Sharon welcomed the listeners and talked about the importance of water in life and life in water. She said that it is imperative for everyone to realize the importance of water, to drink plenty of water and to carry water with them if they are unsure of a water source. Dehydration, or lack of water, is out of control in our world and causes or contributes to ailments from allergies to obesity.
Guest: Rik J. Deitsch, PhD
Rik J. Deitsch, PhD (Knoxville, TN), Nutra Pharma Corp. "Detoxifying Your Body and Balancing Your pH"
Dr. Deitsch is a PhD and researcher in the areas of nutrition and pharmacology, who owns a research center called "Nutra-Pharma." His company manufactures dietary and nutritional supplements.
Rik's big issue is preventing and treating exposure to toxicity from pesticide residue, pollution, medication, diet supplements and countless other sources. There are 200 toxic compounds found in umbilical blood and many public buildings are now considered "toxic." Occupational exposure to harmful substances remains a critical problem despite decades of work by occupational health and safety experts.
Dr. Deitsch wrote a book called "Toxic Killers" that identifies these toxins and suggests ways to avoid them and clear them from your system. He is also making a documentary called "Clear."
Toxins are everywhere. Some of the biggest offenders are dry cleaners, which use volatile organic compounds, then wrap the clothing in plastic. He suggests opening your dry cleaning outdoors.
There are many detox products on the market but 90% of them are digestive cleansers and laxatives, even though most toxin elimination occurs through the skin. Most of the laxatives and digestive cleansers are dehydrating (and addictive), which is counterproductive. To detoxify, you need to start by drinking lots of water.
Regarding pH, the body's pH is naturally slightly alkaline (greater than 7.0) and drinking too much acidic water (less than 7.0) can throw off the balance and create health problems (However, the skin surface is slightly acidic). Proper diet and exercise can minimize the chances of the body turning acidic.
Categories: Diet and nutrition; health and wellness; 2009