Dealing with the onslaught of man-made chemicals and the effects on our bodies

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The world we live in today is very different to the one that we evolved in. It is filled with man-made chemicals, which can take their toll on our health. They are everywhere.

They can be found in the medicines we take, the products we use to clean our homes and beautify our bodies. They are on the surfaces of the fresh fruits and vegetables that we eat and they are added to our foods to prolong shelf life and to enhance taste. They are even given to animals in the form of antibiotics to keep them healthy. They are in the air that we breathe and in the water that we drink… the list goes on. I’m sure you get my drift. It seems that we cannot escape them.

We are amazing. Our bodies are designed with an incredible capacity to heal and to deal with many things, including these man-made chemicals. However, for some, being exposed to them will create an added burden especially on the body’s detoxification processes. And that’s when we may notice their effects on our bodies. I certainly have experience of this.

I consulted my doctor after I developed an array of worrying symptoms

Back in 2007 I consulted a doctor after developing rashes and sores on my body, she asked me if I had changed my washing powder or personal hygiene products – I hadn’t. I was given a cream to help with the problem. It helped for a while but then the rashes and sores started to get worse. I knew deep down that the cream wouldn’t solve the problem. My instinct told me that I was probably developing a sensitivity, but to what? A good friend pointed me in the direction of a lady who could test for such things, who told me to avoid many of the chemicals used as preservatives in modern cleaning, beauty and make-up products, as well as in certain foods!

Many modern-day cures simply mask the symptoms

Armed with the list of what to avoid I set out to cleanse my life of these chemicals. What followed was what felt like a lifetime of doing my best to disengage my body from these chemicals and replace them with non-toxic alternatives. I was given very little information on what to do or how to go about it. It was very much a process of discovery, one of trial and error to see what worked for me – after all, our bodies are in many ways unique. I’m pleased to say that if I was now to inadvertently use a product containing one of these chemicals it would not trigger the same reaction. But more importantly this experience opened my eyes to a broader definition of what being healthy means.

Health is a matrix of many things

I discovered that being healthy is more than just eating less and exercising more. Health is a matrix of many things. What we are, is what we consume both physically and emotionally. I learnt that our body has an innate and evolved wisdom beyond any book or authority and we must listen to the clues it gives us for us to have optimal health.

Could you be suffering from the effects of man-made chemicals?

If you find yourself suffering with unexplained headaches or rashes, breathing problems, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, poor memory, digestive problems like bloating and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or are catching colds and flus more often than you should then you might like to consider reviewing the level of man-made chemicals that you are currently exposed to. It could be that you too have developed some sensitivities, intolerances and allergies towards certain man-made chemicals. And even if you haven’t it does no harm to reduce the exposure to them anyway. No one truly knows the long term effects they have on our bodies.

Over the coming weeks and months I would like to share some of the ways that I have reduced my exposure to man-made chemicals. I will also be running a number of reset cleanse programmes where you will get the opportunity to give your body a brief break from the onslaught of the modern world. I will teach you how to listen to your body’s innate wisdom – After all, it is the ultimate authority for every phase of our life.

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Warmly,

Clare

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