(Health Secrets) Today’s 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 ingredients or produce byproducts with high toxicity which can seriously compromise our health.
In today’s world, it is almost impossible not to come into contact with toxins. Though we normally associate them with industrial chemicals, pesticides and the like, toxins can be found in many of the everyday products that we depend upon. For example, food, personal care products, clothing, furniture, and cookware are just some of the items we use 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 through vaccines, prescription medicines, and amalgam fillings.
A report compiled by the 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 prevent 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 and sodas top the list of foods to eliminate. Other foods containing toxins include: caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweetners, canned food, conventionally produced red meat and pork, fried food, and white rice.
A low toxicity diet consists mainly of raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, raw nuts and seeds, wild caught fish, herbs, and herbal teas. The more of these that are organic, the better.
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.
Below are recipes for healthy products; one for shampoos that leave your hair healthy and vibrant, and the other for toothpastes, that will promote oral health.
Food grade diatomaceous earth is effective in removing toxins. 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 of removing toxins from the body are:
*Drinking plenty of water to flush out the system.
*Bentonite clay, used both internally and externally (in a clay bath).
*Lemon juice used as twelve large lemons added to a gallon of distilled water or two tablespoons of lemon juice 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, beet root juice, turmeric, coconut oil, and goldensealeliminate 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.
*Make quality shampoos and toothpastes at home:
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