Ikkuma Habit Reminder! Good morning! Nothing like water with lemon to start the day!
The liver is exposed to 100s of chemicals daily, so it's critical to start your day right. Lemon and water is a quick morning detox and metabolism booster. Follow it up with another glass of pure water, to help protect your teeth from the acidity.
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Unfortunately Toxins Are Here To Stay
Toxins are bad. We’ve been taught this since our parents showed us the skull and crossbones on the chlorine bottle. The challenge lies in that fact that it’s not always as obvious as a skull and crossbones on a bottle. Don’t fret because this is your lucky day. I’m going to put a big, virtual skull and crossbones on most things you shouldn’t be exposed to.
Trans Fats… The Devil of All Fat
Manmade trans fats have been around for over 50 years. Remember all those cookies and cakes we grew up with? Chances are they had an unhealthy helping of trans fats. Trans fats are essentially polyunsaturated corn or soy oils, superheated with added hydrogen. They have the resilience of saturated fats, in that they are stable in processed foods over long periods of time, but wreak havoc on the liver in different ways.
The Detriments Of Modern Day Wheat
Estimates are that wheat has been around for at least 12,000 years. With the advent of wheat, ancient civilizations were able to thrive, as it was easy to cultivate, and be stored for times in need. If the wheat we typically eat today was anywhere near the form of ancient wheat, then it may have been spared from this section.
Meet The Negroni
It’s officially patio season, the time when we want to spend all of our time outside, cocktail in hand. I thought it would be wise to turn to a European tradition to uncover the health benefits of a particular (and delicious) drink. This drink requires nothing but a trip to your local liquor store or speakeasy. It features gin and bitter spirits.
Shedding Some Light On Sunscreens
I purposely have not included sunscreens in the previous table. I wanted to specifically highlight sunscreens— the product that we have been sold on as safe and obligatory for any sun exposure. This campaign to justify sunscreen’s obligatory use is probably one of the most lucrative fear campaigns ever conducted… and this one vilified the sun.
What Lurks In Your Home May Hurt You
We have a slew of chemicals in our homes at any given time. If you take a look at the ingredients in your laundry detergent or air fresheners you will get a taste of the dozens of chemicals you are potentially being exposed to daily. It is literally not even feasible to list them all. But again, since the effects aren’t immediately felt, you think you can get away with cheap, synthetic products.
What's The Deal With Vaccines
I’ve had more than one heated disagreement with friends regarding vaccines. It’s not lost on me that we would be in a much worse position if we didn’t have some key vaccines, but I am not convinced our children necessarily require the barrage of vaccines they are faced with today. Since the advent of the smallpox vaccine in 1796, scientists have literally developed hundreds of vaccines.