When did you last spring clean your body?

We often clean our homes, perhaps vacumming a few times a week, dusting, mopping and laundry – but what about our body?

With all the toxins we are taking in on a daily basis, due to the chemicals in our food, water, personal products, make-up products, the air that we breath, (even our thoughts can be toxic) – it’s no wonder that our detoxification organs are struggling to cope and we start to suffer with all sorts of ailments like aches and pains, bloating, reflux, brain fog and so many more.

Detoxing is especially important for immune-compromised diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes and chronic fatigue. Embarking on a detox cleanse can help us to live happier, healthier lives, because the less work your liver has to do to detoxify additional toxins, the healthier you will be, and it doesn’t have to be a huge challenge.

Strategies to reduce toxic exposure can easily be put in to place so that it becomes common practice – there are so many simple things we can do to lessen the load and prevent toxins from harming your body.

Start with Looking around the home

It can be an overwhelming process to replace every toxic item we own, but it doesn’t have to be done all at once – perhaps as you run out of one product, you can then replace it with a friendlier alternative.

Most cleaning can be done with some basic, non toxic supplies including white vinegar, baking soda and aromatherapy oils – and there are more and more toxic free products available on the market these days, due to demand by an environmentally aware public.

  • Check out your home for pollutants like toxic candles, incense and air fresheners, and replace them by diffusing pure organic aromatherapy oils – I recommend oils from Doterra or Young Living as they are ethically sourced and of the highest quality certified therapeutic pure grade – the fact that they are therapeutic is an added bonus to the beautiful smell of these highly potent oils.
  • Be aware of EMF’s (electric magnetic fields) within your home. It is so important to turn off wireless devices when not in use, never charge or sleep with a device in your bedroom, especially near your head like on the bedside table. Use the speakerphone, talk only when the reception is strong or txt instead – or even use the landline phone. Do not stand in front of the microwave whilst using – or better still throw it away altogether.
  • Drink Filtered Water. We know that drinking plenty of water is crucial to our health – but tap water can contain all sorts of nasties including fluoride and chlorine– so investing in a good quality water filter can make a huge difference.
  • Check your Cookware – Aluminum and Teflon from coated pots has been found to transfer to food, and is linked to Alzheimer’s and Cancer – switch to Stainless Steel, Cast Iron, Stone wear or Glass for a non-toxic option
  • Check for children’s toys – although lead has now been banned in paint used here, they are not as strict in places like China. Make sure that you are not storing “old” paint as this could contain lead and check your house for lead pipes – Lead can cause learning and behavioral problems, reproductive problems and kidney dysfunction.