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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Detoxification Diet

If you suffer from immune system problems or allergies that are untreatable by the conventional medicine than your body needs a detoxification therapy. There are many types of foods that help flush out toxins from the body. Detoxification is an essential preventive measure as well a tool that helps in increasing general health, vitality, and is disease resistant. Detox diets being used for many years, as well as certain foods to prevent diseases and chronic conditions.

Why is a detox more important now?

As a result of the prevailing environmental pollution, people have become more aware of the need to detoxify their bodies. Environmental pollution has caused an increase in heavy metal for instance cadmium, mercury and lead. Numerous synthetic agricultural chemicals have also increased substances in our water, food as well as the air we breathe.

These are just some of the reasons why detox diets have gained popularity. People are now conscious and are including certain herbs in their foods. You can use herbs such as cloves, Echinacea, garlic, eucalyptus, myrrh, red clover, ginger, parsley and boneset. Although there are several which you can detoxify your body through, that also includes supplements. It is important and crucial what type of supplement you choose. However, the best method to detoxify your body is through a detox diet by choosing natural and organic food.

Choosing the right food and supplements is crucial!

A lot of people don’t know that there are lots of different foods that help with detoxification of the body that are readily as well as cheaply available to them. The detox food items that you should include in your diet include fruits, green foods, oranges, limes, broccoli, sprouts, kale, spinach, green tea, omega 3 oils, raw vegetables, seeds and nuts. To help in reducing some of this daily food that is necessary every day for your detoxification diet you can use a supplement. There are not many that suit the bill; the supplement should have many organic fruits or veggies plus omega 3. There is such a supplement that has 19 organic fruits in a liquid form; it has glucosamine for flexibility in joints, and omega 3, a most essential oil the body cannot make by itself and must come from the diet or a supplement.

In making a detox diet work the way it should, and to get the best benefits it must have all the right natural ingredients. This nutritional regime involves a change in consumption habits in a bit to flush out toxins as well as other contaminants.

The benefit of a detox!

Detox diets have been proven a great benefit for people’s health, aid in weight loss, digestion, boost mental state, increase energy and resistance to disease. It is important that you limit or better still get rid of processed foods. Detox diets normally emphasize on including unprocessed foods as well as adding fresh vegetables and fruit. It is also important that you cut down on alcohol; on the contrary you should increase your daily intake of water. Although your kidney, skin, liver as well your lungs are capable to flush out toxins, detox diets come in handy to boost the detoxification process.

Critics warn that these are risky, arguing that some detox foods contain harmful substances. At the same time most experts believe that there is no evidence to support such fear based claims that believe people just pop a magic pill for almost everything. Detox diets have been proven to have many health benefits and are highly recommended.

About Toxic Ignorance

In the production of many foodstuff, cosmetics, food packaging, and generally most commercial products, synthetic chemicals are used in high quantity and only 2% out of thousands of chemicals have been tested for their carcinogenicity. This means we are at risk to more toxins than ever before, most chemicals have not been lab tested even though there is a general belief that government agencies are protecting our environment and health from the effects of toxic chemicals which is false. There is also the ignorance of complex chemical mixtures because most environmental health researchers use animals in laboratory testing and are exposed to one chemical variable at a time, meanwhile human beings are exposed to multiple mixture of chemicals which can have an added effect in humans and which long term exposure to such multiple chemicals may have culminative effects. The laboratory tests which would be able to test for multiple variables would incur high costs in time and money and therefore impractical, some will take as much as hundreds of years to test just a little number of chemicals. There are some reasons why environmental health and safety research is limited and these are:

A. The research is limited to one/two variables while there is no account for multiple variables which is common in humans.

B. Most researches are related only to the cancer paradigm meanwhile there can be other illnesses brought about by a combination of different chemicals.

c. High number of chemicals available for commercial purposes and more new chemicals being introduced every year makes it difficult to keep up with them.

There are some precautionary/solutions that can be taken to limit /curb the excesses of toxins in our environment and system and some of these are:

-Simple screening tests by manufacturers especially those chemicals in high volume use and the results should be available to the public.
-Replacement of certain chemicals with safer organic alternatives.
-Reduction in the number of chemicals in the market and used in the production of goods.

Lack of Magnesium

Here we will point out some of the difficulties involved in making sure we get enough of this vital mineral.

1. Our food sources are no longer loaded with magnesium. Obviously soil quality will have a lot to do with the yields of magnesium-rich foods. It is estimated that an average diet from 100 years ago had yields twice as high in magnesium and other minerals as compared to an ordinary diet of today. Magnesium is one mineral that can be farmed out of soil, so eating food that normally yields high amounts of magnesium grown in depleted soil will obviously not yield as many benefits.

2. Herbicides can block absorption. Another excellent reason to buy organic food is because certain herbicides can act as chelators to block minerals such as magnesium from being absorbed into the system. So even if we do consume foods that are magnesium-rich they might be blocked by these chelators. Magnesium can also be effectively eliminated from foods by the way they are cooked or processed.

3. Other foods can inhibit magnesium absorption. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or eating a lot of sugar can cause the body to pass magnesium through the system before it is absorbed. Also elderly people, especially those that take medications can also have problems absorbing needed magnesium.

4. Supplements aren’t always the answer. Many people look to supplements as the answer to a mineral-deficient diet, but there are a lot of complications to taking supplements. Not all supplements are absorbed the same way as vitamins and minerals from natural food, plus there is the issue of the synergistic relationships with other vitamins, specifically vitamin K2 and D3. When you supplement you shall know exactly the reasons you’re using one, and keep them to a minimum.

5. There must be a good balance between calcium and magnesium. When you get those muscles cramps it could be that you have an imbalance of calcium and not enough magnesium. It is important especially when you exercise to not only drink plenty of water but to keep in mind your calcium, magnesium and potassium ratios. Otherwise you will likely have cramping issues.

Longer Life With Detox

There are many over the counter products that can detox your body. Interestingly, many of these products contain natural herbal ingredients. Your body’s intricate systems reacts differently to the various ingredients in the products. This leads to many products for the different systems to get the best results. The products vary according to use such as flushing out the bowels, the liver, the urinary system and the cardio vascular system. The most common known detox is the eat and live healthy method. This method includes drinking 8 glasses of water or about 2 quarts or of water and increasing your fiber intake. Other methods to clean out the body include a smoothie made by blending 1 cup kale remove stems, 1 cup chopped peeled apples remove cores, 1 peeled banana and 1 cup water added as needed to thin to desired thickness in the blender adding more water as needed. Other methods include juices such as carrot, kale, cabbage, apple, beets, cranberry and pineapple juices to detox the body. A drink made by making fresh lemon aide sweetened with maple syrup and adding a splash of Louisiana hot sauce or cayenne pepper to it is an excellent detox drink. To detox the digestive system simply increase the fiber by eating more vegetables, salads and fruits.The benefits of these actions will be noticeable both to yourself and others. Remember a healthy diet has no equal for your good health. Always seek sound medical advice when changing your diet and exercise norms.

Located at your grocery store are many foods that detox your body these include beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage and seaweed. Do not worry there are many over the counter products that are affordable and will help you clean out your body. You can detox the liver with quality over the counter products that will produce excellent results. Maintaining a clean and healthy liver will increase your health and vitality. The natural methods of drinking green tea, combined with eating foods that contain vitamin c and drinking plenty of clean water will also aid the cleaning of the liver.