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Cleansing the body from the inside, or detoxification, is critical to optimal health. Don't thing you are toxic... consider this. Do you eat fast food, processed food, or foods grown with pesticides? Have you taken Tylenol, Advil, cough syrup, antibiotics or cold medication? Do you drink beer, wine or soda? If you are alive, you are exposed to toxins. Period! Air pollution, GMO foods, petroleum based lotions and creams, medications, including over the counter medications, all contribute to our toxic levels. This places a tremendous stress on your liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and other organs in the body. Toxins lead to numerous disease processes in the body.
There are many ways to support the body, release toxins, improve your health and feel better through detoxification protocols. The three that we imploy most here at Be Well Western Carolina are:
Bring your body back to a state of harmony and balance.
Children are taught the importance of hygiene, washing their hands and bathing to keep their bodies clean and prevent illness. Cleansing the inside of our bodies to remove toxins is what detoxifying Ionic footbaths are all about.
Today our toxic exposure is at an all-time high. Toxins come from many sources. Our foods are sprayed with pesticides; our water has chlorine and fluoride; the air we breathe is polluted; and our cleaning supplies, soaps, shampoos and detergents are loaded with chemicals. Metals, such as mercury fillings, lead, arsenic, and aluminum; common household items such as adhesives, paints, and even the plastic used in microwaves; drugs we inject and ingest such as vaccinations, tobacco, and even prescription and over-the-counter drugs all contribute to more toxins in our bodies that may lead to dis-ease. Even some allergies; mental incapacitation; and side effects like swelling, rashes, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and pain are all clear examples of dis-ease.
Detox foot baths are extremely beneficial for the following 7 reasons:
Dry Skin Brushing is an easy, yet extremely effective, technique in detoxification.
Many people carefully tend to the skin on their face: regularly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing. But when's the last time you tended to the skin on the rest of your body?
Your skin is your largest organ, and we should be concerned about our skin as much as we are about what is going inside of our bodies. There is one simple step you can add to your morning routine that can greatly improve its health – dry skin brushing.
I'm not only referring to your skin's aesthetic appearance, either (although many would agree this is important to). The benefits of dry skin brushing go beyond just the skin; it offers whole-body benefits to your health.
It is of utmost important that we are aware of WHAT we put on our skin, as this may increase the toxic overload already in the body. Reviewing the label of skin care moisturizers and cosmetics are essential. If the ingredients are something you wouldn’t eat, then don’t put it on your skin. For example, there are many lotions containing petroleum products. You wouldn’t eat petroleum, but it is found in most lotions.
Our skin is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day. It eliminates over one pound of waste acids every day, in the average adult; most of this through the sweat glands.
Yes, dry brushing could improve our skin; however the benefits are much greater than just that, alone.
Benefits of Dry Brushing include:
"I've only been at this for about two weeks, but I've already experienced many of the benefits listed above. For one thing, dry skin brushing just feels really good. It's one of those miraculous practices that manages to be both relaxing and energizing all at the same time. For another, it cured my cellulite! …Dry skin brushing also helped heal some ingrown hairs and some innocuous though unsightly bumps on my arms. My skin is softer and no longer dry or flakey. Additionally, though I'm not sure whether or not it's related to dry skin brushing, I must say that I've been sleeping better and experiencing less 'brain fog' throughout the day!"
Try it… you might just get hooked!
Detoxification, at the core of good health
Oil pulling is an age-old remedy that uses natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It has the added effect of whitening teeth naturally and evidence even shows that it is beneficial in improving gums and removing harmful bacteria!
The practice of oil pulling started in India thousands of years ago, and from my research, was first introduced to the United States in the early 1990s by a medical doctor named Dr. F. Karach, who used it with success in his medical practice.
How Oil Pulling Works
Aside from getting your mouth super-clean, what are the other benefits can you expect from oil pulling?
The most touted reports include:
In addition, there are hundreds of testimonials online from people who have experienced benefits from oil pulling. These benefits include, help with skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone imbalances, infections, liver problems and more. As toxins are pulled from the blood, it’s no wonder that other health challenges improve.
If you suffer from any of the mentioned oral ailments and are looking to supplement your mouth cleaning routine, oil pulling may be the step you’ve been missing! While this may not be the solution to all your dental problems, a 10 to 20 minute oil pull could help create a healthier, happier you!