Nearly everyone I have ever talked to about it will admit to their body feeling toxic at one point or another. Sometimes, it's simply that feeling you get after overstuffing yourself at a big a holiday meal, and sometimes it is much more serious. Perhaps you have heard people, especially recently, using the term "contact allergy". Children and adults are being diagnosed with this, with the solution being medication. What most of these folks are not being told is how this contact allergy was developed in the first place.
Our body has really powerful natural detoxification systems. They are able to get rid of multiple toxic substances accumulated from a variety of sources like the environment, the water we drink and the foods we eat. These 4 main systems, along with other auxiliary systems work hard to eliminate these toxins. Unfortunately, the amount of chemicals we absorb and ingest in our everyday life is so extremely high that the majority of people find their bodies a...
It's been an exciting winter so far, here in Michigan...19 degree days followed by 61 degree days. It not only wreaks havoc on our daily wardrobe choices, but also on our activity levels. Monday has us snuggled up with a cup of cocoa, reading a nice book and Tuesday has us outside on a ladder cleaning out gutters. It's easy in all our enthusiasm to overdo things, potentially getting ourselves a bit exhausted.
We all get that "Spring cleaning" bug and it's easy when the day is so sunny and warm to want to do it all at once, but we must remember that our bodies aren't used to that. It's very easy to develop injuries from overexertion while doing common activities like lifting, and pushing and pulling. These kinds of injuries, along with accidental slips, trips and falls can result in sprains, strains, hernias and lower back pain. Repetitive movements, spending long time periods reaching overhead, or bending at the waist can cause a variety of painful issues in the body.