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15 Ways to Help Your Body Fight Toxins
You are being exposed to toxins and chemicals every single day of your life. Unfortunately the world has reached the point where your food, water, and even the air we breathe is contaminated.
Although our bodies have terrific detoxification systems, it is still advisable to remove as many of these poisonous toxins from your environment as possible so that your system does not become overloaded with so many toxins that it can no longer efficiently remove them.
Here is a list of 15 easy ways you can remove, or at least limit, the amount of toxins in your life and in your very body itself.
1. Control Dust Inside Your Home
Ok, maybe you read this on a Martha Stewart house cleaning tip but seriously, dust is a lot more dangerous than you think. Dust in your home picks up everything, chemicals, lead, pesticides, and fire retardants.
Besides aggravating your allergies, dust in your house can pick up chemicals and pollutants that have been lying dormant for years.
Replace carpets and consider tile or wood floors instead. If this isn’t possible, vacuum frequently and thoroughly. Don’t forget those corners, under the beds, and move furniture to get all the dust hiding underneath.
2. Throw Out All Pesticides
Your kitchen cabinets and the garage probably contain a lot of money in pesticides but you should forget about the ding to your wallet and throw them out.
These pesticides that kill rats, roaches, ants, mice, flies, weeds, and wasps can also very easily kill you. Or at the very least, exposure to them can cause various health problems including asthma and brain disorders.
3. Filter The Tap
Forget about the bottled water, it’s not any cleaner or safer, and the plastics involved are choking our planet.
There are inexpensive pitcher type of water filters, and water filters that attach directly to your faucet.
Be sure to change the filter regularly and you will be doing your body, and the landfills, a big favor.
Read more about daily water intake.
4. Wash Your Hands
Yes, this isn’t the most fascinating tip but your mom was right, you need to wash your hands frequently.
You hear this advice lot during the flu season but this is really important year round.
This is one of the main ways you can keep all those nasty things, including toxins, chemicals, fire retardants, and E.coli (yes, we are talking about poop) as well as cold and flu viruses out of your body.
5. Throw Out Toxic Cleaning Products
Ok, here’s another expensive option, but a necessary one. Any cleaning products you have under the kitchen sink that have warning labels or state that they are poisons, pitch them in the trash.
Then, make your own natural cleaners that don’t contain ammonia or chlorine.
Use white vinegar and baking soda instead of bleach and use hydrogen peroxide if you need to remove stains from fabrics.
6. Eat Only Organic Foods
Eating only organic foods ensures that you put fewer chemicals and pesticides into your body.
By the way, organic food is also higher in nutrients than non-organic produce. It might be a little more expensive, but well worth the price.
7. Dump Scented Products
We know, some of those beautifully scented products smell so good, but the chemicals used to make those scents have been linked to hormone interference.
Next time, buy only unscented products, including laundry detergents and scented candles. Don’t use any type of home air freshener, whether it’s a spray or gel.
Use natural products like baking soda.
8. Ditch the Canned Foods, even Organic
You want to avoid the chemical that are in the lining of canned foods. These linings contain BPA, a chemical that can linger in human tissue for many, many years.
Buy glass containers or use fresh fruits and vegetables.
9. Double Check Your Makeup
Read the labels on your makeup to be sure none of it contains either phthalates, or Triclosan.
These chemicals are known endocrine disruptors and mimic your hormones.
10. Stop Those Bad Habits
Especially tobacco use, but this also includes those “recreational” drugs, alcohol, and you might even want to consider dumping caffeine from your diet.
11. Limit or Control Your Stress Level
Stress is very dangerous to your body. Your body cannot understand the difference between a real crisis and your own demands, such as deadlines, asking for a raise, arguing with your spouse, or trying to host the perfect party.
Your body reacts the same way to all stress, it makes a hormone called cortisol which can lead to obesity and other chronic diseases.
Get plenty of exercise and try meditation or yoga.
12. Lose Some Weight
This may sound like a trick from your spouse to get you off the sofa but the fact is that your body stores toxins in your fat.
See your doctor first, then set up a healthy eating plan and exercise routine.
13. Sleep More
Here’s one you will finally be shaking your head in agreement to.
Your body rebuilds it’s cell and removes toxins while you sleep so be sure you get a minimum of 7 hours or, better still, a solid 9 hours of sleep.
14. Avoid Constipation
Here, at Naturalon, we have written a lot about what foods cause constipation, so that you can select ingredients for your everyday meals wisely, and talked about the ways you can improve your digestive issues and bowel movements.
You should have at least one or more bowel movements every single day. Not having a daily bowel movement means that toxins stay in your body longer than necessary.
So be sure you are eating plenty of fiber, drinking enough water, and exercising regularly to have a good…well, you know.
15. Dump the Meds
If possible, of course. Pharmaceuticals are the hardest thing for your body to process so if there are more natural ways to take care of a health problem, look towards that option instead.
Ask your doctor if there are alternatives to using medications and never stop using your meds without your doctors’ approval.