6 Healthy Tips for a Low-Tox Lifestyle
Today, I’m going to share with you six very powerful ways to live a lymphatic healthy lifestyle. If you wondered why this is important, really choosing what we consider low-tox lifestyle is going to help reduce your exposure to an assortment of toxins, pathogens, chemicals, and pollutants that overload your body and can lead to disease. These tips are meant to keep you healthy, and they’re meant to help support your very powerfully working lymphatic system, which keeps you healthy and well.
#1 – Eat Clean
Tip number one is to eat organic clean foods, clean veggies, and clean fruits, and even clean animal proteins, choosing grass-fed, grass-fed that has no pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides, and foods that are not GMO, as well as foods that do not have an assortment of toxins and chemicals inside that fruit or vegetable.
A lot of our veggies and fruit are very susceptible to the skin to absorbing toxins. When there’s certain sprays happening at the very large conventional farms, they’re spraying fruits and veggies with toxins. And then it doesn’t matter how much you clean the outside of that fruit or vegetable, it is going to impact and create toxicity within your body.
Same with the protein. Be aware of what type of protein you’re consuming, how it’s being fed, and particularly minimizing the amount of toxins that that animal has been exposed to or had injected inside of it is going to be really key.
#2 – Use Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Now, number two, I recommend choosing natural cleaning products. So many of us spend a lot of time every day, every week, every month, and every year cleaning – cleaning our homes, our school, work environment. We clean our cars and even our animals and our homes outside. A lot of the cleaning products are very, very toxin dense. There’s a lot of toxic chemicals and assorted really hard-to-pronounce chemicals that you do not want to be exposed to.
You don’t want the exposure inhalation. You don’t want the exposure on your hands or skin, and we definitely don’t want to have that be consumed by your body in any way, because the chemicals in a lot of natural cleaning products can overload our body, can create excess estrogens, and it can create a situation where we have a sluggish lymphatic system, which then bogs down our natural immune response mechanism and our detox process. Making sure you’re reaching for green, clean products are really key.
I actually recommend checking out an app that you can download by EWG (Environmental Working Group). As you’re shopping, you can use your phone and scan the barcode of certain cleaning products – actually, you can scan foods, too – and it’ll give you a scale of what type of toxins are in it. Green is good. You want to be scanning things that are green. You might even want to do an analysis of what is in your cleaning cabinet and see there might be a lot of those items that are overwhelmingly toxic and you’re not even aware of. Be aware of the label of “natural.” There’s no regulation over that label. Even if you’re choosing things that are natural, do still check it and review the ingredients for toxicity factors.
#3 – Use Non-Toxic Personal Care Products
Number three is going to be reassessing your personal care products. Very similar to the cleaning products, personal care products like makeup, skincare, body care, hair care, perfumes, assorted things that you’re using every day or you’re using to brush your teeth, and really anything that you’re putting on your skin or on your body, even nail polish, can have an assortment of exposure points in terms of toxic chemicals and pollutants. The chemicals that really are going to be very common here are things called phthalates and perfumes or parfums, fragrance. Those are two key elements that you want to be aware of and really eliminate from your daily lifestyle.
We know that the phthalates and perfumes and even certain dyes, they are linked to cancer and they cause cancer. Those toxins overburden an assortment of your detox organs, particularly, most notably are your lymphatic system – the lymphatic vessels and the vasculature of your lymphatic system. Being aware of that, choosing more clean products, choosing healthier, more environmentally friendly, and things that are notable in terms of the EWG. You can scan your beauty care products as well.
#4 – Limit EMF Exposure
Now, another thing that might not be considered is to really limit your EMFs (electric and magnetic fields). This is your exposure to cell phone use, Wi-Fi, laptop, any of the electronics that are in the home, and even microwaves fall in this category. There’s a certain amount of radiation exposure that we have. Some of it’s milder than others, but just being aware of that can affect the way your body is moving the lymphatic process.
#5 – Drink Clean Water
Also, number five on our list is filtering your water. We drink water every day. Water is an essential requirement for us to live, and a lot of us are having an exorbitant amount of chemical exposure in our water.
If you are consuming water from the tap – so your city, county water source, guaranteed there are going to be things like chlorine, chloramines, fluoride, even birth control pill and statin drugs have been found in water. You want to really filter your water in a robust way.
In our household, we use the Berkey water filtration system. It’s very simple. It’s this big kind of tub that I fill up basically every day. We water ourselves, so we consume water, and we also give this water to our animals. We have dogs and we have these cute little Chilean degus that my son has, and all of them are consuming healthier water.
Water is really key because all of the chlorine and the fluoride that is put in the pipes and tubes of your county, city, municipality water sources, they offset the iodine receptivity in your body. A lot of thyroid imbalances can be offset by filtering your water, but also that helps minimize the burden on your lymphatic system.
#6 – Breathe Clean Air
And last and final is choosing cleaner air. Clean air is really critical. If you live in a city like we do, we actually have clean air warnings. They’ll be orange and red, depending on how hot it is and the amount of smog that’s in the air and you can see it, but also we need clean air in our home environment, our work environment, and for our kids and our school environment.
Consider investing in a good air filtration process. HEPA filters, there are charcoal filters, and we also can see UV filtration process really help minimize the pollutants and toxic chemicals that are in your home environment. One of the things folks don’t realize is a lot of our everyday use items like our couches and our cabinets and our furniture, even our beds off-gas. The off-gassing of toxic chemicals is extremely harmful. If you are sleeping in your bedroom and you’re absorbing all of this from your bed that’s oozing the toxic chemical debris, filtering your air minimizes that. It just lowers the toxicity points throughout your whole entire day.
Reduce Toxins & Support Your Natural Detoxification Processes
All of these, collectively, will help lower your toxic burden. Ultimately, we want to really eliminate that exposure to toxic chemicals and pollutants and really power up your body’s natural detox process, not burden it. The key here is it’s just lifting off some of the really important things that can unburden your body and I know you’re going to feel a lot better. When you practice all six of these in full utility, you’re going to notice a big difference in how you breathe, how your body processes, and how you feel. I’m excited to share these six tips for you.
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I live in a rural sea side country. For 28 yr. I have had a swollen rt. leg.My working life was in a chemical lab but I have been retired since 1995. I,m old. My weight is fine and I eat local .I wear compression sock and wrap at night. I have a compression but didn,t find it helped so it sits. I am active, golf and stick curl. Any suggestions?