Living Healthy in a World Full of Stress & Toxins

Living Healthy in a World Full of Stress & Toxins

The overuse of pesticides and other chemicals are cause for great concern.  Like no other time in history, our food chain is full of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, fumigants and fertilizers laced with heavy metals, all of which are toxic to humans.  And to make matters worse, we have food additives, preservatives and artificial flavorings and colorings pervading the products in our supermarkets.  Fruits and vegetables, which is supposed to be health food are sprayed and treated with ripening agents and waxed to make them look appealing to the eye.  Toxic chemicals are everywhere, in our homes, in our water and in the air we breathe.

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Living Healthy in a World Full of Stress & Toxins

And to complicate matters, we have another problem on our hands, one that is totally out of control, stress.  It is one of the biggest problems facing society today.  In fact, stress is so commonplace in our society today, that associated behaviors such as road rage, are becoming just an acceptable part of everyday life.  Research has shown that high stress levels not only increase negative hormone levels, the ones responsible for inhibiting sickness and disease, but it also suppresses the immune system.  More than ever before in our history, we are in need of a way to unwind, and care for ourselves in an effective manner.

The vast majority of people today are on the go almost constantly.  This is only one of the reasons that people are looking for an effective way to escape the stress of daily life.  Yet most people simply cannot afford a getaway to a luxury spa every time they feel the need for a time out.  Time to unwind and relax is highly overlooked, just when we need it most.

Reflexology provides an answer to this common problem.  Not only is this form of self-help therapy relaxing and provides immediate relief in many cases; moreover it is free of charge and extremely convenient.  If you are unfamiliar with reflexology, it is simply the practice of strategically applying pressure to areas of the feet and hands as they correspond with specific body organs.  Just like the teeth, the feet and hands are a map to the health of our entire body.  By stimulating nerves on specific reflexes of the feet and hands, we can stimulate blood flow and eliminate toxin buildup in the corresponding areas of the body.

Reflexology is fairly simple to perform and even simpler to incorporate into your daily routine.  It is one of the best ways to care for you.  There are many online guides and diagrams that you can use if you simply just want to practice the techniques.  Or, better yet, enroll at a school of reflexology and learn the techniques correctly so that you can spread the health benefits to everyone you know.

Combating the stress, toxins and pitfalls of everyday life is a challenge to say the least, but it can be done.  Take time for yourself everyday and get your family involved too.
Before long you will notice a big difference in how you see life and that you are able to manage your day and the inevitable stress that goes along with it so much better.  Include your children and make it something that the children look forward to and enjoy.

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