With simple steps you can support your lungs and immune system from wildfire smoke this summer.
Climate change is upon us and this summer seems to be starting off dryer than usual. Some of you have already experienced days of high smog levels from the forest fires in Canada and the U.S.A.
Smoke and other forms of pollution damage our lungs and immune systems in many ways. Those with asthma and other health issues need to pay special attention to the health advisory’s, but even those of us who are healthy need to take proactive steps to support our respiratory and immune health.
Over time the buildup of toxins from household cleaning products- yes, that Pinesol and Mr. Clean you are using are loaded with chemicals that you breath in when you clean. Moldy basements and polluted air all contribute to this buildup of toxins in our body. One of the greatest dangers of toxins and heavy metals is eating fish as it contains high levels of mercury. This build up can take a toll on all your body systems making you feel tired, depressed, anxious and even cause early onset of Alzheimer’s.
Now you have to live and you can’t avoid everything, but you can make simple changes that can help your body stay healthy.
- Eating smaller wild caught fish instead of the larger fish like tuna, swordfish and shark. Keep to eating small portions of fish maybe only every two weeks.
- Use healthy cleaning products that do not contain chemicals- vinegar, baking soda and water is a great alternative or visit your local health store for healthy cleaning options
- On high smoke days wear a mask as small particulate matter can enter your lungs and bloodstream without you even knowing it.
- Follow an anti inflammatory diet and increase your consumptions of antioxidants, ginger, curcumin, and Honokiol
While mercury is one of the worst toxins, it’s important to realize their are other heavy metals and toxins in our environment including:
- pesticides like glyphosate which is sprayed on most farm crops like wheat, corn, soybeans, oats, fruit and cotton- glyphosate destroys beneficial microbes and allows pathogenic ones to thrive. It causes gut dysbiosis where harmful pathogens outnumber the good ones – with serious long-term health impacts
- arsenic which is in rice, chicken feed, almonds and fish
Because many of these toxins can stay in the body for long periods of time, it’s important to have a gentle detox strategy so that these toxins do not accumulate in your tissues which can lead to chronic illness and even cancer.
Natural Detox with Modified Citrus Pectin + Alginates
One of my top recommendations for safe chelation and detoxification is a clinically proven blend of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and alginates from seaweed. This toxic metal cleanse formula called PectaClear is clinically proven to remove heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic from the body without affecting essential minerals. MCP is a special form of citrus pectin that has been modified to a smaller size molecule, which allows it to absorb into the circulation, bind to heavy metals and toxins, and gently remove them. Alginates from seaweed are another excellent detoxifier. MCP and alginates are a powerful yet gentle combination for removing toxic metals from the body and preventing the reabsorption of toxins — a big problem in many other detox programs.
This targeted pesticide detox formula with natural binders that help remove glyphosate and other pesticides from your body
- Citrus pectin that supports optimal gut health and detox, removes excess cholesterol and binds and eliminates heavy metals in the GI tract. One of the best supplements for this is called GlyphoDetox
- Alginates from kelp that work in the GI tract to help prevent pesticide accumulation while also binding and eliminating other toxins and heavy metals
- Glycine, an essential amino acid that is a precursor to master antioxidant glutathione
- Glyphosate mimics glycine, so your body stores glyphosate mistakenly — but taking extra glycine helps prevents this.
- Organic kelp, which binds to glyphosate, and has essential minerals such as iodine to prevent toxins and radioactive ions from being absorbed into the thyroid gland