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Are you Winning the Fight on TOXINS?

GOOD HEALTH EQUALS GOOD LIFE

Did you know toxins are everywhere?!  How do you we protect ourselves and our loved ones, when the toxins are all around us, the air we breathe and food we eat are being sprayed and laden with pesticides.

Just recently there was riverton-smog-by-william-mahfoodthe Riverton Dump fire in Jamaica.  Lots of communities both near and far were affected.  Lots of school in the vicinity had to be closed.  Increased cases of asthma, “cardiac illnesses, infant mortality, low birth weight of babies, onset of childhood asthma, coughs, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, burning in eyes, nose and throat and the list continues.  Shocking isn’t it.  But guess what? This is not the only toxins that we absorb in our body.

body cleanse The most heavily sprayed foods are apples, strawberries, peaches,    grapes (especially the imported varieties) and the list goes on.  Do     you ever wonder what’s in your fruit smoothie?  Makes you wonder   huh?

An article by Harvard Medical states that “While some people age healthily, the conclusion of many studies is that, compared with younger people, the elderly are far more likely to contract infectious diseases. Respiratory infections, influenza, and particularly pneumonia are a leading cause of death in people over 65 worldwide. No one knows for sure why this happens, but some scientists observe that this increased risk correlates with a decrease in T cells, possibly from the thymus atrophying with age and producing fewer T cells to fight off infection”

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Kids are also impacted by the presence of Toxins in the air and in our foods, its common to say that kids have their lives ahead of them to undo whatever unhealthy eating habits they may have.  However, some children do not get the chance to live long enough for that to happen.  The American Academy of Paediatrics note that “Children encounter pesticides daily and have unique susceptibilities to their potential toxicity, … there is evidence showing associations between pesticides and pediatric cancer and adverse neurodevelopment is “robust” and point to a role for insecticides in risk of brain tumors and acute lymphocytic leukemia.”


How can you protect yourself?

–  This means regular exercise – even if it is just 10 minutes a day.  I usually find the 10-minute workouts that I can do in front of my computer in the kitchen.

–  Ensure that your kids are fully vaccinated, (and YOU for that matter), – it is always important to ensure that kids are immunized against infectious diseases and viruses.

–  Step up on personal hygiene; washing hands regularly, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or cough in your elbow instead of your hands

–  Eating right –   Lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grain, plenty of water you know the drill.

However, since we know most foods are heavily laden with pesticides and toxins, and the fact that our diets are lacking in a number of essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, Vitamin A, C etc … it is important to also supplement.

Be sure however to speak to your doctor before taking any supplement and ensure that you do not overdose on supplements, as some persons have a tendency to take more than the required dosage.   Make sure also to include supplements that are able to defend against bad bacteria and toxins.

supplementAs keeping our body healthy and protected is of utmost importance it is imperative that we take all the steps necessary to ensure our body is up to par and can handle anything that life throws at us. Are you doing everything possible to win the fight?!  Leave a comment on what it is that you do on a regular basis that has helped you to stay healthy?

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Is Detox for you?

Do you remember the dreaded “wash-out” that we use to get from our parents every summer as a child growing up in Jamaica. I DO. That stuff tasted BAD! It was usually worm medicine or some herb tea. The aim was to cleanse our system and get us ready for the new school term.

Now, as we grow older, our cleanse is detoxing which is beneficial for our body, as flushing our system is important because of the alarming substances our body is forced to absorb on a daily basis. Livesmart360 in their article “Is detoxing your body beneficial” state that living in heavily polluted environments and eating foods packed with chemicals and preservatives are just a few ways your body is exposed to toxins it cannot rid itself of.  Ridding your body of toxins that make you feel sluggish, sick and vulnerable to disease can be accomplished by cleansing your system of those substances that are keeping it from working efficiently.

Here are four helpful ways they suggest to cleanse your body of harmful toxins.

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Juice Cleanse

A successful means of flushing out your system and filling it with the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to thrive can be achieved through Juicing. Remember to use combinations of greens, vegetables and some fruit to act as a natural sweetener into a recipe you’ll enjoy drinking. Keep the peels on, unless absolutely necessary, as the skin holds the most fiber and other key substances.

Lemon Cleanse

Lemons are a property that can naturally aid in detoxing simply by adding it to your water each day.It will help break down fat and help with consistent weight loss. Remember not to go overboard though because the natural acidity in lemons can wear away the enamel of your teeth.

Sweating

Nothing is more natural than sweating as a means to detox and lose weight. Sitting in a sauna/steam room for short intervals two or three times a week will help remove harmful substances. And, if you don’t have access to a sauna or steam room simply up your exercise routine to sweat more.Sweating is sweating, no matter how you work it. Make sure you drink plenty of water during either circumstance to keep your body hydrated properly

Probiotics

To combat the invading “bad” bacteria, allergens, and other pathogens which enter your body, you need a healthy immune system. Between 60 and 85 percent of your immune defenses reside in the gut in the form of “good” bacteria known as “probiotics”. The good bacteria in Probiotics taken daily will help to promote proper digestion, increased absorption of nutrients, a healthy immune system, and regularity.

I’ve definitely tried at least 3 out of  the 4 options given and have had great results.   How about you?  Which ones have you tried.

Remember before trying any of the methods noted above, talk to your doctor first as it’s important to find what will work right for you and your body’s needs.

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I am Blessed

Soooo, I’ve been busy planting and watching my flowers and plants blossom.   So when I saw this weekend thought today from my friend, I knew I had to pass it on.

I mean,  its such a blessing to see God’s creations flourish.  Even better when you know you had some little part in it.

As I toil everyday in my garden, ploughing through the soil, watering, pruning I feel blessed that they have survived even the plants that struggle; with a little extra love and care they usually make it.  As another friend told me, “…when you start a garden you have to nuture it, feeding, watering, tending it, like a child, until the plants can fend for themselves without your constant care and then they will reward you with their beautiful blooms.”

She is totally right, they are just like kids! Because as parents we make sure to love and guide our children in the best way possible.   And there are moments when you see the results and you know your hard work is paying off.

My four year old is very active and he keeps me on my toes all the time. So I have to always be alert and make sure I’m instilling the right values and attitudes and also portraying them.   And I know those of you with adult children who turned out wonderful and even better than you expected; you cant help but give God the glory because He was definitely there with you guiding you through.

Just know that there will always be this war within you between good and evil, but we have to always strive to give God,  our families, friends and the world the best of ourselves in everything we do.

“Life is like a garden so be careful of the seeds you plant today:

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation”

As you enjoy this weekend thought, reflect on your life and your actions and ask yourself, What kind of seeds are you planting TODAY?

As always be Empowered and Inspire to Succeed.

THE WELLNESS REVOLUTION!!!

Recently, I found something called The
Wellness Revolution that you need to know about.

I’ve been hearing the buzz online about this but
hadn’t paid much attention until now.   This is
one of the greatest opportunities I’ve seen in
a while.

This is a high-powered teleseminar with some
of the biggest stars in the exploding area of
complementary medicine, that is, the new
combinations of traditional medical practice
with homeopathic/holistic health and healing.

These are New York Times bestselling authors
like Dr. Christine Northrup, Dr. Bernie Siegel,
Dr. David Simon and world-famous healers
like Dr. Sue Morter, David Wolfe, Dr. Alex Loyd
and over a dozen others – 21 leading international
doctors, researchers, authors and health
practitioners in all.

I want you to be a part of this with me.  It
won’t cost you a dime.  It’s totally fr’ee and you
even get fre’e gifts just for registering.  So
just follow the link below and pick up your gifts.
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The life that gets healed may be your own.

Your Health is your Greatest Wealth!!

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