We live in an increasingly toxic world, one in which our exposure to harmful toxins has become unavoidable. According to the EPA, in 2005 there were over 650 toxic chemicals released into the environment via air, groundwater, soil or water table. These chemical toxins enter our bodies through pollutants in the air, pesticides on our food, contaminated water, dry-cleaning chemicals, household chemicals and so on.
Ideally, it would be great to avoid all chemical pollutants, however this is NOT realistic. So it becomes OUR responsibility for our own health and well-being. The first step toward optimal health is regular internal cleansing and detoxification to address the toxins to which we are continually exposed.
Toxins are substances that cause harm to the body’s cells and organs and inhibit their everyday functions. Natural medicine recognizes seven basic channels of elimination, which are directly involved in eliminating toxins from the body.
• Liver – detoxifies toxins in to substances that can be safely eliminated from the body.
• Lungs – expels toxins by exhalation and trap toxins in mucus.
• Lymphatic system – eliminates toxins from cells through a network of vessels that extend throughout the body.
• Kidneys – filter the blood, removing and excreting water-soluble toxins through the urine.
• Skin – excretes toxic substances through perspiration.
• Blood – flows through vascular system and carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body while removing harmful waste.
• Bowel – eliminates toxins and waste from the liver and the digestive system.
Detoxification refers to the body’s natural process of disassembling and eliminating toxins from the cells, organs and the bloodstream. Cleansing is the act of elimination of toxins, stored wastes and other unwanted substances from the body.
This month’s special is 15% off all cleanses—buy a second product, fiber or probiotic and get Brenda Watson’s book, “The Detox Strategy” for free!
What is Your Body Saying???
Our face, tongue, and fingernails reveal strengths and weaknesses within our body’s health. Any information we receive about our health should be triangulated and viewed in relation to a person’s body type and constitution. In other words, a deficiency should be taken more seriously if there is a marker noted in three different measuring areas utilized by natural health standards. For example, the eyes give a more general view of genetic strengths and weaknesses within the body. The nails show a more chronic issue view of body systems. The tongue shows acute issues that could be happening within the body.
Iridology is the study of the eyes in relation to our body’s health. An iridologist is trained and uses a variety of tools usually, to help someone help themselves. Do you have a strong constitution? An iridologist could help you answer this question.
Ears and tongues have long been studied in relation to body health. The ears are said to be associated with the kidneys. The tongue can be viewed for its vitality, movement, shape, color, moisture, markings, and coating. The ancient Chinese view the tongue as a map of our organs.
If you are interested in knowing more about any of these topics in regard to your health please do your own research and go speak with certified and knowledgeable natural health advisors. A Gift of Health in Humble could be your destination for information…….
As 2014 approaches it’s time to think of what you can do to make this New Year a healthier and happier one. In order to help you do so, we have our yearly inventory clearance sale where EVERYTHING in the store is 20% off! So come in and stock up for the New Year. If you are planning on doing a cleanse in the New Year, why not come in and get it at a discount. We also offer HcG so instead of $65 or $100, why not pay $52 and $80? So you have from today until December 31st to take advantage of our yearly sale!
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
A Gift of Health
Come Help us Celebrate Our
10 Year Anniversary
ANNUAL Customer Appreciation
Saturday – November 16, 2013
10:00am to 4:00 pm
Numerous vendors onsite giving away lots of samples including:
Garden of Life * Nordic Naturals * BSN * Doctor’s Best * Amazing Grass * Renew Life * Trace Mineral Maintenance * Bluebonnet Nutrition * Ultra Labs * Xlear * Seaweed Bath Company * Flower Essence Service
Drawings for lots of baskets and for this momentous event we will be giving our loyal and fabulous customers a
20% store discount!
7060 FM1960 Road East, Humble TX * 281-540-4372
Do you chew your food? Do we chew properly? These are important question, because digestion begins in our mouth…. Our saliva contains enzymes that break our food down, and chewing is the mechanical process that enables this initial process. If our teeth are not able to break down our food, then why should we be alarmed when our stomach has problems?? We need to eat slowly and chew. We need to eat in a relaxed setting. This affects the quality of our chewing. We need to avoid liquids while eating. Liquids dilute our enzymes and their effectiveness. We should think about including foods at our meals that naturally contain enzymes—like fruits. Many times digestion is easier with the right food combinations. A meal of all fats will take longer and slower to digest. We need to add foods from different groups at our meals. We need more servings of fruits and vegetables than we do meats or greasy fats. Variety is the key…. Our liver, pancreas, and gall bladder do aide in the proper utilization of our food. The liver creates bile and stores needed protein for metabolic purposes. The gall bladder holds bile and removes sodium from the bile and pumps it back into the bloodstream. The pancreas produces juices needed to move digestive process along. It also regulates insulin production. Insulin is the “control” to our blood sugar levels. Do we want less digestive issues? We need to take care of the “tools” or body parts that are used in the digestive process……..
For those who aren’t familiar with Dr. Bach and his method of healing, this is worth learning more about for your happiness and wellbeing..The Bach Flower essences were developed in the late 1920’s early 30’s in England. Dr. Bach was concerned about the treatment of the whole person, body, mind and spirit. We all know how our emotions are pivotal in affecting our overall health. When we experience an emotional trauma, like the death of a loved one or shock due to an accident, we can rely on Star of Bethlehem, as it heals and deals with the emotions of grief, shock or sadness. Someone that has OCD might choose White Chestnut, since it is good for a restless mind and obsessive thoughts. If you know of someone that is critical or intolerant or easily finds fault, then give them some Beech, to help their annoyance and irritability. There are 38 Bach Flower essences that deal with some type of emotional issues and then there are some that are in combination, like Rescue Remedy, which contain 5 flower essenses. The combination deals with all levels of stress, shock, trauma, anxiety, panic, terror etc. When our bodies and mind deal with too much stress or trauma it can cause major health issues like elevated blood pressure, weight gain, sleeplessness, fatigue, depression, just to name a few. So the next time you go to a doctor to be treated for one or more of these issues and he wants to prescribe sleeping pill or anti anxiety or depression meds maybe consider trying an emotional remedy first. It will get to the heart of the problem and heal instead of causing more anxiety and distress. With no side effects.