Detoxifying Your Laundry Room

If you have been using conventional laundry care products that contain toxic chemicals, it is highly likely that the air quality in your home is being affected. Decontaminating these chemicals from your laundry room is a big step in improving your entire home’s air quality. The toxic volatiles incorporate into the surfaces that they come in contact with. In some instances, the minute you walk into a laundry room, you immediately …

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Do You Have Enough HCL (Stomach Acid)?

Branch Basics | HCL for Stomach Acid

Healthy people with strong digestive function do not need more HCL (stomach acid). Unfortunately, in today’s world of high stress, fast and processed foods, antibiotic use, prescription, and over the counter drug side effects, many people have a deficient supply of HCL. Strong, healthy digestive function plays a foundational role in determining a person’s state of wellbeing and health.

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Ways to Naturally Increase Stomach Acid (HCL) Production

Having enough HCL (hydrochloric acid or stomach acid) is critical for good digestion and immune health. Without adequate HCL food is incompletely digested and failure of assimilation occurs so that we become vitamin and especially mineral deficient. When a person starts to eat the stomach is stimulated to start producing HCL. The HCL activates the chief cells in the middle portion of the stomach to start …

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Safe Bedding Options

Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your home and what you put on your bed is just as important. Making sure that your bed and bedding are made of the safest possible materials will be one of the most significant changes you can make that results in reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals. A safe bed is made of all natural materials with no synthetics, is free of harmful chemicals and is metal free – …

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How to Make a Bed Frame or Platform

Making sure that your bed and bedding are made of the safest possible materials will be one of the most significant changes you can make that results in reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals. A safe bed is made of all natural materials with no synthetics, is free of harmful chemicals and is metal free – no metal springs in the box springs or mattress and no metal in the bed frame. Metal in the bed enhances …

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Sauna 101

Our Toxic Load Today we are all exposed to hundreds of chemicals during the course of a day and they affect our life. Our highly polluted environment has been created as a result of intensive and continued chemical use since World War II. Scientists estimate that everyone alive today carries within his or her body […]

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Detox Baths 101

A simple way to start reducing your body’s toxic load is by taking a bath in the comfort of your own home. Detoxification baths are one of the easiest, most comfortable, most economical, and convenient ways to assist the body in reducing the body’s burden of stored chemicals. A bath with no additives cleans your skin, but if you add some simple ingredients to the bath water, then you can help to cleanse and nourish …

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Reducing Natural Odors in a Non-Toxic Mattress

Some people that have a non-toxic bed choose to wrap the bed to contain the slight natural odors that emanate from the materials especially when they are new. Variations of the steps below may be applicable depending on the sensitivity of the person to the latex or natural fibers such as wool and cotton. For example, a non-toxic bed may only need to be covered with tightly woven silk and/or a barrier cloth …

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Safeguarding Against Flame Retardants and Chemicals in Your Mattress

The bed you sleep on is the most important piece of furniture in your home. It should enhance your health and be free of chemicals as well as be comfortable. If you have a conventional mattress that is treated with flame-retardants and contains toxic chemicals, your body is not able to repair and rejuvenate during the night when sleeping. The following paragraph, taken from Chem-Tox.com, further explains the …

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Skin Brushing

The body uses the kidneys, lungs, bowel and skin to help detoxify what is ingested or breathed. If the kidneys, lungs and/or bowel are stressed, and/or if a person is ill, the skin can be used to help take a load off of these organs and can help immensely in the healing process.

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Espom Salt Bath

Inexpensive Epsom salt baths pack a huge punch! The benefits are very well stated in the article below written by Melissa Breyer. After you read it you will probably go pick up some Epsom Salts from the store and jump in the bathtub. The bath can help calm and soothe—it is a sedative for the nervous system, it can help relieve constipation (as magnesium deficiency can be a cause), it can relieve pain, and more.

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Ginger Bath

Ginger is known for its medicinal and anti inflammatory properties. Ginger used in your bath has almost the same effects as taking it orally. Ginger has a warming effect, promotes the release of toxins through sweating, stimulates circulation, is an anti microbial agent for sore and wounds, relieves muscle pain and reduces spasms and cramps. Before preparing this bath see “Introduction to Detoxification Baths.”

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, the application of hot and cold, is one of the fastest and most powerful ways to move blood in and out of an area. Hot water, when applied to the surface of the body dilates the capillaries and veins and draws the blood out of the depths of the body and up to the surface of the body. It immediately changes your blood flow and brings it all to the surface. Heat also relaxes your muscles, which allows better …

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Benefits of Rebounding

Rebounding is one of the most efficient and all round beneficial exercises. It provides a means of incorporating a low impact stress aerobic exercise program along with extraordinary lymphatic and cellular detoxification. If done properly, every major muscle in the body is worked with extremely low impact to the knees and spine and every cell of the body is stimulated.

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Detoxifying Your Washer and Dryer

If you have been using conventional laundry care products that contain toxic chemicals, then you should decontaminate your washer and dryer. The toxic products deposit a residue in the washers and dryers that can be difficult to fully remove. It may take some time, depending on what the machines were contaminated with, but the effort will be well worth it. Please read the entire protocol before you begin.

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Eating Healthy Fats

Good fats are critical to your health. Low/and no fat diets are out (and were never healthy*). Replace animal and trans fats with healthy fats. Monounsaturated fats (MUFA) with oleic acid (OA) are excellent. Olive oil has shown to be a deterrent to breast cancer and also inhibits the growth of candida. Organic clarified butter or ghee is very stable for heating. Avocado, almonds, macadamia nuts, and filberts also contain OA.

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Dietary Revolution: Diving In

Just as plants and flowers that are deprived water and nutrient-rich soil will droop, becoming dry, unhealthy, and brittle, so also will people that do not get the nourishment they need. But, when watered and fed, plants that are almost dead can be restored, producing beautiful leaves and flowers. Provided with the nutrition they need, people that have serious disease, are nutrient deprived or malnourished can become vibrant, positive, and …

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Nutrition 101

Our nutritional make-up begins before conception. It depends on our parent’s status prior to – and our mother’s status during – pregnancy.* Then, as we grow and develop from birth to adulthood, our health and vitality is dependent on our intake of essential elements found in food. The quality of that food affects our ability […]

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Pure Water 101

Why is water filtration/purification a necessity? Water is essential to life and optimum health. Without it, the human body will survive only a few days. No other nutrient deficiency has such a dramatic effect. Water makes up two-thirds of the body’s weight and every cell requires water to function. It lubricates, flushes waste and toxins, […]

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Using Your HEPA Vacuum

You may want to give your Nilfisk vacuum cleaner a name because it will become your good friend! It is built to last and will live a long time. You may even be able to pass it down to your children! Routine vacuuming of your house will continually improve your air quality. Studies have shown that some of the most dangerous pollutants ride on dust and your Nilfisk …

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