Another week, another blog on the power we have to
make wise decisions to support our body and our health. Monday is one of my
favorite days of the week. This is the day I designate to write to all of you
out in Internet land to provide you with easy-to-use tools to help you and your
loved one BreakFree of sickness symptoms
and to support your wellness.
I have discussed in the past how our beautiful
livers, skin, kidneys, lungs, and colons are overworked these days due to their
exposure to 100,000+ chemicals in our world. Thankfully, I also provided five ways
to support our organs of elimination:
- Eating organic to avoid pesticides, herbicides,
- Using a filtered water system.
- Diffusing and using therapeutic Young Living Essential Oils, which
help neutralize and kill airborne toxins as well as increase oxygenation
to our brain.
You can learn more
about using these oils at our upcoming
workshop on December 12th.
You can also learn more and order these
oils here for your holiday wellness-giving treats.
4. Using safe and organic personal care products and household items. Our Living
Well Healing Arts Center & Spa uses only non-toxic and natural personal
care products in our services.
Read about the Top
12 Hormone Disruptors and How to Avoid Them.
- Work with your wellness practitioner to find
the nutrients you need to support your body’s detoxifaction, elimination,
and immune systems. Examples of nutrients include: amino acids from
healthy protein sources, antioxidants such as coQ10, fiber, probiotics,
and vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin C, E, B, magnesium, and
Now, thanks to the November 2013 edition of the Townsend Letter, there’s a sixth way that I will be
6. Move your bootie….in other words, “shake what your mamma gave ya.”
Jule Shorts, in his article in the Townsend Letter summarized some research
findings on the excretion capacity of toxicants in sweat.
A 2011 study by Genuis, S et al., used samples from
10 healthy and 10 unhealthy subjects to measure levels of approximately 120 toxic
compounds in the blood, urine, and sweat. It was found that some toxins were
preferably removed through sweat. This may be due to the fact that these toxins
were stored in tissues.
Furthermore, a 2012 study reported that generally more
arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury appeared in sweat than in blood or urine.
These researchers used samples taken from people with higher exposure or
greater body burden of chemicals.
This could be for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the
subjects’ livers were overtaxed and their other organs of elimination were “plugged
up.” This would make the skin be the preferred route for clearing out
substances. Furthermore, genetic capacity to detoxify through liver enzyme
pathways, nutrient availability, medications, and health status are also
important factors in how one rids the body of toxins.
Therefore, remember to always go slowly with any detoxification
or cleansing protocol. I outline this approach in my upcoming book, BreakFree
So, support your body with healthy food, movement,
non-toxic personal care and cleaning products, nutrient support, and Young
Living essential oils. These essential oils actually help to clean toxic debris
from the receptor sites in our cells.
Klotter, J. Shorts. Townsend Letter.
Environmental Working Group. Dirty Dozen
List of Endocrine Disruptors:12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid
Them. ewg.org. October 28, 2013.
SJ, Beesoon S, Lobo RA, Birkholz D. Human elimination of phthalate compounds:
Blood, Urine, and Sweat (BUS) study. Sci World J.
SJ, Birkholz D, Rodushkin I, Beesoon S. Blood, urine, and sweat (BUS) study:
monitoring and elimination of bioaccumulated toxic elements [abstract]. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. August 2011;61(2):344-357.
Sears ME, Kerr KJ, Bray RI. Arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury in sweat: a systematic
review. J Environ Public Health. 2012.