There is a third source of toxins – our own body!
It is estimated that over 80% of the cells in are body are in our digestive tract, in the form of bacteria. When we are eating healthy and emptying our digestive tract regularly then the good bacteria flourish and we become even healthier. When we are eating poorly and/or digesting poorly the remains of our food stay in our digestive tract too long. Then it begins to spoil, or rot, and the bad bacteria begin to flourish. They can flourish so much that they outgrow the area of the digestive tract and get into our blood system and other organs. Usually this is a bacterium called ‘Candida’ or what we refer to as a yeast infection. At this point our immune system is going crazy trying to combat these hordes of invaders.
We can prevent this problem, and even takes steps at reversing it by following the food guidelines in this article, and making sure that we eliminate our food wastes on a regular basis, at least once a day if not more often. If the raw foods aren’t doing this by themselves then make sure you have Plant Enzymes with your meals. If even that doesn’t make enough difference I reach for my Daily Detoxification. This is not a laxative, but it is designed to help clean out the digestive tract. When I get really ‘clogged up’ I reach for a couple of Aloe Ace-Max. One side effect of aloe is a natural laxative effect.
Other things you can do to help your body get rid of toxins are ionic foot baths and sweating. Sweating one way your body ‘squeezes the sponge’ of your skin, releasing toxins instead of absorbing them. You can accomplish this through exercise, steam baths or saunas. Massage is another good way to release toxins. In all these methods you need to be extra sure you are getting enough water. Without the water to allow these toxins to escape from your body you are simply mobilizing them to circulate throughout your system. You would be doing your body more harm than good.
A simple way to detox at home is to take a long hot bath, with Epson salts. This unique blend of minerals both draws impurities from your body and feeds your body at the same time. If your body is deficient in any of the minerals it will draw just the right amount from the salted water. At the same time it will push out those substances in the cells and the fluid around them into the water. This is why athletes use an Epson salt bath to ease sore muscles. It pulls the lactic acid from around their cells, thus relieving their pain. Many times they are told to ‘ice’ their sore muscles. For general detoxification you won’t want to do that. You will want a hot bath to open the pores and facilitate the transfer.
Another source of toxins is your thoughts. If you are forever telling yourself how bad things are or how bad you are, you are slowly poisoning yourself with toxic emotions. The same is true of someone else that is constantly berating you or putting you down. There was a study announced recently that teens that are harassed at school actually develop brain damage after a period of time. The scientific reason for this is that our emotions trigger our body to release chemicals. These chemicals are meant to solve the problem being faced. If the problem is internal or external words the chemicals have nothing to battle. Instead they battle the inside of your body. They can last for several days.
There are at least two things you can do to protect yourself from these chemicals. The first is exercise. Because these chemicals are part of the fight or flight mechanism you need to fight or flight to get rid of them. You can’t beat down the little old lady that criticizes you, but you can go for a run on the treadmill. You can’t challenge your boss or teacher to a boxing match, but you can lift weights. Putting those chemicals to work to do physical work is one of the best ways to remove them from your blood stream, thus preventing the harm they can do to your body.
The second thing you can do is called avoidance. If there is a family member, or neighbor that is always putting you down or trying to pick a fight, just limit the amount of time you spend with them. Don’t give them any more opportunities to damage your health. When you do have to be around them try to avoid subjects where they have said hurtful things in the past. This probably won’t stop them, but at least you won’t be giving them an opening.
If the person than criticizes you the most is you then you need to seek ways to change that destructive habit. Counseling is a good start. You need to tell someone about your problems and get their advice on how to handle them. As you are looking for the right person, or getting your courage up to start the process there is a simple technique to train yourself to treat yourself better. Put a rubber band around your wrist. Every time you catch yourself speaking negatively to yourself in your mind simply reach down and snap the rubber band. The mild sting won’t really hurt, but it is a simple way of stopping the bad habit of negative self talk. This method is a good temporary fix, but it doesn’t get to the root of the problem that started the habit in the first place. Find a good counselor, and look into the program called EFT for Emotional Freedom Technique. The guy that designed it has retired, but many others have picked up the baton and are carrying on his work.
This series has taken longer than expected. Our bodies are wonderfully made. They will always strive for good health, in spite of us. All we need to do to encourage that good health is to give it the tools it needs in the way of good nutrition and supplementation, quit giving it the things it doesn’t need in the form of toxins and empty calories, and to get rid of any toxins that get into it despite our best efforts. In part three I described this as: Support, Stop Poisoning, Detoxify!
Keep up the good work!
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