Detoxing heavy metals

So much information is swirling around the effects of heavy metals and toxins in the body and how they affect our health and in some cases inhibit us from getting well.  Examples of heavy metals include mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), thallium (Tl), and lead (Pb).  Although it’s not a heavy metal, aluminum should be included in this list.

In any given day we are exposed to toxins in our environment – second hand smoke, cleaning products, smoke from fires, vehicle emissions,  etc.  There’s also the consideration that most of us whom have tooth fillings have mercury in our mouths and of course the vaccine controversies.  Let’s not forget our foods – fish, wheat, soda, baked goods, processed foods, canned food, chocolates, to name a few.

We are surrounded by toxins and eating toxins and heavy metals every day.  So what do we do about it?  How can we strip our bodies of toxins and heavy metals?

Take a deep breath, and start considering adding a few of the following to your daily routine:

Selenium, (found naturally in fish and accessible in pill form) is a great way to strip the body of heavy metals.

16 ounces of water in the morning with organic lemon juice is an amazing way to detox your body naturally.

Activated charcoal at night before bed helps strip the body of toxins.  I use Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal.

Coffee enemas – although they are less than pleasant, they’re better than feeling “off” all the time. Give your colon a reset once in a while 🙂

Milk Thistle cleanses your liver (if you drink alcohol, you should always take this before bed to detox the liver).

Up your vitamin C intake.

Strive to eat 1/2 a cup of fresh herbs daily  – I love sprinkling cilantro and parsley on all my food!

Raw Garlic – a few cloves a day, and it keeps the vampires at bay… 😉

Probiotics – consider SPORE based probiotics!

Chlorella – acts as a natural chelation therapy option, pulling heavy metals out of the body.

Replace household cleaning agents with natural, chemical free ones.

Replace shampoo/conditioner, face products, cosmetics, hair products, lotions, etc. with clean alternatives ALWAYS making sure they are gluten free as well.  Unless a vitamin E is labeled otherwise, it is made from wheat germ – so pay attention to that and Tocopherol, Tocopheryl acetate – they are hidden gluten factors in MANY things.

Hoping this sheds some light on the situation.  When you’re battling toxins and heavy metals, it can slow your healing and sometimes prevent it all together.  Work a little more each day to feel your very best!

 

 

AI Awareness – Psoriasis

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Autoimmune Awareness Monday- Psoriasis. One of the most persistent and irritating skin disorders. It is often times associated with psoriatic arthritis. Different factors trigger symptoms- stress, emotional distress, certain foods and toxins. As with most Autoimmune diseases/disorders there isn’t a lot of definitive answers and cures as to the cause and treatment in the medical field. Reduction in stress, removal of toxins and removing inflammatory foods- AIP-does a lot to keep the outbreaks in check. Seeing as how our skin is the largest organ we have, today’s post reminds me how imperative it is to keep it clean – toxin free, healthy, cared for etc. Our skin is an outwardly reflection of what’s going on inside our bodies. Sending healing vibes and well wishes to our friends in the AIP Community fighting Psoriasis. You got this, keep on keeping on! #psoriasis#inflammation #healthyskin #aipcommunity#AIPworks #bekindtoyourself#nourishfromtheinsideout #skinfood#smallintestinehelp #guthealth#fightthecausenotthesymptom #yougotthis#autoimmunedisease#autoimmuneawarenessmonday

AI Awareness – Lyme Disease

 

While attending family camp this weekend I met a lot of people suffering from various AI diseases. Upwards of 50% of us had dietary restrictions because of this. The kitchen staff was amazing and the camp staff had posted flyers and camp songs about ticks in every bathroom. Lyme disease was forefront on the radar and I wanted to post about it today. I only know 3 people with Lyme, and all of their experiences are different. Their treatment regiments are vastly different. One of them couldn’t find a MD that believed in Lyme Disease. One gave up hope early if ever regaining his health. One common thread for them is nutrition. Good, solid, AIP nutrition does a lot for them. Today we put Lyme Disease out there to help raise awareness. #lymedisease #lymewarrior💚 #aipworks#aip #inflammation#beyourownadvocateforhealth #guthealth#fightfatiguewithfood #ticks#knowledgeispower #dontgiveup

Fitness Friday – Be More Human

Hello AIP Community!

How’s the burpee challenge going?  They should be getting much easier by now, and your capacity should be growing significantly! 

A few days ago, Tim and I took the car in for an oil change and did something out of the ordinary, we left the car there and walked to the chiropractor for our weekly tune up.  What a simple idea, a little over a mile round trip, but out walking nonetheless.  On the way back to get the car I felt different.  There was something so nice and natural about being out walking.  I felt more human.  We rarely go anywhere without our car because time is such a precious thing, and our to-do lists are always pages long.  But that day, we decided that we’d let it all go, and enjoy a slower paced morning and get some fresh air.  It was delightful!

CrossFit lauched their “Be More Human” slogan sometime last year if I’m not mistaken, suggesting that CrossFitters get out of their boxes and go outside to play.  Ski, swim, bike, run, hike, etc.  I loved their message, but back when it came out I was so busy working on recovering my health, being a mommy and running our CrossFit gym, that I couldn’t find time to “Be more human.”  How ironic, the one thing I needed, I was too busy for.

The goal for all of us this weekend, starting today -Fitness Friday, is to be more human.  Unplug from daily life – I said it – leave the electronics behind for a while.  Choose from any of the following activities that will get you moving and out in the sunshine a bit:

Walking, Riding a bike, Swimming, Running, Jogging, go to a Farmers Market, Water Skiing, Rafting, wake boarding, paddle boating, row boat, play at the park with your kids, Kick a soccer ball around at the park, dance…you get where I’m going with this!

Accountability: Today I’m walking to the gym, working out, then walking to meet Kat for tea and some AIP work.  Then Tim and I are taking Ashleigh to family camp, Camp Augusta, for the weekend where there is no cell signal and no where to plug in electronics…and we’re going to dance, swim, hike, play, climb, zip line, do yoga, make lip balm, etc.  I’ve put it out there, and I’m sticking to it!  No barbells, no Metcons, no TV, no Computer, no Pokemon Go, no work – I’m going to focus on being more human, and my wish is that you do to!

Signing off until Monday,

Coach Lori

 

Take me Shopping Tuesday – Fats are Fabulous!

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Take me shopping 🛒 Tuesday! @costco makes all the difference in our food budget 💵! Let’s talk fats for a minute  coconut oil and avocado 🥑 oil are AIP staples. Knowing your fats and cooking temps is huge too, so as a rule of thumb anytime I’m grilling or cooking above 375 degrees these two are my go to oils 😉 just a few months back we were paying over $25 for the coconut oil so Hooray for the price drop! I’ve searched high and low and this is by far the greatest deal I’ve seen on avocado oil as well! Bye for those that have reintroduced egg yolks, let me know if you want the most amazing avocado oil mayo recipe that takes less than 2 minutes to make 😉🙌🏻#avocadooil #coconutoil #healthyfats#keepitclean #yahforsales #foodbudget#tipsandtricks #fatsaregood #paleomayo#highheatoils #costcorocks#takemeshoppingtuesday #aipcommunity #aipliving#aipiseasy

 — at Costco.

AI Awareness – Celiac Disease

Hello AIP Community!

I’m not one to reinvent the wheel, here’s our post about Celiac Disease from our Instagram account. 🙂

Fitness Friday, what’s a Grasshopper?

 

Hi AIP Community!  Happy Friday!  This week I’ve really tried to mix things up with my workouts because my stomach and energy are not 100%…perhaps the 10 weeks of constant running around over summer has caught up?  My system is OFF and I’m feeling lousy, but I need to keep moving.  SO no, I’m not pregnant, I’m inflamed – what a GREAT T-shirt idea, huh?  copyright Coach Lori 🙂

So this week I did the WOD (workout of the day) at my gym, Tuesday, we went for a hike and that was my workout.  Wednesday I did the WOD at my gym, and Thursday I walked a few miles then did a 3×8 overhead squat at 105# and decided I was DONE.  So below is my Friday workout, that I wrote for all of YOU!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Be Well!