Your metabolism can be damaged by toxins in processed foods, hydrogenated fats, and corn syrupy drinks and foods. You can avoid these foods by reading food labels;however there are polycholorinated biphenyls or PCBs and other dioxins in foods that are not listed on food labels. These are by-products of manufactured goods and electrical components and are finding their way into streams, rivers and lakes. PCBs are eaten by fish and birds and enter your food supply through animal products such as fresh caught fish and chemically enhanced meats. Dioxins last for years in the soil and transfer their toxins into growing plant materials.
- Polycholorinated biphenyls have been used for over thirty years in the manufacture of transformers, capacitors and other types of electrical machinery. PCBsare highly toxic and are listed as persistent organic pollutants. All PCBs were banned in 1979, but soil that has been contaminated with this toxin still has dangerous properties. Science proves that PCBs stay in the food supply due to leaks in the landfill and trash thrown on roadsides. PBCs do not break down into organic materials.
- Farm raised freshwater fish often are found to have high PCB content. Do avoid farm raised fish if at all possible. Long term human consumption of fish and meats contaminated with PBCs and other chemicals are raising the risk of cancers, immune system disorders, and neurological problems.Autoimmune disease may be the result of toxic contaminations. It has also been found that PCBs can still be found in drinking water, streams, and freshwater containers.
- Dioxins come from incineration, industrial and chemical processes. Meat sources such as cows and pigs absorb these industrial pollutants by eating grasses that are sprayed with chemical additives. If you eat a high fat diet you are at risk for cancer and developmental system damage. Dioxins are known to accumulate in fatty tissues and these stay in the tissues for months or even years. If you have been exposed to high dioxin levels you may develop cholorane or a skin disease that includes acne like pimples that are quite severe.
- Dioxin poisoning can also cause reproductive problems and is a contributor to diabetes and heart disease.
One of the best ways to avoid PBC and dioxin contamination and poisoning is to buy wild caught fish and read the labels on state fish-consumption advisories. The Natural Resources Defense Council has listed a guide that helpsyou find the safest types of seafood. Look for organic red meats and always purchase dairy products that are organic. Look for products that have low fat content and always remove fat from meats. Free range eggs, grass fed beef and poultry are some of the best meats you can give you family. You need to read labels, agriculture reports, and government studies to determine the best types of organic and pure foods for your family. It is up to you to protect your health by buying and eating organic.