We live in a 21st century where pollution is increasing and getting worse by the day. Although I am not going to make this a doomsday story, it doesn’t take rocket science to see that the more pollutants you are exposed to, the better your long-term health will be.
Although it would be a stretch to claim that pollutants are affecting your sporting performance, elite athletes look for any small change that can give them an edge.
Most toxic substances, including minerals like lead, mercury, cadmium, etc., are found in the soil, air, and food. Their levels have increased dramatically over the past 100 years and may be overloading the body’s ability to eliminate them.
* Wash all fruits and vegetables with a tablespoon vinegar.
* Take out the outer leaves from vegetables.
Use grease-proof paper to wrap food instead of aluminum foil
Avoid tinned goods that may contain lead or aluminium.
Avoid using copper or aluminum cookware.
* Stay away from refined foods that lack toxin-fighting nutrients
Avoid using copper or aluminum cookware.
* Make sure you check to see if your water pipes are made from copper or lead. They are usually found in houses built before 1940. Don’t use watersoftener if you have lead-based problems.
* Avoid hot tap water.
* Drink spring water or use a water filter (Sharma insert link for water filter documents).
Before you eat, wash your hands.
Reduce alcohol intake which can increase lead absorption
Avoid aluminum salt-containing antacids
* Keep children away from paintwork.
Avoid traffic jams. Exhaust fumes can contain lead.
These are small habits that can make a big difference.
CHEMICALS IN THE HOST
Your immune system and liver are responsible for removing any toxic, unusual or foreign substances from your body. It is important to limit the amount of chemicals that you are exposed to in order to decrease stress on your liver and immune system.
This category includes the majority of strongly-scented or highly perfumed products below.
- Dry cleaning fumes
- Use harsh soap powders and detergents (try Surcare or Ecover)
- Fresheners for the air
- Products of the “Shake and Vac” type
- Fabric conditioners (try Surcare and Ecover).
- Sprays for the home
- Cosmetic aerosols, e.g. Deodorants, hairspray
- Remove nail varnish
- Strong smelling polishes, toilet cleaners, carpet cleaners, etc.
- Aerosols to clean shoes
- After-shave and perfume
- Try Simple: Perfumed soap
- Shampoo (try Haar Sana).
- Limit your exposure to fumes such as exhaust, gas, paint, and so on. Tobacco smoke, moldy
- Environments and dust clouds, etc
Nutrition against Pollution
It’s impossible to eliminate all forms of pollution. Research is showing that there are methods to detoxify the body. Side effects can be caused by drugs, which are often effective. Carefully balanced nutrition is safer and more effective.
The Detoxifying Food
* Lead is antagonistic to calcium and phosphorus. These minerals can be found in nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables, and milk products.
* The lead antagonist is also Alginic Acid. It can be found in seaweed, provided it is not polluted. Nori is a great alternative to seaweed. These sheets are dried and crisped by heating them in a hot pan without oil for less than 10 second. They can then be used as a crunchy garnish in soups and salads.
* Pectin can also be used to remove lead. It can be found in carrots, bananas and citrus fruits, as well as in apple pips.
* Protective properties of sulphur-containing amino acids (found in garlic, onions, and eggs) include protection against mercury, lead, and cadmium.
Additional Protections Against Pollution
When the body has high levels of pollutants, diet alone is not sufficient to provide nutritional antagonists or aid in high enough doses to be effective. Numerous research projects have demonstrated that some nutrients can be very effective when taken in supplement form.
Vitamin C is an “all-rounder” that helps to get lead, cadmium, and arsenic out.
* Calcium can be used to fight lead, cadmium, and aluminium
* Zinc is an antagonistic to lead and cadmium.
* Supplements include pectin, alginic acids and phosphorus.
* Magnesium, B6 and B6 can be used to eliminate aluminium
* The best way to determine the body’s levels of these toxic chemicals is through hair mineral analysis.
These substances often work well together. These suggestions should help you to live a pollution-free life. A comprehensive detox guide, Toxic fat Attack has been written by me. It provides detailed information and specific strategies that you can use to detox yourself.