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How to Detoxify your Body from Pesticide Exposure

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Written by ShirleyP   

More and more, people are discovering that they have environmental sensitivities. Many fruit and vegetable supplies that are non-organically produced contain residue, and pesticides are commonly used on lawns and gardens. Frequent complaints or symptoms are tiredness, brain fog, skin rashes, and overall sluggishness. It's not easy to eliminate all exposure, but you can help to detoxify your body and  flush it out of your system.

1. Increase your selenium dose. Selenium is a mineral that is important for the production of an enzyme that helps to detoxify your body. A suggested dosage is: 200-400 mcg taken as a supplement daily.

2. Eat certain foods such as lemons to help reduce certain pesticide levels in your body. Asparagus (organic is preferable, but not necessary), has been proven effective in reducing a widely used pesticide to very low levels in the body. Eggs are another powerhouse, not only to increase energy levels but as a toxin remover.Try free-range omega eggs for added benefit.

3. Use your bath to detoxify your body. About one quarter of the toxins in your body are eliminated through the skin. Using epsom salt baths a couple times per week can help significantly to draw toxins out.

4. Try skin brushing for detoxification benefits. The simple act of skin brushing is stimulating, thereby reducing the fatigue induced by pesticide exposure. Moreover, it also helps the lymph drainage system to flush toxins from your system. A daily skin brushing regimen is optimal, but even a few times a week can be helpful.

It can be difficult to detox the body, but each effort may help significantly to get you on the road to better health.

See an allopathic or naturopathic doctor for uncontrollable or very uncomfortable symptoms.

This article should be considered informational only and should not be construed as medical advice.

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veryirie said:

And I mistakenly thought washing my vegetables and fruits before eating was all I had to do. Lots of good info here.
April 21, 2010
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Biznetwoman said:

Great article.
I wish I knew all this before I started using chemicals for cleaning many years ago.
I went "green" a few years back, and am glad I did. Thanks!
April 22, 2010
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kaqua said:

Wow! Some great ideas here. I did not know about the lemons, and the epsom salt baths sound relaxing. Sooth muscle soreness and detox at the same time. 5*!
April 22, 2010
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Susan Golis said:

Susan Golis
I did not know about the epsom salts. Need to make a note to detox in a hot bath. Thanks 5*
April 24, 2010
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Peggy H said:

Peggy H
I didn't know about brushing the skin. Sounds like a good idea to stimulate the skin to remove toxins. Thanks!
May 07, 2010
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