some breaks down into different toxic chemicals. Some is stored in landfills. Some filters down into our well water. Before you buy a toxic product and use it — think — do you want that toxic chemical/product to continue to exist somewhere in the ecosystem for generations to come? If not then don’t buy it and don’t use it.

MSN had a story this morning that eating 80 percent organic for a week can drop the pesticide level in your body (specifically organophospahtes) by 90 percent.  

Image47lakeImage5beaverlakesmudgeSo what does this have to do with love? EVERYTHING! If you don’t cherish the earth and your own body — what do you cherish? These are the vessels for our spirit to express love. If we treat them with disdain or apathy — it goes back to a basic Universal Law. One cannot feel love and fear at the same time. If one is expressing disdain or apathy — then one is not expressing love.

I hope you have a toxic free day. Please share any of your natural means of caring for yourself and this planet.