Here’s a review of past seven months of the 2017 detox plan.
January, Month One, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Deodorant without Aluminum (doTerra, Schmidts)
February, Month Two, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Shampoo, Soap, and Lotion without endocrine disruptors (doTerra, Arbonne, POSH, etc.)
March, Month Three, Living the Natural Life – Switch to Natural Pain Relief with Essential Oils (doTerra’s Deep Blue Rub, a natural capsaicin cream, Peppermint for Headaches, or a Blend of Juniper Berry and Black Pepper for nerve pain)
April, Month Four, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Toothpaste and avoid the dangers of toxic fluoride
May, Month Five, Living the Natural Life – Check your cleaning products for toxins with the EWG guide and switch to all natural products and using lemon essential oil for cleaning
June, Month Six, Living the Natural Life – Decrease sugar consumption and use natural sweeteners
July, Month Seven, Living the Natural Life – Switch to essential oils as a natural insect repellent
Just a quick reminder of “why” we detox:
- The body will naturally detox harmful chemicals
- The body can become so overloaded with synthetic chemicals that it can’t keep up with detoxing
- When the body becomes overloaded with toxins you experience more sickness, more body pain, an increase risk for cancer, an increase risk for auto-immune diseases, an increased rate of aging, skin issues and more
- By lightening the load of incoming synthetic chemicals and toxins, you give your body a chance to heal itself
Have you implemented the 2017 detox plan yet? If not, why not? If so, a big congratulations … change can be hard, even simple changes like using a different toothpaste. We get so stuck in our habits and routines, I’m proud of you for taking a step in a new direction, the right step for your health. Your future you will be so thankful for the small sacrifices you are doing now.
It’s August, the middle of the summer, a time when we are in the heat, on vacations, or simply doing work around the yard and are looking for quick and simple refreshment. If you’re drinking those individualized bottled waters, stop and research the cost. First, do a google search of the “health risks of drinking bottled water.”
If that isn’t eye opening, then consider the problems of the plastics leaching into the water (that’s a whole other detox health concern), and also the environmental impact of all those plastic bottles.
Am I saying to give up the convenience of using bottled water? Nope, but I am encouraging you this month to buy your own water filtration bottle or buy a glass water bottle and fill it with your own water. The highlighted links go to amazon where you can find an example of these items. This month is a fun switch, go shopping for your own personal new water bottle, save money (over buying bottled water), and help improve your health!
If you like flavored waters or those with electrolytes, make your own using natural ingredients and natural sugars (if you like them sweetened. Just do a google search for “make your own gatorade” and there you go!