"Your health starts on your plate"
French saying

Multiple chemical overload in daily life affects everyone.

The problems of world wide toxicity


In the YEAR 2000 more than 4 billion pounds of chemicals were released into the ground threatening the soil in which we grow our food and the natural underground water tables that supply some of our drinking water. Over 260 million pounds of chemicals were also discharged into surface waters such as lakes and rivers. Nearly 2 billion ounds of chemical emissions were pumped into the air we breathe. A grand total of over 6 billion pounds of chemical pollutants were released into the environment we eat, breathe and live in. JUST IN ONE YEAR.


To compound the problem of our toxic environment we have refined away much of the nutritional value of our food and replaced it with artificial colourings, preservatives, flavourings, conditioners - the list is extensive. This poor quality food, combined with extensive use of anitbiotics in medicine and agriculture has predisposed many of us to experience a kind of internal pollution. Internal pollution occurs when toxins enter the body through eating or washing or breathing them in, and cause us untold health problems.


What does this toxicity mean for you as an individual?


It presents a threat to the vibrant good health we all should enjoy. It usually creeps up on us, until one day the feling of being overwhelmed by unspecific but real discomfort can no longer be ignored.


What can you do?


Whether you succumb to the adverse effects of toxicity depends on how aware you are that it may be the underlying cause of your feelings of sickness and general discomfort. Taking personal responsibility not to fall victim to toxicity means learning what to do to help you protect your body.


Basic ways to avoid toxicity.


Do all you can ot eliminate the source of the toxins. This can be as simple as replacing cheaper brand shampoos with slightly more expensive ones without parabens, phthalates and the sodium laureth group is a good starting point, as well as the less obvious ones like Grapefruit seed extract. For example, phthaltes are known to cause birth defects of the male reproductive organs, carcinogens, mutation agents and are stored in fat cells. Grapefruit seed extracts sound healthy however synthetic preservatives triclosan, methyl paraben and benzethonium chloride are usually added to preserve grapefruit seed extracts because it has no preservative value itself.


Eating a god diet of fresh vegetables with no more than two portions of fruit a day (because of the fructose content) is achievable but sometimes fatigue caused by toxins prevents even the most determined from sticking to this diet. It becomes a perpetuating addiction to the fast fix that high sugar and high carbohydrates give you. You have to work to pay the bills, and feeling exhausted whilst your body adjusts to a new diet can be very difficult.


Drinking water helps to eliminate certain toxins, but the deeper ones won't be shifted by it. You may need support and help to overcome your exhaustion, bowel problems and skin problems.


A good approach to detoxification is to nourish the body thoroughly with nutrients specifically aimed at supporting the pathways of elimination.


The intestines support regular bowel movements to eliminate the build-up of unhealthy microorganisms and internal toxins, and should provide a strong and intact barrier to prevent the leakage of toxic materials from the intestines into the blood circulation. This leakage can be the fundamental cause of many allergies and food intolerances. Finding out if you have a strong and intact intestinal tract is one of the major ways of establishing a healthy bowel.


What would it feel like to be rid of your Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Would it make life simpler? Of course it would!


The liver filters out and trasforms toxic substances that have entered the blood into harmless substances that can be excreted through the intestines and urine. Vitamins A, B3, B6, C and E, beta carotene, the amino acids L-cysteine and L-glutamine, along with substances known as glutathione and phospholipids are some of the substances that support liver function. Also it appears that the ratio of protein to carbohydrate in the diet is an important factor in determining the ability of the liver to detoxify certain substances.


The kidneys are vital in elimiating metabolic waste received from the liver as urine. Vitamins B6, B12 and folates (including folic acid and L 5 methyl tetrahydrofolate) support folate deficiencies and lower homocysteine levels typically found in patients with considerable renal problems.


Weight reduction and management is a helpful side effect of detoxification. The excess fat provides a ready storage site for fat loving toxins entering the body. In my opinion, a successful weightloss programme will never stay with you without taking detoxification seriously. It becomes a self perpetuating problem, with fat sticking to parts of the body and you being unable to shift it with diet and exercise alone.


Here at The Healing Touch Therapy Clinic, using Naturopathy and Hair Mineral Analysis to discover the hidden toxins, the choices become simpler, making it easier for you see why toxins can seriously affect your health and may be the hidden cause behind alot of your health problems.


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Cynthia Sillars is passionate about health and for good reason.  It has transformed her life and those of others. Her commitment to bringing the value of natural remedies and to treating the whole person, not just the symptoms, are expressed through the work she does in her Clinic at 1 Blackwell Lane, Darlington, and Jesmond Beauty Clinic, 11 - 12 Clayton Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.  For an appointment please contact her on 01325 730271 or by email at Cynthia@healingtouchtherapy.co.uk.  If you require a chat about your health concerns, why not book a free 10 minute telephone consultation first.


Healing Durham, Naturopath, Healing Darlington, Kinesiolgy, Healing Newcastle