EcoWatch published a new article this week claiming that Trump is proving to be as bad for the environment as we feared. Loosening regulations on the EPA, and repealing rules that reduce methane pollution are concerning. It’s true. These are scary times; however, it honestly doesn’t matter what the government does or doesn’t do.  

Corporate America will continue to throw toxic products at you. You don’t have to buy it (literally or figuratively). You don’t have to buy into what these companies are selling.

We need to save ourselves in our own homes and neighborhoods. We do have the power to make a huge impact on our chances of becoming ill and prematurely dying. We are living in a world where all of human disease is either in your genes or in your environment. In many cases chronic disease and premature death is 100% preventable. Aside from wartime and accident, it’s all caused by genes and your environment.

You may think that the only thing you can control is your environment; interestingly, you also have some control over your genes.

Each of us begins life with a particular set of genes – about 20,000 to 25,000 of them. Scientists are gathering evidence proving pollutants and chemicals are altering our genes – not by mutating them but by sending signals that switch them on when they otherwise might remain dormant, or event “silence” the genes altogether. Exposure to gene-altering substances can lead to disease long after the toxic exposure is gone, permanently injuring glands, organs, and cells throughout your body.

Animal studies show that some environmental chemicals cause epigenetic changes that trigger breast and prostate cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, learning disabilities and ALS.

When genes are turned off due to chemical exposure, they can’t direct the manufacture of proteins essential for healthy cell function. Chemicals can also cause chromosomes to uncoil and genes to “express” or be “turned on,” when they otherwise might have remained dormant.

Your chemistry can be altered on a cellular level by something as simple as consistent exposure to toxins used to resurface a gym floor.

In 1900, US chemical consumption was less than 100 million metric tons, but by 2000 this had increased to more than 3.3 billion metric tons. Chemicals are finding their way into our everyday products, but if you take control of your environment then you can also take control of your genetic makeup.

Prevent these diseases and protect yourself and your family from falling victim. Having hope for a better future is the best way through difficult times.

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