- 1.How to Cleanse Your Life: A Comprehensive Guide to Detoxing Your Body, Home, & Relationships – Part 5
- 2.Cleansing Your Life Part 4: Detoxifying Your Diet for a Healthier You
- 3.Cleansing Your Life Part 3: The Importance of Colon Health – How to Detox Your Colon Naturally
- 4.Cleansing Your Life Part 2: Detox from Toxic People and Metals
- 5.Cleanse Your Life Part 1 of 5: Detox Inside & Out – How to Detox Your Life
Welcome back to our series on cleansing your life. In Part 1, we explored how to detox your environment. Now, let’s delve into how to Detox from Toxic People and Metals. These are other areas of toxicity we often overlook.
How To Detox from Toxic People and Metals
Toxic People: Listen to Your Gut
Congratulations, you’re well on your way to cleansing toxins out of your life but what about those toxic people? We let toxicity into our lives through people quite often. Have you ever met someone and found that you get that gut feeling and think “I don’t know if I’m going to like this person”? Your gut is usually right. I can be quite a harsh person when you first meet me. I’m often outspoken and yet at other times I can be quiet and reserved. Either way, people can find me quite polarising and are left wondering why I may have shunned them during a meeting.
Going through my mind and body are messages from ‘my gut’. I feel whether that person is going to be a healthy person in my life or not. There are some people that I’ve met who are absolutely lovely, but I cannot give them the time of day because I go by my gut feeling. It’s right approximately 90% of the time. When you’ve got that gut feeling, don’t ignore it.
This may go for family members too. Tread lightly here, family is often the backbone of your identity. You need to take measures to keep yourself protected whilst still belonging. We all need that sense of belonging but not when it comes at a cost to our health. To clarify, those gut feelings are one of those uncanny messages that can come to you at any time. Imagine you’re crossing a road and something tells you not to step into the road right now. All of a sudden, a bus comes hurtling through (which you couldn’t see on the horizon). Your gut is protecting you. It’s your second brain and does most of the thinking. Yes, it actually does more thinking than your brain does.
- Trust your gut feelings; they’re usually right.
- Be cautious with family members; they’re part of your identity but can also be toxic.
- Your gut is your second brain; listen to it for your well-being.
The 10-Second Rule: Pause and Reflect
So how do we get out of our heads? After all, we humans are known for being quite cerebral. Here’s my ten-second rule. In my home, if my kids want to tell me something, they have to think about it for 10 seconds. They have to think is this going to be helpful, useful, emotional or informative; is she actually going to hear my message or is there another way I need to say it?
The ten-second rule can be used even better with smaller children. It’s a tool that can be used to circumvent a huge drama. It might be as simple as opening a packet of something in the cupboard. We always have a ten-second rule, think it through first, filter it through your body, filter it through your gut, and sit with that thought before it comes out.
So back to meeting new people, the ‘ten-second rule’ the situation. Don’t say a word to them after you say ‘hello’. Wait ten seconds, filter the situation through your body, and work out what’s going to happen. Size them up while slowing down the interaction and giving your gut a chance to communicate with you. When you meet someone, you need to work out ‘is this person going be a good fit for my life’. Using the ten-second rule can often save you trouble later if every hair on the back of your neck stands up when meeting someone- walk away.
We live in a fast-paced society and it hasn’t done us any favors at all. We’re getting sicker, we’re getting fatter, we’re getting so caught up in the day-to-day. Nowadays, the work routines people have are more than full-time. The workday is often not 9:00 to 5:00 anymore, it’s 7:00 to 7:00. People are coming home exhausted without leave to relax when home. They’re thinking about the next day, about feeding a family that they hardly see, or about what hasn’t been completed in the day.
We are working at such a fast pace in our work, home, family, and social worlds that we’re not giving ourselves that crucial ten seconds to listen to our gut and we constantly tell ourselves that we are too time-poor to do so. Take some of the stress out of that hectic day using the ‘ten-second rule’.
- Use the 10-second rule to filter your thoughts and actions.
- This rule is especially useful for children and can prevent unnecessary drama.
- Slowing down gives your gut a chance to communicate with you.
Internal Toxins: Dental Amalgams (fillings), Braces & Piercings
The next step is the internal toxins we hold in storage. What do we do with them? How do we get rid of them? The biggest constant in internal toxicity is dental amalgams.
🌿 Dental Amalgams: These silver fillings might seem harmless, but they contain mercury, which can be toxic and be released back into your body unless you use the S.M.A.R.T. technique, although a little may be reabsorbed. The S.M.A.R.T. technique is the safest way to remove them. Remember, the mercury load that is released into your body is very highly toxic. If you go to a dentist and they say they can take the whole lot out, they’re not wearing a mask, they’re not putting a dental dam in your mouth and they’re not using a vacuum to pull the mercury out straightaway then they’re not doing it safely.
🤓 Metal Braces: Most of us at some time have known someone who has or maybe we have had metal braces. Ask your dentist if they are titanium, as that is one of the only metal compounds out there that does not leach heavy metals into your body. Remember that the mouth is the first part of the digestive system. Any toxins in your mouth will go straight to your gut (second brain) and you will have problems arising from the toxic overload.
🪶 Piercings: Whether it’s earrings or body piercings, the material matters. If they are stainless steel, gold, or silver- they are fine but using inferior-quality piercings is a recipe for disaster.
- Use the S.M.A.R.T. technique for safe amalgam removal.
- Limit removal to one amalgam per month for safe detoxification.
- Be cautious with metal braces and piercings; opt for safe materials like titanium,
That is the end of Cleansing Your Life Part 2:How To Detox from Toxic People and Metals. We hope you have found this information helpful. For more tips on cleansing your life click here for Cleansing Your Life Part 3 or check out our liver and liverstyle detox program for the ultimate detox to regain your health.