SPECIAL FITNESS ALERT
Healthy Heartbeats . . . Toxic Metal
Dr. Eileen Silva is a doctor of Natural Health & Naturopathy, in Southlake, Texas. Along with a practice in metabolic health, weight, and body balancing, Eileen has been treating teaching workshops on integrative medicine for over 18 years. Eileen has appeared on TV and radio talk shows coast-to-coast, lectured extensively, and developed a breakthrough-technology, computerized body-analysis program. As CEO of Hegan Center, Eileen has trained and certified medical doctors and chiropractors for almost a decade. Her innovative wellness techniques help thousands of individuals achieve weight loss and better fitness. Eileen's programs have also brought enhanced energy, weight balance, and longevity to professionals in corporate wellness programs. Her newly released book, A Healthier You, joins her best-selling, Fat Chance at Last! ---How to go Beyond Willpower, in offering lifestyle changes for better health results. Eileen is an active member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the American Holistic Health Association, and the Health Sciences Institute. You can experience Dr. Silva's customized health consultation by visiting www.dreileensilva.com.
Your Body's Detox System
Do you realize how much of your body is dedicated to detoxifying? You have a highly developed system that works non-stop to rid your body of unhealthy and damaging toxins. Your liver strains your body's poisons, and your kidneys filter toxins out of your blood. Your skin eliminates waste into the air, and your colon eliminates digestive waste. Your immune system fights both foreign and self-made toxins in blood and cells, and your antioxidants seek and destroy free radicals that damage and age cells. It's an amazing process, this ongoing detoxification of your body!
Is Your Body Losing the Battle?
Your natural detoxification system is quite adequate for the healthy environment that it was designed to live in. Unfortunately, you don't live in that healthy environment. You are exposed daily to so many toxins through air, water, food, and substances that touch your skin that your natural system cannot keep up. As a result, your cells absorb not only oxygen, water, and nutrients, but harmful toxins, as well. You are exposed daily to air pollutants that can cause chronic respiratory problems, infections, and cancer. Your toiletries, cosmetics, deodorants, and cleansers may clog your skin pores, preventing toxins from leaving your body through the pores. Some toxins can even pass through your skin and poison your systems.
Fillings and Foil
Go to the mirror and take a peak at the fillings in your teeth. If they are silver, then you have silver amalgam fillings which contain mercury. Mercury is not a substance that some of us are sensitive to, it is a poison that negatively affects us all. Ask yourself some questions: Is aluminum listed among the ingredients in your antiperspirant deodorant? Are you using aluminum foil in your kitchen? Do you have aluminum baking pans and cookie sheets?
If the answer to these questions is "yes," it is vitally important for your overall health and immune strength that you take action steps immediately to strip these heavy metals from your body.
These heavy metals, incidentally, also cause the cholesterol to collect on arterial walls resulting in increased risk of heart attack and/or disease. Approximately ¾ million Americans succumb to heart disease each year. Every twenty seconds someone suffers a heart attack or stroke.
There is a definite correlation between our American lifestyle and heart disease. We eat too much, we eat too fast, and we eat on the run. Stress is taking its toll on just about all of us. We are often combining erratic eating with poor food choices and lack of consistent exercise. So we shouldn't be surprised that almost half of us are dying (either rapidly or by inches) from heart disease. You might be shocked to learn that autopsies performed on our Vietnam casualties revealed an alarming buildup of plaque in the arteries of men barely entering their twenties.
Some people have had intravenous chelation treatments done for heart problems and/or metal poisoning, but as Dr. Ward Dean, who is a chelation specialist, points out: "I believe that chelation therapy is a positive step towards rehabilitating the entire arterial system and improving one's chances for long term health . . . For my patients who do not have the time, who cannot afford or who are medically unsuited for intravenous therapy, I feel oral chelation… is the very best alternative available today."
Dr. Ward Dean, noted medical doctor specializing in chelation and anti-aging and Dr. Richard Kaufmann, renowned research scientist in anti-aging, have combined their expertise to design an approach which addresses energy levels, toxic metals, plaque and toxicity. It is important to consume fiber on a daily basis as well.
Your Body's Toxic War
Chemical toxins surround you in cleaning supplies, pesticides, herbicides, and food additives. These toxins may cause headaches, depression, confusion, mental illness, or muscle weakness.
In addition, industrial pollution, tin or aluminum cans, contaminated fish, cigarettes, smoke, and even cosmetics may cause heavy metal poisoning resulting in headaches, anemia, dizziness, confusion, indigestion, hair loss, muscle pains, heart disease, brain damage, or cancer.
Your body even has to fight pollutants from your food and water. Rancid food (especially fats), chemically-laden foods (which form deadly free radicals), and contaminated foods (which form toxic bacteria and yeast in the stomach) can cause liver cancer, allergies, colitis, asthma, low immunity, and autoimmune disorders during which your body actually attacks itself. Your body can also ingest agricultural waste, bacteria, viruses, and industrial pollutants through the water supplies and the food chain.
Your body needs your help in fighting this toxic war. Educate yourself on the toxins around you, and prevent as many as you can from entering your body. Keep colon and liver cleansed to promote their optimum operation. Drink plenty of pure water, and be careful what you eat. Keep your environment as free as possible of these damaging toxins. Help your body as it tries to give you a toxin-free life.
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