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Are You Suffering from Toxic Blood?

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Slow, sluggish and toxic blood is a big problem that correlates to how healthy we are. What causes this type of blood? There are several contributing factors one of which is dehydration! Most of us are severely dehydrated and it makes our blood thick. We do NOT want thick blood! Thick blood is not only dangerous (think stroke) but thick sluggish blood, is unable to safety move toxins and pathogens out of the liver. I often reflect on the example Dr. Jim Morris, The Quit Smoking Coach, uses with people. He shows them a ketchup packet and has them feel how thick and goopy the ketchup appears inside and then proceeds to tell them that this is what their blood is like after they smoke a cigarette. It certainly is a great visual and I now use it for myself with the thought of not being hydrated enough.

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We can all relate to a lack of energy that correlates to dehydration whether we have been aware of it’s cause or not.

Other causes of thick blood are what Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, calls Liver Troublemakers. Some of these are pathogens such as viruses like Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, herpes simplex, and HHV6, and bacteria like streptococcus, e. Coli, and more. There are also heavy metals involved, solvents, petro-chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and more. Some of the really dangerous ones especially to the liver, thus causing toxic blood, are colognes, perfumes, scented candles, air fresheners etc.!!!! These are a huge, huge, detriment to the body’s master filter, the liver and contribute to toxic blood. In fact, people who are especially sensitive or who have sluggish livers, react almost immediately to these scents, my own daughter included.

When we visualize the circulatory system, we need to realize everything recycles so when there are toxins running through the body, they affect the liver and organs and then they are recirculated back into the blood stream and into the brain and through all organs! Heavy metals also wreak havoc by circulating this way.

I highly recommend reading Anthony’s indepth article on Toxic Blood here:
Anthony William, Medical Medium Toxic Blood Blog Post

One of the most important tasks at hand we can do right now, each and everyone of us, is to lower our toxic load, and work at supporting and healing our liver. Liver is LIFE… ie. Liv..er…. I wrote a blog post about the liver this past spring and you may find it useful. Here is the link: Maggie’s Liv-er Blog Post

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who specializes in heavy metals and heavy metal detox as an adjunct to her nutritional and lifestyle coaching that she does worldwide.

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Cravings? Who would have thought!!!

The more I learn about bananas, the more I am blown away!

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Anthony Williams, the Medical Medium, shares a lot about bananas.  If you are like me you will also be impressed with bananas after reading this!

Here is an excerpt, but do yourself a favor and  read the entire post of his (link at bottom of this article):

“Bananas are also an excellent “brain food” great for heavy thinkers and are known to help build strong muscles as well as strengthen the nervous system.

Bananas contain powerful anti-fungal and antibiotic compounds as well as protease inhibitors which can help stop viruses in their tracts. This makes them highly beneficial for chronic illnesses such as shingles, epstein barr, parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and lupus. Bananas are also particularly good for lowering blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, neurological disorders, diarrhea, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease, chron’s disease, stroke, and kidney, colon, and lung cancers.

Bananas contain high levels of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which along with insulin helps to promote nutrient absorption and assimilation. Bananas support the natural acidophilus bacteria in the bowel which helps promote a healthy and functional digestive tract as well as keep the immune system healthy and strong. Bananas can prevent ulcers by strengthening the surface cells of the stomach lining which helps to create a thicker barrier against digestive acid and pepsin-the two main causes of ulcers. Bananas are also an excellent food for athletes as they can help replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly.”

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Personally, I am an extremely heavy thinker so the part about it being good for heavy thinkers really caught my eye. One of the big things I have noticed both for myself and my clients, is that when we eat more bananas and other fruits of any kind, we no longer crave sweet things. This is due to the fact that our body and brain get the natural sugars that they need to function and that helps to alleviate cravings. Cravings come about for a reason!

I do hope you incorporate more bananas into your daily diet. It’s especially beneficial for the children and the elderly as they are both easy to eat and easy to assimilate.

Here is the link to the full banana article. Enjoy!

http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/bananas

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who resides in Ontario, Canada. She is enjoying her own personal journey of incorporating more nutrient rich and life giving foods into her own daily routine and has seen remarkable success both in tremendously improved health and in natural weight loss as her body is balancing itself and regaining homeostasis.

 

 

 

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Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie – Day 1

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I did it! Today I started my first day of a Heavy Metal Detox protocol that involves using a smoothie that helps to carry the heavy metals out of the body. The select combination of ingredients together, act as a team. Each one holding the metals and passing them along on their way out.

My first sips were hmmm but by the end of the jar I was at mmmmm, which makes me very happy.

Heavy metals, such as mercury lead, cadmium, and aluminum, accumulate in the body over time and are suspected of triggering dangerous conditions like heart disease, thyroid problems, dementia, neurological conditions, autism, infertility, birth defects and even bi-polar!

The more I go down the health and nutrition rabbit hole, the more these heavy metals and their dangers pop up in my radar, so I thought I would bite the bullet and try the detox, and share the recipe! It’s always good to share your recipes. 🙂

One of my favorite sources for stuff like this is Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium.  This was the recipe I did today and here is a link to his blog post on it.

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Blog Post Link:

http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/heavy-metal-detox-smoothie

I really feel this will be easy to add into my daily routine. The most challenging part will be making sure I always have enough cilantro and fresh or frozen WILD blueberries on hand.  The blueberries must be wild. I will touch on that in another blog post in the future but just trust me on this one.

Someone today asked me what lead me to want/need to start doing this? My answer was that I suspect we all have been exposed to these heavy metals and that it is just a good idea to do. 🙂 And you never lose when you are adding in healthy ingredients into your diet, like those that are in this smoothie.

MaggieHolbik.com is a Life & Nutrition Coach who is evolving as she goes along her journey…. every day working at adding in more good, learning … always learning, and helping people as much as she can! One of her greatest joys is empowering people to make personal change for betterment of their body, mind and spirit.

Maggie offers individual coaching, group coaching, workshops and also does speaking for organizations and groups interested in offering health information for their members or employees.