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5 Weird Detox Tips for Health & Beauty

We’ve all heard of strange old-fashioned natural remedies, some of which were born out of old wives tales. But there are many medically and scientifically proven detoxification techniques that are practiced today which should consider trying. They are relatively easy, quick and inexpensive, and could end up saving you thousands in medical bills.

Here are five weird detox tips for health and beauty:

1. Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas facilitate excretion of toxic wastes and fat from the liver, cleanse and flush the digestive tract and colon (without substantially disrupting the beneficial flora in the gut), infuse lots of antioxidants and promote the absorption of vitamin A.

The late Dr. Max Gerson found that coffee enemas are particularly useful for cancer patients, and today patients at the Gerson clinic undergo five coffee enemas per day!

Coffee enemas can also relieve rashes, depression, confusion, general nervous tension, allergy related symptoms, severe and chronic pain while helping the body fight disease.

You can conduct your own coffee enemas at home using strained, organic unflavored coffee made with distilled water. Unlike most enemas, you are to lie on your right side in order for the enema to be taken up by the hepatic portal vein which travels directly to the liver. Add one quart of the cooled coffee to an enema bucket and place it 18 inches above the body. Lubricate the tip of the tube with coconut oil and gently insert it into the rectum 6-8 inches. Once the bucket has been emptied, allow the enema to do its job for 12-15 minutes before eliminating.

2. EFT aka “Tapping”

Tapping is a method where you literally tap different areas of the body with your fingers in order to improve overall health and well being, similar to acupressure or acupuncture. People have been known to use tapping to improve finances, lose weight, eliminate physical pain/negative emotions/limiting beliefs, improve their relationships and much more.

Tapping is recommended by many experts including Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Kris Carr, and Dr. Christiane Northrup and has been supported by scientific research. Click here for a video demonstration.

3. Dry Skin Brushing

Toxins collect in the lymph glands and an effective way to increase lymph flow and keep the pores of the skin open is by dry skin brushing. This technique will also slough off dry skin, improve circulation, firm skin, stimulate hormones and may even reduce cellulite. You can use a rough loofah or sea sponge, washcloth, soft pumice stone, exfoliating gloves or a natural fiber brush on dry skin by brushing in circular motions towards the heart. Brush your entire body first thing in the morning before showering for best results, and clean your “brush” once a week.

4. Oil Pulling

According to Dr. F. Karach, oil pulling helps with “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”

All you need to do is swish a teaspoon of a healthy oil (coconut, avocado, olive, grapeseed, hemp, flaxseed) in the mouth for five minutes a day to naturally whiten teeth and pull toxins from the body. Make sure to spit oil in the trash when finished so as not to clog drains.

5. Acid Water Foot Soak

Soaking feet in a bucket of low pH acidic water can soften feet and detox the body. Our skin naturally has a pH of about 5.5, so soaking and cleansing with acidic water helps keep the pH balance. You can make your own acidic water for pennies on the gallon with a Chanson water ionizer. Acidic water can be used for a number of non-toxic beauty and household purposes.

Applications of Ionized Acid Water: Body, Skin & Hair

 

Your body is constantly struggling to achieve alkaline-acid balance, just like it must always be regulating its temperature. Your blood must remain slightly alkaline at 7.365 pH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to survive.

When we continuously consume acidic food and drinks, our body has to compensate by borrowing alkaline minerals from places like our eyes, bones and teeth in order to combat the acidity (and thus prevent death).

A healthy body is slightly alkaline on the inside and slightly acidic (to fight off viruses and bacteria) on the outside. But most people are struggling with an overacidic internal environment, and overly alkaline skin. An overacidic internal environment can lead to weight gain and diseases of all kinds, while overly alkaline skin may reveal itself in the form of pimples, fungus, skin conditions like rashes, etc.

One solution is to drink ionized alkaline water and eat more alkaline foods (vegetables, non-sweet fruits, nuts and seeds) which will help combat the internal acidity and naturally help correct the external problem. Another solution for the skin, body and hair is to topically apply ionized acid water in order to achieve alkaline-acid balance externally. You can get both types of ionized water (alkaline and acid) from a water ionizer for pennies on the gallon.

Ionized acid water with a pH of 5.5 is a natural astringent with antibacterial properties that can also reduce inflammation. The Japanese refer to it as “beauty water” because it is so beneficial for the skin, and those who wash with it tend to look younger and healthier than those who using ordinary tap water or even expensive beauty products.

Here are some of the many applications of ionized acid water on the body, skin and hair:

Skin

  • Skin toner, anti-aging serum, wrinkle reducer
  • Blemish reducer, scars, sunburns, ingrown nails/hairs
  • Hand sanitizer, aftershave
  • Skin rashes/irritations
  • Dry/chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, ringworm

Hair

  • Conditioner
  • Dandruff relief
  • Detangler
  • Rinse
Personal Deodorizer/Disinfectant
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant, athletes foot, jock itch, toe fungus
  • Mouthwash, gargle for sore throat, toothpaste, canker sores/cold sores
  • Female yeast conditions and other female issues, enemas
  • Add to a sick child’s bathwater to kill germs and viruses
  • Try for pink eye, ear infections, or snorting for nasal congestion and sinus relief

First Aid

  • Burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Boils, blisters, bedsores
  • Bug bites, poison ivy

Ionized acid water is an eco-friendly, budget-friendly, multipurpose fluid that can save you hundreds a year on skin, body and hair products. Invest in a water ionizer today, and start enjoying the many benefits of ionized acid water for beauty and body care.

Top 3 Pieces of Beauty Advice You Should Rethink

Beauty magazines always seem to spout the same general pieces of advice over and over again. What they almost always fail to do is expand on their advice in a way that makes their little glimmers of wisdom truly helpful.

We’ve taken the top three pieces of advice we’ve seen recycled over and over again and expanded on them in a way that can help you take their basic, generic, age-old tip to new heights.

1. Their advice: Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day

Our advice: Drink ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer (a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily).

Not just any water will do. Granted, the magazines don’t want to tell you that bottled water is bad for you when SmartWater paid an astronomical amount of money to have a sexy Jennifer Aniston ad on the next page. And with all of the horrors of unfiltered tap water out there, they certainly can’t recommend basic old tap water either. Since no one is paying for water ionizer ads to grace their glossy pages, they’re certainly not going to sing the praises of ionized alkaline water just yet.

Regardless of the politics behind the mags non-disclosure, alkaline ionized water is the healthiest water on the planet. It contains more antioxidants than a glass of OJ, and is microclustered to hydrate and detoxify in a way that bottled and tap waters couldn’t dream of. It is full of bioavailable minerals, and has a pH level that promotes overall health and wellness.

2. Their advice: Wear sunblock to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer

Our advice: Wear natural mineral sunscreen

Commercial sunscreens are loaded with acidic chemicals and artifical ingredients which are known to generate free radicals, mimic estrogen, accumulate in fat body stores, and are now being linked to cancer.

All-natural mineral sunscreens are a pricey alternative to drugstore brands, but are not nearly as expensive as conventional skin cancer treatment!

3. Their advice: Wash your face in the morning and before bed

Our advice: Wash your face with ionized acidic water in the morning and before bed

Unless you are using a whole house filtration system which strips your water of chemicals like chlorine and reduces the pH of your water by also removing the alkaline minerals, the water that comes out of your bathroom faucet is federally regulated to be at least mildly alkaline and in most cases chlorinated.

The problem with this is that our skin thrives in an acidic environment of 5.5-6.0 pH in order to fight off bacteria, and our skin absorbs 60% of the chemicals and contaminants that are applied. So not only are we using the wrong pH water on our skin but we’re adding chemicals and contaminants to it when we are supposed to be cleansing and washing away impurities!

Ionized acidic water from a water ionizer is the perfect water for washing your hands and face with because it is the right pH, and–when paired with a prefilter or whole house filtration system–is virtually chemical-free. It can leave skin smoother, softer and even reduce lines and wrinkles and act as an all-natural toner, which is why the Japanese refer to it as “beauty water.”

Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.

9 Ways to Alkalize Your Beauty Routine

The average women applies a whopping 535 acidic chemicals to her skin daily, 60% of which are absorbed into her bloodstream. Clearly, what we put on our body is almost as important to health as what we put in it.

Here are 9 ways to reduce your exposure to toxins by alkalizing your beauty routine:

1. Install a Shower Filter

Municipalities use chlorine and chloramines to sanitize our water supply, but those chemicals can wreak havoc on your health when consumed, absorbed, or inhaled as a steam. Even just a 10-minute shower can cause you to absorb more chlorine than if you drank 64 ounces of the same water. Installing a Chanson Spa Shower Filter is a quick and easy way to reduce your exposure to chlorine, and will soften and energize your water in the process, creating softer, shinier hair and smoother skin.

2. Natural Soap/Shower Gel, Shampoo/Conditioner

Most body washes and shampoos contain sulfites and other chemicals. Liquid castile soap is a safe, paraben and sulfite-free gentle cleanser that can be used on the body and hair. You can also try forgoing conditioner and just rinsing hair with ionized acidic water from a Chanson ionizer for an all-natural shine.

3. Fluoride-Free Toothpaste and Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Fluoride is slightly more toxic than lead, and if ingested, a tube of fluoridated toothpaste could kill a small child. Try a fluoride-free toothpaste or make your own by mixing a blend of baking soda, peroxide and peppermint or spearmint essential oil (optional). Most mouthwashes are filled with alcohol but you can look for alcohol-free versions or make your own by adding a couple drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oil to a bottle of Chanson ionized acidic water.

4. Paraben-Free Moisturizer, Body Lotion

Parabens are common preservatives that have been linked to cancer and can cause allergies. Fortunately, many popular brands of moisturizers now offer paraben-free versions of their lotion formulas.

5. All-Natural Facial Toner, Aftershave

Most facial toners are also full of alcohol which is very drying to the skin. Chanson ionized acidic water is a wonderful all-natural facial toner, aftershave, and hand sanitizer, and you can even spray it on rashes, scrapes and bug bites to help the healing process. Make your own for pennies on the gallon with a Chanson water ionizer (prices start at $1,295) or try a 4 oz. bottle of our SkinBalance product for $19.95.

6. Natural Deodorant

Most deodorants on the market contain aluminum, which is easily absorbed into the bloodstream and considered to be a possible cause of Alzheimers disease. Look for aluminum-free varieties or try making your own.

7. Mineral Makeup

The average woman will eat nearly four pounds of lipstick in her lifetime, and an FDA study found lead in 100% of the lipsticks they tested. Consider mineral makeup for everything from eyeshadow to lipstick to reduce your exposure to these harmful toxins.

8. Natural Sunscreen/Sunblock

Commercial sunblocks and sunscreens contain a host of toxic ingredients that can lead to cancer and other health issues! Natural, mineral-based sunscreens that you can buy or make yourself are an alkaline alternative.

9. Natural Perfumes

Most perfumes on the market are synthetic and put in a base of alcohol. Seek out all-natural scents or try making your own by blending essential oils in a base of jojoba oil.