What's Your Body Burden?
Most of us don't realize the number of chemicals we're exposed to on a daily basis.  Scientists estimate everyone carries over 700 contaminants in their bodies.  Toxins begin building up in our bodies before we're even born then continue throughout our lives. 

We are exposed to chemicals in a multitude of ways: food, water, air, and many of our everyday products like plastics, paints, gas, cosmetics, and fertilizers.  Unfortunately there's no way to really know what all you're exposed to, but we did find two online tests that will give you and idea.  A Body's Burden is the more detailed test, while Green Goes with Everything is short and sweet.  If nothing else, these tests may help open some eyes to the true number of chemicals we're exposed to.  If you'd like to read more about Body Burden, we suggest checking out this website: chemicalbodyburden.org.

What Can We Do?
While it is unlikely we’ll be able to avoid all chemicals, there are many things we can do to reduce our body burden.  Here are a couple of websites that offer excellent tips:

The Silent Spring Institute offers their “Action Tips”, over 100 things you can do to reduce your exposure.  They have done extensive research into many chemicals we are exposed to.  Looking through their website will provide you with a great deal of information on these chemicals.

Rodale, always known for excellent organic/natural information, also has great ideas for ‘greening’ your life, including things like recipes for non-toxic cleaners.

Detoxification Bath 

Baths are an extremely effective way to remove toxins and soak away aches and pains.  Here's an excellent recipe:

  • 3 drops lemon e.o.
  • 3 drops bergamot e.o.
  • 3 drops thyme linalol e.o.
  • 1 - 2 drops helichrysum e.o.
  • 2-3T clay
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts, real sea salt, or 1/4 cup ground kelp

 
First dry brush the skin and rinse away the skin debris.  Mix essential oils into salts.  Add salts and clay to a warm running bath.  Soak for 15 - 20 minutes only!


Do You Have Parasites?
Do you get our weekly newsletter?  Check this out for our introduction to Cleansing Month and Parastie Cleansing: Healthy News

Read on for a little more information!

Parasite Test
Here's the test Ann Louise Gittleman, author of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, put together: Test.

Signs of Parasite Infestation

  • Chronic fatigue/xhausted
  • Digestive problems (gas, bloating, etc)
  • Chronic consipation/irregular bowel movements
  • Low energy/stamina
  • Always getting sick, feeling down
  • Food sensitivites or allergies
  • Environmental intolerance
  • Developed allergic-type reactions but can't understand why
  • Joint and muscle pain and inflammation often assumed to be arthritis
  • Suffer anemia, iron deficiency
  • Have hives, rashes, weeping eczema, skin ulcers, swelling, sores, papular lesions, itchy dermatitis
  • Restlessness and anxiety
  • Often awake at night, especially between 2 and 3 am
  • Teeth grinding
  • Excessive amount of bacterial or viral infections
  • Depressed
  • Difficulty gaining or losing weight no matter what you try
  • Candida program didn't help and you still crave bread, sweets, alcohol
  • Neither you nor your doctor can figure out why you don't feel great
  • Itchy ears, nose, anus
  • Forgetfulness, slow reflexes, unclear thinking
  • Loss of appetite, yellowish face
  • Fast heartbeat, pain in navel
  • Eating more than normal but still feeling hungry
  • Pain in the back, thighs, shoulders
  • Numb hands
  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Drooling while sleeping
  • Bed wetting
  • Picking the nose
  • White racoon eyes
  • White above the lips

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