Our Toxic World

WE are the biggest science experiment ever! That is what I think: in a big cage in a big science lab. I’m sure you are wondering what I mean by that.

Well let’s stop and think about it………

What do we know? We know that our bodies need the proper rest, hydration, nutrition, love and (other basic needs for living such as clothing and shelter). For the sake of this message my comments are focused on the bodies needs for healthy internal functioning.

What don’t we know? A whole lot about the results of putting anything else besides what Mother Nature intended inside our bodies.

Anything besides whole organic foods comes with toxins. Example, anything processed, fortified, preserved. Have you ever heard the term “shop the walls”? This refers to going into a typical grocery store where all the fresh “live” foods are around the walls and all the processed foods are stacked up on shelves in the middle.

Another term you may have heard….. “if you want a live body, eat live food – for a dead body, eat dead food”. Our bodies are simply energy and the cells receive nutrition from an electrical spark which comes from the nutrition from the live food. Dead/processed food can not do this – thus there is not transference of energy which leaves the body with waste and toxins that need to move through the body to “clean the house” so to speak.

So many people today hear about cleansing the body and removing the toxins….buying two week or four week cleansing product or going for colonics. All which can help but what about the other 48 to 50 weeks of the year.

And the poor liver, it already has over 500 jobs to do, why stress it out more?

In case you are wondering: your liver is like a chemical processing factory to change most of the food that you eat into stuff that your body can use. It gets rid of the things that are toxic. The three main functions are:

1. Your liver makes bile which travels from the liver into the small intestine
which helps the body absorb fat from the gut into the bloodstream.
2. Your liver cleans your blood.
Your liver takes toxins out of your blood.(common example :If you drink too much alcohol for a long time it can damage the liver so badly that it cannot do its job.)
3. Your liver makes and stores fuel.
Your liver makes glucose. Some of this glucose travels in blood to the rest of the body where it is used for energy, like when you have to run fast, react quickly or have to work your body hard for a long time. It also helps to keep blood sugar at the right levels.

So common sense would dictate to have more energy and to put less burden on the body especially as we age, the natural choice ( pun intended) would to put mostly live, whole organic foods in our bodies, drink plenty of clean water and get proper rest.

But what other things can cause toxins in our bodies? Stress can, both good and bad. Too much of anything such as: exercise, fun, studying, deadlines, work, unresolved conflicts, drugs, alcohol and more.

Life is a balancing act. By listening closely to our bodies they will tell you when things are out of balance. Unfortunately instead of making the necessary changes most people just want to take a headache pill or antacid to shut it (the body) up.

One other thing many people neglect as far as eliminating toxins in their bodies is what goes on the body; lotions , potions, antiperspirants, deodorant, makeup, toothpaste, dish and laundry detergent. Think about all of the things that go in through your skin (the largest organ of the body) and in your lungs; exhaust fumes as you take your daily run, chlorine gas from the shower.

You may be thinking why bother, we can never get away from this toxic world ……and you are probably right, BUT that is no excuse to ignore it and not do what you can do to help yourself and your family take better care of their world, “their bodies”.

What can you do then?

* Subscribe to a Health and Wellness newsletter
* Find a Health Coach or Mentor
* Read labels/Shop the walls
* Find out what is in the products you put in and on your body
* Talk to your children about the effects of sugar
* Get outside in nature
* See a Naturopath

Today with the internet you can get help with anything you want – simply just take the time……but to help you along the way here are some resources I have felt helpful for me and my family.

www.HellotoHealth.com (specifically Herb Cocktail – non habit forming – cleanses the blood)

www.GotoHealth.com
(a plethora of information and healthy recipes to get you on your way to great health and energy)

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com – Skin Deep website: A safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by the researchers at the Environmental Working Group.

To Your Best Health

Mona McClelland

Professional Empowerment and Health Coaching Specialist

www.MeetMonaMcClelland.com

6 Responses to “Our Toxic World”

  1. love spell says:

    Can I link this post from my blog?

  2. CoachMona says:

    Hello,
    Thank you for your comments. Yes you can link this post to your blog – here is the link and again – Thank you.

    http://meetmonamcclelland.com/2010/05/05/our-toxic-world/

    Have an amazing day,
    Coach Mona

  3. Howdy there,Excellent article dude! i’m Fed up with using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.
    PS:Have you thought about putting video to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained?I think it works., Brian Rancourt

  4. CoachMona says:

    Hi Brian,
    Yes you can connect with me on Twitter simply go back to my Blog http://www.MeetMonaMcClelland.com and click on the Twitter symbol where is says connect with me on Twitter. Also yes I will be putting Videos to my Blog Posts – Great Minds Think alike! Tell me which one of my Posts is your favorite?
    Coach Mona

  5. Keep going! Thank you for all the awesome things you share! May you be blessed with love, joy and happiness!

  6. CoachMona says:

    Thank you for your comments…

    To Your Health

    coach Mona

    http://www.HealthCoachMona.com

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