Working with many clients with various diagnoses over many years has provided me with many insights. My own personal health challenges in the past due to toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT) and resulting MCS, depression, EI, chronic fatigue, SD had prompted me to ‘go green’ many years ago. Avoiding harmful toxins and substances in my diet, personal care products, pain and symptom management, house and garden products were a necessity for me to recover and I now enjoy good health. My informed knowledge and vigilance about toxins in my products and environments keeps me healthier. My liver and brain are also less challenged now that I have cleaned up my products and environments, a real ‘health’ win!
How do you Go Green ‘for a healthier you’?
- Green your diet – avoid additives, pesticides and other contaminants. Buy organic when possible.
- Green your personal care, household and other products – check out the ingredients of your present products at the EWG Skin Deep Database and then make a healthier choice. The Less Toxic Guide will also guide you. Switching to paraban free products is important, keep in mind that there are other harmful ingredients in moisturizers and personal care products. Click on the moisture lotion image below to check out the ingredients in three popular skin moisturizers rated by Skin Deep. What is the health cost of beauty for you?
- Green your symptom relief. Switch to natural alternatives for a healthier liver and you. Your liver has to break down everything that you inhale, absorb through your skin and consume – sometimes overwhelming normal healthy liver function, leading to unwanted symptoms.
My book The Whole Person Well-being Equation provides you with many natural symptom relief strategies, the ones that brought me through all of the diagnoses above to the other side, symptom free. My Green Medicine Cabinet provides natural pain management options which my clients and I have tested that really work and are more liver friendly than many prescribed and over the counter options.
- Attend a ‘Go Green’ Health & Beauty Workshop to learn how to make your own healthier products. Learn what therapeutic essential oils you can add to my organic moisture lotion recipe to promote skin repair, provide skin cancer protection and provide deep pain relief naturally. If you want ‘less ingredients’ and if your liver is challenged in any way, then this workshop is for you. Healthy liver function is required for your body to break down all of the synthetic ingredients in personal care products. Next workshop in Rockwood, Ontario is Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. Workshop details.
Switching to natural, safer products will prompt your body to eliminate the body pollution of toxins. You will also need to maximize your detoxification strategies to rid your body of the remaining harmful substances. Detoxification requires a two step approach: Stop adding to your existing body pollution by ‘going green’ and eliminate your existing body pollution my boosting and supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes. You can find information on these in my book.
When toxins have been in your body for a number of years they can cause damage and interference of normal body communication and functions. It will take time for your body time to return to normal healthier body and brain functions after detoxification. The strategies in my book will guide you so that you can enjoy the same recovered health that my clients and I do.
Expect more in terms of your health!
Wishing you greater health and happiness! It is within your reach – take the first step!
Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P. Holistic Wellness Practitioner