Detoxing your Bathroom — Part 2

Detoxing your Bathroom — Part 2

This week on the blog, we'll continue Detoxing our Bathrooms with some simple DIY Recipes and other Money-Saving Tips. One natural, nourishing, money-saving product my bathroom (and kitchen) always has stocked is coconut oil.  I keep a little in a small mason jar and use it as a moisturizer for my skin instead of lotion.  It is a wonderful and soothing treatment for the skin

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Detoxing Your Bathroom

This month on the blog, I'll be exploring Detoxing our Bathrooms and sharing why I started making my own personal care products. Often when we think about 'getting healthy', the first place our mind goes is our kitchen. The foods we eat, the products we're buying. We might start to look at food labels and researching unfamiliar ingredients. Indeed, becoming comfortable with reading food labels is really important because there are so many ways for companies to hide bad ingredients in foods.  For example, did you know that MSG can be hidden in a food under the ingredient, 'seasonings' or 'spices'?  Becoming a detective in the kitchen is an essential part of getting healthy, but this skill is important in our bathrooms, too!

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May Detox — Letting Go, Cleansing the Emotional Body

May Detox — Letting Go, Cleansing the Emotional Body

Each of us is biochemically unique.  Isn't that a wonderful thing?  We're all snowflakes- complex patterns, unlike anybody else. That being said, no one diet is right for everyone.  If you are feeling unbalanced, I'd highly recommend seeing a nutritional practitioner to find out what will work for the unique and complex patterns that make up you.  A good practitioner will examine your diet, heavy metal exposure, exposure to toxins, symptomatology and stress levels and design a nutritional protocol specific to you.

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May Detox Series- Respiratory System

May Detox Series- Respiratory System

The respiratory system refers to the lungs, airways and respiratory muscles that allow the exchange of gases.  These gases, oxygen and carbon dioxide, are passively exchanged in the alveolar region of the lungs.  Most of the respiratory system is lined with mucous membranes that protect the system.  Cells lining the lungs also secrete immune factors and other antimicrobials that help to protect the lungs from infection and damage.

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May Detox Series- Circulatory System

May Detox Series- Circulatory System

The Circulatory System In the average human body, over 7,500 liters of blood travel through roughly 95,000 kilometers of blood vessels.  The human heart beats about 100,000 times each day, that's about 36 million beats each year!  The blood circulating through the body delivers nutrients and removes wastes from cells, travelling through blood vessels that range from the size of a garden hose to the thickness of a hair.  In fact, when blood travels through our smallest capillaries, the red blood cells can only fit single file!

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May Detox Series- Meditative Detox

May Detox Series- Meditative Detox

The Nervous System Did you know that humans have between 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts each day?  Our brain is a network of over 85 billion neurons sending signals through substances called neurotransmitters.  These chemical messengers are made from amino acids, which come from the proteins in our diet.  The brain is fuelled by glucose from the carbohydrates we eat and dietary fats are replenishing our brain, which is made up of 60% fat.  So, in a very literal way, we are what we eat!  Certain foods help to sharpen our mind, balance our mood, and boost our memory, while other foods negatively impact our nervous system.

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May Detox Series- Digestive System

May Detox Series- Digestive System

Your digestive system is an incredible self-healing system that runs from your mouth to your anus and includes the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and colon.  There are also several supportive organs, like the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, tongue and salivary glands.  There are so many incredible things about this system- for instance, did you know that if you laid out the absorptive surface of the small intestines it would be the size of a tennis court?  Or that almost 70% of your immune system is found in  your digestive system?  Or that there are more neurotransmitters made in the gut than in the brain?  Yup, pretty incredible.

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May at For the Love of Body

May at For the Love of Body

So many things are blooming in our garden and our lives at For the Love of Body! Tomato seedlings are germinating, spinach and kale seeds are in our container garden bins and the soil is being turned at our community garden plot. But more than just seeds and plants are blooming over here, we also have 3 upcoming workshops in May and June- Kombucha Brewing, Make Your Own Summertime Bodycare and Soap-Making!  Click here for info and dates.

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