Detox, short for detoxification, is the purification of the body by removing toxins. This is an important first step in healing.

The Cause of all Disease: Toxemia Explained is a MUST READ blog post by Chris Wark who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2003 at 26 years old. He had surgery, but refused chemo. Instead he used nutrition and natural therapies to heal himself.

The Environmental Group’s consumer guides are great resources for eliminating toxic chemicals and pesticides from food, cosmetics and cleaning products.  Here is a list of simple things you can do to reduce your exposures: Preventing Cancer: Nine Practical Tips for Consumers. Here is EWG’s Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors and some tips on how to avoid them.

 If So Many Basic Grooming Products Are Filled With Toxins, What *Can* We Use? is a good article that offers some healthier brands.

Diet detoxes and cleanses have become quite the fad. Dr. Oz’s 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse is based upon eating certain “detoxifying” foods.   But, before beginning any detox diet or program, it is best to consult with a certified nutritionist or naturopathic/innovative Dr. and review your particular health situation and needs. Check here for a directory of innovative doctors.

Dr. Mercola’s article, Should You Detox to Get Rid of Chemicals?, cautions people about popular fasts and cleanses, especially those that are already sick.

And what about toxic emotions, perceptions and beliefs? Click here for ways to transform stress.

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