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WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE FEWER TOXINS IN YOUR BODY?

Toxins are unfortunately an inescapable part of daily modern life.

Though you’re probably already eating 100% organic, drinking your tap water filtered and using non-toxic beauty and cleaning products, you will still have a significant amount of metals and environmental toxins in your body.

In this blog we will look at some of the things you can do to minimise the impact of these toxins on your body, wellness and health.

Think about lifestyle choices to keep your colon healthy

Your colon is also called the large intestine or large bowel.  Once your food is digested in the small intestine, minerals and vitamins are removed. After that, what remains is taken to the colon where water is removed, and bacteria breaks down the food so it can leave your body.

As you’d expect, top of the list to keep your colon healthy is staying active. This keeps your entire body healthy including your colon.

Now we move on to diet.

You already know that you need to cut back on sugar, limit eating processed meat and go for whole grains when you can.

We encourage you to eat the rainbow with a range of colourful fruit and vegetables in your diet every day.  Key amongst these suggestions is broccoli, dark, leafy greens, almond milk, oatmeal and raspberries.  Why? Well, they have high amounts of fibre, Vitamin D and calcium.

Fibre is really important to your overall health.  This can’t be broken down by enzymes in your digestive system, so it moves food throughout the system and helps cleanse the colon through regular bowel movements.

Did you know there are two type of fibre? Water – soluble and water- insoluble.  Soluble fibre absorbs water during digestion. Foods which fits in to this category is called “roughage” – and includes

  • oats and oat bran
  • pears
  • apples
  • avocados
  • blackberries
  • vegetables
  • legumes
  • barley

 

Insoluble fibre doesn’t change during digestion, so helps move food through your intestines. This kind of fibre can be found in:

  • fruits with edible skin or seeds
  • vegetables
  • whole-grain breads, pastas, and crackers
  • bulgur wheat
  • stone ground corn meal
  • cereals
  • bran
  • rolled oats
  • buckwheat
  • brown rice

 

Ensure an anti-inflammatory diet

It’s important that your diet minimises toxic exposure and helps your body detoxify regularly.

Thanks to soil, water and air contamination, organic food you buy these days still contain toxins but are likely to reduce your overall toxicity burden as they’ve not been produced with antibiotics, hormones or pesticides.

If you are being mindful when you eat, and conscious of the effects that various foods have on you, you might also have realised that some foods trigger an inflammatory response in you. These food sensitivities or intolerances can keep your immune system in a state of high alert, fuelling inflammation throughout your body.  Gluten, dairy, soy, egg and corn are common culprits.

Tame and reduce inflammation using supplements

Research has shown that taking recommended supplements can tame and reverse inflammation.

These include:

  • Resveratrol
  • Curcumin
  • N-acetyl-cysteine
  • Cordyceps
  • Gotu Kola
  • Milk thistle
  • L-glutamine
  • Alpha lipoic acid

 

Use “binders”

There are also some compounds you can take that will bind with the toxins within your body and remove them.  These so-called binders will help remove fungal infections, infectious bacteria, environmental toxins, mycotoxins and heavy metals from your body.

Some binders include:

  • Modified citrus pectin
  • Activated charcoal
  • Bentonite clay
  • Zeolite
  • Chlorella
  • Silica

 

Breathe easy

Oxygenating your body, and retraining the respiratory centre, is key to having fewer toxins in your body as proper breathing directly affects your lymphatic system – the “sewerage” system of your body.

Toxicity, bad nutrition and stress lead to bad breathing habits which in turn lowers the oxygenation of your body’s organs and tissues.

Address this and you will see the results in a day or two. You’ll need less sleep, less food and will have more energy and vitality.

You can further support toxin elimination by making sure your liver and gallbladder function are supported, that your bowel is in peak condition for healthy elimination and that you’re hydrated and taking care of your bladder and kidneys.

Colon hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy is believed to remove toxins from the colon.  During the colon hydrotherapy, a tube is placed in your rectum and water is flushed through the colon. You can also use juice fasts and cleanses to detox your body and cleanse your colon.

Don’t forget to regularly exercise to stimulate your lymphatic system and sweat regularly to keep those toxins flowing out.

Did you find this article useful?

Adhere to these suggestions and you’ll be able to minimise the toxin build up in your body.

If you found this article useful and would like to find out how to incorporate some of the advice in your daily life, you can book a free 20 minute telephone consultation on this link.