Our family is continuously learning more about how to eliminate the toxins that can cause our bodies to be sick. Living in a toxic world has become increasingly difficult with the rising levels of pollution and unhealthy lifestyles. In order to reduce our exposure to toxins, we must begin by making small changes in our everyday essentials. From the food we eat to the products we use, eliminating toxins from our lives is essential for our health and wellbeing. This article will explore the effects of toxins on our bodies and provide practical tips on how to eliminate them from our daily lives.
Our modern lives are filled with toxins and pollutants that can have a seriously detrimental effect on our health. From the food we eat to the products we use in our everyday lives, it is now more important than ever before to ensure that as many of these essentials are free from harmful toxins as possible. Eliminating toxins from our everyday essentials is not only beneficial for our family's health, but also for the environment.
Toxins and the effects on our bodies, young and old.
Toxins are substances that can cause reactions in the body. They can be found in our food, water and air. Toxins include substances like heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals and plastics. Toxins are also found in the products we use such as cosmetics, soaps and cleaning products. The effects of toxins on our bodies varies depending on the type of toxin. Some toxins, such as heavy metals and pesticides, can be stored in the body. This means that we are not aware of their presence or the damage they are causing until much later on. Some other toxins, such as those found in cosmetics, have a more immediate effect on our bodies. They can be absorbed more easily into our bodies and have immediate effects such as skin irritation.
How do we know if we are toxic?
To begin with, it is difficult to test your body for toxins. It is also difficult to ascertain the levels of toxins in the body. The best way to tell if you have a toxic body is how you feel.
If your skin is dry, itchy and red, chances are that your body has accumulated toxins that need to be eliminated.
If you have a chronic headache, or are suffering from acne, dandruff and hair loss, these are all signs that your body is trying to eliminate toxins.
How does our body naturally detox?
There are many ways to detoxify the body: herbs, fiber, water, fasting and exercise. However, it is important to know that our bodies have a natural detoxification process.
Our liver filters toxins out of our blood stream.
The kidneys filter toxins out of our bodies.
We eliminate toxins through our skin and through our bowels.
The liver and kidneys are the main organs that detoxify the body.
However, this process can be interrupted by taking too many medications or drugs, or by consuming certain foods in excess. The liver also produces bile, which helps break down fat in food. The liver has the ability to repair itself, but it needs plenty of nutrients to do this. In addition to supporting the liver, glucosamine and chondroitin are essential building blocks for healthy cartilage. Many people with osteoarthritis have a deficiency of these nutrients in their joints. These nutrients also help increase circulation and reduce inflammation in the body. As a result, glucosamine and chondroitin are often taken in combination with other supplements to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Our family's journey.
Our family has dealt with many forms of toxicity:
Skin conditions such as, allergic reactions to products, eczema and acne.
Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Here are the simple switches we have made to help reduce our toxicity and to help our bodies feel healthier again.
Laundry: For years we have not been able to use the "good smelling" laundry detergent due to the negative reactions our skin would have, the constant scratching and itching until we were raw. We ended up using a powdered detergent and white vinegar for softener. A friend of mine introduced our family to a nontoxic laundry detergent line. To be honest, I was incredibly hesitant at first. I mean we had tried almost all the detergents out there to no avail. Well, I'm here to say after five months we have had zero negative reactions. It feels so good to be able to smell the freshness of clean clothes again! It is a huge confidence booster!
Cleaning products: Did you know that using cleaning supplies with bleach can actually cause you more harm than smoking cigarettes? I'm not kidding! The chemicals in these cleaning products can cause asthma, respiratory problems like bronchitis and even cancer. As a mom, I'm so upset that we have been using products in our home that would cause horrible effects on our lungs and bodies. Now we have switched to products that are extremely safe, have not had any lawsuits, and have been around for 30+ years. I wish we would have known about these sooner! We no longer have the burning sensation when inhaling the cleaners and feel confident that our home is cleaner than ever before without the toxins.
Supplements: Back in 2020, I really amped up our family's supplement regimen. It was a full time job researching, buying, organizing, and consuming all the supplements we were taking to "help" our bodies. Did you know that not all supplements are actually good for you? This is true. Shocker! A friend of mine introduced our family to supplement box that takes all the guess work out of it and organization done for you! No more wasting time researching for the right supplement or sorting pills into organizers. They have extensive research on each supplement and the results are amazing! There are packages for men, women, and over 55+. You can also cater your supplements to your exact needs, join health, heart health, total performance health, and brain health. Our family has chosen the Total Health to cover all of our family's needs.
Lotion/Body Wash/Hand Soap: Our family suffers from eczema and dry skin. We have used various lotions from a variety of manufacturers and they would either work for a little while, or not at all. The Renew line has created innovative ways to make everyday essentials like body wash and lotion without using harmful chemicals like parabens, sulfates, phthalates or synthetic fragrances. My whole family is using them, from my husband to my children. We all love how our skin feels after showering with the products that are free of toxins and other harsh ingredients. This means that when we use these products we can trust that they are safe for us and won't harm us in any way over time like some of the conventional products on the market today can do. Best part, there is no greasy or oily residue with use, AND it is super affordable!
Changing your everyday essentials over to non-toxic products does not need to be an arduous task or break the bank. What many people do not know is, switching to non-toxic products can actually save you money in the long run! Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is becoming increasingly important to many of us, and one way to do this is by eliminating toxins in our everyday essentials. Toxins can be harmful to our health and the environment, yet they can be found everywhere – from the food we eat, the products we use, and even in the air we breathe. Understanding what toxins are present in our everyday essentials and how to reduce or eliminate them is key to living a healthy life.
I love to help moms learn more about finding safer products for their families while being good stewards of their budgets.