It’s Time To Detox

I hope you had a good week. If you have school aged children who are now back at school this might be a good week to book a nurturing treatment for yourself.  I spent the weekend down at Rye painting. We were house painting that is not “Art” painting so I think I need to book a massage for myself.  Painting is a very satisfying job except for the fact that when you freshen up one thing in a house it makes everything else look a bit tired.

I don’t know about you but I’ve had a strong urge to clean up, declutter and get things done lately. I just need a few more hours in the day and few more days in the week.  Over the years I’ve discovered that detoxing your mind and body can trigger a desire to detox your environment. My husband Harry did a liver detox program a few years ago and I quietly watched and waited for him to start cleaning out the garage. It took about three weeks from starting the liver detox to hiring a skip and throwing out all the old junk and sorting and organizing the entire garage!

I also remember a Kinesiology session I had once. I released some old toxic emotions and as soon as I got home I was inspired to clean out, sort and tidy up my entire wardrobe.  During my Hypnotherapy training our lecturer said that she would ask clients who came for weight loss to go home after the session and clean out at least one drawer or one cupboard in their home.  She said that letting go on a material level triggered the ability to let go on a physical/body level.  Apparently this works both ways.

Spring and Autumn are really good times to focus on detoxing. This applies to your mind and your body as well as your house.  This week I want to talk about detoxing your body because no matter how cleanly you live you can’t avoid accumulating toxins in your body.  Even if you only eat organic foods, drink pure, filtered water and use totally natural skin care and cleaning products etc. you still breathe in pollution on a daily basis and you probably still handle plastics and other toxic substances. In their book Slow Death by Rubber DuckBruce Lourie and Rick Smith expose the extent to which we’re being poisoned every day of our lives, both in our homes and our workplaces by everyday things.

Now conventional medicine is pretty good at dealing with acute poisoning. The Poisons Information Centre is a fantastic service. I called them myself once when my son decided to drink bubble mix and I would be heading straight to the hospital if my child accidentally drank window cleaner.  What conventional doctors are not trained to deal with however is slow, insidious, chronic poisoning. This poisoning might be form heavy metals, flame retardants, off-gassing from furniture or floor-coverings, herbicides, pesticides, chlorine, fluoride or the plastics that disrupt our hormones. Like the metaphorical frog in water that’s slowly brought to the boil, will human beings slowly die of ever increasing levels of poison without us even realising what’s happening?

I watched a disturbing TED talk recently called Toxic Baby by Penelope Jagessar Chaffer and Tyrone Hayes. Over 80,000 new chemicals have been created since WWII and 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released by industry into the US environment each year, including 72 million pounds of recognized carcinogens.  Humans and animals alike now have up to 300 chemicals in their bodies that shouldn’t be there and were not there a generation ago.  I’m guessing that the Poisons Information Centre isn’t going to have much useful advice for this kind of poisoning.

Last week I talked about a new approach to cancer.  Maybe detoxing the planet is where we need to be looking for that “cure.” In the past 20 years not only cancer but many other childhood diseases have increased at an alarming rate. In the UK there is 20% more childhood Leukemia than there was a generation ago, there’s 400% more childhood asthma in Canada, a 400% increase in a genital birth defects in Europe and a 600% increase in Autism and ASD. These worrying statistics are similar throughout all industrialised countries.

So how do we avoid toxins and how do we detox once they’re in our body?  Well I heard some very wise advice recently that recommended “No Purchased Toxins”.  It can be hard to avoid all toxins but we can certainly avoid buying products that contain them. That includes chemicals in our food, make-up, personal care products, cleaning products, garden products (no more Zero for the garden path, sorry), babies toys with BPA, plastic drink bottles etc. You can vote for a cleaner planet every time you shop. I also suggest we leave fossil fuels safely in the ground and develop clean energy and fuel sources. We also need to strongly support clean foods that are not drenched in Roundup or pesticides that damage our gut and kill our bees. We need to reduce, recycle and reuse 100% of our plastic waste so it doesn’t end up polluting our oceans.

So how do we get rid of the toxins once they’re in our body? Well that’s a topic for a whole Enews but a good start is to eat lots of leafy green vegies. Chlorophyll is one of nature’s most powerful detoxifiers. There are some great green powders and detox supplements that we recommend that contain high levels of Chlorophyll and anti-oxidants like Vitamin C. Ensure your gut, liver, kidneys and skin are healthy, These are the organs of elimination. A Naturopath specialises in these areas to help you recover and maintain great health.

My favourite detox supplement actually boosts Glutathione levels by almost 300% more than anything else on the market. Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant and it has the ability to remove toxins from inside cells.  I while ago I recorded a webcast about this product that you can watch HERE to learn more or go to and let me know if you would like to do a 90 day trial. I have some free samples to get you started.

For a number of years now we’ve been running a 6 week Detox Program at Simply Natural Therapies. This is a comprehensive program that includes 3 appointments with our Naturopath and 3 appointments to work on Emotional Clearing and Stress Management with a Holistic Counsellor or Hypnotherapist.  As I’ve said many times, holding onto negative emotions and the biochemistry of stress hormones are incredibly toxic to the body. The Detox Program also includes an Ionic Foot Detox. I actually recommend doing this Program at least every twelve months and ideally every six months. You never know it might even inspire you to Spring clean your house. You can learn more about it HERE

When you sign up to this program in April you receive an extra complimentary 30 minute Ionic Foot Detox Session (valued at $60) and 2 x 30 minute Far Infra-Red Sauna Treatments (valued at $35 each).

Call us today to book in on 9842 7033 to detox your mind, body and soul and feel fantastic.

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That’s all for now.  Have a great week,

Warm Regards,
Alison Burton
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