2. STEROIDAL & NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) DRUGS
Oral steroids such as prednisolone and NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen reduces inflammation. But it also reduces the protective anti-inflammatory hormones in the GI tract that protect the gut from inflammation.
Long-term usage of steroids and NSAIDs cause gastric ulcers.
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Apparently chlorine can mess up your health big time. Chlorine is used to treat our tap water. It is used to disinfect the water from harmful bacterias. There is no escaping from chlorine.
*According to a study which was conducted by Belgians in 2003, chlorine which is used in swimming pools can trigger asthma in children. When chlorine mixes with human organic matter (sweat, urine), a gas called trichloramine is produced. This gas causes the body to elevate certain proteins which in return attack the lining of the lungs. This causes the person to be more prone to asthma and allergies.
(*taken from HERE)
You do not need to drink chlorinated water to get it into your system. Showering with hot or even warm chlorinated water will cause the inhalation of chlorine through steam or vapours. Warm water opens up the pores and thus allowing it to be absorbed into your system. In one of my 'Did You Know Series', I wrote about how fast it took our skin to absorb anything we come in contact with. 26 seconds. That is how fast anything we come in contact gets absorbed into our system.
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There isn't any solid-rock proof that chlorine destroys the good guys in the gut. *But a 1987 Toxicology report stated that fairly low levels of monochloramine (a type of chloramine - this lasts longer in the water as it travels through the pipes) disrupted the immune system in rats. And our immune system is in the gut.
(*taken from HERE)
Click on LINK to read about a research conducted by WHO on chlorinated water.
Apparently fluoride is used as an insecticide and a roach killer. I never knew this! You can click on this LINK to read the scary side-effects of what fluoride can do to you! According to this article, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and slightly less than arsenic.
Drinking water which has had fluoride added to it will cause damage to the enzymes in the muscle and organs. It also weakens the immune system that may lead to allergies.
*High levels of fluoride can cause 'skeletal fluorosis' which is a condition where the bones harden and looses their elasticity. People with 'skeletal fluorosis' have nausea and ruptures of the stomach lining.
(taken from HERE). Do click on the link to read more.
Adding fluoride to tap water has been stopped in certain countries. Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Japan are some of them.
Click on LINK to read about what fluoride does to our system.