|Posted by [email protected] on June 20, 2015 at 10:25 PM|
Toxic agents are everywhere in our world. The food we eat, the air we breathe, the household cleaners we spray, the electronics we use on a daily basis… However, toxic free radicals are formed in the body too. Stress hormones, emotional disturbances, anxiety and negative emotions all create free radicals as well. Living without toxic buildup is virtually impossible, which is why our body has built in mechanisms to deal with toxic overload. Crying, sweating, urination and defecation are all natural protocols employed by the body to rid itself of toxins.
Because toxins are part of our daily life, both inside and out, it may seem that they are a natural part of living and that additional measures to deal with them are unnecessary. This, in part, is true. Free radical exposure is part of life, however, with the overabundance of chemicals and pesticides in our foods and environment, and the increasing levels of stress in our society, our body is overwhelmed with toxic buildup and needs additional help in expelling unnecessary waste material.
Despite overwhelming advancements in medical care our society is sicker than ever. We may be living longer, but we’re riddled with illness and disease. Nearly all sickness in industrialized countries is due to toxic build up in the body. Often times toxins bind to sex hormones or thyroid hormones which slows metabolism, causing weight gain. Additionally, toxins are stored in fat cells, also contributing to excess weight. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, gastroesophageal reflux disease, fatty liver, gallstones, osteoarthritis, stroke, lower back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, dementia, sleep apnea, asthma and depression are just some of the illnesses associated with obesity.
Because toxins affect both the structure and function of cells, they cause a myriad of health problems in their own right. Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis and lupus, migraines, premature aging, digestive problems like constipation, diarrhea or bloating, skin conditions, aches and pains, PMS and food allergies or intolerances are all the result of toxic buildup in the body.
Your body is amazing! It deals with constant waves of harmful toxins from within and without, and it still keeps on ticking.
The body is not invincible though. I consider it only right that we give our bodies some help!
Toxins from Outside:
1. We inhale them.
This includes household cleaning products, air fresheners, carpets, paints, glues, cigarette smoke and many more. Read my 16 Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution.
2. We swallow them in our food and water.
I follow the ‘Dirty Dozen Rule’ which means for that I watch the testing results of the top most toxic fruits and vegetables and just won’t eat them unless they are organic.
I can’t eat organic always though, and with the current state of our environment, even organic foods are not 100 percent safe.
Even buying from organic health companies does not guarantee long-term safety since many of them are owned by huge food corporations. This grocery store blacklist gives many examples.
3. We absorb them through our skin.
Consider the clothes you wear, the sheets you sleep on and the towels you rub your skin with. Have they all been cleaned with detergents? Are they powerful and toxic?
What Should You Do?
1. The first step is to avoid toxins being consumed from the environment.
This involves being AWARE and reading labels.
If this sounds boring, I understand. Luckily, this inconvenient attention to detail decreases over time as you start learning the purest food sources. I rarely read labels as I rarely buy food in packages. I mostly eat whole food which I call Real Food.
2. Periodic Detoxes
There are hundreds of different approaches and interpretations of a detox. My criteria for a detox are:
To give the digestion system a break. This means it has easily digestible foods. Grains, protein and fat consumption are reduced. Fruits and vegetable are increased. Also no gluten products.
Choose foods to support the detox process. For example, fiber and pectin help cleanse the bowel, and specific foods feed and energize the cleansing organs of liver and kidney and skin.
When and How to Detox?
I’ve participated in rigorous detoxes like the 21-day water fast and week-long a juice fast. I don’t recommend this for most people unless you are medically supervised like I was. What I recommend and offer are simple Two Day Detoxes.
Two Day Detoxes are gentle enough not to interfere with your body’s function, but powerful enough to create significant shifts in your body.
Spring and Summer are the best times to detox but early autumn is a good time too. Winter is not ever the time to detox unless you have a life threatening illness and your detox is medically supervised.
Here are our five favorite detox ways:
1. Simple Fruit and Veggie Detox
2. Smoothie cleanse
4. Sugar Detox
5. Hypoallergenic Detox
6. Tea Detox
Today, with more toxins in the environment than ever, "it's critical to detox," says Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D., the author of Detoxification. Page recommends detoxing for symptoms such as:
Puffy eye or bags under the eyes
How do you start a detox?
First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.
Another deterrent to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the "adrenaline rush" to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver.
We recommend to buy a detox that is easy, no taste, organic, raw. Go to our webstore and check the there.
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