Updated: Jul 10, 2019
The truth about the food that we are all currently consuming is that it is nutritionally deprived. Thanks to the excessive use of pesticides and the widely accepted consumption of GMO produce, we are now consuming more pesticides in our systems than the nutrients that the foods produced are supposed to give us. A Harvard study revealed that short-term exposure to a large amount of these pesticides from the food we consume may lead to chronic life threatening conditions.
"What does this have to do with me?" you may ask. Well, if you are reading this article, you probably care about health more than the average person. Thus, you should know that numerous studies have linked the exposure to pesticides in our meals with a variety of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and neurological defects. Some pesticides have been associated with the disruption of the normal function of the nervous system because it interferes with neurotransmitters called acetylcholine, increase the risk of cognitive impairments and diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s later in life, increase infertility in women and even cause developmental problems in children. In severe cases, pesticides in your meals may cause cancer in addition to damaging both the nervous and endocrine systems.
Now that I have succeeded in scaring you, you might be wondering how can you avoid these dreaded outcomes, well, assuming that you are not currently in a position to grow all the food you need in your backyard. Well, now know why you need to literally supplement the nutrients you are supposed to be getting from food with quality supplements for you to achieve the 'daily dietary and nutrients requirements'. And please, do not forget to detox and keep your gut healthy while in the process.