Ray & Terry make a number of suggestions for protecting your health from the onslaught of environmental pollutants. To help detox your system and prevent future buildup of toxic waste:

Air Pollution

  • Don’t smoke and avoid places where people do smoke.
  • Try to live in a less polluted part of the country or in a less polluted part of the city.
  • Use air filtration systems in your house and place of work.

Water Pollution

  • Use a purifying, alkalinizing water filter for drinking and cooking uses.
  • Install a filter to remove chlorine and fluoride from your other household water.

Food Pollution

  • Favor plant-based foods over animal products.
  • Trim obvious fat from red meat and remove the skin from poultry
  • Eat organic foods whenever possible and soak fruits and vegetables for a few minutes in water mixed with a commercial produce cleanser (available at health food stores).

Skin Care Chemicals

Electromagnetic Pollution

  • Minimize exposure to hair dryers, electric shavers, etc.
  • Sit at least ten feet away from big screen TVs.
  • Do not sleep under electric blankets or on a heated waterbed.
  • Reduce your total cell phone usage and use “hands free” connection with air tube, ferrite choke, and external antenna.

Heavy Metal Pollution

  • Limit fish and seafood to those with lower mercury content.
  • Do not use aluminum cookware. Replace aluminum containing anti-perspirants with non-aluminum containing products (available at natural food stores).
  • Consider oral or injectible chelation therapy.

Misformed Proteins

  • Assist energy production by taking nutrients that assist in the formation of ATP, such as coenzyme Q10, NADH and carnitine.
  • Include mineral and vitamin co-factors, such as the B vitamins, magnesium and manganese for mitochondrial resuscitation.
  • Remove heavy metals toxins by chelating agents.

Strengthening Your Detoxification Capacity

  • Diet
    • Garlic, onions, lemon, rosemary and green tea can help strengthen the liver’s enzymatic functions and assist with elimination of heavy metals.
    • Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and bok choy have detoxification properties.
    • Cilantro is a natural heavy metal chelator.
  • Nutritional supplements include
    • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), which boosts levels of glutathione, one of the liver’s most important Phase II detoxifiers.
    • Milk thistle (silymarin) and alpha lipoic acid give the liver a helping hand.
    • Adequate levels of vitamin C, many of the B vitamins, magnesium and selenium, which are critical for optimal detoxification enzyme function.
  • Drink adequate water and avoid constipation.
  • Vigorous aerobic exercise and saunas help remove toxins through sweat.