Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is plays a major part in your detox process. You can use saunas to sweat out toxins. However, it’s also a major entry point for toxins. Personal care lotions are absorbed by your skin. Hair colorants and nail polish remover are also hazards. And don’t forget the residue of dry cleaning chemicals in your clothes.
A major problem is the risk of absorption of household chemicals and pesticides. Never get these chemicals on your skin.
Again, it’s very difficult to avoid all these toxins, all you can do is try and minimize your exposure by purchasing the “friendliest” products you can find and afford. Personally I avoid dry cleaning all together, most garments which state “dry clean only” can be carefully washed by hand then drip dried or steam cleaned. If I think a garment can only be cleaned by dry cleaning I probably wouldn’t even buy it.
Your skin absorbs chlorine and other chemicals used to treat our water supplies. So while you are showering, you are actually absorbing harmful chemicals. The very bad news is that you take these chemicals much more readily through your skin compared to drinking unfiltered water. This information is not new (as the quote from the New Scientist will show) it’s just not well known.
“Taking long hot showers is a health risk…… Showers, and to a lesser extent baths, lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking it. The chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled. They can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. House holders can receive 6 to 100 times more of the chemical by breathing the air around showers and bath than they would by drinking the water.” NEW SCIENTIST, September 1986
Why? Firstly it means you’re thinking about your health.
Secondly, a 7 day detox (or a colon cleansing) plan can help set you on a path to remove toxic build-up from your colon.
It’s a start, but it’s not the end of the story, really only the beginning.
When you think about detoxifying there is a lot more to consider than just your colon (though that’s a very important organ to cleanse). It’s all about how you live your life.
While our bodily organs are intended to filter out toxins (and do so constantly in our breath, sweat, urine and faeces), we are now subject to a level of toxicity with which we aren’t genetically designed to cope.
We live in an era of unprecedented toxic bombardment. Never before in the history of life on earth have we been subject to so many chemicals in our environment.
The fact is that the World Health Organization released a statement that cancer will overtake heart disease as the number one global health killer by 2010. Of course there any many factors which cause cancer but it’s surely hard to argue that a leading cause is toxic chemicals, whether from smoking, pesticides, or industrial or household chemicals.
This is part 1 of an 7 part series dealing with how to recognize and deal with toxins.
Think about breathing…
Our cities are so polluted we can actually see what we’re breathing – not a good thing. Since it’s not possible to avoid airborne pollution the best you can do is to be aware of it and minimise your exposure. When in your car recycle the internal air to avoid breathing exhaust fumes from the traffic outside.
If you look under your kitchen sink I’m sure you’ll find chemical sprays of some kind. Glass cleaner, oven cleaner, bench sprays, insect sprays. Be aware and buy the “friendliest” products you can find and exercise caution when using them. Never inhale the “over-drift” of household sprays or get them on your skin.
Use friendly alternatives like steam cleaning, as it simply uses water. Microfiber cloths which “grab” onto dirt are very useful. Dedicate separate colored cloths for bathrooms and kitchens to prevent cross contamination.
Got weeds? Don’t automatically reach for the pesticide spray. You may kill more than the weeds. Try removing them by hand or using the right garden tools to pull them out. Use a mulch to thickly cover the bare soil in your garden to prevent weeds and retain water. Remove any dead foliage to minimize any fungal growth. Got bugs in your vegetable patch? If you have used spray in the past you may have upset your garden’s natural balance. Time is needed to restore it. Use physical barriers like netting and mesh to keep bugs off fruit.
Got spiders and other bugs inside your home? No need to spray! Get screens for your doors and windows. Use your vacuum cleaner hose to suck up spiders and their webs and other bugs inside your home.
Other Household Pollution
Paint, carpets, furniture and other furnishing and building materials all produce “off gases” which cause indoor pollution. Don’t forget dust. Dust is mostly dead skin cells and can be a source of viruses and bacteria. This type of pollution can be counteracted by proper ventilation and air purifiers.
Any mould in your home is a serious, even dangerous, pollutant. Any leaks or overflows must be attended to immediately and the area dried out quickly. Kill existing mould with great smelling natural methods like tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil or citrus oil. Proper ventilation is a must to prevent mould growth. Exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens are a simple way to remove moist air. Leave them on for at least 10 minutes after a shower. If you live in a warm humid area use ceiling fans to get air moving and ceiling vents to draw air though rooms. It’s cooling too.
What can I say? If you don’t know by now that smoking is extremely bad for your health you must have been living in a cave. Simply don’t smoke and avoid breathing “secondhand” smoke.
The film ‘Food Matters’ delivers a clear, concise, hard-hitting fast paced look at our current state of health, health care and the quality and nutritional content of our food.
The unbiased film, independently funded from start to finish, was created by two nutritionists, James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, who became Producer Directors of the film created in the style of ‘The Secret’.
Discouraged by the terrible side effects that pharmaceutical drugs were having on their families’ health, they set out on a path to discover what other alternatives might exist. After studying Nutrition through the Global College of Natural Medicine in California, they realized that the health challenges within their own families were in fact a very real representation of what is happening the world over.
James and Laurentine, in their personal quest, saw a need and found their mission was to uncover the truth about our food and invasive medical-based systems and focus attention on natural therapies and nutrition-based healing.
With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Providing a host of toxic medical therapies to an already toxic population who eat nutrient sparse foods is not the answer. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘Sickness Industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.
Based on the premise of Hippocrates, the founding father of modern medicine, “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.”, the film challenges our belief systems and helps us analyze the information given to us by the modern medical establishments. As the teachers reveal, the solution to our problems is not necessarily costly medical intervention and disclose many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive.
The culmination is a film of the teachings of leading authorities in Nutrition and Natural Healing from around the world. Featuring:
· Andrew Saul PhD, Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist and Author, Rochester, New York
· Charlotte Gerson, Founder of the Gerson Institute, San Diego, California
· Dr Dan Rogers M.D., N.D., Curing the “incurable”, San Diego, California
· David Wolfe, World Authority on Raw Foods & Superfoods, San Diego, California
· Prof. Ian Brighthope, M.D., M.B.B.S., D.Ag.Sci, FACNEM, FACHM, Melbourne, Australia
· Jerome Burne, Medical Health Journalist, London, UK
· Phillip Day, Investigative Journalist, Kent, UK
· Victor Zeines, Holistic Dentist & Nutritionist D.D.S., M.S, FAGD, Manhattan, New York
The truth that improper nutrition is harmful is revealed by the world leaders in nutrition and natural healing, more importantly they also disclose that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses, including potentially fatal cancers.
‘Food Matters’ seeks to uncover the business of disease, and at the same time, explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. Find out what works, what doesn’t and what’s killing people. Becoming informed about the choices available could save lives.
Moreover, ‘Food Matters’ allows easy access to solid information to help people make better choices for their health by using an on-line “pay-per-view” distribution system or via DVD mailed anywhere in the world. Get your own copy by visiting Food Matters
Q: How does Colotrim make you lose weight?
Although results will vary with each individual. Colon cleansing often results in weight loss due to elimination of built-up fecal matter. Cleansing can help improve the assimilation of essential nutrients through a well-balanced healthy eating plan. Exercise should be a part of your daily routine along with Colotrim.
Q: What should I expect from a detoxification program such as Colotrim?
Once you have started the detoxifying process you may notice enhanced digestion, better elimination, healthier hair, skin, and nails, along with increased energy, weight loss and less bloating.
Q: Is Colotrim safe for everyone?
Colotrim is an all natural way to cleanse your colon while supporting the health of your vital organs. If you have any medical condition and/or have been taking a medication, please contact your physician before beginning the program. Please do not use Colotrim if you are nursing or pregnant.
Q: When do I take Colotrim?
The best time to take Colotrim is 2 times daily with 8oz of water. One capsule upon rising and one capsule before bed.
Q: Can I take other supplements or medication with the Colotrim?
Please check with your physician before beginning any cleansing or detoxifying program or using any additional supplements, especially if you have concerns.
Q: Can I take the Colotrim for the rest of my life?
Yes, Colotrim is to be used as long as you feel you need to cleanse. To promote a healthy colon and maintain a healthy weight, use Colotrim as long as you like.
Q: What should I expect from Colotrim?
The key objective of an internal cleanse is to support your body’s natural ability to have 2-3 bowel movements a day, and to release accumulated toxins in the colon while assisting with overall vital organ health. You can expect less bloat, less water retention, improved energy and vitality. You should not have watery stools, severe cramping or weakness of any kind.
Q: I’m taking the recommended dosage of Colotrim and I’m still not achieving 2-3 bowel movements per day. What should I do?
Everyone is different and will experience different results. If you don’t see any results within 15 days of using Colotrim, please consult your health-care professional.
Q: Is Colotrim suitable if I have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Thyroid, Severe Diarrhea, Severe Cramping, Severe Flu Symptoms, Migraine Headaches or any serious health concerns?
We recommend that if you have any serious health issues or the slightest question about use, consult your physician. Even though some individuals with these health concerns may benefit from internal cleansing and use Colotrim, we insist that you consult a health care provider.
Q: Is Colotrim suitable for children?
These products were designed for adults. Colotrim is not recommended for children under the age of 18. It is important to consult your health care provider before administering any supplements to children under the age of 18.
Q: Do I have to change my diet?
We recommend a high-fiber, low-fat diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Drink 8-10 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
Colonleaf Is an award winning, all natural formula that cleanses your colon helping you lose weight and remove deadly toxins from your body.
Many dietary supplements often try to chemically destroy certain body fats while slowly harming your internal organs. What many people are not aware of is that the body needs to be cleansed throughout for the best possible weight management.
Colonleaf on the other hand is derived from 100% natural ingredients and concentrates on cleansing your colon while providing you with the best possible detox program.
Colotrim contains a special blend of these powerful all-natural ingredients:
Goldenseal is a powerful natural disinfectant that helps kill harmful bacteria and unwanted parasite.
Goldenseal is a cure-all type of herb that strengthens the immune system, acts as an antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, potentiates insulin, and cleanses vital organs. It promotes the functioning capacity of the heart, the lymphatic and respiratory system, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the colon.
Taken internally, Goldenseal increases digestive secretions, astringes the mucous membranes that line the gut, and checks inflammation. It also aids digestion by promoting the production of saliva, bile, and other digestive enzymes. In addition it may control heavy menstrual and postpartum bleeding by means of its astringent action.
Buckthorne root assists in healthy stool formation.
Buckthorne root aids liver congestion, helps to carry blood and liver toxins out of the body. Good for gall stones, and lead poisoning. Calms the gastro-intestinal tract, is amild laxative, good for chronic constipation, and keeps the bowels regulated. Relieves dropsy (excess fluid accommodation in tissues or body cavity). Used for hemorrhoids, colic (abdominal pain caused by spasm), obesity, acute appendicitis, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon).
Pumpkin seed provides excellent assistance to help sweep out waste as it moves through the colon.
Pumpkin seeds are one of nature’s almost perfect foods. They are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, niacin, and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.
Licorice root provides assistance in soothing gastrointestinal irritations and inflammations.
Licorice was used historically to treat the skin and coughs. It is also used to treat constipation, bronchitis, inflammation, and arthritis. Licorice may be prescribed by health care providers to treat adrenocortical insufficiency, peptic ulcer, and chronic gastritis.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses licorice to treat problems from tuberculosis to diabetes. Restrained production of cortisol and anti-inflammatory effects are caused by the flavonoids and glycyrrhizin in licorice. Research has shown that licorice flavonoids can kill the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, called Helicobacter pylori.
Ginger root helps to relieve weak digestion and malabsorption.
Ginger Root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is known to be greatly beneficial in reducing nausea and upset stomachs. It was used in Greek culture for making breads, the forerunner of the delicious gingerbread we enjoy today.
The plant is native to Southeast Asia, however due to the many benefits of Ginger Root, today it is cultivated around the world in many diverse locations.
Fennel seed is used to promote healthy digestion and support a healthy appetite.
Fennel seeds often provide quick and effective relief from many digestive disorders. They help to overcome gas, cramps, acid indigestion, and many other digestive tract maladies.
These seeds are very rich in minerals including magnesium. Two of its main constituents are Anethol and Fenchone. Anethol and other terpenoids may inhibit spasms in smooth muscles such as those in the intestinal tract. Fenchone may be responsible for the medicinal properties associated with Fennel.
Recent studies have found that consumption of fennel can increase the production of bile and may also possess diuretic, pain-reducing and anti-microbial activities.
Cascara Sagrada is used to promote movement in the colon and alleviate constipation.
Cascara sagrada has a long history of traditional use by native americans. Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are responsible for cascara’s powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal laxatives.
In addition to being a powerful laxative, cascara is also believed to improve the muscle tone of the colon walls.
Rhubarb is a natural Laxative that promotes healthy digestion.
It is recognized that rhubarb not only exercises a digestive action but it operates directly as a conveyer of bile salts. When it reaches the stomach its digestive effects come into full play, causing an increase of the flow of gastric juice and inducing their movement, thus favoring the processing of the contents of the stomach. Besides stimulating the secretions from the liver which convey the bile salts, it assists the intestine in regulating the absorption of fats.
Rhubarb is used as a laxative, antiphlogistic, and homeostatic in the treatment of constipation, diarrhea, jaundice, gastro-intestinal hemorrhage, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, traumatic injuries, superficial suppurative sores and ulcers.
The concept of Colon cleansing is ancient. It is both safe and effective for everyone of all ages. Colon cleansing is essential to your well-being and for the elimination of waste products and toxins. A detoxification and cleansing program is preventive health care and there is no better way to rid your body of toxins and contamination. It may surprise you to find out that Colon cleansing can provide relief of many ailments.
Toxins, especially drugs, can damage or destroy beneficial bacteria, allowing harmful bacteria to take over producing by-products like ammonia, purines, and ethionine, which can cause cancer. Toxins are more prevalent today today than they have ever been, with processed food and food additives. Advocates for colon cleansing believe that it provides health benefits by removing these toxins from their bodies, and boosting their energy and immune systems. When toxins have built up in your body, they eventually find a way of coming out, being expressed in the form of such problems as diarrhea, pimples, acne, liver spots, boils, bad odor and perspiration, bad breath, etc. The body finally gives up the battle and succumbs to cancer, heart disease, tuberculosis, and other fatal conditions.
I believe that there are many benefits of colon cleansing. These benefits not only include health benefits, but also in how it relates to ones appearance as the skin looks more vibrant; blemishes, cellulite, and water retention disappear; and the whites of the eyes regain a youthful clearness. Some of the potential benefits of a colon cleansing may include a decrease in gas or bloating, more radiant skin and hair, and an overall slimmer appearance. Other benefits that people claim after the cleansing include the alleviation of menstrual pain, migraines, joint pain, skin problems, weight loss, breast cysts, sinus congestion, improved concentration, and many others. If you have ever been diagnosed with any of these problems, it would be foolish not to proceed with some type of cleansing program because the benefits far exceed the risks. Colon cleansers can help restore bodies to their optimum function, thus increasing the nutritional benefits that our bodies receive from the food that is digested.
Colon cleansing is preventive health care and there is no better way to rid your body of toxins that can cause many illnesses. It is a safe and effective alternative to problems that normally can only be treated with medication. A healthy colon is essential to good health, which makes colon cleansing a must.
A Natural Colon Cleansing Product
TummiTrimm is a natural but powerful combination of fruit and vegetable enzymes with four strains of live cultured, double-coated friendly bacteria which can achieve colon cleansing for you. Designed in collaboration with the Cheng Kung National University in Taiwan. Easy to consume on an ongoing basis, it helps improve your digestive functions, retards the growth of bad bacteria, loosens deeply seated encrustation in your colon to help maintain healthy appearance and flatten your tummy.
TummiTrimm’s friendly bacteria are double-coated, protecting them from stomach acids so they reach the gastrointestinal systems “live”.
TummiTrimm has been tested by an independent laboratory (SGS) to be free of laxatives, purgatives, heavy metals and preservatives.
It’s a fact, we are like magnets for toxins like pesticides, herbicides (including carcinogens) preservatives and heavy metals. Just living in this century has made us vulnerable. The food we eat is contaminated. Fresh fish contains mercury and other heavy metals. Meat and poultry are grown with hormones. Even fresh fruit and vegetables have been subjected to pesticides and other toxins. Processed food is even worse, with chemical additives to preserve, color, anti-caking agents and who knows what else.
How about the air you breathe? Very few places have a good air quality these days. Look into the distance at your locality, is the air clear or smoggy? Think about the dirty, greasy coating which lands on your car, of course, you are breathing the same air which delivered that mess. We also absorb toxins through our skin.
Is it any wonder your body is overloaded, unable to properly rid itself of toxins and is crying out for help. Inflammation and irritation of your tissues, causing chronic illness, is the result.
So what are the top 6 things you are do to help the detoxification process.
Number 1 – Minimize exposure to toxins.
Avoid dry cleaning your clothes, make certain your normal washing is properly rinsed.
Don’t microwave your food in plastics (even if it says microwave safe).
Use glass containers to store food.
Beware of lead-based paint in older properties.
Use natural products and steam to clean your home.
Of course, don’t smoke.
Consider getting an air purifier to cleanse the air in your home, as it’s been proven that the air inside your home is often more polluted than the air outside.
Number 2 – Filter and purify your water.
This is an essential. We are made up of a large percentage of water. It is in every cell of our bodies. We are reliant on water to survive, and should consume 8-12 glasses daily to hydrate our cells and cleanse our system. However, it’s not just quantity, it’s also quality that counts. Most metropolitan water supplies are treated with chemicals to decontaminate the water. Rightly so, as untreated water would be a disaster. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean drinking the chemicals in the water is good for you. They add to your toxic load. A good water purifier should filter out the chemicals, add life and minerals to the water, energizing it to give it the structure of pure, natural water. Find out about Living Water HERE
Number 3 – Cleanse your digestive tract
The longer the transit time through your digestive system the more toxins are absorbed into your bloodstream. Therefore constipation is extremely bad for your health. Help your body rid itself of waste by drinking sufficient water to lubricate your system and eat enough fiber to “sweep” your colon clean.
Over time toxins build up in your colon, in a coating of plaque, preventing absorption of nutrients and “locking” toxins in, making colon cleansing a priority to extend your life. Click HERE for more information.
Number 4 – Eat organic food
Eating organic food not only reduces your toxic load, but also increases your nutrient intake. If you find it’s expensive or hard to find, try growing your own. Nature likes balance, so you will find, to a large degree, the good insects will take care of the annoying ones.
Number 5 – Detoxify with natural products
Chlorella – a single-celled dark green fresh water algae. It has a fibrous cell wall, which acts like a sponge to bind with all toxins (including heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides) and allow them to pass out of your body. More on Chlorella HERE Chlorophyll – a natural cleanser of your blood and digestive system. Cleanses your blood, kidney, liver and digestive system. The best chlorophyll is obtained from the young leaves of the mulberry (morus alba l). More on Chlorophyll HERE Spirulina – a blue-green algae with many benefits, including the ability to improve gastrointestinal and digestive health. More on Certified Organic Spirulina HERE.
Sorry to get personal here, but it’s important, you will have noticed that all these products are green, if your stools are not green, then you’re not taking enough.
Number 6 – Protect your skin
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Chemicals pass through your skin directly into your bloodstream. Avoid chemicals touching your skin. If you must dry-clean clothing, make certain you air it outside to reduce the chemicals. Avoid cleaning with chemical-based products, or at least wear gloves and use in well-ventilated areas. Install a water filter in your shower. Use organic skin care products.
Think about everything you eat, breathe, drink and touch. The secret is to minimize the input of toxins and maximize their output.
Well, it’s very difficult to end this series as there is still so much to say. However, I’ve made a decision to wrap it up here because I need to tell you what product can provide you with all the elements you need every day. It sure can be overwhelming, trying to figure out how to consume all the right nutrition.
How about one product to provide it all? Yep, one product! Simple and easy to consume…
The product is called Nn Total Nutrition – they don’t call it partial nutrition, it’s TOTAL.
Cleansing & Detoxification herbs
EFAs (essential fatty acids)
Essential Amino Acids
In all, it has 79 ingredients, as listed below.
What have you eaten
so far today? Compare it with what you intake with just one packet of Nn Total Nutrition!
Each packet of Nn Total Nutrition contains more than 70 naturally-derived ingredients as listed below:
In a base of: Tomato Powder, Tangerine Bioflavonoids, Cherry Juice Powder, Broccoli Powder, Kale Powder, Carrot Powder, Levulose, Natural Vanilla
Natural Goodness The processing methods used for Total Nutrition ensure that fragile nutrients like enzymes, vitamins and phyto-nutrients stay intact and active. All-natural, it is free of animal products, artificial preservatives, colourings, flavourings, chemical additives, stabilisers, fillers, binders, and contains no added salt. It is suitable for vegetarians and those who react adversely to yeast, milk, wheat, corn or egg.
Nn Total Nutrition is manufactured under the license of Tishcon Corp, New York, USA, a 100% in-house manufacturer of vitamins and health products established in 1977 and reknowned for its expertise in Chewable Multi-vitamin, Timed Release and Bio-enhanced formulations.
Manufactured in USA.
Oh dear, we’re back on the acids! Not dangerous ones or illegal ones. Essential ones. Essential Amino Acids, the building blocks of life itself. That’s essential! Proteins could not exist without the proper combination of amino acids.
It is protein that provides the cellular structure for all living things. Proteins are the most abundant cellular components, including enzymes, antibodies, hormones, transport molecules and muscle tissue and play a key role in nearly every biological system. In it’s various forms, protein participates in the vital chemical processes that support life.
Amino acids can be classified as:-
Essential – required in the normal diet as your body can’t produce enough for normal bodily functions.
Non-essential – meaning produced in the body, not required to be supplied in your diet.
Amino acids are involved in a variety of important roles in every part of your body. Every bodily system requires amino acids to function, your immune system, digestive system, metabolism, detoxification and glucose balance. Your central nervous system, for example, cannot function without amino acids which act as neurotransmitters, or precursors to neurotransmitters.
Amino acids play a vital role by allowing dietary nutrients to be assimilated by your body.
Along with eliminating those bad habits referred to in Part 2 of this series, we must change what we are doing and eating.
Unfortunately, it’s simply not enough to stop the bad stuff, we have to intake lots of the good stuff. We have a lot to overcome, to have average health, let alone optimal health.
Basically, in order for our bodies to function at it’s optimal level, we need a whole spectrum of nutrients. These nutrients can be grouped as below:-
Vitamin, minerals, trace minerals
Essential fatty acids (EFA)
Essential amino acids
Probiotics and prebiotics
Cleansing and detoxification herbs
Boy, that’s a whole heap of stuff we need! Do have any idea how to achieve the result you need?
The problem we have is that a so-called balanced diet only considers proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Most people don’t even know about, say, alkaline promoters. Did your doctor ever discuss brainfood or antioxidants with you? I’ll bet that didn’t happen. Umm, something to think about.
The answer is supplementation. Natural supplements should not be considered alternative or complimentary therapies or medicines. They are natural foods, not drugs.