Most people have some degree of toxicity within their bodies. This is similar to forgetting to take the garbage can to the end of the street on garbage pick up day. Instead of getting an empty can, the garbage continues to pile up and stink worse. The stench will eventually come into your house if it is not cleaned out.
That is what our bodies are like if we don’t take care of the toxins. Our bodies have natural waste management systems that keeps them healthy; but if they are not taken care of properly, we become loaded with toxins, and our bodies can’t control them.
Since we live in a toxic environment, toxicity cannot entirely be avoided. However, there are ways to lessen our exposure to them. Here is a list of five things taken from The Seven Pillars of Health by Don Colbert, M.D. If you are looking for a good read, pick up this book!
1. Choosing more living, organic foods, free-range lean meats, and low-fat organic dairy.
2. Choose clean, pure spring or filtered water instead of tap water.
3. Breathe clean air, and do not stroll, walk, or jog along busy roads or highways. Don’t wait outside airport terminals, inhaling diesel exhaust. Avoid secondhand smoke in restaurants and public buildings (thankfully in Minnesota we don’t have to worry about that one)!
4. Wear rubber gloves if you use chemicals for cleaning. Better yet, check for natural cleaning alternatives and natural personal care products.
5. Work with your doctor to try and get yourself off as much medication as possible. This will give your liver a break and will allow it to rid your body of built-up toxins.