From a nurse's perspective, I want to bring healing to those who read my blog. I believe in integrative/nutritional medicine. Mind, body and spirit. I would like to be a positive influence on my followers.
When you talk about cleansing or detoxifying the body? What is our ultimate goal? The goal is to boost our natural body's ability to heal itself, namely our immune system or "immunity". The toxins that are so prevalent in our environment are becoming more and more difficult to avoid. From healthy products, to healthy food, to air, water and everything else. I am definitely a nature lover. I guess we all need to become nature conservationists to help preserve what clean air, water and environment that we have left. Ultimately, if we preserve our environment, we are then able to preserve our health also. How can we preserve our environment?Here are some ideas? Recycling is a good start. Buying and using products that are biodegradable. Plant a tree. Get a tune-up for your car. Water your lawn in the morning. Donate unused items to Goodwill. Walk or ride a bike for transportation, for a change. Use rechargeable batteries. Here's to your health! Love, Nikki B.
Formaldehyde is another commonly used chemical found in household cosmetic and personal products. Today we will look at our second ingredient, Formaldehyde, what it is, what it does, where do you find it, and what can it lead us to. We will look at the other chemicals in following days, if you care to read the blog daily.
Formaldehyde, what is it? According to OSHAformaldehyde is defined asFormaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas often found in aqueous (water-
based) solutions.Also according to an online dictionary Formaldehyde (n.) is1.(MeSH)A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p. 717)
Continuing on the idea of detoxifying the body, we can look at some of the unhealthy ingredients found in food : monosodium glutamatepropylene glycolhigh fructose corn syrupsugar If we had an assignment to write down all the ingredients in all the food that we eat, we would be so tired of all the writing, there are so many chemicals. So what is clean food? How can you avoid all the "unhealthy" chemicals? A solution is to just buy products that are nutrient-dense, low carbohydrate food. How to begin a healthy approach? If I said it another way, how do we increase our longevity and decrease exposure to chronic disease? MAN-MADE food is full of the chemicals. Increase the simple foods in your diet and you will start to see results right away as to how you feel and the best part, you will start to become lean, without even trying. Let us heal ourselves. Let us stop consuming the man-made chemicals. How do you detoxify your body? You first must stop ingesting the toxins in th…