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Another Inconvenient Truth

Alejandro Junger MD recently wrote an article titled Another Inconvenient Truth for the October edition of GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle newsletter.

In the article Dr Junger focused on the two core principles of health: eating real foods and detoxification cleansing.

The human body is a self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing organism. When the right conditions are created, vibrant well-being is its natural state. We have departed from the ways of nature and live under less than natural conditions. Like global warming, the toxicity of our planet is undeniable. I call it "Another Inconvenient Truth." The air we breathe, the water we drink and shower with, the foods we eat, the cosmetics we use and the buildings we live and work in, are loaded with toxic chemicals that alone or in combination cause disease, suffering and even death. When we remove these obstacles and add what is lacking, our bodies bounce back into health as if by magic. This is natural, common-sense medicine, enabling the body to heal, regenerate and even rejuvenate itself.

With this in mind, if you live in a modern city and want to stay healthy, there are two fundamental practices to follow: detoxification cleansing and eating real foods, just as nature intended food to be.

You can read the entire article at GOOP.com

Also worth checking out is Gwyneth's introduction. It's quite a moving story about the personal incident that sparked her interest in holistic health.