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Posted on 04-03-2018

APRIL -Your Enviromental Health

April is the perfect time to celebrate health and nature. With World Health Day and Earth Day each giving us reminders that we are all connected. Take this time to look at your own environment and check that you are living your healthiest lifestyle. One very prevalent culprit in our everyday life is PBA Plastic.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. The 2003-2004 a Survey conducted by the CDC found detectable levels of BPA in 93% of 2517 urine samples from people six years and older.

Where is BPA found?

Polycarbonate plastics have many applications including use in some food and drink packaging, e.g., water and infant bottles, compact discs, impact-resistant safety equipment, and medical devices. Epoxy resins are used as lacquers to coat metal products such as food cans, bottle tops, and water supply pipes. Some dental sealants and composites may also contribute to BPA exposure.

What can I do to prevent continued exposure to BPA?

  • Don’t microwave polycarbonate plastic food containers. Polycarbonate is strong and durable, but over time it may break down from over use at high temperatures.
  • Plastic containers have recycle codes on the bottom. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA.
  • Reduce your use of canned foods.
  • When possible, opt for glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers, particularly for hot food or liquids.
  • Use baby bottles that are BPA free. 

Acupuncture and Cupping

Acupuncture and Cupping: Two Detoxification treatments, but what else do you need to know?

Detoxification techniques have been practiced by cultures all around the world, but they are more common amongst Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic systems. Detoxification allows for the body to cleanse, nourish and rest, inside out. By removing toxins from the body, and feeding your body with healthy nutrients, you can regain your lost health.

Detoxification: so how does it work?

Detoxification simply means purification/cleansing of blood. Our body has a natural mechanism to remove impurities. Body toxins are majorly removed from liver, but other organs like kidneys, lymphatic system, intestines, lungs and skin are also responsible for the detoxification process. However, if any one of these systems are compromised, this could mean our body won’t be able to filter blood entirely, which inevitably leads to aggravation of health.

Do you need a detoxification regime?

Detoxification actually helps with the cleansing of blood and has tons of benefits; but it’s also necessary that you understand whether your body needs a detoxification regime. So the first thing you should ask yourself is: Am I healthy?

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