As you know I’m a huge fan of regularly detoxing the body around 3-4 times per year.
As a reminder, detoxification is a natural function of the body. It’s one of the oldest and most effective healing methods and dates right back to the Roman era. No matter how healthy or unhealthy you may be, your body can always benefit from a break to recharge and reboot. A detox is like an oil change for your car which is essential for the long-term functioning of your car. The same thing goes for your body.
Over time, our body gets run down from unhealthy foods, alcohol, stress, alcohol, toxic cleaning products, makeup, and skincare. I’ve covered many of these areas in the past, but one area I’ve not touched so much on is toxic heavy metals which I’m covering today in more detail. It’s really important you know this stuff so keep reading.
There are so many health benefits to detoxing such as weight loss, preventing disease, bolstering your immune system, glowing skin, healthy hair and nails, improved energy, better digestion/gut health, improved mental clarity, and focus, and better emotional health. If you’re still not convinced you need a detox make sure you check out my blog 15 SIGNS YOU NEED A DETOX.
Moving onto heavy metals …
We’re all exposed to chemicals and heavy metals regularly. The most common sources are amalgam dental fillings, vaccinations, cookware (aluminum, copper, non-stick), cans, cosmetics, deodorants, hair dyes, exposure to petrochemicals, lead paints, and fabric softeners, and foods containing pesticides and herbicides.
The accumulation of heavy metals (especially mercury, aluminum, lead, and arsenic) in our system leads to a compromised immune system making you much more susceptible to disease. Heavy metal exposure and/or consumption causes damage to the central nervous system and causes chronic inflammation. Conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue, depression, and insomnia are linked to heavy metal toxicity.
On a positive note, here’s 7 simple, effective ways you can reduce your heavy metal exposure:
• Avoid: farmed fish, tuna, smoking, tap water, food additives, and dental amalgams
• Increase good fats especially omega 3 to strengthen and repair the cell walls which have been attacked by heavy metals. In addition, you can use SUPER OMEGA 3 as a supplement
• Use chlorella, wheatgrass, and coriander in your diet as they bind with chemicals and heavy metals to excrete them out of the body
• Increase your intake of green vegetables, as they contain high amounts of highly available and naturally occurring chlorophyll. In addition, you can use a CHLOROPHYLL supplement
• Choose organic fruit and vegetable as much as possible
• Do the B-FIT 21 DAY DETOX PLAN
• Avoid non-stick pans
Hope you found this blog inciteful and learnt some new tips and health hacks. As always if you’ve any questions simply email me at GAYNOR@B-FIT.UK.COM.
Love Gaynor x