Unless you’re one of the five or six people currently living in outer space, you probably don’t give a second thought to the air inside your home. After all, air is free and you can pretty much find it everywhere. It’s no wonder we take it for granted. Yet we probably shouldn’t because indoor air is often the kind that’s the most hazardous of all.
Excerpts from an article in Non-Toxic Times, 2/04
The real power of plants lies in their ability to remove unhealthy chemicals from our indoor air.
Studies have shown that the atmosphere in rooms filled with houseplants typically contains between 50% to 60% fewer mold spores and bacteria.
Air Fresheners Leave Your Indoor Air Anything But
There’s always been a something a little unsettling about the idea of revitalizing the air inside our homes by spraying things with names like Meadow Mist and Mountain Breeze all over the place, especially when such products hardly smell like either.
Now two new studies have found that our suspicions were correct: synthetic air fresheners are coating our homes and filling our air with unsafe chemicals.
The kava kava scare
Another false herbal scare arose over kava kava, the South Pacific Island herb that helps to overcome mild cases of depression.
Pharmaceutical companies in Europe were selling kava kava and reported, without adequate substantiation, that there were reports of liver toxicity in less than 100 people and withdrew the herb (a drug in Europe) from distribution in 2002.
US sales of kava kava were then about $34 million a year. The American Herbal Products Association was put on the defensive to prove a long-used herbal extract was safe when there were only specious reports of liver toxicity from Europe.
1/08 Mercury can be detoxed out of the body in a variety of ways – parsley, cilantro and dandelion leaves will bind mercury and it can then pass out of the body. Isn’t it interesting that fish is served garnished by parsley?
There are homeopathic detoxes as well as herbals.
Yesterday, 8/23/99, my husband read a one-liner to me from the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. It stated that there was nothing to worry about with mercury in one’s mouth.
Activated Charcoal for Diarrhea 2004 study
A Phase II Study of Activated Charcoal to Prevent Irinotecan (CPT-11) Induced Diarrhea.
Michael Michael, M Brittain, J Nagai, R Feld, D Hedley, A Oza, L Siu, M J Moore,
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, East Melbourne, Australia; Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
A suggestion for DETOX FOR METALS, FUNGI AND PARASITES
From Dr. Dana Flavin
1/4 cup lemon juice in 1 bottle (glass) mineral water /day
Heavy metal detox:
Must be done after all silver fillings are removed.
Cilantro 2 drops in the morning
Skin brushing for Detox
Bodybrushes (for DRY brushing) are available in health food stores.
The idea is to get rid of surface toxins, ‘energize’ your skin to get blood flow going, and in general to make it easier for your body to shed wastes. It revitalizes the lymph system and sort of gives your whole body a
mini-acupressure workout, since you’re actually brushing over every piece of skin you have.
The skin being your largest organ, it’s a good place to start detoxing