C8 (Perfluorooctanoic acid), has been used in the manufacturing of Teflon since 1940. If not disposed of correctly C8 remands indefinitely in the environment. When 3M sold Teflon to DuPont they gave them specific instructions on how to properly dispose of this toxin. Instead, DuPont decided to simply dump the leftover C8 into the local water supplies. Why should you care? Well, C8 is a toxicant and carcinogen in animals and humans and has been detected in the blood of more than 98% of the general US population. How the general populations have been exposed to C8 is not completely understood. However, it has been detected in industrial waste, stain resistant carpets, carpet cleaning liquids, house dust, microwave popcorn bags, water, food, some cookware, and of course Teflon.
Many people don’t understand why they need to cleanse their body? C8 is just one example of the toxins that’s we are all exposed to on a daily basis in everyday life. From the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, the beauty products we put on our skin, and even our cleaning supplies all have toxins in them. It is practically impossible to stay away from toxins.
This is where cleansing and detoxing the body comes into play. Allowing the vital organs to detox is the only ways we are going to keep ourselves from becoming completely toxic. When our bodies are exposed to toxins, the organs can’t perform their proper functions correctly. We may start to show signs of disease such as fatigue, headaches, hormone imbalance, allergies, and the inability to lose weight.
There are many different ways of eliminating toxins from the body. These can include going on a juice fast for a few days, exercising and sweating daily, drinking plenty of water, or going on a detox program. At our clinic we use a nutritional cleanse system that takes stored toxins and turns them into a water soluble form so our body can easily eliminate them. If you are looking into a detox system it is very important that you pay careful attention to the ingredients in the products. Cleansing isn’t just a fad; it is a vital part of achieving optimal overall health in the body.