Fear is also unhealthy and can give a blank cheque to any kind of nonsense as a seeming or suggested solution or 'protection'.
Because everyone does it, doesn't make it safe.
Discernment is both art and science.
The mind that 'runs away' from the (wholeness of the) heart can make its own 'meanings', play them out in mutual validation and suffers them as real.
Health is associated with wholeness, joy or innate happiness and well being, a generosity of spirit and radiant disposition - and a living relationship that is FELT both within and without.
Reclaiming health is also reclaiming a true discernment.
Our capacity to toxify and deplete our minds and our world is evident - and provides and ongoing lesson in what doesn't and cannot work. The mind-in-act cannot hear this but the heart CAN.
Power tends to corrupt - and the power to mould and model our world to serve our own image or ego - is no less corrupting than dictatorship - because it cuts us off from our true nature and condition.
Generally, it makes sense to minimize or move away from processed food and services, in a way that expresses a genuine and wholesome desire for life as it truly is - in place of trying to manipulate life to serve our private agenda.
While the dominant 'culture' is of controlling life, there will be the attempt to manage and control EVERYTHING manually - as if life cant otherwise Be. This leads us into ever more untenable dependencies that necessitate such control!
Underneath this issue - of pervasive chemicals in our food and environment that have risks to health - is the issue of what and who we are - what Life really is FOR - and a capacity to read our own experience as feedback for awakening at a greater honesty of being than is our habitual identification within a collective norm.
The problem of error at the level of the mind will go forth and multiply as our experience of the world.
So while there may be cautions to adopt and a greater awareness brought to bear in relation to specific risks - it is better by far to do so in a renewed culture of health and wholeness.
One can study the 'enemy' in order to defeat it - but actually one merely becomes the very thing one hates. Embracing health has a foundation NOT of our own making - but not beyond our own acceptance.
The human world at large is increasingly disconnected from anything directly real and its disintegration is a Call for disconnecting from the herd mentality and waking up to an intimate capacity to live out from being, rather than from thinking.
We CANNOT really protect our bodies from risk and change - but in the presence of being - we naturally discern a living pathway - even through situations that seem to involve difficulty, loss or even death.
A Way of Life holds a culture of positive value shared and tangibly witnessed. The corporate economy is a disconnected private self interest writ large - and is undermining health at its roots.
Uncovering this mentality within our self is necessary to our freedom to choose from a fresh perspective. There is much that is pervasively affecting us unawares, but rather than promote fear, I would invite waking at the heart.
We all have different trigger points, sensitivities and energetic patterns seeking a pathway of release. Get intimate with your own life, in mind, body and feeling. Don't give all your power to external authorities or beliefs. Be a life.