Unload Your Toxic Burden

ToxinsOur bodies are wonderfully made and are tremendously resilient. Yet we can eventually overwhelm them with long-term, low-level exposure to toxic chemicals, especially when combined with our inattention to proper nutrition, lack of exercise and lack of rest.

What’s all the fuss about toxins, food additives, pesticides, herbicides, etc.? Many factors such as environmental toxins, chronic stress and genetic predisposition, working together, weaken your body.

The average American consumes seven pounds of food additives per year, including chemical preservatives, artificial colorings, artificial flavorings, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and assorted other substances. We use chemicals to keep insects from ruining our crops, make our fabrics flame-retardant, our shampoos fragrant, our homes bug-free, and a host of other desirable objectives. But the result is that the typical U.S. home contains 1,500 hazardous substances and more than 10,000 food and chemical additives are allowed in the U.S. food supply.

Are You at Risk?

Mordiabetes alert_day_2014_stepoute than 25 percent of Americans who have type 2 diabetes don’t know it. And an estimated 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes. Are you one of them?

Take the Diabetes Risk Test  to know your risk. It’s free, quick, and easy.

For every risk test taken, Boar’s Head Brand®—a leading provider of premium delicatessen products—will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association starting March 25 through April 25, 2014, up to $50,000.

 

Now on Pinterest!

I’ve just discoveredpinterest logo another great way to encourage people on their journey to health and come alongside with hope to sustain the weary! Check out my new Pinterest boards here: Morning By Morning on Pinterest 

I’m still learning Pinterest, but already have more than a dozen boards with pins related to lots of interesting topics. What fun and so convenient for collecting ideas on topics dear to me such as nutrition quotes, healthy eating, words of hope, Easter ideas, words of inspiration, gluten free, gardening, and nutritional supplements.

To go exploring some of my favorite things, quotes that inspire me, or recipes I already love making or plan to try some day, just click on one of the boards and have a look around. I’m sure to keep pinning as I discover more items of interest in the pinterest world and also pin many of my own. Feel free to follow a board or repin any pin that you like. I’d love to hear from you. Enjoy!

Painted Faces

Painted FaceYou probably wouldn’t paint your face or body like this, but have you thought about what you may be painting your skin with?

When your pores are clogged by various creams, lotions, deodorants, and even some commercial soaps and makeup, the only way your body can cool itself is to force precious fluids out onto your skin to evaporate and cause a cooling effect. And when it is not compromised by what you put on it, your skin not only removes toxic waste from inside your body, but it also keeps bacteria and other bad stuff out. Help your skin keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out of your body by not clogging your pores. Proper skin care is essential in healing and health.

 

Got Water?

Water - Big water bottleWater is one of the things your body needs most to get healthy and stay healthy. Watch for signs that you need water. Thirst is the first sign, but as you age you may not feel thirst, so getting enough water is very important for older people. Additional symptoms of dehydration may include dry mouth, headache, and fatigue. Your body gets warmer, your breathing gets faster and your pulse rate goes up. Without enough water, you don’t have enough blood volume, so you feel tired, you’re not hungry, and you may feel nauseous. Your thinking becomes confused or fuzzy. You may not be able to think straight. You may feel dizzy and weak as your need for water becomes more severe. Every cell in your body needs water to do its work.

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.” Psalms 42:1.

“To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 21:6