Unfortunately, our bodies are filled with toxins from the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the homes we live in. Chronic infections and biotoxin illness increase our toxin load even more. And these toxins adversely affect our health. But, fortunately, we can be proactive in detoxification and work to reduce our toxin load.
Dr. Richey can recommend specific detox products just for you at your appointments. It is best to wait until your first appointment to start these products so that she can help you pick the most effective and most economical products that are best for you. However, the following ideas can be started now.
Fruits and vegetables not only provide tremendous nutrition and antioxidants, but they are extremely detoxifying, too. Actually, most of our healthy diet should contain raw fruits and vegetables. However, it can be difficult to do so right away; it is often best to slowly increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Some people love fruit smoothies or green smoothies. Juicing is another great way to detox if your health is strong enough to handle it. Make sure to drink 6-8 glasses of high quality water throughout every day to aid in detoxification, too.
Our bodies detox during sleep. Therefore, it is really important to get adequate sleep and to use healthy sleep habits.
During exercise, our bodies move toxins out of our tissues, through our lymphatic system, and into our detox organs (kidneys, liver and then bowel). Of course, we also sweat out our toxins. Healthy exercise improves our detoxing and fitness.
Lymphatic drainage can be performed in a variety of ways and is a vital component of any detoxification program.
Stress creates free radical damage and produces lots of toxins, too. But stress management can help to reduce our toxic load.
We can not do much about the air outside of the homes, but we can improve the air inside of our homes. Try using a HEPA filter on your home air unit to clean out the air. You can also use an IQAir Health Pro Plus Air Purifier in individual rooms and particularly rooms that you use a lot, such as a family room and bedroom.
Dr. Richey uses this IQ Air in her office. These units help to remove mold spores, pet dander, and particulates up to 0.003 microns, which is really small.
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is another health hazard that we face in the home and outside of the home. EMR is caused by electronic devices, appliances, lighting, computers, wireless devices, cell towers, so called smart meters, and more. The first step is eliminating and/or turning off as many such devices as possible whenever possible. Then, the next step is installing Greenwave filters to eliminate much of the remaining EMR. They are easy to plug in and use.
Fragrances are in just about everything! These fragrances are usually artificial and come from petroleum-based products. Many people are highly sensitive to their toxicity, but no one should be exposed to them. For the sake of your health and the health of others, please go through all of your products at home and eliminate anything and everything with scents and fragrances including cleaners, detergents, dryer sheets, perfumes, colognes, hand cream, moisturizers, make-up, hair spray, etc. Alternative products without fragrances are healthier for you.