Your body is sacred and should be treated well. However, due to toxins in what we eat, drink, and the environment, our body accumulates toxins that can make you unhealthy. Pesticides in our food, synthetic chemicals, dyes, preservatives, as well as metals are all toxins that are unnatural to our body and can cause harm to it.
One of the most widely used pesticides, glyphosate, is used on many crops we eat today. Corn and soy have even been genetically modified to resist the chemical. Furthermore, wheat is sprayed with the pesticide prior to harvest and tends to have some of the highest levels in any food product. Think cereals, rolled oats, granola, and more.
So, step one is to eat organic. While this will not eliminate all the glyphosate, it will drastically reduce it. Glyphosate and other unnatural pesticides are forbidden to be used on organic crops, and thus tend to be safer. However, pesticides can still be used. Another advantage of organic is that you will eliminate many other synthetic chemicals, dyes, and preservatives.
Drinking filtered water is also extremely important. Tap water often contains many pesticides and toxins that aren’t safe for human consumption. So, get a water filter that can eliminate most of these, and get a special one that can also eliminate fluoride, which is another neurotoxin that can cause developmental delay, lower IQ, ADHD, and depression.
Also consider getting an air purifier for your home, especially if you live in a city, since air pollution can cause a variety of health issues as well, including headaches, tiredness, depression, asthma and other respiratory issues.
Next is the topic of metals in our food. Some potent metals are mercury, aluminum, and arsenic. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin and should be avoided whenever possible. It is considered the most toxic element that is in our food and water, and can cause neurodegeneration. High sources of mercury include various fish, dental fillings, and multi-dose flu vaccines. Dietary mercury is easier to eliminate from the body, but still poses a health risk. Mercury is also known to be stored in body fat and can make it hard to lose weight.
Consuming cilantro has been shown to help eliminate mercury, but one must use extreme caution since a build up of mercury in the body that has been mobilized by cilantro can pose serious health risks. Chlorella can also be helpful at binding to mercury to avoid toxicity, but one must approach with caution.
Aluminum is another toxic metal found in our environment. It can cause memory impairment and other brain issues. Those with Alzheimer’s and autism have been shown to have the highest level of aluminum in the brain. Some common source is aluminum foil, cookware, deodorants, and various vaccines. While it is discreetly easier than mercury when in our food and water, it still poses health risks, especially when bypassing the digestive system.
Consuming silica can help eliminate aluminum from the brain. Some good sources are oats and rice. However, silica supplements also exist which may help keep aluminum out of the body in our ever growing aluminum world.
And finally, arsenic is another metal commonly found in food. It is not as toxic as mercury and aluminum, but still is found in many foods we consume, such as various grains and rice, especially brown rice, as well as dairy. High consumption of arsenic can cause digestive issues. However, fiber is good at removing it from the body.
The thing to remember about detox diets, supplements, and regimens, is that it’s mostly all a marketing ploy. You don’t need expensive supplements and programs to help remove toxins from your body. Many detox plans are just to get you to believe something is wrong with you to spend money on things that do not work. Instead, the best way of detoxing your body is eating healthy, exercising, and having a positive outlook on life. Then your body will naturally detox on its own, like it was meant to. Sometimes it may need a little extra help, but eating well is your best bet.
Let me know how this works for you. Have a great day!
I do not believe in detox diets or plans since I understand the body is capable of detoxing on its own. So, the purpose of this information was to get that message out as well as a few things to avoid and to even consume to help with our already contaminated world.
I personally eat mostly all organic, drink from a water filter that removes fluoride, have a quality air purifier, and limit my intake of foods that contain metals. My body will take care of the rest.