Keeping the toxic load in your body very low can make a big difference in how you feel. Here are some ways you can decrease the toxic load to your body.
There are many sources of toxins and damaging chemicals that can get into your body through the air you breathe, water and foods you ingest, through your skin from soaps, lotions, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc. A lot of it you just don’t even realize but these toxins can build up to toxic levels in your body. Here are some of the most common ways that you can let toxins into your body
Many everyday chemicals can be a factor in the breakdown of our natural defenses against disease and overall immune system.
- Pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals in produce
- Hormones and antibiotics found in meats, fowl and dairy
- Mercury and other heavy metals
- Preservatives and other chemicals, such as MSG in processed foods
- Many air fresheners, synthetic fragrances, aerosol sprays, perfumes, dryer sheets, laundry detergent, window cleaner and other household cleaners contain known carcinogens that can be damaging to your health.
- Air pollution, such as living near cement factory or oil refinery
- Cleaning products that are toxic that can absorb through your skin and that you can breathe in when you are using them. Some of these can be quite serious.
- Cooking utensils and pans made with plastic or with Teflon (or other similar type coatings) that degrade over time.
- Skin products that can be absorbed into the bloodstream through your skin that contain carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals.
- Water that has been treated with fluoride, chlorine and other harmful chemicals.
Here’s another great resource to help guide you. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ has information on thousands of products including cosmetics, skin products, sunscreen, hair, nails, men’s products, oral care, etc. They also have an app that you can download where you can scan any such product and it will give you the rating as to how healthy or not something is for any product in their database. Cool, huh?
www.EKG.org also has a ton of other information about foods, cleaning products and more. If you have any question about the toxic load of any products you use, check it out here. For even more information on this subject, I recommend a book entitled Toxic Overload by environmental health specialist Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton available on Amazon.
Gradually (or rapidly if you want) phase over to non-toxic cleaning products, skin products and foods and work to eliminate that main sources of toxins that are entering your body. If your body isn’t being constantly taxed by having to deal with these toxins it will have a much higher ability to fight other germs and viruses.