As a little girl, my friends and I would run through the cotton fields of southeast Missouri while crop dusters – planes that spray farms with chemical substances – would fly closely over our heads spraying everything from pesticides to herbicides, fungicides, and of course fertilizer. For that matter, we would lay down in the fields as the planes blew by so we could feel the rain like particles drop on our faces. It was exciting to watch those planes in action.
For those who grew up in the city, or in a non-farming community, I am sure you are wondering what in the heck were we thinking? Looking back, I am wondering the same: What were we doing out there? What were our parents thinking in letting us play under crop dusters flying only 100 feet above us, spraying to kill anything and everything (other than healthy crops)?
No one thought about our breathing in an abnormal amount of unhealthy, toxic chemicals. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, many of these chemicals have raised a myriad of environmental and human health issues. Research shows at a minimum such chemicals heavily irritate the skin and eyes, with more serious effects on the nervous and endocrine systems. Some of the chemicals we were exposed to are even considered carcinogenic, capable of causing cancer – though farming chemicals are by far not the only toxins or carcinogens in our environment. They can occur naturally via ultraviolet rays, viruses and of course excessively generated by humans such as automobile exhaust fumes and even cigarette smoke.
Further, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), toxins from bacteria, fungi, algae, and plants are some of the deadliest chemicals known and represent an ongoing public health threat.
In fact, the World Health Organization reported household air pollution was responsible for an estimated 3.2 million deaths per year, just in the year 2020. That includes more than 237,000 children under the age of 5. The combined effects of ambient air pollution and household air pollution are associated with 6.7 million premature deaths annually.
To put it bluntly, we all are exposed to environmental toxins daily, similar to my childhood when I inhaled a perfect storm of toxins every summer. Knowing what I know now about the toxic levels of most everything we drink, eat, touch, ingest, place on and in our bodies – lotion, perfume, and even medicine – our systems are constantly absorbing and retaining toxins. Thus, we should focus on detoxing daily.
Personally, I’ve had several health issues, including cancer (more than once), and debilitating Lyme disease. I have often wondered if – and somewhat assumed – there was a connection growing up in a farming community and my cancer diagnoses, which is one of the many reasons I’ve done scientific research for decades.
As a scientist trained in nanotechnology, nutrition, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical operations, I have created a myriad of formulas and patented products to support detoxification and cleansing of the body. Comparable to taking the trash from your home, it is important to purge the waste from our bodies.
Clean Slate, one of the patented liquid detox formulas I have created exclusively for The ROOT Brands, performs a systemic cleansing while enhancing pathways to heal and regenerate. Clean Slate binds to heavy metals, allergens, viral and bacterial particles and eliminates them from the body through urine.
Additionally, in the near future, my company DRC Ventures will bring a product line called Envirum to the market. Products under this line include Envirem, our line of coating products for the skin (for both animals and people). This one-of-a-kind skin coating will help protect against heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, parasites, 5G, nuclear waste and fungus.
Also under DRC Ventures will be Merci Dupre Clothiers, which will host an Enviremware clothing line. This new form of apparel will have scientific environmental nanotechnology mechanisms embedded within the material, which will also help provide a barrier against hazardous toxins such as EMF radiation, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungus, while supporting non-exposure of radio frequency electromagnetic particles from 5G.
DCR Ventures was created with a vision to become a global catalyst for conservation efforts to make the world better environmentally for future generations. My goal is to cultivate change by helping people and animals with environmental initiatives.
Like me, I’m sure many of us carry environmental toxins from years past that have caused havoc on our immune systems, whether it be chronic illnesses or disease. It’s never too late to start working to clean up the years of environmental abuse that has been cast upon and into our bodies, intentional or otherwise.
I hope my extensive scientific work in creating formulas, and subsequent products to support inner detoxification, while also protecting our outer bodies from the environmental, toxic war raging against us, will ultimately help us all become healthier, stronger, and more immune resilient in the long run.
In all honestly, I shake my head thinking about how truly lucky I am not to have more health issues than I’ve had. Even though I still love southeast Missouri and the farming community where I was raised, the region has one of the highest rates of cancer diagnoses in the country, as do many farming communities across our nation. I guess it is my childhood experiences, coupled with my scientific inquisitiveness, that has drawn me toward an environmentally sensitive career focused on helping others be healthier through toxicity awareness and the importance of detoxification.