Detox Your Life for Better Health

Detox Your Life for Better Health Tropical RainforestYou try to eat healthy, exercise, maybe even meditate to de-stress. But still you feel fatigued or lethargic; can’t seem to lose those extra pounds; can’t get to sleep or stay asleep all night; and suffer from digestion issues or food allergies.

Does this sound like you? These can all be symptoms of an over-taxed body, full of toxins.

Toxic chemicals can occur naturally or be man made. Increasingly we are being exposed to a variety of toxins through our food, our drinking water, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, the high-tech gadgets we use to make our lives “easier”, the cosmetics and hair dyes we use to “look beautiful”.

Meanwhile, according to the Center for Disease Control, cancer rates keep increasing, and are on target to surpass heart disease as the number one killer of adults. The rain-forests help to detox the planet, so how can you Detox Your Life for Better Health?

Toxic Facts

The more I study, read and learn about toxins in our every day environments, the more shocked I become.

  • The average North American has 249 toxic chemicals in their body
  • The average newborn baby has 287 known toxins in their umbilical cord blood.
  • The average woman puts 515 toxic chemicals on her face before she walks out the door each day.
  • The FDA does not regulate any personal care products.

How Can We Minimize Toxins in Our Bodies?

Although the federal government may be too entwined with lobbyists, chemical companies, large corporations and big agribusiness to protect us, luckily many states are enacting laws to protect consumers from toxins.

How Can You Detox Your Life?

While you can drink detox juice drinks and take detoxing-supplements, I advise my health-coaching clients to start by eliminating toxins from their every-day lives first. Once you’ve stopped putting toxins onto your skin, breathing them in, cooking with them, storing food in them, wearing them, washing and drying your clothes with them, and eating them, then you can begin to eliminate the toxins already stored in your body.

Check out some of my previous articles on how to detox your daily life here:

Fragrance, The New Secondhand Smoke?

How Toxic Is Your Body?

Are Your Cosmetics Killing You?

Is Your Shower Making You Sick?

Is Your Shopping Habit Making You Fat?

Go Gray For Your Health

NYR Organic Health & Beauty Products

Infographic: This educational infographic shows where chemicals lurk and how to avoid them.


What is one way you will commit to eliminating toxins from your body today? Please leave a comment to let us know…

Overwhelmed by how to start detoxing your life? Health Coaching can help! Contact me for your FREE 45-minute strategy-session.

4 Responses to “Detox Your Life for Better Health”

  1. Leslie Raznick

    When we really educate ourselves about the condition of our daily exposure, and look at the higher and higher rates of cancer that affect us all, it can feel overwhelming. Thanks so much for all this well researched information Heidi. It helps us all help ourselves and to educate those around us.

    • Heidi

      Thanks so much for your comment Leslie, it’s a fine line between scaring people with the data and giving them a wake-up call, but the more I learn the more I know we need to educate ourselves about environmental toxins because no one else is going to do it for us.

  2. Samantha

    Great post! That info-graphic is a bit scary, right? I think you’re doing such a great job of raising awareness of these issues – it’s so needed!

    • Heidi

      Thanks for the great feedback Samantha! Yes, scary for sure, but sometimes we need to be scared into making changes in our lives. 😀


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