I talked a little in my last blog about how we absorb toxins through the skin, the largest organ in the body. Anything you put on your skin, will get into your body. A general rule would be…if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your body. The FDA warns you of chemicals that are for external use only. So yes, I wouldn’t eat it, but even if we put these toxins on our skin, they will enter our bloodstream. A Swiss study concluded that five of the most common chemicals in sunscreen cause cancer. Several other studies actually show that appropriate sun exposure may prevent skin cancer. That’s another blog….back to how toxins can get in your body.
The nose. What are you inhaling in your work and home environment? Air fresheners, smoke, cleaning chemicals, mold, dust, pollens, and the fumes that come out of the carpeting. Air fresheners only mask the odor. They are filled with deadly, poisonous chemicals. For many years I inhaled a common cleaning chemical (I have a cleaning business). When I started a wheatgrass routine, I expelled mucous the color and smell of this chemical! Anything that you can smell, is going into your body. Today we are inhaling toxins on a daily basis. Get yourself out into nature where the only thing you inhale is the air, the smell of trees and grass. Reducing the toxins you inhale can have a dramatic effect on your health, helping you with depression, anxiety, irritability, appetite, digestion and sleep.
The eyes. Through the eyes, solar energy penetrates the body. The sun is not a toxin. Lack of sun creates deficiencies and leads to imbalance and disease. Images entering the eyes are toxic. Violence from all forms of the media can create bad emotions, causing the body to become acidic. Remember, we want our bodies to be more alkaline.
The ears. Things that you put in your ears as well as sound that enter your ears can be toxic. Sounds are vibration and frequency. My brother has done tests on growing wheatgrass. Classical music had a positive effect on the growth of wheatgrass. Certain music has been know to cause plants to wither and die. Repetitive sound can cause stress. Certain frequencies can enter through the ear and cause every cell to be stressed. This in turn causing dis-ease in the body. Toxic words from someone, can also enter your body. Stress and the body? We already know that’s a bad idea. Walk in nature and listen to all the sounds. How about chirping birds and insects, running water and the sound of the wind for stress relief?
Okay, so toxins are out there. And not just in the air or at the local nuclear power plant. Consider not only the carbs, calories and fats that are in your food, but the chemicals in processed foods that also enter your bloodstream and organs. Address the toxins in your life today. What are you eating? What are you breathing? What and who are you listening to?
Unnatural electromagnetic energy is attacking our bodies every day. Satellites, radar, cell phones, cell phone towers, high tension power lines, electric wiring, computers, microwave ovens and even people emit electromagnetic energy. Negatively charged ions have a positive effect on the body. These life-enhancing ions are in the running water of the stream, waterfalls or the ocean. Wind blowing through the trees also emit these ions.
What are you going to do today to feel good? Go outside and find some fresh air. Breathe deeply. Eliminate the amount of television, computer, and microwave use as much as you can. Speak positively. Meditate. Eat slowly. Love life.