If only it was the good old days again and we lived in a pollution-free environment, where we drank only the purest of water and ate natural living, untreated non-GMO foods? Where your homes were free of toxic chemicals and the air you breathed, the water which you drank & bathed in, and even the clothes you wore were clean and natural too.
Of course its not then; it’s now and times have changed dramatically. This romantic picture you can imagine was probably never the case anyway, and it most certainly is way off the mark for today. This is why a critical thing you can do for your health is to regularly cleanse your body of toxins & acidic wastes through various methods of detoxification.
So What is Detoxification?
Simply put, detoxication is the elimination of poisons or toxins from your body. Due to the huge amounts of contaminants in today’s environment, you are constantly exposed to many forms of chemicals & toxins with estimates of exposure to at least 300 plus every day.
Toxins are one of the 4 root causes of dis-ease I have identified from over 15+ years of research & experience.
The four main causes of disease are:
- Improper nutrition
- Exposure to EMF
- Stress/what you are thinking on a daily basis
These 4 sources all lead to an increase in acidification of your body which from my understanding is THE ROOT CAUSE of ALL dis-ease.
Your body is in serious need of a regular cleanout to reduce damage to your immune system, your metabolism and to prevent dis-ease. A good cleanse may well even help you to ‘cure’ an existing dis-ease or condition. Cleansing maintains good health and promotes your body’s natural healing from illnesses.
Cleansing also helps you to lose weight since toxins get stored in your fat cells. Once your body ‘ejects’ the stored toxins, the body no longer needs to ‘store’ excess fat and this melts away naturally and quickly. In fact it’s not uncommon to shed 10 lbs within a week once commencing a ‘proper cleanse’ or what I also call a Liquid Feast. Check my website, www.alkalise2live.weebly.com for more information on my proven 5 step process.
How do I know if I need to detox or not?
Well unfortunately, we live in a toxic world as already mentioned so it’s very likely that everyone needs to cleanse regularly anyway whether you realise it or not.
Here is a little quick quiz you can do right now to see if you’re in need of a cleanse…
- Do you feel bloated, constipated and congested?
- Have you gained unwanted weight even though you are not eating more food and are exercising regularly?
- Do you feel tired and low in energy? (signs of an acidic diet & lifestyle)
- Has your digestion worsened? (a sign your body isn’t using its nutrients well)
- Is your hair and skin looking less healthier than normal?
- Do you frequently get mouth sores, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, unusual allergies?
- Do you have any chronic dis-ease(s)?
- Do you feel foggy and out of sorts?
- Do you regularly eat processed or fast foods?
- Do you drink alcohol regularly?
- Do you smoke regularly or use other drugs (incl prescription or chemist medicines)?
- Do you feel like you need to clear the cobwebs from your brain?
- Do you drink less than 3 litres of water per day?
- Is the pH of your urine & saliva acidic when you first wake up in the morning?
If you have checked yes to three or more of the above, then a cleansing detox is likely just what your body needs right now to regain balance, increase your vitality and allow healing to begin wherever needed.
There are many methods of detoxification influenced by cultures around the world and some are described here. Some methods are physical, speeding up the body’s own removal of toxins. Others are plant or food based, treating the body with alkalizing and immune boosting properties in order to facilitate the removal of toxins.
Methods which elevate body temperature to remove toxins, have been used throughout history, such as by Greek physicians in ancient times, in the ornate bath houses of the Romans, in sweat lodges of the Native Americans, and in steam baths in Scandinavian countries. And these methods are still popular even today.
Steam baths, hot tubs, and saunas in particular are great ways to get your heart beating and your blood circulating. This improves toxin release from your tissues to the bloodstream, then to your liver, which chemically alters many harmful substances into harmless ones before excretion.
Infra-red saunas are a newer technology but these can work wonderfully well to help release deeply held toxins from your system. Infrared saunas, are helpful for weight loss and relaxation, and purport to have a myriad of other health benefits. Saunas based on infrared technology are more effective, because heat reaches deeper into your body than in conventional saunas. Deep heat penetration allows for more effective release of toxins like alcohol, nicotine and heavy metals. Calories utilised in half an hour in an infrared sauna session are more than that used while jogging for the same time.
Hot Detox Baths. This technique can eliminate a lot of toxins via the skin in a short period of time. Simply run a hot bath where the water is around 40-42oC (its hot) and sit in the bath with your knees bent and out of the water. That’s it. Relax and enjoy. You will be amazed at how much sweat is generated in a 20 minute detox bath. You can use alkalising salts (eg Himalayan or Mg salts) and I always add in half to one cup of naturally, alkaline Cleansing ClayTM & Cleansing ZeoliteTM which can chelate and absorb toxins as they are eliminated during the process. (NOTE: make sure you drink plenty of water prior and get someone to check you every few minutes as some people can faint the 1st time). Have a quick cool shower after your Detox bath to wash excreted toxins off your skin. And please don’t use soaps or other body cleaning products etc that contain chemicals/toxins.
One Final Note
Consider getting a shower filter. MOST of our exposure to the ‘nasty’ chemicals in tap water occurs in the shower, so reducing or eliminating these with a shower filter is highly recommended.
Be sure to drink adequate amounts of pure water before, during, and after any form of heat treatments.
As with any information provided, this information is for educational purposes only & it is not intended to take the place of advice from your HealthCare professional. Check with yours to see if these techniques are suitable for you.
Be Healthy…You Deserve it
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Kevin works with people wanting to change their lives, both physically & financiallyworldwide to help them to rediscover their Health & Vitality, Lower stress levels, Lose weight, Quit smoking and other addictions, Prevent & address health challenges naturally, Learn how to easily transition and maintain a healthier mainly plant based diet and even how to grow your very own organic living food at home. ALL of this is done in an authentic, heart based coaching process focused 100% on my client’s needs and goals and proceeds at a pace to suit them.
His specialty is coaching, education and guidance in the area of over-acidification of the body as the primary root cause of all dis-ease. He has found by providing the body with a mainly alkalising diet & lifestyle, everything seems to sit right again and this has helped everyone he has shared these simple, effective solutions with. Everyone…So maybe it’s your turn now. Discover more at yourhealthcoaching.weebly.com