Where do Toxins come from
In USA we are exposed to the level of toxins 50 times higher than compared to most other developed countries. These toxins reside in the bowel, the liver and the fatty tissues of the body in particular. Toxins impair all chemical reactions in the body. As an example:
- » Bowel toxins like Candida and other bacterial overgrowth impair absorption and production of nutrients.
- » Acidity from shallow breathing, consuming non vegetarian diet cause acidity in the body which causes inflammation thereby slowing all chemical reactions in the body, which require optimal pH of 7.0 and above.
- » Electromagnetic radiation (EMF) from cell phones, computers, cordless phone bases, and WiFi zones are now known to have a real effects on sperm function, brain waves, thyroid function and immunity.
- » Liver toxins (i.e. Tylenol, prescription drugs, alcohol, fuel fumes) impair the detoxification processes of the liver including hormonal metabolism.
- » Viruses, fungi and parasites are present everywhere in the body and accumulate in the body.
- » Heavy metals (Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic..) diminish neurological function and bone health among other things.
- » Tip : First, avoid toxins such as chlorinated water, processed foods, plastic water bottles and food containers, pesticides, EMF, gas fumes and medications.
- » Tip : Seasonal bowel cleanses with vegetarian diet and supplements containing probiotics (good bacteria), enzymes and fiber are a great way of increasing bowel absorption.
- » Tip : There are accurate tests to identify specific toxins including salivary pH testing, urine and stool testing, heavy metal testing and live blood observation.
How toxins interfere with cellular function
Since toxins lodge in the bowel, liver, kidneys and especially fatty tissue. The toxic build up prevents normal uptake and utilization of nutrients, hormones, carbohydrates and proteins. It reduces the body’s oxygen uptake and creates an acidic, septic, low-energy state. Toxins also prevent proper activation of hormones, so patients become resistant to hormone replacement therapy.Toxic build up contributes to illnesses like allergies, pain, chronic fatigue, digestive problems (such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease), hormonal imbalance (such as PMS and menopausal symptoms), skin conditions (like acne, eczema, and psoriasis), cognitive and neurological conditions, cardiovascular conditions and weight gain among other things.
This is the premise for regular bowel, liver and tissue detoxification and specific detoxification based on specific toxins, heavy metals identified
How often should we move our bowels?
Nature programmed the bowels to contract when we eat. If we look at an infant or a pet, this programming of nature is evident. It is lost along the way through social training to go at home once a day. When the bowels do not move 2-3 times a day, it lowers the production of B-vitamins and serotonin (which is made in the bowel). It lowers the metabolism of hormones (which are metabolized in the bowel) and we are reabsorbing toxins, which were meant to be eliminated from the body. The bowel cleanses or detox aim to restore normal bowel flora and normal bowel function.
As an example:
- » Bowel toxins like Candida or other bacterial overgrowth impairs absorption of nutrients and causes an acidic environment.
- » Liver toxins impair the Phase I and Phase II detoxification in the liver which safely rid the body of alcohol, acetaminophen, fuel fumes, paint fumes and any prescription drug. As the liver collects these, the ability to activate and deactivate thyroid, estrogen, testosterone are reduced due to nutrient depletion (for example of sulfur groups, methyl groups, etc)
- » pH All chemical reactions in the body proceed in an alkaline pH of 7.0 and above. Lack of vegetables and lack of oxygen from shallow breathing increases acidity and chemical dysfunction.
- » EMF radiation from cell phones, WiFi, cordless phone bases and computers, interfere with the electromagnetic fields in the body and impair the function of brain waves, thyroid, ovaries, testicles and immune cells responsible for cancer protection.
- » Viruses, fungi, parasites are present everywhere and they accumulate they act like toxins in the body.
- » Heavy metals (such as Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium) displace light metals and block cellular function contributing to neurological conditions, osteoporosis, Coronary Artery Disease, cancer etc.
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What is Ayurveda? How does Ayurveda heal?
Ayurveda is an ancient art of healing made popular in the western world by Deepak Chopra.
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We offer consultation in meditation and spiritual transformation.
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Poses: Series of postures designed to improve your strength and flexibility
Breathing: controlling your breathing is an important part of yoga. In yoga breath signifies your vital energy. There by learning to control a healthy practice of breathing can help control your body and quiet your mind.
Benefits of yoga include stress management, increased fitness, improve chronic health conditions such as Cancer, Depression, Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, Fatigue and Moods, it can also lower Blood Pressure and Heart rate. It is also known to benefit weight loss program by controlling disciplined eating.
After a vigorous session of yoga you should feel invigorated yet relaxed and calm.
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Importance of good nutrition is nothing new. Back in 400 BC, Hippocrates said, " let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." Today good nutrition is more important than ever. At least 4 out of 10 leading causes of death in US- heart disease, cancer, stroke and Diabetes- are directly related to the way we eat ; of course food alone is not responsible for healthier longer life. Good nutrition should be part of an overall healthy life style, which also includes regular exercise, not smoking or drinking alcohol excessively, stress management and limiting exposure to environmental hazards. Then no matter how well you eat, your genes also play a big part in your risk for certain health problems.
The keys to good nutrition are balance, variety and moderation. To stay healthy your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins-- the three main components of nutrition.
You also need vitamins, minerals and other elements from many different foods so eating a variety of foods in moderation is generally considered healthy.
High Five Your Way to Good Health
Getting five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is one of the best way to prevent serious diseases like cancer, stroke and heart disease. Scientific studies show that fruits and vegetables are rich in anti oxidants that help fight disease
Add fruits and vegetables to all of your meals, or snack on them instead. This does not mean you have to constantly restock your refrigerator with fruits and vegetables but just add a serving of fruits and vegetables to your calorie controlled meals.
What Is A serving?
A serving equals any of the following:
1/2 cup cooked or one cup raw vegetables
A medium size piece of fruit
1/2 cup of canned or frozen fruits
1/4 cup of dried fruits
3/4 cup of fruit juice
When Dining Out:
If you are on a special nutritional diet and you want to try a new restaurant call ahead and see if they offer suitable menu choices or if substitution can be easily made. Most restaurants are happy to modify their dishes by changing the cooking method such as broiling vs. pan fried, or serving smaller portions.
Water, often called the "silent nutrient" may be overlooked or taken for granted. yet, next to oxygen, water is the most needed element for life. The balance of water in your body is regulated by a sensitively controlled mechanism, which gives rise to thirst. kidneys play a vital role in water balance by conserving or excreating water as necessary. The amount of water in your body varies with body fat. Water as a percentage of body weight, is higher in lean individuals due to nearly water free fatty tissues.
Water acts as a solvent, coolant, lubricant and transport agent. It also carries nutrients, eliminate toxins and waste products, maintains blood volume and offers an environment in which cellular chemical reactions take place. There are three sources of water in our body, the fluids we drink, water content of the food we consume and metabolism of proteins carbohydrates and fats.
Guidelines to getting daily quota of water:
Thirst is not always the best indicator of the body's need for water. this is especially true in the elderly because the sensation of thirst becomes weaker in older folks.
Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water 30 min before exercise and at least a glass after your work out.
Increase your fluid intake if your diet is higher in fibers, proteins or salt.
It is possible but very rare for a healthy person to drink too much water to the point of toxicity.
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