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Why are your kids acting up? Why can't they sit still and focus? Why can't they learn? It may not be their fault.
Their sensitive and rapidly developing nervous systems are under assault from environmental toxins such as pesticides. These organophosphates are designed to kill bugs by disrupting their nervous systems. When they're sprayed they reach the food, the soil and even the water. Eventually the animals we eat are also loaded with these poisons. So they're involved at every level of the food chain.
Everyone must adapt measures to detoxify on a regular basis. The body has several ways in which it naturally detoxes. First is the liver with two phases. It's kind of like moving day. Phase One boxes up the garbage and in Phase Two the moving men come and load the boxes on the truck to be transported away. If either or both of these phases is not working the liver and the body will be overburdened. It's easy to assess this problem with the right lab test. From there diet and nutrients can be prescribed to facilitate detox "moving day".
Next is the digestive system. Is overeating a problem? Is overload of junk food including natural and artificial sweeteners a problem? Is there gas, constipation, loose bowels, or incomplete evacuation? Is urine dark and does it smell bad? These are major problems! But they can be fixed with some changes to diet and lifestyle. Keep in mind that the GI tract is home to 80% of the immune system! Toxins will break down the ability of the GI tract to function properly.
Emotional stress can impact the GI system very quickly. In this scenario there are connections from stress and emotions to the GI tract to the immune system to the nervous system and soon to the whole body.
There's much more to discuss. The bottom line is that everyone of us is in the line of fire from environmental toxins to the degree that they can affect our physiology and behavior. The good new is there are defensive and corrective measure which can be taken. The trick is finding a well trained doctor/coach to guide you through the process to better health.