Updated: March 3, 2020
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 pollution, toxicant 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.
The pictures above displays some of my apothecary 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.
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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Elisabeth Hines, C.B.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org