BOTANICAL SPA THERAPY: Whole Body Detoxification

Updated:  March 3, 2020

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Every day provides you with many opportunities for a ‘healthier you’.

Pamper yourself with botanical spa therapy baths for ‘a healthier you’.  Add your favourite music, naturally scented beeswax candle (no synthetic candles or scents), your favourite beverage and book and relax while your body detoxifies.

The greatest gains that I made in my health recovery from body pollutiontoxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT) and depression came from whole body detoxification using the botanical spa herbal therapy that I designed. I recommend whole body herbal detoxification baths that I have developed to my clients as a first step for all health challenges and they are amazed at the results. Botanical spa therapy herbal baths use your skin, your body’s largest organ, to detoxify your body.

Are some of your symptoms related to body pollution? If your olfactory bulb is offended by smells (you cannot stand the smell of scents even natural ones) or you have lost your sense of smell then you are probably showing the signs of body pollution and toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT).

Your body has a pretty amazing detoxification system which when working properly should be able to efficiently detoxify you.  The challenge is that we live in a world full of synthetic chemical pollutants and mass doses of natural toxicants that can overwhelm our detox pathways. Body pollution, which we all have, even as newborns,  interferes with the body’s normal healthy communication and signalling processes required for healthy body function including immunosurveillance, immunoresponse and tumor suppression.

“Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to health.  The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of death in the latter part of (the 1900’s) and into the 21st century are diseases of chemical origin.” 

Dr. Dick Irwin, Toxicologist, Texas A&M University www.lesstoxicguide.ca/index.asp

Your liver and detoxification pathways may at times when over burdened, need some extra help to eliminate body pollution.  Read my blog post MAINTAINING HEALTHY LONGEVITY: Keep Your Liver Happy in the Midst of Toxins, Distress and Happy Hour to learn more.

 

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The picture above displays some of my herb collection.  My study of the medicinal benefits of herbs while I was striving to recover my health, brought me the greatest gift.  After many trial and error detoxification strategies, mostly designed to be consumed; I had a light bulb moment one day while taking a bath. In my studies to become a nutritional consultant it was clear there were many body parts and systems involved in the detoxification process.  As a reviewed what I had tried so far to regain my health and the medicinal properties of herbs that I was drinking, I thought, ‘if my skin is my largest organ, why not use it to detoxify me more thoroughly?’ ‘What would happen if I used the medicinal herbs in a bath tea’?  Well the results were amazing.   The herbal bath tea mix was combined with sea salt, baking soda and apple cider vinegar.  You can learn about the individual detoxification properties of the botanical spa therapy bath ingredients in my book.  You will find the botanical spa therapy herbal bath recipe and detailed therapy instructions in Chapter 6, Detoxify, of my book and the Botanical Spa Therapy e-book.

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Get started today on your detoxification plans for ‘a healthier you’!. Check with your regular healthcare practitioner before proceeding with any form of detoxification as there may be contraindications due to health, medications or other factors.

Regaining health requires implementation of a series of  ‘stop, start and change’ strategies. The biggest challenge, in ‘hind sight’ and from the successes of my clients has been knowing ‘what do you stop, start and change‘. That’s where my road map can help you.

My study of medicinal herbs, included in my Nutritional Consultant course, was through the writings of Maria Treben, an Austrian herbalist and author of the books Health from God’s Garden and Health Through God’s Pharmacy. My library also hosts The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Herbs.  If you want to learn more about herbs I would recommend these books as your ‘go to’.

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HAIR DYE CONTAINS HARMFUL CHEMICALS: Are you affected?

“Knock ‘em dead gorgeous”

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Are your symptoms or health condition due to or further compromised by the harmful chemicals in your hair dye?  This is a question that nobody wants to ask or think about. It is a question that you should ask and think about; especially if you are already experiencing unwanted/chronic symptoms or have compromised health. What is the cost of beauty?

What’s so harmful in hair dye?

  • Ammonia (a neurotoxin) and peroxide (leads to neurotoxicity)
  • Petrochemical p-phenylenediamine (PPD), and its derivatives, 4-MMPD and 4-MMPD Sulphate (Skin sensitization, cancer, mutagenicity, organ system toxicity)
  • Diaminobenzene (cancer, allergies, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive),  ammoniated mercury (kidney damage, anxiety, depression or psychosis and peripheral neuropathy), and sodium laurel sulfate (cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption).
  • Mercury (a neurotoxin)

What do the harmful substances do?

  • PPDs are mutagenic which means they can alter DNA codes, a precursor to cancers.
  • Contribute to compromised organ function.
  • Implicated in serious health disorders.
  • Mercury, ammonia and peroxide are neurotoxic, which means it has the ability to cross the blood-brain protective barrier and causes direct/indirect damage to the cells in the brain and nervous system. Neurotoxins  mess with brain chemistry and normal brain function.

Research shows hair dye is implicated in specific cancers:

Studies shows a connection to the following cancers with long term hair dying

  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Are there healthier options?

I have to admit that I coloured my hair for many years. I always liked the way I looked.

When my immune and nervous system crashed many years ago I did a lot of research in my quest for answers and recovery. The information on toxic chemicals and body pollution led me to the decision to stop dying my hair. I wear my hair long and it has multiple shades of mostly grey and brown. I have people stop me in stores and ask me if I dye my hair. At first I was quite taken aback. They then tell me that my hair is beautiful. Not something I thought anyone would ever say about grey hair.

Since that time I have been asked by clients if there are safer hair dyes. These are the options I tell them are available with the claims the manufacturer makes. Make sure you check the ingredients initially and often. Raw material sources, ingredient lists and manufacturing process can change, altering the safety of the product.

DO IT YOURSELF:

Grey Hair Dye Recipe by Pioneer Thinking – http://www.pioneerthinking.com/beauty/hair/hairdyes/graydye.html

The LongLocks Natural & Organic Hair Product Recipes Cookbook

http://www.longlocks.com/hair-care-recipes-cookbook.htm#dye5

How do you detoxify the toxins stored in your body? Whole body detoxification!

ENJOY better health today! Protect your health! Protect your brain chemistry! 

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Sources:

http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/article/gorgeous-hair/

http://mercurymadness.info/?page_id=14

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com

P.S. Always be vigilant about investigating the ingredients for the products you use. Ingredients sources and processing can change potentially compromising the products safety and consumer satisfaction.

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