Are you clumsy and always just thought there was no reason for it and hence nothing you could do? Well you’ll be happy to hear that you, my friend, are incorrect! 🙂
For the last 10 years or so, I had been getting more and more clumsy all the time. I used to be a total klutz! But since I’ve started practicing Nutritional Therapy, I get more and more coordinated all the time. Having said that… as you can see, today the cupboard door decided to remind me that I still have a long way to go.
How the body gets overburdened with toxins
Our beautiful bodies are constantly detoxifying from all sorts of toxins, coming from:
- Toxins we consume (such as: caffeine, sweeteners, preservatives, processed food, etc.)
- Drugs (such as: nicotine, alcohol, recreational drugs, medications, etc.)
- Our own toxic byproducts produced through the everyday task of *living* (for example cellular and hormone waste)
- Our personal care products
- The atmosphere
- Synthetic fibers and chemicals in the home and at work
Just as alcohol needs to be detoxified before we can lose the “drunk” effect – so do the countless other toxins that we meet EVERY DAY (often without even realizing). While we are constantly producing, consuming and being exposed to toxins, our body eliminates this waste through a network of ‘detox processes’ and ‘elimination pathways’. However, if the toxins are coming into the body at a speed greater than they’re being eliminated, they will slowly build up and make you more and more clumsy (or seemingly drunk).
Why toxicity is especially important for women who are thinking of conceiving a child
- Having a non-toxic body will help you achieve a healthy, fertile cycle, produce better quality eggs and have a lower chance of miscarriage.
- For some reason, once pregnant, the female body is incredibly efficient at collecting all its toxins and dumping them directly into the placenta. This is obviously not good for your baby. It can, again, increase the chance of miscarriage or impair your child’s health and development in countless ways.
- It is also important for the biological father to practice detoxification, in order to produce better quality sperm, resulting in lower instance of miscarriage and higher likelihood of children without defects and disorders.
What to consider before a detox
When we embark on a detox, we need to address a few foundations first. As we encourage our body to detox, it will start to release all those toxins, from the dark places it’s been storing them, into your systems. This can often be quite an uncomfortable process, triggering a range of symptoms such as nausea, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, skin rashes and dizziness. For this reason, we want to get the toxins out of your body as quickly as possible. To do this, you must have your ‘elimination pathways’ fully functioning. Elimination pathways include, urinating, defecating and sweating. We want your digestion to be in tip-top shape, you need to be optimally hydrated and we want to encourage a healthy amount of sweating through heat and exercise.
Things you can do to improve your natural detoxification capabilities.
- Have a Nutritional Therapist help you to balance your blood sugar
- Eat organic, natural fresh produce high in fiber, fats, vitamins and minerals
- Eat organic, pasture-raised meats
- Cut out refined and processed foods
- Increase water intake
- Cut back on toxins in your environment
- Do light exercise that allows you to sweat
- Jump a lot – (jump-rope, trampoline, group fitness – anything to stimulate your Lymphatic System)
- Dry Brush – (also stimulates your Lymphatic System which is paramount to detoxification)
- Lymph Massage – (also stimulates your Lymphatic System which is paramount to detoxification)
- Hot and cold burst showers
Detoxification pathways can also be tested on you during one-on-one Nutritional Therapy Consultations. Alternatively, you could call or email me, and I’d be happy to talk through an action plan with you.