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May 30, 2018 Wellness Tips AMC Team 3 views

Written by Samantha Mainland, Naturopath.

For optimal health, it is best to avoid unwanted or unnecessary exposure to chemicals, pollutants and other harmful substances. A great detox program can help to detoxify your internal environment, however is it also equally important to review your lifestyle habits and consider the external environment around you, including your home, work space and even your car.

FOOD AND COOKING

  • Minimise packaged food
  • Eat organic
  • Eat more (washed) vegetables
  • Eat less meat and dairy (animal fat stores toxins)
  • Avoid charred meat
  • Minimise consumption of large fatty fish and shellfish
  • Drink lots of purified or spring water
  • Use BPA-free water bottles and BPA-free canned food
  • Use PET (code 1) products (water bottles etc.) once only
  • Don’t overheat empty ‘non-stick’ cookware

DRUGS, MEDICATION AND PERSONAL CARE

  • Avoid recreational drugs, including cigarettes
  • Drink alcohol and coffee in moderation
  • Keep pharmaceuticals to a minimum, unless prescribed by your health practitioner
  • Use non-toxic cleaning agents; chemical free dry-cleaners
  • Use natural personal care products free of phthalates and parabens
  • Avoid synthetic fragrances, often used in candles

HOUSEHOLD

  • Use non-toxic/low VOC (volatile organic compounds) building materials, paints, furnishings and carpets
  • Avoid herbicide/pesticide use around the home
  • Clean indoor air with indoor plants and ionizers
  • Remove shoes at home (leave the outside, outside)

LIFESTYLE

  • Wash hands regularly
  • Practice dry skin brushing and/or lymphatic drainage massage regularly
  • Enjoy regular exercise and saunas (sweat more)
  • Reduce stress, sleep and rest well.

Following these tips can not only decrease your toxin load, but it can also improve your health on multiple levels. The fewer toxins you expose yourself to, the less energy your body wastes on neutralising and eliminating it, meaning you have more energy you have to live.

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