Eight Best Ways to Detox Your Life

Our expo­sure to envi­ron­men­tal poi­sons is at an all time high.  Tens of thou­sands of new chem­i­cals have been intro­duced into the bios­phere since 1945.  Shock­ing­ly, most have nev­er been test­ed for safe­ty.

They’re in the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, the prod­ucts you apply to your skin, and just about every­thing else you come into con­tact with.

Mean­while, every cell in your body is try­ing to per­form its own bril­liant bal­anc­ing act – deal­ing with its own local envi­ron­ment while cease­less­ly per­form­ing its par­tic­u­lar vital func­tion.  The cells of our diges­tive tract, ner­vous sys­tem, and immune sys­tem – all of them high­ly meta­bol­i­cal­ly active – are par­tic­u­lar­ly vul­ner­a­ble.

We have to assume that all this tox­ic expo­sure pos­es at least a poten­tial to do harm.  That’s why it’s impor­tant to min­i­mize your expo­sure to poi­sons and strength­en your body to deal with them as best as it’s able.

Protect Yourself

Here are eight great ideas for you to put into action.  Sev­en of them will help you lim­it your tox­ic dose.  And the all-impor­tant eighth sug­ges­tion – Dr. Lavine’s Detox 2014 – will strength­en your meta­bol­ic machin­ery to rid your body of the tox­ins you’ve already got stored up inside.

1.    Stay away from pesticides

Our food safe­ty reg­u­la­tions are just nuts.  They’d be com­i­cal if they weren’t respon­si­ble for so much chron­ic ill­ness.

Here’s an exam­ple.  Why does an organ­ic apple car­ry the label “organ­ic”?    It should be called just a plain old “apple”.

At the same time, a pes­ti­cide-sprayed apple (which is legal­ly allowed to be called an “apple”) should be called an “Apple with Added Pes­ti­cide.”

Next time you shop for pro­duce, avoid Let­tuce with Added Pes­ti­cide, Grapes with Added Pes­ti­cide, and so on.

2.    Avoid high-mercury fish such as tuna or swordfish

We’ve turned our oceans into cesspools.  And a fish that’s high­er up the food chain – tuna or sword­fish, for instance – has a high­er con­cen­tra­tion of tox­ins than a pri­ma­ry feed­er.  Mer­cury is one of the best-stud­ied tox­ins in ocean fish, though there are many oth­ers, too.

3.    Filter your water

I use a Pur brand fil­ter under­neath my kitchen sink.  But, frankly, that’s because it was eas­i­er to install than anoth­er brand.  They all prob­a­bly work fair­ly well.  You can also use the pitch­er method.

4.    Switch to a natural deodorant stone

Any­thing that you apply to your skin is absorbed through your skin into your body.  A deodor­ant stone neu­tral­izes sweat but doesn’t put arti­fi­cial chem­i­cals into your blood­stream.

Oth­er cos­met­ics and skin care prod­ucts are also poten­tial sources of tox­ins.  So be care­ful.

5.    Open your windows

Hard to believe, but indoor air is more pol­lut­ed than out­door air (even in New York City).  Give your­self a healthy dose of fresh air when­ev­er pos­si­ble.

6.    Filter your shower

You may already be drink­ing fil­tered water, but there’s anoth­er health threat lurk­ing – in your show­er stall.

When the water shoots through your show­er head, it splat­ters into thou­sands of mini-droplets.   You inhale them direct­ly into your lungs.  And they con­tain chlo­rine which can burn your lung lin­ing.

That’s why it’s just as impor­tant – maybe more impor­tant – to attach a fil­ter to your show­er water as it is to fil­ter your drink­ing water.

7.    Check your prescriptions

The doc­tor who pre­scribes a drug isn’t always aware of the inter­ac­tion of one drug with oth­ers.  Plus, your doc­tor may have pre­scribed some­thing to you months (or even years!) ago, with­out any fol­low-up to deter­mine that you still need to take it, or that you still need to take it at the same dosage lev­el.

Peri­od­i­cal­ly review your pre­scrip­tion drug reg­i­men with your med­ical doc­tor or phar­ma­cist.

And the Best Way to Help Your Body Rid Itself of Toxins:

8.    Dr. Lavine’s Detox 2014

To help you sur­vive in a tox­in-laden world, I’ve devel­oped an excel­lent diet and sup­ple­ment pro­to­col.  Dr. Lavine’s Detox will flush some of the tox­ic load out of your body, and strength­en your liv­er so it can do its job of break­ing down the poi­sons you’ll con­tin­ue to encounter in the future.

It’s dan­ger­ous out there. Take effec­tive action to safe­guard your health.



About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty five years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods. His website, askdrlavine.com, provides more information about his approach. Please contact him at drlavine@yourbodyofknowledge.com or at 212-400-9663.
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3 Responses to Eight Best Ways to Detox Your Life

  1. Michael Gray says:

    I am 52 years old.

    My feet are swelling from the knees down. Blood Tests for kid­neys and liv­er showed noth­ing except that one enzyme in the liv­er test read a some­what high. My doc­tor says there­fore both organs are fine and that the prob­lem can be that of vari­cose vein. I have no such pro­trud­ing veins how­ev­er.

    I start­ed a detox pro­gramme how­ev­er, focus­ing on the liv­er par­tic­u­lar­ly.

    Foods are my biggest issue, I have ulcers so the fruit juice and fruits gets me very acidic inside.

    I bought ORGANIC SPELT FLOUR TO make a bread and fried plain­tain with ORGANIC COCONUT OIL. How­ev­er I read that spelt flour has gluten and should not be used in a detox pro­gramme. Can you advise? What about the fried plain­tain.

    Thank you for your response.

    • Spelt does have gluten in it. Spelt is a vari­ety of wheat. But should or should you not use spelt on a “detox diet?” It depends.

      A typ­i­cal detox diet lim­its or elim­i­nates the foods that most com­mon­ly give peo­ple prob­lems. Gluten is high on the list of offend­ing foods. But not every­one has a prob­lem with gluten.

      If you are try­ing a “one size fits all” type of detox pro­gram, then elim­i­nate all sources of gluten, includ­ing spelt. The alter­na­tive is much more involved- sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly eval­u­at­ing your response to each and every pos­si­ble food to which you might be sen­si­tive. There are two ways to do this: elim­i­nate foods one at a time for a week or two and eval­u­ate your response; or start with a very restrict­ed diet and add back in foods one at a time.

      Good luck. I don’t know why your legs are swelling. I hope the detox pro­gram gives you some infor­ma­tion about that.

      Ron Lavine, D.C.

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