Manataka American Indian Council™
How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days
By Mike Adams, Health Ranger, Natural News
Part X - Cleaning Up Skin Exposures
Now we focus on cleaning up your
skin exposures. By "skin exposures," I mean all the things your skin comes
into contact with... and the sheer quantity of those things will probably
But first, let's get something out of the way that's crucial to all this. The consumer products industry wants you to believe their "Big Lie". The Big Lie is that chemicals you put on your skin don't get absorbed into your bloodstream. So there's no need to make sure consumer products are actually safe.
The FDA and most members of the conventional medical community also believe this lie: They don't acknowledge the absorption properties of the skin, so they tend to say that all the things you put on your skin are perfectly safe for your health even if they contain toxic chemicals. (Of course, these very same people then promote nicotine patches and other drugs delivered through the skin, so they do indirectly acknowledge that the skin absorbs chemicals.)
How many different products come into contact with your skin on a regular basis? You'd be shocked to consider all the sources:
• Perfumes, colognes and other fragrance products.
• Shower soap or shower gel products.
• Pesticides used on your lawn which are carried to you through pets or children.
• Skin creams.
• Sunscreen products.
• Antibacterial hand soaps.
• Laundry detergents and dryer sheets (through your clothing).
• Dish soaps.
• Furniture polishes.
• Household cleaners such as window cleaners.
• Artificial dyes found in clothing.
• Feminine hygiene products.
• Deodorants and anti-perspirants.
• Shaving creams and after-shave products.
• Hair dyes.
• Massage oils and lotions.
• Hair sculpting products and hair sprays.
• Tattoos and temporary skin art.
• Insect repellants.
• Over-the-counter creams: Anti-itch, pain creams, etc.
• Chlorine in your shower water.
• Anti-flea and tick chemicals acquired by touching your pets.
If you look at all these products
whose ingredients come into contact with your skin, you'll begin to realize
something quite disturbing: They're loaded with cancer-causing chemicals!
The average perfume product, just as an example, contains over twenty cancer-causing chemicals all by itself -- and these are never even listed on the label. Antibacterial soaps are made with a chemical that's similar to the nerve toxin chemical called Agent Orange which was used as a chemical weapon in the Vietnam War.
Hair dyes contain highly toxic chemical solvents. Conventional laundry detergents are made with extremely toxic cancer-causing fragrance chemicals. Conventional cosmetics are loaded with not just cancer-causing chemicals, but also heavy metals like lead. Lawn pesticides contain chemicals that promote Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
The list goes on and on...
The products listed above probably contain over 10,000 different synthetic chemicals, and virtually none of them have ever been safety tested or approved as safe for human consumption by any federal agency. The EPA doesn't even know what many of these chemicals are because companies claim they need to protect their formulation "trade secrets" by not even listing the ingredients on product labels.
But think about these 10,000 chemicals for a moment and ask yourself this question: Why are you putting them on your skin?
Mainstream consumers poison themselves
Consumers are very easy to covertly
influence through corporate advertising. I'm particularly struck by the
advertising of a cologne product called "Axe" which is marketed to clueless
teenage boys who naively believe that wearing these toxic chemicals will
magically bring them hoards of slutty women who want to have sex with them.
That's the underlying message of the Axe Cologne advertising, anyway.
So these teenage boys buy up these Axe products which include cologne, deodorant and shampoo. Naturally, they're oblivious to the fact that these products are made with artificial, synthetic fragrance chemicals that are absorbed right through the skin. None of these chemicals have been approved as safe for human consumption by the FDA, of course. But young men coat their bodies with these chemicals with no regard for their own health, thinking that smelling like Axe will reward you with female companionship.
And the ads work! Axe sales are through the roof. Sex sells everything... even synthetic chemicals.
Are you poisoning yourself, too?
But if you think these teenage boys
are silly for buying such products, think about your own personal care products.
Do you buy conventional shampoo? Sunscreens? Lotions? Cosmetics? Which toxic
products are still in your own bathroom, kitchen or garage?
I've visited a lot of homes of people who told me they were "super health conscious." Yet in almost every case when I visit such homes, I still find they're using conventional laundry detergents, brand-name soaps in the bathroom, toxic skin lotions and baby products, etc. It is extremely rare for me to walk into someone's house and not find a huge assortment of cancer-causing products there.
People are poisoning themselves by poisoning their skin with synthetic chemicals. And they still think they're "health conscious!"
Most people, you see, are kidding themselves about protecting their skin from toxic, cancer-causing products. They may follow a fairly healthy diet, but they still bathe their skin in chemicals that damage the brain, liver, heart and kidneys. For some strange reason, many people who are acutely aware of what they put in their mouth are surprisingly unaware of what's contained in the products they put on their skin.
The point of this article is to raise your awareness of what's in the products your skin comes into contact with, and then to take new action to get all those toxic products out of your home.
Action items: What you can do right now
This may sound crazy, but here's
what I want you to do: Go through your entire house, covering every room
including the garage, under the kitchen sink, the bathroom closet and so on.
Gather up every "chemical" product and throw them all out. (You're poisoning
the environment by doing so, of course, but you're going to make up for that by
never buying these products again...)
This includes all your conventional cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, fragrance products, cleaning products, laundry products, bug sprays, air "fresheners" and the whole lot. Gather them all up and throw them out.
More importantly make a commitment to never buy these products again. That's the only way to enjoy a long-term benefit for your health, of course.
Once this is done, begin to detox your body from these synthetic chemicals using a variety of detox products: Zeolites, chlorella supplements, cilantro, spirulina, etc. Drink a lot of water. Take liver detox herbs to support healthy liver function during all this. (I recommend Livatrex from www.GHChealth.com ).
Within just a few days, your chemical burden will start to fall as your body eliminates the chemicals that have been routinely poisoning it. After six months, your chemical load can drop as much as 90 percent, greatly reducing the chemical stress on your liver and kidneys while sharply reducing your risk of cancer and other neurological disorders.
Over time, your health will improve as your exposure to synthetic chemicals plummets. This action, combined with all the other steps in this 15-day self healing series, will vastly improve your health while slowing or even halting the development of many different degenerative diseases such as cancer, liver disease or Alzheimer's.
Part XI - Heal Yourself in 15 Days by eating MORE (not less)
Can you really heal yourself by
eating more food? It seems counterintuitive, but in this article -- part
eleven of our 15-day self-healing series -- I'm going to share with you how
eating more food can actually be a powerful tool in accelerating your
body's own natural healing potential.
But there's a catch, of course: It's not about eating more junk food, processed food or factory-made food. Eating more of that stuff would only promote more disease of course. It's about eating more of some specific foods and super foods I'm going to share with you in detail right here.
The whole point of this "heal yourself by eating MORE" approach is to chill out and get away from the "avoid everything" trap that becomes a psychological obstacle for a lot of people who are trying to improve their health. The demands to avoid everything can seem intimidating and repetitive: Avoid cheese, avoid sugar, avoid diet sodas, avoid processed meat, avoid MSG, etc. For many people, the list of things to avoid becomes so large and confusing that they just give up trying to be healthier.
So I've advocated a totally different approach that's focused on eating more of the right kinds of things and worrying less about all the other stuff. You might call it a more balanced, relaxed approach to healthful living for a more mainstream audience.
But how does it work? How does eating MORE food actually help heal your body?
Here's how: There's a physical
limit of how much stuff you can eat in one day. So by adding certain
healthy foods and aiming to achieve the goal of eating MORE of those foods, you
will automatically end up dropping something else out of your diet without
For example, one of the action strategies here is to aim to eat three whole fruits per day; one before each meal. So each day, I want you to consume a total of three whole fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, mangos, large plums, etc. But here's the key in all this: You must eat one whole fruit BEFORE each meal.
While you're following this strategy, I don't want you to worry about what to avoid. Eat whatever it is you normally eat, but add three whole fruits per day. (Not dried fruits. They must be fresh, whole fruits of a significant size.)
The reason this strategy works so well to improve your health is because by eating three whole fruits each day -- one before each major meal -- you will tend to crowd out the less healthful foods automatically, without any real effort and without worrying so much avoid what to avoid.
Let's say you eat at McDonald's each day, for example. And let's say you order a Big Mac, fries and a Coke for lunch each day (in which case it would be weird that you're even reading NaturalNews, but go with me on this...). Now, with this "eat more" principle in place, you precede each McDonald's meal with the consumption of a whole, fresh fruit. Two important things will happen:
#1) The fruit contains nutrients that will help protect you from the damaging ingredients of cooked foods, processed foods or chemical food ingredients. (Because fruits contain natural medicines.)
#2) The whole fresh fruit will take up more physical space in your stomach, making you feel full faster and causing you to stop eating the other stuff sooner. You may find yourself suddenly unable to finish your Big Mac and fries, for example. You may not even know why but then it hits you: Oh yeah, I ate the fresh fruit before this meal!
Naturally, I hope you choose organic fruit for this, but even if you don't, eating conventionally-grown fresh fruit is better than nothing!
Here's another element in this
strategy: I want you to eat a handful of super food supplements each day,
preferably before noon.
By super food supplements, I mean microalgae like chlorella, spirulina or food-based vitamins like those from Pure Synergy (this could be in the form of powder, tablets or capsules). So at some point each morning -- it could be after breakfast or before lunch -- I want you to swallow an entire handful of these super food supplements (with water, of course). You may want to do this with food for the first few weeks, to get your body used to these nutrients arriving all at once.
Part XII - Express Gratitude
So far in this 15-day self healing
series, we've talked about healing yourself through many innovative methods that
help protect you from threats to your health while activating the inner healing
potential you already possess. Today, in part twelve of this series, we're going
to explore the power of gratitude in accelerating your healing even
This isn't some etheric, touchy-feely self-help exercise, by the way: there is a very real healing effect that is initiated in your body when you express gratitude towards people or things outside of yourself. Some of this effect can be measured biochemically, while other aspects of it are currently beyond scientific measurement. But the bottom line is irrefutable: Expressing gratitude initiates a powerful healing effect in your own mind and body.
Getting to this gratitude, however,
isn't always so easy. Being able to genuinely express gratitude requires you to
shift your focus away from the things that are negative and toward those
things that you feel thankful for. And as you already know, it's very easy to
forget to be thankful for all the amazing things we experience on a daily basis.
Many of us living in western society tend to focus on what we don't have. We think we don't have enough money, we don't have enough time, we don't have the partner we're looking for and so on. And in that exercise -- which can frankly dominate our day-to-day thinking if we're not careful -- we tend to ignore those amazing things we do have. So the more we can step back and examine what we already experience that's valuable to us, the more we can focus on gratitude and the more we can accelerate our own inner healing as a result.
Here's a list of some of the things for which you may find plenty of gratitude:
• Your health. Even if it isn't perfect, you may be thankful for the health you have.
• Your family.
• Your freedoms (freedom of speech, etc.)
• Your intelligence, consciousness and awareness.
• Your memories! (Life without memories would be bizarre...)
• Sunshine and nature -- the great outdoors.
• Food and seeds, some of the many remarkable gifts from Mother Nature.
• Your job, business or career which provides the income you need.
• Your inquisitiveness and desire to learn new things.
• A spiritual awakening, or realization or philosophy that you follow.
• Your pets / animal companions.
In fact, if you think about, there are probably a great many things for which you can feel great gratitude -- the small plants in your window sill, the knowledge about health that you've accumulated through reading, and even the fact that the sun will indeed come up tomorrow.
Take a few moments and think about what you are thankful for. You may even wish to take a few minutes to jot down some notes for yourself.
With your list of those things you
are thankful for, I'd like to invite you to set aside just one minute per day
(or more, if you wish) to review that list, to verbalize your gratitude and to
really take in your thankfulness for those things that you do have. Literally
say it out loud: "I am thankful for the garden in my back yard and the
opportunity to grow a small portion of my own food" for example.
In just 60 seconds per day, if practiced daily, you will create an attitude of gratitude which will brighten your mood and uplift your day-to-day experience of life because it allows you to refocus your attention on those things you appreciate rather than those things you might despise.
And this, as I hinted at earlier, will result in a very real physiological and biochemical healing effect within your own body.
Every type of energy that you express to someone else is reflected in your own inner experience. So if you express hatred toward some other person or subject matter, there is an element of that energy that is also expressed internally in that moment. To hate someone else is to subject yourself to some reflection of that own hate, in other words.
How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 1 to 3
Part I - Unleash healing potential
Part II - Blood
Part III - Absorbing Your Food and Vitamins
How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 4 to 6
Part IV - What's In Your Blood
Part V - Cleansing Digestive Tract
Part VI - Fasting - not eating for 24 hours
How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 7 to 9
Part VII - Get Off The Cliff
Part VIII - Stop Making Disease
Part IX - Nature Deficiency
How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 10 to 12
Part X - Cleaning Up Skin Exposures
Part XI - Heal Yourself in 15 Days by eating MORE (not less)
Part XII - Express Gratitude
How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 13 - 15
Part XIII - Social Healing
Part XIV - Self-Healing Exercise
Part XV - Listening to your body's informative symptoms
About the author: Mike Adams is a consumer health advocate with a passion for teaching people how to improve their health He is a prolific writer and has published thousands of articles, interviews, reports and consumer guides, impacting the lives of millions of readers around the world who are experiencing phenomenal health benefits from reading his articles. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes.
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