What inspired you to write “Toxic World, Toxic People”?
It came from my journey of almost 2 decades of extremely poor health. I suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and severe depression.
Mainstream medical care did not make me better, it often made me worse. I only healed after I included natural and holistic therapies, detoxing, and a good diet into my life.
It made me realize just how many other people are stuck, seeing doctors and coming away with treatments for symptoms instead of solving the root cause.
I am most concerned about our children. They are at greater risk because of their low body weight, and are born into a time in history where toxicity is at an all-time high.
My book is about making people understand the risks from toxins.
How did your early childhood exposure to toxins affect your life?
When I was about 5 or 6 years old I put some very toxic lead paint on my body ‘for fun’!
Lead accumulates in the body and can weaken bones through displacing calcium. By the age of 26 I had broken 4 bones!
I also discovered I had a lot of mercury in my body, which I believe was from vaccinations. Throughout adolescence I suffered from severe concentration problems at school.
I took anti-depressants for years and I never got better, in fact my very low times were always when I was on those medications.
Is it possible to avoid toxins today?
Unfortunately I don’t think it is possible. Our air is incredibly toxic for one, and there isn’t much we can do to avoid breathing it.
People have a false sense of security. I see this in the raw food community, where they eat only organic food and do a lot of juicing and think that means they won’t ever get sick.
Yes eating well, and changing your beauty products is super important, but you must include daily, effective detoxing supplements in your routine.
This is the most important key.
What are some of the worst toxins people are exposed to?
Heavy metals and endocrine disrupters are of greatest concern...
Mercury: Found in vaccines, mercury fillings and other medications.
Aluminum: Found in water, personal care products, medications, food, air and vaccines.
Lead: Found in air pollution, old houses, lead pipes and soil.
Endocrine Disrupters: We now have an epidemic of hormonal problems, thyroid problems and cancers from the broad spectrum of chemicals in personal care products, plastics, and food packaging.
You point to the accumulation of toxins as a big concern.
Without a doubt, accumulation is incredibly worrying. The average cancer can take up to 10 years to grow before being noticed by an individual.
So we have to ask ourselves, why did this start growing, what triggered it, what could we have done to avoid it growing in the first place?
This is where our health care providers are going very wrong. They are looking in all the wrong places. They are ignoring the biggest cause of disease—accumulation of toxicity.
Much of this is to do with their medical training, they simply aren’t being told to test their patients for heavy metals when they are at Medical School.
You share some of the steps you've taken to restore wellness. You give particular attention to the natural mineral zeolite.
I must say, answering this question gets me a bit emotional because before I took zeolites, I was still not well. I felt like I was 80 but I was only in my early 30s!
I had begun healing, but I still had a daily problem of poor concentration, brain fog, and ‘heavy’ legs. It was difficult to walk up stairs without holding onto the railings.
After 2 weeks on zeolites ALL of these things went away! To say that it was a life changing product is an understatement.
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Your book has received national and international press coverage.
Is now the tipping point for toxin awareness?
It is exciting to see the press coverage in the UK and US, from national magazine features to being interviewed on radio.
The UK’s Sun Newspaper, which has a readership of over 2 million people each day, published a full-page story about my book, highlighting the dangers of toxins.
Seeing mainstream media cover these important topics gives me hope that we can improve the lives of more people than ever before.