Brace Yourself — You’re Not Gonna Like This
Toxins are so ubiquitous in our environment that they have become impossible to avoid. They are in our air, water, food, household, and personal products… we are literally born with them (the Environmental Working Group tested blood from umbilical cords and found an average of 287 contaminants.)
There’s no doubt the amount of toxins our kids are exposed to are contributing to these statistics:
• 1 in 5 children are obese.
• 1 in 6 children have a mental health disorder.
• 1 in 8 children have asthma.
• 1 in 13 children have a food allergy.
• 1 in 44 children have autism.
And these numbers were before the pandemic. Our children are suffering even more now. We MUST do better for our children… and for ourselves. If babies’ bodies have that many toxins, imagine what is in an adult body??
The foods we choose is just one example of how convenience is killing us. The healthiest option is almost always more expensive and more time-consuming. And in a world where we want everything five minutes ago and would rather pay for the less expensive option, we’re turning a blind eye to — or just flat out don’t realize — the health ramifications this is causing us. I mean, who doesn’t want their food faster, easier, and tastier?? And who doesn’t want products that are more convenient, disposable, with less hassle and less work? Well guess what? It’s time we wake up… and step up.
The harsh reality… switching to a healthy lifestyle is massively inconvenient, especially for those who grew up in the “I want it now” generation. There is no quick fix or easy solution with this. But don’t let that stop you! It is SO possible.
While it’s impossible to avoid all toxins, the more you remove from your life, the less you have to remove from your body. It’s important to note that you first must make sure your detox pathways are open… pooping 2-3x a day, peeing every 4 hours, good breathing, sweating, and moving your body. If you start detox protocols and do not have proper drainage, you will reabsorb the toxins.
Here are a variety of ideas to help with supporting or detoxing your body (look for future posts for detailed information, as I’ve tried every one of them!)
• Castor Oil Pack
• Coffee Enema
• Cold Water Therapy
• Epsom Salt Bath
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
• Ionic Foot Bath
• Light Therapy including Red Light, Infrared Sauna
• Lymphatic Support
• Oil Pulling
• Ozone Therapy
• PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field)
Successfully adopting a healthy lifestyle starts one change at a time. And I promise you, your body will thank you in amazing ways!
Here are some ideas to start thinking about incorporating into your lifestyle:
• Eat organic, non-GMO, non-processed as much as possible. Read small print on packaging—you’ll be shocked at the number of foods that are genetically modified. GMO crops are sprayed with glyphosate which has been tied to an increase in immune and neurological disorders, is harmful to the gut, and interferes with an enzyme that’s vital to detoxification resulting in an accumulation of glyphosate in your organs of elimination, like your liver. One of the best ways to avoid exposure is to only consume non-GMO foods (especially wheat, corn, soy, and oats).
• Reduce your use of plastics. Microplastics have been found from the summit of Mount Everest to the deepest oceans. The World Wild Fund (WWF) reports that we are ingesting a credit-card-size worth of plastic every week. Plastic is not biologically compatible to the human body and builds up in our systems. Microplastics are in our soil, food, and air, but our water supply takes the biggest hit. Your best bet for avoiding microplastic exposure is to drink filtered water.
• Clean up your household/personal care products. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), levels of harmful pollutants may be up to 5 times higher indoors than outside. Indoor air pollution is caused by a combination of particles from mold spores, gas-burning stoves, candles/air fresheners, fireplaces, exhaust from nearby roads, pollen, dust, perfume, and more. It’s worth the money to buy a quality air purifier.
My favorites are from Intellipure and AirDoctor. Also, start buying ‘clean’ personal care and household products and avoid PFAS (forever chemicals that don’t break down in our bodies or the environment) PFAS have been linked to several health risks and research shows that most people in the United States have measurable levels of PFAS in their blood. PFAS are also found in water/stain-repellant clothing.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with making lifestyle changes. Go easy on yourself. Don’t try to do too much at once. Do what you can so you are more likely to not say ‘f it and give up! Take baby steps and give yourself grace in the process.
Putting the effort into being healthy is putting an effort into your health, your LIFE!
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