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We Are All Toxic! Minimize Toxic Effects by Healthy Eating

Look for organic foods. Helpful to know is that organic foods have the number 9 in the beginning of their barcode. Try hard to eat genuine "REAL" foods.

By Hakima Raziya A. Mumin

At the beginning of life, and at the end of life, toxemia is ever present. Even if we are not all sick, we all have huge amounts of toxins within us. It has been proven that children are now born with at least 287 harmful chemicals in their blood. Their blood contains pesticides, mercury, plastic, aluminum, and often Teflon, meaning, of course, that the mother is carrying these chemicals within her.  Although these facts are well documented; they are just not freely advertised.  

We are bombarded with toxins daily. The air we breathe, the clothes we wear, and the water we drink and wash with all work against us. Our best defense to combat this problem is to understand our options and realize that there are health risks all around us. We often add to the problem by continually consuming unhealthy food. However, we should never panic or fear.   Allah Ta Ala is our Protector.  He knows the hearts of man and their good and evil intent. Our daily recitation of the Holy Quran and special prayers IS our saving grace; it is an armor and gift for the Believers, and without it we are defenseless.  

In order to sustain life we must eat healthily.  Eating healthy is affordable. We need to make better choices and change our mental relationship with food. Everyone should strive for wellness without question. Rashes, eczema, colds, sinus congestion, panic attacks, and countless other unexplained illnesses can all be blamed on our food and the air we breathe. We are ingesting foods that are not real. For this reason, we stay in a state of confusion internally and externally. The remedy to this problem is to reintroduce natural foods into the diet. 

Our bowels should be regular, as constipation causes illness. Our skin should be kept clean. We must maintain a good vitamin and mineral intake on a daily basis. This helps us fight infection, rid the body of parasites, and strengthen the immune system. If you are taking vitamin supplements, be clear on what they are, research them, and be concerned about your health. We are compromised daily.  Our bodies are always in overdrive, combating invader after invader. Our nervous system is always in flight mode. Diets that are high in sugar, including daily meat intake, and an absence of green vegetables, water, and fiber can create a slow breakdown of all body systems. 

Age is a factor in many cases; however, children as young as five years old have high blood pressure and diabetes. Today, if a child’s life begins with processed infant formula, and continues with high-sugar cereals, processed meats, and de-vitamized foods every day for just five years straight, then he/she can end up with high blood pressure and diabetes. We have to take care to ensure our families’ health. This includes working on our mental dependency on food.  

Look for organic foods. Helpful to know is that organic foods have the number 9 in the beginning of their barcode.  Try hard to eat genuine “REAL” foods, (NO G.M.O’S). G.M.O’s do not digest properly.   If you cannot digest your food, it will ferment and become a breeding ground for parasites.  Overeating creates the same effect.

Processed foods should be removed from the diet, today! Below are some healthy diet choices. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but a gentle nudge into a healing zone:

1. Calcium Sources: almonds, algae, broccoli, beans, bee pollen, brazil nuts, carob, chlorella, dandelion greens, goji, hemp seed, figs, kefir, hazelnuts, green leafy vegetables, miso, marine phytoplankton, sesame seeds, spirulina, sunflower sprouts, and seaweed.

2. Phosphorus Sources: beans, blue-green algae, broccoli, chlorella, clover sprouts, dulse, garlic, goji, green leafy vegetables, nori, nuts and seeds, and whole grains.

3. Magnesium helps with muscle spasms, relaxes nerves, and is important for bone development. It also helps aid enzymes in energy production.

Sources: alfalfa, apricots, avocados, beans, bee pollen, blue-green algae, marine phytoplankton, spirulina, blue-green algae, cacao beans, dock, fenugreek, figs, green leafy vegetables, hemp seed, mushrooms, nettles, nuts and seeds, raspberry leaf, red clover, rye sprouts, seaweed, squash, sunflower greens, sweet potatoes, wheatgrass.

4. Chromium: Helps to stabilize blood sugar levels by aiding the production of insulin in the body. Helps to metabolize proteins, fats, and glucose.

Sources: apples, beans, horsetail, licorice root, mushrooms, marine phytoplankton, mung bean sprouts, nettles, nuts and seeds, oat straw, red clover, rye sprouts.

5. Copper Sources: almonds, beans, blue-green algae, cacao beans, goji, green leafy vegetables, hazelnuts, mushrooms, marine phytoplankton, seaweeds, shiitake mushrooms, fenugreek sprouts, sunflower sprouts, wheatgrass.

6. Natural fluoride strengthens the bones and hardens the teeth; builds immunity to infections.

Sources: blue-green algae, garlic, green leafy vegetables, lemons, limes, radish sprouts, rye sprouts, seaweeds.

7. Iodine helps to regulate and balance thyroid functions. Assists in utilizing calcium and silicon and prevents goiter.

Sources: seaweeds- (dulse, nori, kelp), blue-green algae, bee pollen, green leafy vegetables, onions, sesame seeds, sea salt, and watercress.

8. Iron sources: algae, blue-green algae, dandelion root, chlorella, cacao beans, burdock, dark fruits, dulse, green leafy vegetables, goji berries, marine phytoplankton, miso, seaweed, super sprouts, sesame seeds, spinach.

9. Manganese is needed for healthy tissues, skin, bone, and cartilage formation. Helps with brain, nervous system, immune and blood sugar functions.

Sources: alfalfa, bee pollen, cacao, chickweed, coconut water, dandelion, dock, green leafy vegetables, garbanzo bean, miso, nettles, nuts and seeds, raspberry leaf, and seaweed.


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