Quoted from The Hundred-Year Lie:
If we cannot trust government, nor industry, nor science to protect us from chemical harm until that harm has been inflicted, who or what should we trust? The answer may simply be that we must trust ourselves.
If we are going to be guinea pigs, let it be on our own terms. We must learn how to trust our own experience, our own powers of observation, and our own intuition. Whether that level of personal accountability is embraced or not may largely depend on your vision of the human future.
Our most pressing practical challenge is how best to protect ourselves and those we care about. How can we manage these multiplying risks without being stampeded by fear, or sabotaged by complacency and denial, or paralyzed by cynicism and despair?
There is a straightforward three-step process you or anyone can initiate once you become serious about protecting your health.
- Limit your exposure to synthetic chemicals of all types at all times.
- Get yourself tested to determine your chemical body burden.
- Develop a detox strategy for yourself to eliminate the toxins detected in your body.
The lie we’ve been telling ourselves for a century–that synthetic chemical in our food and medicine are benign–has weakened our immune systems and made us more susceptible to every infusion of new chemical toxins or pandemic of microbes that emerges to challenge our health and survival. So long as we continue supporting this broken system with our bodies and our pocketbooks, it will propel us at an accelerating speed down a slippery slope leading to the further degeneration of our species.
As a culture we are in the throes of a death process. It will either be the death of the lie, or the death of all of our conceptions of what it means to be human.
Randall Fitzgerald, The Hundred-Year Lie, pg. 224-25.