Indoor Air Pollution and Dietary Deficiencies: The Two Most Powerful Health Threats?
More and more people are wondering what they can do to stay healthy, stay young looking, and prevent or get rid of disease. And with the amount of information out on the web about what to take, do this, don’t do that, it can be very difficult to know what pieces of information are actually true, and whether it applies to you or not. Being the health nut that I am, I’ve pretty much seen about everything, taken tons of vitamins, changed my diet, tried multiple types of exercise, and read an enormous amount of material concerning health and wellness. That said, I’ve been able to reduce our main concerns or areas to focus on, down to two main things that can determine whether we have optimum health or not: indoor air quality and dietary deficiencies.
Indoor air quality as a health threat isn’t a new concept, since the EPA even put out a statement in 2011 ranking poor indoor air quality in the top 5 major health threats, along with cancer, heart disease, etc. If you weren’t aware of that, it’s true-just Google EPA indoor air quality health and you’ll find the article. We’re spending over 90% of our time indoors, in our homes and offices, where the air is polluted with illness-causing mold, dust, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, chemicals and more. The problem is that poor air quality is estimated to be present in over 90% of homes and offices. Now, take all those indoor air pollutants, with no portable air purifier or HVAC based home air filtration system to remove them, add the top 5 health deficiencies that cause our tissues and organs to break down-Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, EFA’s (essential fatty acids), magnesium, silica, and not enough alkaline foods to buffer the acid in our systems-and you’ve got a recipe for a shortened life. Period. And contrary to a lot so-called experts, our standard American diet (SAD) doesn’t provide all that we need, and neither do most multivitamins.
This is why all it takes is a few years of bad habits like smoking or drinking, or just eating greasy foods, and for many people, BOOM-they have cancer, or some other disease that seemed to come out of nowhere. The point is that if they weren’t deficient in the above things, their immune and other systems wouldn’t have been as weak, there’s a very good chance they wouldn’t have developed the illness or at best, it wouldn’t have happened for a lot longer period of time. And no, certain diseases aren’t unavoidable just because ‘it runs in your family’-that just means your system may be pre-disposed to it-but if you strengthen yourself and don’t live in a way that creates perfect conditions for the ailment to happen, you probably won’t get it. Make sense?
So what can we do? As responsible adults that care about our health, our families, etc, we have to take matters into our own hands, do the research, and learn how to avoid these deficiencies that set us up to be harmed by the poor indoor air quality we have in our homes and offices. What have I done personally to help myself and my family? Well, first of all, I use several portable room air purifiers with top quality HEPA filters and carbon filters to remove these pollutants that I’m sure are present in my home, since the ducts have never been cleaned. Second, I also installed vent filters to stop a lot of the pollutants from blowing out of the duct work. Third, I did the research and found that I needed to supplement with the nutritional items I mentioned above. Now, to be fair, not everyone is deficient in everything so it’s best to check with your doctor and evaluate your diet before supplementing. Again, do your own research and make your own decisions, but definitely take responsibility for your health, and the health of your family, learn, and protect yourself. Unfortunately, I have found in so many areas of life, that if you don’t, no one will.