Why Reducing Your Toxic Load Is Important

8 Jul

Contrary to what some may think, I am in fact still alive!  A break from the blog was not exactly planned but sometimes things just happen and you have to roll with it. I needed some time to focus on other things, namely healing. The good news is that since working with my holistic doctor since February, I am doing significantly better health-wise. Things are not back to normal 100% and I am still following the healing diet as well as taking several supplements. For a while, I was not making any progress…my doctor and I came to the conclusion that I had been fighting off multiple infections in my body causing my immune system to bottom out and “give up.” Not good! So we amped up the immune supporting foods and supplements and things have gotten a ton better.

My perspective on health in regards to diet and lifestyle has changed significantly over the last 6 months and this is something I hope to share more about. What I wanted to share today was some changes I have made to reduce toxins in my life. This is something I had not even thought much about. Being a lover of food and nutrition, that was what my main focus has always been to achieve good health. However, I have found out that there are actually many other factors that can affect one’s health. Unfortunately, the world we live in is very toxic. From the air we breath, to the household cleaning products we use, and even the lotion we put on our bodies.

Here’s the problem: when you are constantly exposing yourself to toxins, your body will have to spend all of it’s time and effort on ridding these from our body. However, when you make a conscious effort to reduce the toxins in your life, then your body will be more at ease and able to defend against ailments and sicknesses. This is especially important for someone is already suffering any bit of health problems (like I am), because you want your body to spend it’s time healing rather than being dragged down by a high toxin load. Want to keep your health up and prevent getting sick? Start reducing your toxin load today!

Of course we can’t easily change the air we breath in, but we can change the products we use on a daily basis. I have gradually starting making many of my own non-toxic products and have really been enjoying them! I originally did it for health reasons, but here’s the bonus: it’s cheap. You will save a boatload of money in the long run! Sure there’s an upfront cost to get a few ingredients you may not have, but the good news is that once you have a few things, you can make a whole slew of products.

Now I’ll share some of my favorites so far:

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

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Remineralizing Toothpaste

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Homemade Mouth Wash

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Honey Shampoo

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Coconut Shampoo

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All-Purpose Citrus Orange Cleaner

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Laundry Detergent

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This is just a few that I have incorporated into my life, but if there is interest, I will do more posts on products I am making and using. Even just changing one thing that you use can make a difference in your health, as well as your pocket book, so give it a try!

Are you doing anything to reduce your toxin load? Have a frugal recipe to share? Tell me about it!

Kristi

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6 Responses to “Why Reducing Your Toxic Load Is Important”

  1. Meg July 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    this is so interesting sweetie! my gosh you have learnt a lot from the experiences you’ve been going through as of late! i am so proud of you and so happy to know you’re happy and finally making progress <3 yay for holistic doctors ;)

  2. danielleimp July 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    This is awesome ! But would you consider like toms products and products from whole foods nontoxic !?

    • Sweetly Fit July 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

      Whole Foods definitely has some better options (Toms is fairly good) but I think they are overpriced especially when you make your own for a LOT cheaper.

  3. meg July 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    LOVE this lady. Activated charcoal is GREAT as well for your stomach and as a tooth whitener to add to paste :) Coconut oil = use it for everything :D

    • Sweetly Fit July 11, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

      Yes!! I just started using activated charcoal for my teeth…i love it! And I go through coconut oil like it’s water, haha.

  4. Andrea August 10, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    Oh no! Have you shared what kind of health issues you’re dealing with? Hope you’re ok :)

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