It's like when you've spent all your time and energy making a sturdy tower of blocks - with all the foundations and stability you can engineer, and someone walks into it. Not what you had in mind, frustrating, annoying, but rebuildable.
Creating a healthy lifestyle brings a lot of joy, peace and happiness. You feel and look better, with more energy, you're more in touch with yourself, better able to handle your workload, and do the things you want to do.
Aaand, then you take a hit. The weeds they were spraying at the park you were at, the petrol fumes from the service station, a meal you bought and thought would be ok, the perfume your friend thoughtfully bought you for your birthday, or in my case recently, the air freshener that was in a car I was in for a couple of hours.
Symptoms can be wide and far reaching - depending on your sensitivities and what the assault on your body has been:
itchy, red, swollen, sore or watery eyes, nose, mouth, ears
rash, redness, heat
headache, heavy, pounding or 'cloudy' head, difficulty thinking
bloating, sore tummy, gas, nausea, reflux
coughing, breathing changes, throat pain, sinus congestion, hay fever symptoms
The symptoms are all unwelcome, but will typically ease as your body tries to flush the toxins out, IF the triggers are removed and you don't have any more exposure.
What can you do to help minimise the damage, help your body's detoxification systems process and remove and then recover?
The best support for your body is your general health and a strong immune system, and avoiding any major blows to it. But when you are exposed and experiencing symptoms; you can find some relief and help support the detox for your body by:
NATURAL DETOX SUPPORT:
Flushing with filtered water
Bamboo charcoal (particularly food related assaults)
Zeolite (range of chemical assaults)
Diatomaceous Earth (parasitic assaults and some chemicals)
Digestive enzymes (appropriate for the food assault)
Saline/salt water (helps with symptoms and osmotic balance)
Steam therapy (recipe to help draw toxins)
Detox baths and foot soaks (recipe to draw toxins)
And of course, rest, and self care to allow the body to focus on fighting the invasion.
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