Different Types Of Toxins In Your Life

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‘Oh! It’s a jungle out there; it’s a jungle out there.’ The lyrics of a television series is a true point of view for many individuals who live in constant fear of their surroundings. Some are labeled germaphobes or hoarders, but most persons are not so concerned with the things ‘out to get them’. They go on living without a care, completely oblivious to the toxic things which surround them on a daily basis.

Here is a narrowed list of toxins in your life.

• Food

Whether it is directly put into the foods we intend to consume as a means of preservation, or in the materials used to package them, our nutritional sources have been contaminated. Additives, such as sodium nitrite, when consumed can cause cancer. This toxin is most commonly found in processed meats. From the early stages of production and farming, food can be introduced to poisons such as pesticides. These attempts at protecting crops from pests though well intended, have sadly been linked to symptoms ranging from muscle cramps and heart rate changes to irritability to emotional instability in humans.

Now that you have been made aware of the poisonous substances in the food being produced and sold at supermarkets everywhere, the next step is to know how to recognize such contaminated foods. Take time to do research. Be aware of the nature of the substances you put into your body’s system. Reading the labels of store bought items is the simplest and easiest way to begin safeguarding your body. You can eventually reduce your intake of processed foods and instead buy whole foods.

• Water

The thing called life is slowly drawing us closer to our deaths! We should all be frightened. If water comes out of the pipe brown with sediments and debris, a person can immediately tell that this water is not safe for drinking. The sad truth is that even the crystal clear waters are filled with contaminates. Traces of pharmaceuticals can be found in the water coming to our homes. When filtration systems fail to restrain everything unsafe, we are left with something far from pure.

It would be insane to ask everyone to get home filtration systems. A more feasible idea is to purchase a counter top water filter and be sure to change the filter as frequently as required. Create a water standard of your own, where the water you drink will be of a quality higher than before.

• Environment

Nature at its purest is the Eden we wish to know, but we’ll never know because we refuse to carpool to reduce on gas emission. Garbage is continuously being burnt and homes are smoked to kill mosquitoes and other insects. In addition, our frequently used hair and cooking products help promote global warming. Make the necessary life adjustments and whilst you’re doing so, why don’t you fill your homes, classes, and offices etc. with plant that filter the air system of the room. The Boston fern is a good low lying plant that does not require much space to do its job of filtration.

Remember, your environment goes far beyond the places you frequent. When you’re driving on the freeway, and you are tempted to throw that empty wrapper out the widow, think of the biological environments around you. Not every animal waltzes into your home and destroys it, so don’t you dare go do it to them.

• People

It’s nice making new friends, but I’m sure that anyone who’s been hurt by one would swear that it’s equally great to lose a friend too. Let’s face it. Some people bring us joy and laughter whilst others bring the opposite. Friends come and go, but some relationships we form with people are a lot harder to let go of. The person guilty of reigning on your parade and bringing drama, despair and sorrows into your life may family or a coworker or boss. It could be a neighbor who does not know the meaning of consideration. The way to deal with mean spirited people is to set boundaries. Be clear about what they are and stick to them, otherwise one compromise will lead to another.

Instead of regarding a person as bad, think of them as rocks to climb over. They are present in your life to make you better and stronger. Step back and take a new perspective when the facts of a person’s character leave you guessing. This advice leads me to the final toxin listed in this article; our thoughts.

• Stress and Negative Thinking

A good mental health is a good way to live. Worries and fears tend to keep our minds feeling overworked. Stress can be triggered by many things but can also cause many health complications, like high blood pressure. It is one of the most catastrophic toxins as it affects how persons interact with each other.

Teenagers are faced with insecurities about just about everything. Sadly many succumb to the depressions of their thoughts and commit suicide. Every time a negative thought comes into your mind, disregard it. Say, ‘Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.’ Take time to recuperate, go to the each, clear your head with music or sport, see a therapist, or speak to a friend. Don’t let the toxin win. Find your perfect escape, and run to it when life gets hard.

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Kennita Leon Rose


Kennita's funky style of writing has only blossomed since she discovered her passion for reading. In her downtime, she loves chillaxing with her friends and letting loose. This grown-up flower child, who hails from the Caribbean, can definitely hang with us any time.