Practical Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself from Illness
Practical Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself from Illness:
- Study the labels: On every product with an ingredient label—food, medicine or household items—familiarize yourself with the chemical names by comparing them to a list of toxins. The more toxins you identify, the more determined you should be to reject that item.
- Replace home pesticides: A wide range of natural, nontoxic remedies exist for common household pests. For example, the neem tree from India provides a natural insecticide for plants and gardens, while baking soda mixed with powdered sugar helps to repel cockroaches.
- Drink wheatgrass juice: To help strengthen your immune system and cleanse your body of toxins, drink wheatgrass as often as you can.
- Do intermittent fasting: By eating only every other day (once in awhile!) or juice-fasting one day a week, you stress the cells of your body in a manner that aids its secretion of chemical toxins from the body's tissues and organs.
- Detox with saunas: When combined with vigorous exercise, saunas can aid your body in squeezing out, through sweat, the more deeply embedded chemical toxins.
- Eat organic foods: Whenever you can, purchase organic foods and eat at organic restaurants. The pesticide residues on these foods are much lower than nonorganics.
- Choose nutritious organics: Consuming raw foods three to four times per week will support your liver's detox functions and produce immune agents in your body to fight infection. Try these: broccoli, garlic, spinach, cabbage, sprouts, blueberries, ginger, curcumin.
- Compile a Personal Toxins List: Write out a list of synthetic chemicals you consume each day from your foods and medications, and post it prominently in your home. Make a conscious effort to limit your intake of these chemicals.