(Health Secrets) Learning how to reduce toxicity may change your life! Our modern society is filled with a myriad of modern conveniences. A simple visit to a department store or supermarket fills our every need. It is a no-fuss world with everything packaged neatly, ready for use. Even the foods we eat are prepackaged, necessitating only insertion in a microwave and, voila! we have a ready made meal. Unbeknownst to many, however, these wonderful modern conveniences come with a price: they often contain toxic ingredients which can seriously compromise our health.
It is almost impossible not to come into contact with toxins on a daily basis. We normally associate toxins with industrial chemicals, pesticides and the like, yet, toxins can be found in the everyday products that we depend upon. In addition to food, personal care products, clothing, furniture, and cookware are just some of the items used daily that contain toxins. A visit to the doctor or dentist can be another source of toxicity. Just a few examples of how toxins enter our bodies at a physician’s office are vaccines, prescription medicines, and amalgam fillings. A report compiled by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2009 stated that there are at least 212 toxins lodged in human tissues and circulating throughout our systems, many of which are carcinogens.
The body responds to toxicity in various ways, which include:
*Acne and other skin problems.
*Bad breath and body odor
*Constipation or diarrhea
*Weakened immune system, resulting in frequent colds and infections
*Pain in liver and/or gall bladder
*Serious illness, such as cancer
There are several ways to reduce toxicity and to help the body rid itself of these unwelcome guests. The first one is by eating healthy, non-toxic foods. Processed foods, fast foods, junk food, sodas, etc. should be eliminated. Other foods to avoid include: caffeine, alcohol, sugar, canned food, conventionally produced meat, fried food, white rice and white flour.
A toxic-free diet should consist mainly of raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, fish, herbs, and herbal teas.
Use care when buying personal care products, including shampoos and makeup. Beauty often comes with an unwelcome price, the risk of compromised health. Read the labels and stick to natural products. Better yet, by just taking a few minutes out of the day, some products can be easily made at home, assuring quality and safety. See how to make natural shampoo at home at the second source below.
Activated charcoal not only absorbs toxins, it actually absorbs them (which means toxins are attracted to the charcoal). Toxins which are attracted and absorbed by the charcoal are then quickly passed through the digestive system or, in many instances, are expelled from the body even more quickly by vomiting.
Food grade diatomaceous earth can help reduce toxicity. As it passes through the digestive tract not only does it absorb and trap pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa but it also traps and absorbs toxins, eliminating them from the body.
Other effective ways to reduce toxicity are:
*Zeolite Minerals are naturally occurring volcanic mineral compounds with a negative magnetic charge and a unique crystalline cage-like structure which draws in many harmful toxins.
*Drinking plenty of water to flush out the system.
*Bentonite clay, used both internally and externally (in a clay bath).
*Lemon juice is also effective in removing toxins. Twelve large lemons can be added to a gallon of distilled water or two tablespoons of lemon juice can be added to a cup of herbal tea.
*Epsom salt, baking soda, or sea salt baths help to remove toxins via the skin. Put one pound of whichever item you prefer into the bath water and soak for at least 12 minutes several times a week.
*Supplements and food items such as milk thistle, alpha-lipoic acid, selenium, beetroot juice, turmeric, coconut oil, and the herb goldenseal eliminate toxins efficiently by protecting and helping to regenerate the liver. Iodine, vitamin B12, and vitamins A, C, and E also help the body rid itself of toxins.
*Use liver, gall bladder, colon, kidney, and blood cleanses.
*Other ways to effectively cleanse the body are by taking chlorella, cilantro, apple pectin, niacin and zeolite minerals.
*Glutathione suppositories can be used when symptoms first appear.
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