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Is There Toxic Waste In Your Body?

Is There Toxic Waste In Your Body?
YOUR BODY MAY BE a toxic waste dump. Worried? You should be ... We are exposed to 6 million pounds of
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's diseaseDementia
  • Autism
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Exposure to heavy metals like mercury and lead, petrochemicals, residues, pesticides, and fertilizers.
  • Food allergies, environmental allergies, molds, and toxins from molds.
  • Eating a standard American diet.
  • Mental, emotional, and spiritual toxins -- isolation, loneliness, anger, jealousy, and hostility, all of which translate into toxins in our system.
  • Medications can sometimes be toxins. Often we need medications, but the reality is that most of us are overmedicated and use medications to treat problems for which there are better solutions, such as lifestyle and diet.
  • Internal toxins--things like bacteria, fungus, and yeast inside our gut as well as hormonal and metabolic toxins that we need to eliminate.
  • That's a lot of toxins for our bodies to manage. You may wonder: Why aren't we all sick, given this incredible load of toxins? The answer is simple. It is because each of us is genetically and biochemically unique. Some of us are good at getting rid of toxins and waste, and others are not. I am not. That is why I developed chronic fatigue syndrome. I became overloaded with mercury and couldn't get rid of it because I am missing a gene for GSTM1--a critical detoxifying enzyme for mercury. But by learning to support my system and how to detoxify, I was able to cure myself of a seemingly incurable condition. What I learned is that there are five key steps to optimal detoxification. They are:
    • Identify and Get Rid of Toxins -- I listed the primary forms of toxic exposure above. Eliminating them is absolutely essential if you want to rebalance your detox system.
    • Fix Your Gut -- Gut imbalances are a key source of toxins for many.
    • Get Moving -- This help your blood and lymphatic circulation do its job.
    • Get Your Liver and Detox System Working -- If your detoxification system isn't working properly, this is a serious problem and needs to be addressed. A great place to start is the 10-step approach outlined below.
    • Detox Your Mind, Heart, and Spirit -- This is just as important as detoxing your body, and it's an area few of us ever think about as a source of toxins.
    To completely detoxify your body you need to work through each of these steps carefully, and that can take some time. But you can start today by following this simple 10-step plan. 10 Simple Steps to Enhance Detoxification Proper detoxification is so essential for health that you need to start enhancing your body's ability to detoxify today. Here is how to do it:
    1. Drink Clean -- Drink plenty of clean water, at least eight to ten glasses of filtered water a day.
    2. Eliminate Properly -- Keep your bowels moving, at least once or twice a day. And if you can't get going, then you need some help. This can include taking two tablespoons of ground flax seeds and taking acidophilus and extra magnesium citrate capsules. If you have any chronic diseases or problems, you have to be careful about taking supplements and should work with your doctor.
    3. Eat Clean -- You should also eat organic produce and animal products to eliminate the toxins, hormones, and antibiotics in your food.
    4. Eat Detoxifying Food -- You should eat 8 to 10 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables a day, particularly family of the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, collards, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi) and the garlic family (garlic and onions), which help increase sulfur in the body and help detoxification.
    5. Minimize Drugs -- Avoid stimulants, sedatives, and drugs, such as caffeine and nicotine, and try to reduce alcohol intake.
    6. Get Moving -- Exercise five days a week with focus on conditioning your cardiovascular system, strengthening exercises, and stretching exercises.
    7. Avoid the White Menace -- This includes white flour and white sugar.
    8. Sweat -- Sweat profusely at least three times a week, using a sauna, steam, or a detox bath.
    9. Supplement -- Take a high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement.
    10. Relax --
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