January 7, 2009

Your Body Burden


LESSON ONE: LEARNING YOUR BODY'S BURDEN

When you grocery shop have you ever thought about why the conventionally grown apples are so much bigger than their organic counterparts? It's almost as if they were put on steroids or something. Or have you ever noticed how some dairy products make sure to mention that the animals used to help make that milk or cheese were not treated with antibiotics or growth hormones, indicating that those products who do not mention this must use animals who do have antibiotics or growth hormones in them?

What do you use to clean your mirrors, toilet, and kitchen sink and counters? Probably Windex, Comet, and 409, right? What would you say if I told you that in the very sprays, gels, and scrubbing bubbles that you use to clean your home surfaces are harmful chemicals that release into the air and breathed in by you and your loved ones? Some of these chemicals pass through our bodies in just a matter of days, but some stay in us for years, absorbing into our bloodstream, muscles, and organs.

The amount of chemicals, pesticides, and other pollutants in our bodies is called our "body burden." Stop right here and take this quiz to find out your body burden.

Welcome back........how did the quiz go? Are you glad you took it or do you wish you would not have? I am glad you took it- things can only improve from here because knowledge is power and I want to empower us both to live cleaner, healthier lives. So don't panic if your score is high because over the next several days we will learn ways to rid as many chemicals, pesticides, and other pollutants from our homes and bodies.

I'd love it if you would post your body burden score by leaving a comment on this post- let's see where we are all starting and then we can take the quiz again and see how much we have improved. I'll start by sharing my score: 21.

And please, please consider linking your friends to my blog for the next several days. This request has nothing to do with me wanting people to read what I have to say- I just want to share what I am learning becuase I know it will improve the lives and health of you and them.

Tomorrow's post: LEARNING A NEW WAY TO SEE AND SMELL CLEAN

4 comments:

betty said...

I wasn't able to find a link to the quiz...help!

betty said...

Yikes, I scored 46!!!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm a 28.

A family in Iowa. said...

38. Hmmm....