Amalgam fillings have been found to cause trouble to MS patients, and there is evidence to suggest they are perhaps one of the causes of MS. If you have a mercury filling, you should see about having it removed, as you are constantly exposed to mercury poisoning as it wears away in your mouth. You must be careful about who removes it and seek a dentist with a lot of experience doing so as the removal itself can expose you to even more poisoning if not done properly.
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Chemicals Avoid polluting your body with unnecessary chemicals:
Eat organic fruit and vegetables wherever possible. If you have a garden it is definitely worth growing your own. If you eat non-organic produce, made sure it either has a skin that you peel off, or use the EWG resource for safe non-organic food: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/?utm_source=201203grocerytips&utm_medium=email&utm_content=first-link&utm_campaign=food Subscribe to the EWG mailing list for more handy health tips about food.
Get a water filter to reduce the amount of fluoride, chlorine and other impurities you in your tap water, it will also taste better. Fluoride is poison, use fluoride-free toothpaste.
Switch to chemical-free products for shampoo, conditioner, soap and especially fluoride-free toothpaste all available in health food shops like Holland and Barrettes. Wash with natural soaps to support detoxing your body through diet. You can use a cup of cidar vinegar, bicarbonate of soda or seaweed powder as soap to normalise your skin’s pH encourgaing noraml skin flora in the process. Use a cup of epsom salts in your bath every two days to help with detoxification. Avoid unnecessary chemicals such as peroxide and hair dye – try healthier alternatives often available in heath food shops such as henna. There are carcinogenic chemicals everywhere. Tests have been done on cells removed from cancerous breasts which revealed that they were full of the aluminium. This toxic metal comes from deodorants. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need to be extra careful about this toxins as these metals are known to accumulate in the foetus. Talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer. Most shampoo, soap and toothpaste use Sodium Lauryl (Laureth) Sulfate (SLS), look out for it in your care products – it is so easy to find natural alternatives now a days. Here are a few more to avoid:
Titanium dioxide is carcenogenic as are Triethanolamine (TEA) and Diethanolamine. Lanolin is often contaminated with DDT as well as other carcinogenic pesticides. Dioxanes, Saccharin, Formaldehyde, Propylene glycol, Lead, aluminium and other toxic metals.
Switch to natural brands for household cleaning; Ecover is a good brand to use – especially the washing up liquid, as conventional ones can damage intestinal flora if your dishes have not been washed properly. However a recent investigation carried out by the organic consumers association has shown that some of their products contain dioxane – a carcinogenic substance, so even ‘green’ products can be dangerous, do your research before you switch brands. Always put the toilet seat down, to stop chemicals rising when you flush the chain.
You can use water and a little vinegar or lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda and olive oil to do a lot of house cleaning. Wooden floors can be cleaned using strong tea. Furniture can be polished with a mixture of olive oil and vinegar, red wine stains can be removed from the carpet using white wine.
Everyday furniture exposes us to chemicals when we buy it new; fire retardants and carpet adhesives for example release toxic substances into the air which we breathe whenever we are at home. Shopping centres and hospitals are full of them; that is why we feel so tired when we come home from them. It is not a good idea to redecorate or fit new carpets when someone at home is detoxifying. Paint, new furniture and carpet release lots of toxic chemicals, carpets continue to do so this a number of years after they are bought! The same is true of fresh paint, which releases toxic chemicals for at least six months.
Houseplants can help enormously in keeping the home toxin-free. They consume toxic gasses replacing them with oxygen. Fill your home with them, but keep them healthy, mould on houseplants can cause health problems.
Air your home regularly and spend as much time as possible outside to get fresh air.
Reduce the radiation you are exposed to as much as possible by keeping your mobile at a distance of at least a meter wherever possible, and switching it off at night. The same goes for wifi – although it is often impossible to avoid, you can reduce your exposure to it at home by switching it off whenever you are not using it, especially at night.
Smoking reduces your body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals especially the vitamin C in your blood. If you have MS, you already have difficulty absorbing the things you need from food, smoking can only make things worse.
Our liver is constantly fighting to detox our bodies from all of the pollutants we expose it to, day after day. But to do this efficiently, it needs to be in good shape, you can regenerate your liver by doing a liver flush click here for more details. The liver needs a continuous supply of magnesium, zinc, selenium, molybdenum as well as other minerals, trace elements and amino acids; which the body cannot absorb from our food if our digestive system is impaired. People with MS are very toxic because their digestive system is not working correctly and does not get rid of toxins efficiently. So the liver is forced to store toxins that have not been removed from the body; to be dealt with later. These toxins accumulate and the body becomes more and more toxic. Help your liver to do its job by clicking here. Some of these chemicals are drawn to fats and get stored in the body’s fats such as those in the brain or nervous system which are full of fats. These areas become full of toxins and stop functioning correctly. Juicing is another easy and tasty way you can help your body detox.
Children are born with a toxic load from what the mother uses on her skin and what she eats. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need to follow a good diet, rest a lot, get lots of fresh and clean air, and take gentle exercise in fresh air. They have to be careful about the chemicals they expose themselves to; such as tobacco smoke, radiation, man-made chemicals and drugs –antibiotics etc to reduce their child’s toxic load as much as possible.
Ideally we should live in the countryside to avoid as much pollution as possible, the clean air would definitely do us a lot of good, realistically this is not a possibility for everyone. If it is for you, go for it!