Updated: Jan 22
Note: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice from your professional healthcare provider. Please consult your qualified healthcare provider for treatment of medical problems.
The basics about detoxing.
There’s just no way around it today, we live in a world filled with toxins in the environment. Many toxins we are exposed to today simply did not exist when some of us were children, or even 25 to 30 years ago. We are constantly being bombarded with pesticides, herbicides and industrial chemicals, even if we eat “clean”, organic and try to avoid many commercial products on the market . Then there’s the toxins that enter out bodies through water, food, air, and body products. Don’t forget about the chemtrails, dental amalgams, and the compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFU), and other heavy metals. The truth is chemicals and heavy metal dangers lurk everywhere around us. Over time, these toxins can impact our health and may result in chronic diseases. That is why, now more than ever before, we need to take a pro-active approach to detoxifying our body.
In order for a detox plan to be achievable, the program should be easy, effective and safe. We will highlight a few simple and valuable steps you can take to begin your detoxification program.
With so many types of programs out there, you may be wondering which program is best for you. The best thing to do is to work with a healthcare professional when you begin your detoxification program so you find a good match just for you. Call Connie to set up an appointment for a consultation to help you get started.
If you are anxious to get started today with easy detoxification steps, you may want to simply start with a detox bath, or a few days of cellular cleansing products. Since the liver is the primary detoxifying organ, it is a good idea to build liver health and gently work on cleansing it regularly. One of the most comprehensive and best detox kits available is this 14-day program which addresses detoxification of the liver to give you a jump start. It supports both phase I and phase II detoxification pathways and it is very convenient, safe and gentle.
How Do You Know if You Need to Detox?
Here are some symptoms that can be helped with detoxification programs:
Inability to Concentrate
Tired, even when you get enough sleep
Skin Rashes and Blemishes
Cravings for Sweets and Salt
Emotional Ups and Downs
Resistance to Weight Loss
Diseases related to an accumulation of toxins: Cancer, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Nerve Disorders, Depression, Learning Disabilities, and Fatigue.
Where Do You Begin?
While a professional program is the best, there are some very simple things you can do to get started on your own. Here are some amazing ways to get started: Chorella, Detox Baths, and more. Let’s look at each one of these simple detoxifyers.
CHLORELLA…The Natural Powerful Detoxifyer
Chlorella is a “green food”. It is a micro algae that has an amazing ability to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides. Isn’t that remarkable? But wait, it does more than just help your body eliminate heavy metals and toxins, it will not bind to the minerals your body needs to function. Therefore, it is very selective and just selects what needs to go. Not all products on the market are equal. Look for “Broken Cell Wall” ONLY as this is the form that is effective. Also, be sure that the quality is good and it was sourced from clean waters free from contamination and harvested in a non-polluted environment.
Take a look at what chlorella does:
Purifies blood and cleanses toxins
Helps with processing more oxygen
Promotes optimal blood pressure
Supports elimination of molds
Neutralizes impure air
Promotes growth and repair of tissues
Removes toxic metals from body
Boosts immune system
Helps digest food efficiently
Eliminates bad breath & freshens breath
Energizes and reinvigorates the body
Balances pH in body
Normalizes blood sugar
DETOX BATHS…Inexpensive but Effective Detoxification
Detox bathing is one of the most effective ways to remove toxins from your body. Since the skin is our body’s largest organ, why not use it to the fullest. The reason water as hot as can be tolerated is typically used is because this initially draws toxins to the surface of the skin. Then, as the water gradually cools down, the toxins are pulled into the water through osmosis.
Generally speaking, a cleansing bath 2-3 times per week with only one per day maximum works well for most people to keep elimination channels open and gently encourage the detoxification process on a regular basis.
Below are some good detox bath ideas to get you started. The Lamb Shoppe carries all of these products for your convenience.
Baking Soda Bath
Add 4 cups of aluminum free baking soda to your bath water as hot as you can tolerate. Remain in the bath until the water has cooled, a minimum of 30 minutes. Do not rinse after the bath, just towel dry. This bath is beneficial for exposure to irradiated food, swollen glands or lymph, sore throat or soreness of the gums and mouth, and helps digestion.
Epsom Salt Bath
Dissolve 2 cups of epsom salts in your bath water. Keep the temperature comfortably warm. Soak for 20-30 minutes. Rinse and towel dry. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. Magnesium and sulfur are both critical nutrients our body requires, but are poorly absorbed from the food we eat. Soaking in epsom salts allows these minerals to easily absorb through your skin. This bath can be helpful for heart and circulatory health, muscle pain, healthy nerve function, normal blood pressure and eliminates harmful substances from the body. Use espom salt for general health maintenance and to help with sprains and bruises.
Sea Salt and Baking Soda Bath
Add 1 cup of sea salt and 1 cup of baking soda to your bath water as hot as you can stand it. Remain in the bath until the water has cooled, a minimum of 30 minutes. Towel dry. This bath will be very relaxing so do it just before bedtime. Therapeutic results are for environmental radiation such as airport or dental x-rays.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Bath
Add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar to your bath water as hot as you can tolerate. Remain in the bath until the water has cooled, a minimum of 30 minutes. Towel dry. This bath is a superb general detoxifier. It alleviates muscle aches and pains. It also draws out excess uric acid from the body, plus it reduces body order problems. Use ACV baths for issues such as gout, joint pain, arthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis.
Salt Detox Bath Recipe
1/4 cup Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Favorite essential oil, if desired (ie. Lavender, Peppermint, etc.)
Dissolve salt, epsom salt, and baking soda in boiling water in a quart size jar and set aside. Fill tub with warm/hot water and add apple cider vinegar. Pour salt mixture in and add essential oils (if desired). Soak in bath water for at least 30 minutes. Especially helpful for soothing irritated skin, boosting magnesium levels and general detoxing.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.