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Detox Workshop Notes
In case you missed the detox workshop last Friday, here are the slides with a little information. Call us if you have any questions- 262.439.9822.
Detoxification is the system of handling potentially harmful chemicals that appear within the system and which must be neutralized before they pass from the body. In this workshop, Dr. Joe Scovell explained why detox is essential for good health and what toxins surround us every day!
What is detox?
What is detox? Removing substances or qualities from the human body.
•Juicing •Medical foods
What to do to Detox: Clear the Nervous System
•Clear the nervous system •Healthy nervous system •Clear nerve interference •Restore balance to autonomic nervous system •Flow and motion
What to do to Detox: Eat Natural Detoxers
Addition of natural detox helpers Green leafy vegetables Chard Mustard greens Spinach Kale Collard greens Dandelion greens Natural detoxers Broccoli sprouts Parsley Cilantro Gelatinous foods (aloe, chia seeds) Cruciferous vegetables
What to do to Detox: Drink Water
•Drink a lot of water! •How much? •Your weight / 2 = ____ oz.
Toxins at Home
•Sitting on an upholstered couch •Filled with polybrominated ethers •TV •Emits radiation •Brushing teeth •Floride
Toxins at Work
•Computer, cell phone, wifi •Emit radiation •Lunch: turkey sandwich on wheat bread •TURKEY- hormones, antibiotics •MSG- in 80% of modern day foods •A flavor enhancer and a perservsative •Leads to obesity, eye damage, headaches, fatigue, disorientation, depression and rapid heart beat
Toxins at Breakfast
•Honey Nut Cheerios •Modified Corn Starch •High Fructose Corn Syrup •Metabloic Syndrome •Milk •RBGH Carcinogen •Coffee •200 lbs of pesticide per acre
Average American Day and the Toxins We Encounter
•Bed •PBDE’s: Associated with learning and memory loss and thyroid function •Toothpaste •Fluoride •Shampoo •Methylisothiazoline: Associated with alzheimers and nervous tissue damage •Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Known carcinogen •Parabens: Increase estrogen levels which has been shown to cause an increase in the risk of developing breast cancer •Phthalates: Fragrance- disrupts hormones
#1 Most Common Toxin: Cosmetic Phthalates
-Phthalates or plasticizers -In hairspray, shampoos, fragrances, deodorants and cosmetics -Linked to reproductive and developmental problems along with hormone disruption
#2 Most Common Toxin: Flame Retardants
Flame Retardants: -PBDE’s: Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers -Linked to learning and memory problems, sperm counts and thyroid function -Found in mattresses, upholstery, television and computer casings, and circuit boards.
#3 Most Common Toxin: Baby Bottles and Plastics
Baby Bottles and Plastics: Bisphenol: A major hormone disruptor which can interfere with natural human hormones. Especially in young children!
#4 Most Common Toxin: Air Fresheners and Cleaning Supplies
Air Fresheners and Cleaning Supplies: -Ethylene based glycol -Ethers are toxic to nervous tissue -Air fresheners especially contain terpenes which can combine with ozone and create a poisonous substance
#5 Most Common Toxin: Lead Paint
Lead Paint: -Lead was declared the greatest environmental threat to children -Even low concentration can cause central nervous system , blood cell and kidney issues -Most lead based paints will be found in houses built before 1978
#6 Most Common Toxin: Laser Printer Chemicals
Laser Printer Chemicals: -VOC’s and ozone particulates: Affect the respiratory system and heart health
#7 Most Common Toxin: Chemicals in Carpets
Chemicals in Carpets: -VOC’s: “Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature.” -New carpentry emits this chemical -Immune effects on infants and cardiovascular, respiratory and allergic effects on adults
#8 Most Common Toxin: Pressed Wood Products
Pressed Wood Products: -Urea- Formaldehyde: Largest source of formaldehyde emissions indoors -Usually in older pressed wood
#9 Most Common Toxin: Pesticides
Pesticides: -90% of households use some sort of pesticide, killing anything from microorganisms to rodents. -Pesticides are known carcinogens and hormone disruptors. — at Proactive Health, LLC.
#10 Most Common Toxin: Mothballs
Mothballs: -Paradichlorobenzene: Causes cancer in animals -Naphthalene: Prolonged exposure can cause red blood cell destruction which can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea