- An optimal selection of healthy whole foods may not give us enough antioxidants to defend ourselves against toxic chemicals and gases we absorb from office equipment, cigarette smoke, smog, and alcohol.
- The average person is exposed to more than 500 CHEMICALS in the home environment and 700 CHEMICALS in drinking water that are known to deplete many nutrients.
- Research has verified that routine application of organophosphate fertilizers over the past 50 years has decreased the calcium content of conventionally grown broccoli to ONE-SIXTH (17%) what it was in the 1950's.
- Our clothes, mattresses, and sheets are full of chemicals, flame retardants, preservatives, and anti-fungals which enter our bodies through the skin.
- Our air is full of carbon monoxide, petrochemicals, lead, mercury, plastic fumes, etc. which enter our bodies when we breathe.
The excess of cultural and environmental stressors we face daily produce free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that trigger oxidative damage by accelerating aging. In order to neutralize free radical damage caused by different stressors, our livers are burdened with the task of detoxification, a process which requires additional nutrients above the RDA recommended daily amounts.