For most of my life I considered myself fairly healthy. I was not overweight, very slim infact. I usually ate two to three meals per day, not a lot of junky type foods, so I thought. I was about to learn the hard way that my life style and eating habits were not healthy at all.
My diet was like most of North Americas diet, a lot of processed food, soda, drinks, not real juice but man made sugary drinks, fast food and lots of fat! I also smoked 2 packs a day of menthol cigarettes. I also became less active as time went on.
I considered my lifestyle and eating habits perfectly normal. This is how I observed most people living their life. What I did not realize was all the dyes, preservatives and hydrogenated oils I was consuming, not to mention exhaust fumes, solvents, chemicals pesticides and heavy metals in our environment.
We spray our homes with chemicals to kill off nasty little critters. We walk outside on the grass that has just been sprayed with more chemicals. We put chlorine in our pools and we can't go outside at any time without being exposed to the exhaust fumes from cars, planes etc.
Our food supply is deficient in nutrients. We do not eat the way our grandparents and great grandparents ate. Their food was richer in nutrients. We, over a long period of time have depleted our soil and the constant deluge of chemicals used to obtain a larger yield of crops is what gets in our system.
What does this all mean? We live in a highly toxic environment! And I was about to find out what I had been doing to my body over a long period of time.
In my late thirties I noticed one day that I was experiencing aches and pains in my joints. I did not pay too much attention to it. I carried on as usual. Within a couple of weeks I had full-blown arthritis. My neck started to fuse and I had to turn my whole body to see anything around me. I had arthritis in my all my fingers and I became unable to hold a pen or utensils. I also had it in my elbows, my knees and two toes on each foot. Within one month my fingers started to deform and the pain was terrible. It came to a point that it would take me as much as twenty minutes just to get out of bed in the morning. I had muscle pain and then worst of all, I started to feel pain in my kidneys. Sharp stabbing pain that was unbearable. I was confused and did not know what was happening to me. It happened so fast, one month. I decided to see a doctor. After much testing it came back positive with Lupus! An autoimmune disease! I was floored. The doctor's advice was even more astounding! He said that the only thing that could be done was to take 4 aspirin a day for the rest of my life. And if that did not work he would give me stronger drugs. That did not seem right to me, so I thanked him and left the office never to return.
I decided to research everything I could about Lupus. After several books, I devised a program for myself that involved taking vitamins, minerals and herbs five times a day for a few months. It worked for me. My arthritis is gone and the pain in my kidney's never returned. I have been pain free for the past 12 years. I became a firm believer in alternative medicine.
Since then, much more information has come out on various types of detox methods that help your body rid itself of its toxic overload.
Colon cleansing is one of them! The majority of people have some difficulty with their colon, constipation being a one of the big ones. Colon cleansing can be done naturally with eating foods high in fiber or taking fiber supplements. Note; remember to drink a lot of water as it will help to flush you out.
You can also get these spa foot baths or detox foot patches. These are awesome because they draw toxins out of your feet. You would be amazed as to how mucked up the water looks after 30 minutes.