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The 6 Steps To Detoxify The Body Of Toxic Chemicals

It is becoming more and more known that certain chemicals affect a big part of the world population in an undesirable way. There have been many scientific studies that have shown a link between chemicals and some mental disorders  labeled as autism or ADHD.

An example would be the research published in The Lancet by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). They proved that many industrial chemicals, including fluoride, are lowering IQ in children and can cause autism and other mental disorders, as well as many other serious health diseases.

The experts named around 12 of these neurotoxins that can be found in our environment, clothing, furniture, certain food and drinks, such as: manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, mercury, lead, ethanol, arsenic, toluene, DDT/DDE etc.

A study in last year’s British Medical Journal estimated that perhaps 75% of most cancers are caused by environmental and lifestyle factors, including exposure to these chemicals.

Another report, this one by the Columbia University School of Public Health, estimated that 95% of cancer is caused by diet and environmental toxicity.

Some of the short- and long-term effects of these toxins include:

  • Neurological disorders (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression, attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, etc.)
  • Cancer
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Enzyme dysfunction
  • Altered metabolism
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Obesity
  • Muscle and vision problems
  • Immune system depression
  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Chronic viral infections
  • Less ability to tolerate/handle stress

But the good news is there is always a way of healing the undesirable effects of these chemicals and the remedies can be found, as in most cases, in nature.

  1. Spirulina, Chlorella, Cilantro, Wheatgrass and Garlic – These are the top 5 foods that will help you detoxify of heavy metals and toxins. There are many ways you can prepare these, as a tonic or a smoothie or just take them as they are daily. You can find online many recipes that include these incredible foods. My advice would be combining them for the best results. Each have a role for specific body parts, so mixing them would ensure that our whole body is being cleared. spirulina-chlorellaDetoxifying doesn’t take a day or two, don’t be dissappointed if you are not seeing results quickly. Our bodies have been heavily affected by toxic chemicals, it can take up to two or three months to get them out of our system, so we need to be committed to this process. Then we have to maintain our body as free of toxic chemicals as we can following the next steps.
  2. Buy and eat as many organic foods as possible – In study after study, research from independent organizations consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods. Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium. On top of that, they are free of neurotoxins(most neurotoxins are considered pesticides). Eighteen percent of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides. Research shows that these seeds may continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them. Try and eat at least one organic meal a day. This, alone, will make a difference. People say organic food is more expensive than the traditional food and they don’t even consider switching to it for that reason, but with a bit of effort and research, you can prepare organic meals easily with the amount of money you would pay for traditional meals. I think it’s worth giving it a shot. Your health is more important than money.
  3. Avoid processed foods for the obvious reasons – It’s processed with chemicals. Most processed foods are high in sugar and high fructose corn syrup. People aren’t putting massive amounts of sugar on top of their coffee or cereal, the unhealthy amounts come from processed foods.  They are also loaded with artificial chemicals, including flavorants, texturants, colorants and preservatives.
  4. Switch over to natural brands – Brands of toiletries, toothpastes, antiperspirants, cleaning products, shampoo, cosmetics, air fresheners etc. These days, there are so many alternatives! You just have to do some research and find out which companies use natural ingredients and replace the old products with natural ones. For example, instead of using Airwick as a freshener, you can use  essential oils, which smell a lot nicer too.
  5. Drink more water and tea
    glass teapot with chinese tea, cup of herbal tea
    glass teapot with chinese tea, cup of herbal tea

    A glass of water with lemon in the morning  re-hydrates the system and promotes digestion, which will help the flow of waste out of your body. Tea is also a great way to facilitate that. Not only is tea full of antioxidants, it hydrates you (especially if it’s herbal) and fills you up,” says Ashley Karr, a research psychologist and wellness coach. “This means you will be less likely to overeat or eat the wrong things!”

  6. Exercise as much as you can – You literally sweat the toxins out of your body. The skin is our largest organ. Often when the other detoxifying organs are compromised, toxins will begin to come through the skin, showing up as acne, rashes, blemishes, pimples or sores. Exercise helps the body’s organs of elimination to function optimally simply by getting them going. Moving the body helps to circulate both blood and lymph. The more they circulate, the more the liver and lymph nodes can do the job of cleansing and purifying the blood and lymph.downloadThe digestive system works well and more regularly with consistent exercise. When you exercise you breathe deeply with your lungs. The oxygen that you breathe in travels though the blood to the brain and muscles. The lungs increase their capacity as the heart muscle grows stronger, and they produce and give off carbon dioxide as a waste product of aerobic exercise. The skin is cleansed from the inside out by the cleansing process of perspiration. Many toxins can be eliminated through the skin by sweating.

Following these steps will bring a lot of benefits on the long term and you will feel a big difference once you get rid of accumulated chemicals.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Sources:

www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

www.livestrong.com

www.authoritynutrition.com

www.care2.com

 

When I experienced The Kambo Spirit

I was born in the Amazon forest, Santarem Para Brazil to be more precise. My mother’s family live there, and my father’s family live in south Brazil. Although I was born there I grew up in the south of Brazil in a city called Florianopolis by the beach. It’s a massive contrast from one town to the other, with an 8-hour flight between cities!

However, in my school holidays Mum and I would go up north and visit her family while Dad stayed south working. As a kid, I had no idea of how these experiences would reflect, impact and mould my life in the future.  I played with my cousins in the Amazon river, we ran into the jungle at times and discovered much about the forest; not even aware of its majesty and its powers and dangers.

What really gets to me is the fact that, as a kid, I had no fear. We jumped into the muddy waters of the Amazon river not worrying about the dangers; piranhas, anacondas, alligators and many other massive predatory creatures that were right in the river.

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Anacondas live in the Amazon river

I had to move all the way to London to find out more about the spiritual power of the forest. It was like it was calling me back.. As if home was calling me back.

Last Friday, the 20th of March, I had the great opportunity to once again merge with the spirit of the forest. In such a special cosmic day, where Earth, Sun and Moon were all in harmony, I too was looking into myself and finding stillness.

I had heard about Kambo before, but never really had a chance to learn more about it or experience it, not until last Friday; when I met the Frog Spirit.

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The poison is extracted from the fearless Frog for administration of the Shaman

Things always happen in the way they are supposed to. I was trying to change my flight to the 20th but it turned out I wasn’t able to re-schedule it, not even if I paid the extra fees. I was a little annoyed by it, but my spirit guides told me not to worry and said they had something in store for me. A day later I was invited by Maren Lander to take part in this Kambo ceremony that should be happening on Friday the 20th.

I was very sure this was meant to be; even so I made sure to ask my Shaman and other trustworthy people in my life about the ceremony. I guess it’s always nice to be reassured on your decisions. I read more about the power of Kambo and got ready for the ride.

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Sabrina Santos – My Kambo Warrior points

When it comes to any spiritual ceremony, intention is the most important thing. My intention was to clean my body of toxins and get it ready for my next spiritual journey – the journey of the heart – I’m off to Hawaii on Tuesday the 24th for a personal quest of the heart.

While I waited with the others taking part in the ceremony, I was wondering how hard it would be. And not knowing what to expect, it’s one thing to read about it, but another thing entirely to actually do it!

Another crucial point of any ceremony is the Shaman. It’s very important to feel connected to the person performing any spiritual ceremony. They will be guiding you into this journey and looking after your soul, making sure it comes back to your body once it’s all over. You need to feel safe and trust this person; you don’t want to leave any part of your spiritual body behind when you return from this energetic expansion.

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Shardai the Shaman preparing the altar for the ceremony

Anyway, the ceremony was very intense and also painful as I had to deal with a great amount of pain and letting go. I had some visions which are very hard to remember; it looked like some sort of tribe working by the river.. I do not recall what place or time, but I was too busy fighting the purging and the pain. As I said it was intense, the Shaman was very aware of my struggle and made sure I was protected and encouraged me to let go of the pain together with all the toxins I had been holding on to.

After the purging came the stillness and the lightness. The feeling of wanting to dance in the jungle with the spirit of the frog.

I’m still processing this experience before deciding if I’ll do the next two ceremonies recommended. So far I would say yes. I’m up for it.

Anyway, in case you want to know more, here is more on my Kambo experience:

If you want to know more about Kambo, get in touch.

May the spirits of the forest connect you with mother nature, may they cleanse your body so you can elevate your frequencies and be in sync with the source and life.

If you wish to contact Shardai from Kambo Healing, the amazing Shaman who is performing Kambo ceremonies here is her email : shardai1122@gmail.com

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

-Sabrina Santos