Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Detoxifying Benefits of Acupuncture

Going through a detox plan can help rid your body of toxins that can make you sick. Once most people go through a detox and feel better, they’re a lot more determined to take care of their body.

When you live a clean lifestyle, you understand the importance of eating as healthy as possible, exercising and staying on track to good health. Acupuncture is something that can work with your detox program as well as help you continue to feel better once you're finished.

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Traditional healthcare acupuncture (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There are many reasons for this, with one being that acupuncture can help with mental detoxification as well as physical detoxification. You can practice acupuncture with a certified acupuncturist, or even in the comfort of your own home.

Any time you begin a detoxification program, you may experience some symptoms because of the toxins leaving your body. You might feel differently and not as comfortable if you use a detox plan that completely changes the way that you would normally eat.

Your body sometimes gets stuck in a rut with how you eat and live. When you shake that up, it throws your body out of its normal routine, even if that "normal" is plagued with toxins and not all that healthy.

When going through a detox plan, some people will experience some bowel discomfort such as gas and bloating. You might experience some diarrhea or constipation.

Headaches, muscle aches and fatigue can also be associated with a detox plan. This is because your body has become accustomed to the presence of these toxins and has adjusted to the way they impact your health.

As the toxins are cleansed from your body, you will go through a resetting period and you’ll feel various side effects. Acupuncture can help those side effects not be as intrusive - as well as help the detox itself work better.

What this form of alternative treatment does is restore your body’s balance - the balance that the toxins take from you. The body is a wonderfully crafted thing and it can fight off a host of infections, bacteria, viruses and more when it’s in good health!

English: Basic Acupuncture.
Basic Acupuncture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
But the minute your body is out of balance, it creates a disconnect between your mind and body. Acupuncture returns this balance - and with it, returns your natural restorative health powers to your body.

Acupuncture works with detoxification and your body’s own immune system to help you feel whole again. And it does so much more than that. Acupuncture can help alleviate some of the symptoms that are caused by toxins. It can relieve allergies caused by environmental toxins, boost the immune system and stop headaches related to toxins.

These are just a few of the benefits waiting for you when you combine acupuncture with your detox lifestyle.

Here are a few resources to help you learn more:


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Using A Sauna to Detoxify Your Body

Although most people really don’t like it, sweating is actually good for your body. But thanks to the ultra-convenient lifestyles of today, sweating isn’t something that a lot of people do on a regular basis.

We go from air conditioned homes to air conditioned vehicles to air conditioned offices and shopping places. But this lack of sweating can cause your body to keep toxins trapped inside, which is another cause for increased toxic load in modern society.

Sweating (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Toxins enter the body one of two ways - either through the mouth or through the skin. When you sweat, your body expels some of the toxins and can help prevent a build up. Sweating opens up your pores to let the body release toxins. Not only do you feel better and look better, but your skin will also look younger and healthier!

Using a sauna can be a good way to help increase sweating and eliminate toxins from your body, because a sauna causes you to sweat a lot more than you normally would.* If you could check what your sweat contains, you’d see that it probably contains a lot of toxins - including airborne ones like pesticides that are sprayed in homes and on plants.

In a sauna, your body also works to release toxins that have been stored in the tissues. It basically forces them loose and then eliminates them. Studies have shown that saunas are effective in detoxification based on the amount of sweat your body will produce at the higher temperature.

Your body will get rid of toxins like uric acid, which is a waste product - and a toxin. If uric acid builds up in the body, it can lead to things like kidney problems. Not only can saunas help your body detoxify itself of uric acid, but also from toxins from metals, chemicals, household cleaners, and from any medications that you take or put on your skin.

The interior of an infrared sauna.
A modern infrared sauna. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When you use a sauna, your heart rate also increases - and this is a good thing.* A faster heart rate will increase blood flow. The increase in blood flow will help push toxins out of your body faster.

Not only that, but there’s a correlation between the temperature of the sauna and the benefit it gives your immune system. When you get a fever, it raises your body temperature to kill off whatever is making you sick.

In a sauna, the increased temperature helps your body fight things that can make you sick. It used to be that if you wanted the detoxification benefit from using a sauna, you had to leave your house to go to one.

But today, you can buy a sauna that you can use right in the comfort of your own home - and they’re affordable. You can find both steam and dry heat saunas for home use.

* Note: You should not use a sauna without consulting your physician first - especially if you have any type of disease or condition that affects your skin or cardiovascular system.

A Few Examples Of Personal Home Saunas:


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Could Chelation Help Reduce Your Toxic Load?

As we discussed last week, at this moment, you’re carrying far more toxins within your body than you’re aware of. These toxins have the potential to negatively impact your health - and some can even build up to the point where they can shorten your life!*

Many people assume that they have a few toxins, but they don’t realize that just by living in your home and going about your daily life, you ingest thousands of different toxins.

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Chemical cleaning products can contain toxins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Toxins can be a number of things - but especially chemicals. These chemicals come from your mattress, cleaning products, your floors, the foods that you eat and the things you drink - and even the air you breathe.

When you ingest toxins in some way, your body has natural processes in place to remove these toxins as a way of protecting itself. For example, your body may get rid of toxins by secreting them through your kidneys.

As the build up continues, it tries to rid these toxins by expelling them as waste material and pushing them to leach out through the skin. Unfortunately, in today's chemical-filled world, it often happens that these toxins are so numerous, and the build up can be so great, that the body can’t eliminate them all without some help.

That’s why detoxing can help. By detoxing, you can eliminate a build up, boost your health and improve your immune system. One of the ways that you can do this is by using a chelation detoxing process.

Doctors use chelation therapy to rid a patient’s body of heavy metal toxins in particular. The patient receives EDTA or Ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid through an IV and has to return for numerous visits.

Fortunately, there’s a more natural way that you can use chelation to detoxify your body. This natural chelation process is a combination of cilantro and chlorella.

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Fresh Cilantro (Coriander). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cilantro, also called coriander, is an herb from the parsley family and has been used for medicinal purposes, as well as in cooking. It has antioxidant properties as well as essential oil, and is rich in fiber.

This herb is believed to improve health and fight disease. It’s an anti-inflammatory and is helpful in helping the body get rid of mercury toxins.

Chlorella is fresh water alga. It contains antioxidants, vitamin C, iron and B vitamins.

It works to remove toxins from the body because it contains chlorophyll. This is what you see when you look at green plants. Chlorophyll is the pigment. What it does for humans when used as part of a detox plan is eliminate metals from the body and from the bloodstream through a binding process.

You can find chlorella at health food stores in various forms. It’s used in a combination chelation process with cilantro. Both of these are natural living substances that can help cleanse and detoxify your body naturally, without the harmful side effects of many harsher cleanses.

* Please note that this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It should not be considered as medical advice, and you should always consult a qualified medical practitioner before beginning any cleanse or detoxification program.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to Analyze Your Toxic Load

As you may realize if you've been reading our blog posts for a while, your body is a pretty complex organism. It handles many thousands of tasks each day - many of which you’re completely unaware of. When something isn’t right, your body will start sending you warning messages.

The problem is that not many people understand that these warning messages come in the form of symptoms. When there’s an issue, your body tries to get you to address it by causing something to hurt, to swell, or by taking up more energy than it normally would.

Far too many people ignore these messages in the form of symptoms until they reach a point where they feel too poorly to keep up with the tasks involved in their day-to-day living.

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Toxic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of the reasons that your body can start sending out warning messages is because it can reach a point where toxins build up, leading to toxicity. By the time you reach that point, you’ll feel pretty bad!

You can do a lot to help your body stay in good health by checking to see if your mind or body have been showing symptoms commonly associated with a toxin build up (also called toxic load).

In the mind, the number one symptom is mental fog. When this happens, you’ll begin to experience trouble with the way that you think. You’ll lack the clarity that you once had.

At first, you might not even notice that your mind isn’t as quick as it used to be but as time passes and toxins continue to build up, the mental fog will only grow worse.

Mental fog can vary from one person to the next, depending on the level of toxins you’ve been exposed to and how your body reacts to those toxins. What can be kind of frustrating is that testing for toxins isn’t easy. In fact, many lab tests will come back within normal parameters when you actually do have a problem, because they're not really testing for the things that are causing the problems..

Your body will also show symptoms of fatigue when you have a build up of toxins in your body. This fatigue can reach the point where it leaves you unable to function. This type of fatigue is often attributed to other conditions, rather than looking at your toxic load.

When toxins stay in your body, over time, it takes away your energy stores and that’s why you feel drained of energy. Your body can only handle so much and when your toxic load is high, your system tries to get rid of them, but unfortunately, it often can’t keep up with the volume of toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis in the modern post-industrial world.
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That’s why your body needs a detox. When you go through a detox plan, you can cleanse your body of all these toxins, even if the toxins have built up over time. You can restore clarity of mind and get the energy that you lost back. However, you need to do this the right way.

Some "cleanses" and detoxification programs can actually cause additional stress to the body - which is not helpful. This month, we'll be discussing some ways to cleanse and detoxify your system gently, and naturally reduce your toxic load. Be sure to check back next week, when we'll be discussing one of the best little-known ways to rid your body of toxins naturally!

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