Last night’s post about chemicals and happiness, and the fact that I’m currently taking cold medicine led to this thought: everything’s chemical.
If you have a chemical imbalance in your brain, you would be an emotional monster. Having said that though, isn’t it amazing that the majority of us do have that chemical balance, that we don’t become moody or psychotic despite the fact that in our daily lives we ingest or use a myriad of chemicals?
What do I mean?
- We drink coffee, tea and alcohol.
- We smoke.
- The water we drink has added flouride and chlorine.
- We take medicines that by their nature screw up the chemical balances in our bodies – though mostly to correct what causes us to be ill in the first place.
- We eat foods that contain pesticides, herbicides; preservatives, artificial flavours and colours.
- The meat we eat contains growth hormones and antibiotics.
- We use soap on our bodies and shampoos on our hair.
- We brush our teeth with toothpaste.
- We use shaving cream and moisturisers.
- We use perfumes.
- We put make-up on our faces; gel, mousse, hair-sprays and hair-dyes on our hair.
- We use cleaning agents around the house, touching them and breathing in their fumes.
- We walk out the door and instantly breath in the cocktail of chemicals and pollution in the air.
And yet we are living longer than previous generations. Go figure.