glass_of_water_images.jpegSex Hormones, Pain Killers, Pharmaceuticals all Recycling back into our food chain and into our bodies.

The word “RECYCLE” thas taken on a greater, deeper meaning. Everything we put down our drains, sinks, or toilets eventually recycles back into our bodies. That means excess vitamins, drugs, pain killers and anything else the body needs to discharge. Then there is what goes down our shower drains and the detergents and softeners we put into our washing machines. And any sprays we put on our lawns and plants. It all eventually filter into our water and both we and Nature pay a heavy,0,4303601.story

All of this enters treatment plants that do not neutralize or remove most of these elements. The water is discharged into our water ways and oceans, then the aquatic animals and fish and other animals who drink the water reabsorb them, then we eat them, and the cycle repeats itself in toxic food or drinking water. And it starts all over again.

Which is why the Obama Administration is moving to limit the use of anti-biotics use in our animal food supply.

Today the Sacramento Bee wrote that Urban Sacramento is the leading source of pesticide contamination disrupting the Delta aquatic environment, according to new research on pollution in the estuary

And the Contra Costa Times has an article on a similar violation. “ “It will be appreciated that breast tumor results for pesticides would be of particular concern to the citizens of Marin County, as we suffer under one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the country,” wrote Paul Apffel, the Corte Madera resident who used public records requests to reveal the violations.

This toxic recycling back into our bodies also pertains to other pollution sources. Here’s an example of a Super Fund Site,0,6753122.story

  • Toxic, uncontrolled hazardous waste from Superfund sites is threatening the water-supply and soil of the Mid- South
  • Several sites throughout the Mid-South have breached the Memphis Aquifer, our primary source of drinking water

This is a huge wakeup call ot us all and great lesson in awareness. Everything we do to Nature has an impact on us, for better or worse. We just cannot just keep on dumping anything we want into Mother Nature’s body without us realizing that we are, in fact, dumping it into our own human bodies.

We are the end user and we have a huge responsibility to be more discerning about what we put into our bodies and what we put down our sinks and drains.We will eventually link allergies to this process and to our resistance to anti-biotics. Our human bodies are not designed to absorb GMO food, or excess pesticides or insecticides, neither are the bodies of our partners in the Natural World. This is why I am constantly blogging about what we put into Nature we put into ourselves. What we discharge into Nature we reabsorb. What we do to Nature we do to Ourselves.

It all begins with us. What each of us does, impacts another as the miraculous cycle of life hopefully lives on.