I have spent two years, studying the work of experts in the field of autoimmunity and have combined what I’ve learned, in 24 steps. I’ll be sharing one step every week for the next 24 weeks, on my website and social media platforms (starting Monday 18 May 2020). This is step 16 of 24.
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STEP 16: DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE
We now know that three things must be present for an autoimmune condition to develop: a genetic predisposition, a leaky gut and a trigger. (Thanks to research done by Alessio Fasano, MD in 2009) One of the triggers is toxins.
A simple fact of modern life is that we are surrounded by toxins. It is in our air, food, and water. In our homes, in our workplaces, in our dry-cleaned clothes and our expensive perfumes, even in our pillows and mattresses. The list goes on and on. Whether you live on a farm, in a small town, in a city or an industrial area, we are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Toxins hide in the food we eat, our cleaning products, our personal-care products, the medicine we take and even cosmetics. A healthy body has the ability to naturally detoxify itself but the chronic exposure to these toxins for years and years, could lead to chronic inflammation and an out-of control immune system. It is practically impossible to eliminate all toxins from your life, but you are in control of what you allow and do not allow in your life.
- Get your house and workplace tested for toxic mould.
- Limit your exposure to heavy metals like mercury. Think mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth.
- Buy grass-fed, pastured and organic food where possible.
- Avoid cooking with plastic or toxic cookware.
- Use air and water filters at home.
- Avoid using plastic water bottles.
- Replace your personal-care products like shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, moisturiser, make-up and anything else you put on and in your body, with clean, toxin-free products.
- Read labels and educate yourself. Know what is safe and what is toxic. Knowledge is power!
- Speak to your medical practitioner about detoxification supplements.
Toxins play such a huge roll in your healing journey. In fact, we use 11 of the 24 modules of the Autoimmune Way 6-month program, to discuss in detail, everything you need to know about toxins.
- Module 8: Introduction to toxins.
- Module 9: Toxins in your air.
- Module 10: Toxins in your water.
- Module 11: Toxins in your food.
- Module 12: Toxins in your personal care products.
- Module 14: Toxins in your cleaning products.
- Module 15 – 19: Detoxification
Are you ready to learn more about the way toxins are undermining your health and perhaps more importantly, what you can do about it?
I invite you to sign up for the 6-month Autoimmune Way program, now for only $7 per month.