This is Part II of this series, with the other 2 common ways to ingest toxic waste during the Summer. Part III will describe a year round way to get toxic waste in your body, and how to eliminate it.

I. Sunblocks

They offer a challenge on two levels. First, they block the sun from penetrating the skin, which prevents the formation of vitamin D, a necessary hormone (vitamin D is a misnomer) for energy and proper bone formation.

Second, their chemicals go directly into the blood stream, bypassing the liver and overtaxing the kidneys. They contain:
- EDTA, a preservative, toxic to your cells and to your genetic information, causing developmental and reproductive problems.
- parabens, substances that prolong their shelf life and that cause cancer.
- propylene glycol, also known as antifreeze.
How is it that these poisons, which have very strict disposal guidelines, end up in your food or toiletries?

What to do instead:
1. Expose yourself to the sun early in the morning, between 8 and 11 am, and later in the afternoon, after 4 pm. The advantages of this practice is that you get Vitamin D production from the best source: sunlight.
2. Choose organic, natural sunscreens if you are going to use them, whose ONLY two active ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide - zinc is better than titanium.
Rule of thumb: the more you can pronounce the other ingredients, the better!

II. Insect Repellents

They contain DEET, a highly toxic substance, whether inhaled or ingested. It causes skin and eye irritation, nausea, vomiting, and headaches. It affects the Central Nervous System (CNS) and causes drowsiness, seizures and an altered mental status.

Most of these conditions happen after high exposure or ingestion, please remember that we are constantly exposed to toxicity in our environment. Thus, a sudden reaction can happen, in which a small amount of the new toxic substance puts our immune system over the threshold of what it can handle, and trigger a massive reaction instantaneously. Why take a chance?

What to do instead:
Choose natural insect repellents, based on citronella oil. Take bitter herbs to make your blood bitter and unappealing to bugs. The same holds true for garlic, insects don't like its taste in the blood.

Author's Bio: 

For over 2 decades Dr. Chrys has studied different ways to maintain health, youthfulness and longevity, and she found the best ways to decrease toxicity. Her Easy Stress Solutions system releases toxicity from its 3 main aspects, the physical, emotional and spiritual, simultaneously, so that changes are effective and lasting.

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To your Vibrant Life!

Dr. Chrys