First, let’s talk a little bit about why we need to detox our bodies. We truly live in a toxic world and our poor livers take the brunt of this onslaught along with our other organs. Living in our modern world is a toxic, poisonous and possibly lethal experience. Every second the food you eat, the air you breathe and the water you drink is doing harm to your system. There are some 100,000 new chemicals floating around our environment all the time.
Your liver cleans and detoxifies your blood as you inhale, consume, or absorb trillions of different bacteria, virus parasites, alcoholic beverages, worn out red blood cells, carcinogenic vapors from plastics, cigarettes, toxic household chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, preservatives and chemical additives in your food, smoke and pollutants in the air to name a few.
So, what to do?
1. Do a liver detox yearly. There are several of these and the best one I’ve found is from Dr. Richard Schulze.
2. Buy as much organic fruit, veggies, soy products etc.
3. Do not use refined and processed foods. Read your labels.
4. Use the best water you can afford. I think one of the best for very little money is the PUR Filter. There is an excellent water filter by the name of Kangen Water. Here you can take your water from acid to alkaline depending on what you want to do. It’s quite expensive, but well worth it if you afford such a filter. I would suggest you do not depend on regular bottled water as most of it isn’t checked for its purity. Another product which I happen to use is from Nikken. These aren’t ultra expensive and you can get one to sit on top of the counter or under the sink. They use a multi filtering process.
5. Buy green cleaners for your home and yourselves. Let’s do as much as we can to help ourselves and our environment. Also, use a non-toxic pest control. They do exist!
6. Buy cosmetics, lotions, and toothpastes that are natural. (Even though Tom’s is an excellent toothpaste some of it includes fluoride. Fluoride is not natural and is toxic. Look it up on Google. You will be surprised. Also do not use scented products. They are toxic.
7. Avoid as much carpeting as possible in your home. If you must use carpeting don’t wear shoes. Carpet is impossible to really clean after a relatively short time to mention its toxicity. A small example of this is that I have a friend whom I visit. She has shag carpeting all over her home. When I bring my little jack russell to her house the dog throws up. Always!
8. Open your windows! The air outside is cleaner than the air inside your home.
9. Avoid plastics of all kinds. Be sure not to put the plastic water bottles in your freezer and then drink the water. In fact avoid buying plastic period. Use your own shopping bags to go to the grocery store. The plastic bags are horrible for our environment. I live on the beach and there are many times when these plastic bags are left all over the place. They get into the water and hurt or kill the sea-life.
10. Wear clothes made of cotton or other natural fibers. It’s not only good for you and feels good to wear but is good for the environment.
11. Avoid as much animal food as possible. If for no other reason…it is an ethical problem. Our factory farms for meat and chickens are disgusting. These animals feel pain and suffering just as we do. We have no right to run around killing them or have someone else killing them so we can eat them and feel that we aren’t responsible.
12. For more information go to: Guidelines for Non-Toxic Living. You can easily find this on Google.
Toxins are found everywhere. We are surrounded with poisons and toxic chemicals coming from our water, food and
air. These toxins are absorbed directly through our skin. Our carpets, furniture, plastic wrap, cleaners etc. are toxic. According to the experts 80% of all cancers are a direct result of chemicals in the air, in our water and in our food. We need not only to be aware of this but to do what we can to avoid illness or worse. By including the above steps in your life you can do a great deal to protect yourself and your family.