Today’s post takes a look at a subject that affects us all. I am glad to be able to share this information with you so that you can improve your health. I’m referring to the environmental toxicity to which we are exposed on a daily basis. You may be wondering about the sources of exposure and how these chemicals may affect you.
Toxic exposure has become an inevitable reality of our modern times.
Symptoms of toxic exposure:
If you experience constant fatigue, constipation, trouble losing weight, skin problems, gas, sleep problems, and an all around lousy feeling, its likely that your body may be a toxic waste dump and that’s worrisome.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) an average woman in the US uses 12 personal care products before breakfast time which contain a total of 168 different chemicals. While men use a little less, they are still exposed to about 85 chemicals a day.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in June of 2006 reported that nearly 1/4 of global disease is caused by environmental exposure. And the situation has only become worse. Unfortunately our toxic exposure does not stop at our body care products.
We are exposed to toxins via the water we drink, the air we breathe and the pesticides sprayed onto and grown into the foods we consume.
The good news!
The human body, in it’s great intelligence has been designed to expel toxins quite readily and effectively when it is provided with the help, support and a solid plan to encourage the process of detoxification.
Here are 3 ways you can help your body out despite your exposure to toxins:
- Arm yourself with knowledge
Since knowledge is golden, it’s the best tool for empowering your health. When you can identify what you need to eliminate and are aware of that which needs to change, you’ll be able to do so effectively, with confidence and with ease. When we don’t know, we are at a loss, helpless and unable to change what we need to better our lives. Remember slow and steady wins the race, small changes are the longest lasting.
- Acquire the resources you need
Arm yourself with the tools to make the necessary changes: reduce your toxic exposure by replacing your chemical laden body and household products with natural ones. Find out which contain the least number of chemicals. Visit the EWG website. It’s a fantastic resource for plugging in your body care product and seeing how it scores: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
You can see how your household items score here: http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners.
- Follow a well supported detox program
You’d greatly benefit from following an effective, practical and professionally run program for ridding your body and your life of harmful toxins so that you may achieve life-long wellness.
Getting your health on track and reducing your toxic load is easy when you have a plan. On March 1st, 2016 I’ll be releasing “Detox Clean,” an online program to accelerate your health. This 5 week advanced Naturopathic cleansing program will help you optimize your health, banish bloating, experience vibrant energy and learn to eat for optimal health.
If you are ready to say goodbye to bloating, gas, fatigue and stubborn weight gain my Detox Clean program will transform your life. It begins on March 1st, sign up here now: Detox Clean Program
Here is a recipe to get you started on your non-toxic path.
Ditch your conventional house-hold cleaning products and begin to replace them with healthy alternatives, one step at a time.
All purpose household cleaner
2 cups filtered water
¼ cup white distilled vinegar
½ teaspoon of liquid castile soap (I like Dr. Bronner’s Castille soap)
20 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops tea tree oil
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to blend. Spray on your counter and wipe the area with a clean cloth or paper towel.