Toxins abound in today’s environment. Most are untested as to their health effects. Many unfortunately have been found to be carcinogenic or hormone disrupting which has serious cascading effects.
Our bodies understand that these foreign chemicals are harmful and have their own process to sequester them away in our bodies to reduce harm. It places them “safely” away in our fat stores.
Unfortunately one of the unintended consequences of weight/fat loss is the release of these toxins into our bloodstream where they are now free to cause havoc. One way to deal with them is to make sure you drink your 64+ ounces of water each day to flush them away.
Household cleaners are typically filled with toxic chemicals. These can be changed out with non-toxic cleaners, using vinegar and essential oils. Speaking of Essential oils they can also be used for healthy air freshener sprays too. We absolutely love them. We buy the NOW brand of essential oils. You can find them in your health food store or Amazon.com.
Another source of toxins are in the out gassing of home products – things like carpet, floor coverings, and paint. We specifically chose to work with Castro Valley Painting (www.castrovalleypainting.com) because they seemed to be so knowledgeable about this. We’d definitely recommend them. They painted our home and your guest room (if you stay with us) with Benjamin Moore Natura No VOC paint. VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds that out gas. We consider the air quality in our environment to be very important and actively make choices to ensure it is healthy.
When you realize how many chemicals there are around us and the potential for harm that they pose it can be a bit overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be though. We’ll be having a class to help you learn about them, not freak out about them, because you’ll also learn how to deal with them by reducing them, finding alternatives, and how to best release them from your body.
Detox Class – Saturday, May 16 at 10 am – 11:30am