ATnT Anti-Aging May – June 2011: Spring Clean for the Body

Posted: May 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
May - June 2011
Anti-Aging Department

Spring Cleaning for the Body

CLEANSING AND DETOXIFICATION
FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

By Donya Fahmy, Dropwise

As the first signs of spring’s arrival begin to peer through the darkness of winter and the dull freeze begins to thaw, one’s thoughts often turn to springcleaning. It is our way of mimicking the ritual of cleansing and renewal that takes place in nature as the seasons change. With the return of sunshine and longer days, the bloom of wildflowers dotting the landscape all around us, so comes the desire to start anew.

While cleaning house and getting rid of the clutter we have accumulated over the winter months seems almost second nature to most of us, how many of us routinely ponder the importance or necessity of a little internal spring-cleaning?

Our ancestors engaged in cleansing rituals at least twice a year–usually in the spring and in the fall. They probably were not
fully aware of their bodies’ need to eliminate old cells and the toxins generated by their bodies’ normal ongoing metabolic processes in order to build healthy new tissue. And yet instinctively, they would ingest the herbs and plant foods that provided them with the detoxification necessary to promote natural healing.

We have come a long way since those days and are now faced with an unfortunate fact of modern life–routine exposure to a significant amount of additional toxins. Even if you do not work directly with chemicals or live next to a chemical or industrial plant or an obvious source of pollution, you still have dozens of environmental toxins–pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, and byproducts from plastics–circulating in your bloodstream and stored up in your fat cells. In fact, research indicates that the average American is exposed to a staggering 100,000 chemicals, 25% of which are hazardous to human health.

With all that toxic exposure on top of the internal toxins generated through metabolic waste, it is not hard to see how over time, the organ systems of the body responsible for processing…READ ON - Download Full Article NOW!

Donya Fahmy

About the Author
Donya Fahmy is a bi-monthlycontributing editor for Aesthetic Trends Magazine and is a green business owner and the creator of Dropwise Essentials’ spa quality aromatherapy body products that help you safely relieve stress, increase vitality, improve confidence, or simply manage your emotional state any time or place without popping a pill. For more valuable information visit: http://www.dropwise.com and subscribe to the Dropwise Health & Beauty News Ezine or blog feed.

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