Archive for Toxins

Mercury Toxicity

Mercury ToxicitySome of the most common topics that I get asked about are on “mercury toxicity,” “heavy metal detoxification” and “why fish oils are bad?” Here are several of the most recent questions that fall under these themes with my answers to them.

Q. “What should I look for when choosing a fish oil supplement?”

A. The body requires omega-3 essential fatty acids for a number of functions including, but certainly not limited to normal brain function, normal cell function and controlling inflammation.

Studies have shown that quality omega-3 essential fatty acids are as good, and in some cases better at controlling pain due to inflammation, and with no negative side effects that are often seen with prescription and over the counter medications. Everyone from birth to grave can benefit from omega-3s. Most people seek to get omega-3s from eating fish, but the concern I have with getting omega-3s from fish is the fact that our oceans are so polluted, that there is a risk that the oils can be contaminated with mercury and other heavy metals. Read More→

Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems

Cleansing and DetoxifyingCleansing and Detoxifying Your Body Systems For Better Health and More Energy

Lately, it seems like more patients are asking me about detoxification diets. The principal behind a detoxification diet is to get accumulated toxins flushed out of your system. In our modern society, we are exposed to toxins from all angles. When it comes to toxin exposure, most people think about food as the way we are poisoning our bodies. It is a lot more than just food. We are exposed to toxic chemicals in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the air fresheners we use in our homes, and in the shampoos, perfumes, lotions, and toothpastes we use on our bodies.

There are a few basic rules you need to consider when it comes to cleansing and detoxifying your body. First, you need to stop exposing your body to these toxins. Your body has amazing healing capabilities and as soon as you stop adding the junk in it, it starts to get the junk out. Your body uses your skin, your bowels, your urine, and your lungs as routes of detoxification, so it is important that these organs be capable of doing their job to the best of their ability. Read More→

Detox Your Bathroom for Health – Why and How

Detox your home starting with your bathroom. Let me ask you this:

DetoxIs your bathroom poisoning you?

If you are like most of us, you start your morning by heading to the bathroom to get ready to face the day. Let’s talk about what happens when you perform your rituals and how you might be adversely affecting your health and the health of your family. You might not know it, but the soaps, lotions, creams, toothpaste, deodorants, sprays, shampoos, and even the laundry soaps you use on your towels might be the reasons you have less than perfect health.

Why detox your bathroom?

Let’s talk about what you might normally do, and what we can do to solve the problem and keep you healthy. If you shave, man or woman, you probably start by putting some hot water on your skin to soften the whiskers, then apply shaving cream. The shaving cream lathers up and we think that it is a good thing. However the shaving cream is loaded with toxic chemicals. One of the very bad chemicals in most shaving creams is sodium lauryl sulfate. This is also found in most soap and helps to make creams and soaps foam up. It can cause skin irritation, dry skin, and can cause vision problems if it gets in the eyes or is absorbed into the skin. If you use hot water when shaving, the hot water will open up the pores of your skin and give the chemicals an open route into your body. Sodium lauryl sulfate exposure can also lead to headache, difficulty breathing, and hair loss. If you cut yourself shaving, the chemicals have a clear path directly into your blood system. Read More→