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What Organs Detoxify and What is Their Purpose ?
- The Kidneys
- Form urine from bloodplasma
- Major regulator of water, electrolytes and acid-based content in the blood
- Form urine from bloodplasma
- The Liver
- Secrets bile
- Bile emulsifies fats in the small intestine
- Produces enzymes
- Converts toxic substances into less harmful ones
- Secrets bile
- The Spleen
- Forms red and white blood cells
- Filter for lymphatic system (important part of immune system)
- Reservoir of blood in times of emergency
- Macrophages, in a healthy spleen, remove pathogens from the circulating blood
- The Lungs
- Excretes toxic gases out of the body when exhaling
- The Skin
- Excretes toxins out of the body, sometimes forming rashes or blemishes, etc.
What Can You Do to Eliminate Toxins Naturally?
It is an incredible cleansing process:
- Divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of pure, filtered, non-acidic water
- Replace lesser quality foods (recreational) with higher quality foods:
- Decrease cooked foods to no more than 50%
- Consume raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts
- Consume naturally-processed sea salt
- Exercise to stimulate blood circulation which improves all organs
- Whole Body Vibration (Go to: www.vibratebacktohealth.com )
- Ground-bearing exercises i.e. walking
- Stretching and deep-breathing exercises (Yoga) provide great benefit for a weakened liver
- Cleanse the Colon to remove self-poisoning from putrid, unevacuated waste
- Cleanse the Liver
- Too vital an organ to leave polluted and congested
- Performs more than 500 functions in the body
- After the heart and lungs, it is the most important organ
- Cleanse the Kidneys to remove toxins
- Cleanse the Skin – the largest organ of the body
What Happens When Toxins are Stored in an Unhealthy Liver?
- Toxins remain unchanged when leaving liver
- Toxins are stored in tissues
- Nervous System
- Stored toxins are re-circulated in the blood
- Re-circulated toxins may contribute to long-term, poor health conditions
Contact: Healthy Life Institute at 801-317-1647 if you are interested in 8 a.m. Saturdays
Location: 1156 South State Street, Suite 206, Orem UT 84097
(in building behind Arby’s)
There is plenty of Free Parking. YOGA is taught by a certified instructor with at least 5 years experience. Pre-registration is $4.00 each class. To register at the door: $5.00 each class.
What is YOGA good for?
Helps us manage stress better !
Who in our busy lives and schedules could use a break and come to Yoga Class every week for 1 hour.
We inhale to bring in the good, the light, the healing, happy thoughts. We exhale to detoxify our bodies, and to rid our minds of unnecessary or distracting thoughts. Yoga allows us to create a better self-image of ourselves and so much more.
If you are interested in another day or evening, we will be offering those in the future.
Important that you call 801-317-1647 by Thursday Evening if you are planning on attending class; otherwise, no one will be there.
The cold and flu season is upon us once again. A lot of people are worried, confused and wondering what they can do to limit their own and their family’s susceptibility to these illnesses. Everywhere we turn there are commercials or signs of one form or another telling us to get our flu shots. But for some of us, a vaccination is not the preferred option.
Humankind has been fending off the ever-changing influenza virus for a long time. The best advice is to keep calm! Your immune system can be very effective in fighting off infection. There are many ways you can boost your immune system and respiratory function naturally so you are less likely to contract a flu virus.
Some common-sense precautions to defend against inflammation and infectious diseases are:
- Frequent hand-washing with plain soap and water is still one of the best ways.
- Clean hands top the list for prevention of spreading disease.
- Don’t waste your money or time on antimicrobial soaps because they don’t work on viruses such as colds or flu. Antimicrobial soaps can be a contributing factor to the spread of new resistant strains of bacteria.
- Keep your hands off of your face. If you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands, bacteria (germs) can enter your body causing you to become infected.
- Use proper hygiene etiquette when you are sick and around others. It simply means that you cover your mouth or nose with a tissue (not your hand) when coughing or sneezing and throwing the tissue away. You may also cough or sneeze into your sleeve at the elbow (not your hands).
- You cannot shield yourself all of the time from the general public. Allowing a sense of fear to prevail is not good for your immune system or overall health.
- Do keep your children home if they seem to be coming down with something or have obvious symptoms–likewise for adults! Tuck the sick person away from others and cleanse common surfaces such as bathrooms, doorknobs and kitchen appliances, dishes, utensils and faucets with a straight solution of white vinegar to keep the virus from spreading.
- Wash the sick persons linens in hot water and wash their clothing separately from the other family member’s clothing.
- Wash your hands after handling laundry or other materials handled by sick person.
Preparing Immune System:
Deep Breathing rids the body of toxins
“The human body is designed to discharge 70% of its toxins through breathing. People who need to lose weight don’t take in enough oxygen. Someone with a weight problem also has a breathing problem. I have seen hundreds of people start a daily breathing routine and lose weight.” Dr. Gaylord (Gay) Hendricks, Ph.D., Optimal Breathing, [Accessed online 4/4/2011 – www.breathing.com/articles/gay-hendricks.htm]
We took our first breath within seconds of being born on this earth. It was our first body function as human beings to prove that we are alive. If you have ever watched an infant breathing, you will notice that they breathe from their stomach, and not their chest.
In our Western culture, we are taught to hold in our stomach, tuck in our buttocks, and push back our shoulders. What are the results? A stiffness or strain on the whole body which makes it very uncomfortable to even walk.
If you are interested in taking the simple breathing test or you want the rest of the section on Breathing*, please send us your information in the form below:
*Larsen, Gerry, B.S., M.S., Dr. Charles Walter, Jr., D.C., Lifestyles for Health, “Breathing-Oxygen”, Practice Wellness for Life: A Health Coaching Program, Carol’s Copy Center Printing, Utah, 2006, p. 4-6