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Detoxifying Your Body From The Outside In

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We often talk about supplements and cleansers we can take to detoxify our bodies from the inside out but you should also consider detoxifying your body from the outside in.

The Toxins That Invade Us

From the day we are born… No, even before we are born, toxins are attacking our bodies.

Be prepared now for study figures I am going to give you. They can be frightening.

The Environmental Working Group started a study at 2 laboratories. They found that the blood from the umbilical cords of 10 babies had an average of 200 chemicals and pollutants. They found:

  • pesticides

  • product chemicals

  • waste from the burning of coal, garbage and fuel

All this before the baby came out of the womb.

So we are receiving toxins into our systems daily. These toxins just vegetate in our cells and fat tissue and they probably are prime factors in many of the diseases we have in this world.

So How Do We Battle These Toxins?

I mentioned interior detox methods earlier, and if you want to know more about supplements that can help you detox, feel free to contact me.

But today, we are going to look at some simple ways you can battle the toxins from the outside. And it will also be enjoyable.

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Take A Bath

That is right!

Taking a bath is the way to detoxify your body, but not just any bath.

Add a liberal amount of Epsom Salt to your bath water

Epsom Salt looks like salt but it is actually a mineral. It is magnesium sulfate and the power of magnesium is wonderful. The magnesium will soak into your pores and work its way to your bloodstream where it will defeat the toxins congregating in cells and fat tissue.

Many people ask, “Why not just take magnesium orally?”

Good question!

The digestive process makes the magnesium not work to the same level as it will through an entrance that bypasses your digestive system.

The fact is: many detox methods used by professionals are designed with the use of magnesium. It is much more cost effective to just purchase Epsom Salt at the store and take a bath.

So not only does this method detoxify your body, it relieves stress and anxiety, and has also been linked to migraine reduction.

For Maximum Effect

Bentonite Clay is another item you will want to add to your Epsom Salt bath.

This volcanic ash clay acts as an avenue to rid the toxins the Epsom Salt caught and destroyed; the Bentonite Clay swells and traps the toxins and takes them out of your body.

It works essentially like a magnet because it has a negative charge while the toxins have positive charges.

Add Some Baking Soda

Baking Soda is another natural detoxifier.

It will help rid items the Epsom Salt didn’t catch.

Just consider the fact that Baking Soda catches odors in the refrigerator and some mechanics have used it to clean battery posts. If it can clean those items so well, it will also cleanse toxins from our bodies.

Now for a nice scent

You probably would like to come out of that wonderful detoxification bath with a nice scent.

This is where you can use essential oils. Just add 6 drops of rose essential oil, or frankincense essential oil, or both.

Or another great mixture is 6 drops of lemon essential oil with 6 drops of orange essential oil.

Many also add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil too.

Final thoughts

It just makes me feel like taking a detox bath now.

Why pay huge amounts of money at a spa for a detox when you can do so with ingredients you can purchase and just take a bath?

I hope this post helps you detox and relax.

Enjoy and share this post with your friends and family.

If you have any questions, just post them below.

Can Baking Soda Help You Live Longer?

baking sodaThe uses for baking soda are numerous.

  • Toothpaste

  • Freshen the refrigerator

  • An exfoliation for your skin

  • An antacid

  • A cleaner

  • And you can even clean the battery posts on your car with baking soda

But studies have recently shown that baking soda can actually slow the chances of premature death.

Is baking soda the cure-all?

I can see the look on people’s faces.

Is Tara going to tell us to start swallowing baking soda?

The thought is frightening isn’t it. After all, we know that taste when we brush our teeth with baking soda and the thought of swallowing baking soda is not appealing.

But, studies were done on a wide range of older adults for many years, and the studies were completed in 2014. For people that had critical conditions, it showed that the people had low levels of bicarbonate, the active ingredient in baking soda.

The Doctors discovered that even healthy people who had low levels of sodium bicarbonate had an increased chance of dying prematurely.

So, did these Doctor’s start having study participants swallow tablespoons of baking soda?

No.

Sodium bicarbonate helps to balance your body’s PH levels. One thing I have known is that scientists often check PH levels in water supplies. They must maintain normal PH levels to keep the water safe to drink and bathe in.

Our bodies are no different.

The human body is approximately 60% water. It only makes sense that we need to maintain healthy PH levels too. By maintaining normal bicarbonate levels in our blood, it will maintain the PH levels in our bodies and help us live a longer and more satisfying life.

How can we maintain normal bicarbonate levels without swallowing baking soda?

The answer is yes!

I can hear some you breathing a huge sigh of relief.

So how can you get the bicarbonate you need?

The answer is fruits and vegetables, and even coffee.

If we were to really dig deep into the lives of people with low bicarbonate levels, they are probably the same people who push away the vegetables and fruits while ingesting just the meat.

produceIt just comes down to eating in balance, and not skipping the fruits and vegetables.

Bicarbonate has a direct relation with potassium.

Many of the fruits and vegetables high in potassium also are high in bicarbonates. So what are some of the items that can help us raise those levels?

  • Bananas of course

  • Apples

  • Spinach

  • Raisins

  • Carrots

  • Broccoli

  • Lemons

and as I mentioned, coffee can even raise those bicarbonate levels.

How can you check your bicarbonate levels?

There is actually no home test you can take.

You will have to ask your Doctor, who will generally perform an electrolyte panel which can determine your bicarbonate levels along with other factors.

If you are on medications, your bicarbonate levels can also be affected. Some drugs that lower bicarbonate are:

  • tetracycline

  • thiazide diuretics

  • methicillin

  • etc…

Do keep in mind that bicarbonate can also be too high. It needs to stay at a moderate level, so it is always a good idea to have your Physician check your levels if you are having medical issues.

Low bicarbonate levels have been known to be linked with:

  • Kidney diseases

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Addison disease

  • and more

So as you can plainly see, it is ultra-important that you maintain healthy bicarbonate levels.

Final Thoughts

I do not want you to start getting uptight and nervous.

Just start eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables.

No, you don’t need to swallow baking soda daily. Just use it for those other needs around the house.

If you are concerned, just ask your Doctor to perform the test to see what your levels are, and ask him/her what you should do to get your levels even.

In most cases, your Doctor will tell you the same thing I am telling you, but if your bicarbonate level is unreasonably low, they may prescribe medication to offset the situation.

As always, do know that I am not a Doctor, so it is always wise to consult a physician on these topics.

But eating a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables is your first offense and defense against the diseases that can lead to premature death.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them below.

Thank you.