If you read health magazines, newsletters, blogs or even tweets, you will find experts telling you how to rid your body of toxins. And the methods they suggest can sometimes sound extreme:
- Juice fasting for several days
- Colonic cleansing
- Flushing your kidneys
- Blood chelation
- Drink this, eat that, don’t drink or eat anything!
If the article is honest it will say to discuss this with your doctor. Not all methods are appropriate for all bodies and in some cases these processes may cause damage. Your body is made to filter out toxins in a variety of ways so anything you do should be done in moderation.
Every day, every hour, even every minute your body breathes air in, absorbs oxygen, breathes out carbon dioxide. The cilia in your lungs filter air born particles and you sneeze them out. While that is happening your digestive system is taking in what you eat and disassembling it into nutritional components, waste material, and liquids. When it is done you expel the liquid and solid waste and that includes anything your body did not know what to do with. Your lymphatic system, your liver, your sweat glands, all help your body filter and keep only desired material while the rest is processed away from the body.
So what can you do to help your body? It’s simple: bring less toxins in! Drink plenty of clean, clear water to assist your body in its natural processes. Choose organic, fresh fruits and vegetables wherever possible. Avoid heavily processed foods, and foods that contain large amounts of sodium or trans fats. Avoid fried foods or charred meats which have been found to deliver carcinogens to your body.
Think about the cleansers you use. Do they have long warning labels instructing you to use gloves and only use in a well-ventilated area? That label is telling you something. Take a good look at your supply of household cleansers and see if you can make changes for products that are less dangerous but just as effective. There are many on the market now!
Look at your shampoo, your bath soap, and your skin care. You want to avoid anything with suIlfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde or triclosans. If you choose products like those sold by Beach Organics Skin Care you will also be choosing products that are made from organic, vegan sources. This means your skin will absorb less toxins for your body to defend against.
That’s really the key here. If you do not fill your body full of toxins, your body will be able to filter them out just fine. Start small, begin to replace things in your life and let’s see how clean your life can get!