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It’s easy to feel dull and lethargic this time of the year. Look out, there is hardly any sunlight. The winter chill is casting a gloom. It’s the perfect weather for toxins to fester. Allergens are on the prowl, and you may have suffered a bout or two of cold or flu already.
Fortunately, I have a remedy that is effective. And, combined with a few easy steps you will be fighting fit to flush out those toxins and beat the winter blues.
Our Biological Filtration Systems
Our liver, gut, skin, kidneys and lungs, all work tirelessly as body’s filtration systems. They have a single predominant function – to constantly remove harmful substances from the body.
- Our liver is perhaps the single most effective organ for purging out toxins. There are two phases of liver detoxification. In the first phase, the toxins are processed into intermediate free radicals. These free radicals are then rapidly acted upon in the second phase. If there is an imbalance in the way our liver completes the two phases, there may be toxicity build-up in the body.
- Our gut has several important functions. It houses the gut flora, that has been known to boost immunity. The gut performs the digestive function and processes toxins too. The fat-soluble toxins that are processed by our liver are handed over to the gut as water-soluble toxins. It’s the gut’s job to expel these toxins.
- Our Kidneys perform a vital filtration role. They filter out waste/toxins from our blood and help in regulating blood pressure, electrolyte balance and RBC production in the body.
- Our lungs help us breathe in oxygen-rich air and exhale carbon dioxide in exchange. Prolonged carbon dioxide build-up can be harmful, and even lethal. In ridding our body of carbon dioxide, and other allergens and pollutants from the air, our lungs and respiratory system perform an essential life-giving function.
- Our skin also has a role to play in keeping our body free from toxins. While our skin protects us from environmental toxins as our first line of defence, the skin and the pores on our skin, are especially convenient for flushing out toxins that mix with sweat. Exercising can help expedite toxin removal through sweat.
Read the Signs
Our body is quite capable of detoxifying itself and does so constantly. All our organs are working overtime purging out toxins. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to survive, much less cope with the circumstances.
But the growing toxicity of our environment – the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat – coupled with our sedentary lifestyle, is adding pressure on their performance. Consider how our environment has changed. It is highly polluted. There are so many more allergens lose in the environment now, and we are more susceptible less immune.
Additionally, our life is full of stress from work or even in our personal lives. This stress manifests itself in various ways, and we are either on medication or dealing with our situation using one tactic or another. Smoking, drinking alcohol and substance abuse is rampant. Binge eating and indulgence is considered a solution.
We find we are increasingly alone. Our families and friends are kilometres away as we travel for work or leisure. This loss of real-world human connection and the rise of smartphones as an easy alternative is known to have impacts on our health, immunity and internally, in the way we process toxins.
Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins
By embracing a health-centric, environmentally conscious outlook, we can reduce our exposure to toxins. Here are a few simple steps that will help you cope:
- Detox. Help your organs perform optimally by strengthening and nourishing them. I have a full-fledged Cleanse program running next month. Find out more here, or in the next segment.
- Eat unprocessed, organic and whole foods. Skip buying processed or canned foods. All cans are lined with Bisphenol A, which is a Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP). POPs are potent and can stay in the human body for up to 100 years.
- Cook your own food. Use energy-wise appliances and practices. As far as possible grow your own food and herbs. Or buy in-season produce from your local farmers markets.
- For cooking, use stainless steel utensils, wooden spatulas or clay pots. Or, in general, alloys that do not leach metals or harmful chemicals into your food. This includes coated pans. Avoid using the microwave for reheating food, or reusing oil.
- Drink plenty of fresh natural water. This replenishes your gut and your kidneys. Avoid buying plastic water bottles as they contain BPA too.
- Reduce your use of chemicals. Check your household cleaning products, and use alternate remedies such as vinegar and lime as much as possible. The Environmental Working Group’s website is an excellent resource for referencing non-toxic products. Even your cosmetics – shampoos, soaps and creams (everyday items) – are full of chemicals.
- Stop your dependence of toxic substances such as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. Work out a plan to gradually reduce and then ultimately give-up on these habits.
- Go for brisk walks in the garden, and meditate and exercise regularly. Reduce the stress in your life by every means possible. Emotional toxins can be potent too. Smile, listen to music, make real connections, journal and maintain positivity. Don’t hesitate to seek help.
- Get proper rest and sleep. Switch off your smartphones and other devices that interrupt your sleep. At mealtime, stay away from television. Concentrate on your meal, on the taste, aroma and texture of food.
- Wherever possible replace the use of plastics with natural or organic products, that are environmentally safe. Recycle and reuse. By supporting brands that are engaged in eco-aware and sustainable practices, you may contribute to a lower toxicity footprint for everyone.
Staying healthy was perhaps never more difficult. Our organs are under tremendous strain. And our food and lifestyle are missing essential nourishment. If health is your concern, then my semi-annual Cleanse program is perfect for you.
Boost your spirit. Enhance your energy. Reduce bloating. Clean and nourish your organs. Promote positivity.
Did you know that healthcare practitioners recommend that you detox at least once every six months! Has it been six months since your last detox?
It’s time to pause. Do a cleanse. And help your body rejuvenate.
The cleanse program includes tons of healthy recipes, detox tips and DIY exercises that are meant to boost your health. Join my webinar to learn more…
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