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Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Good Sweat

Just had to report on my recent infrared sauna experience. Had a lovely 1/2 hour in my own personal sauna and then showered off and headed home. Felt great.

Note to self: book these sauna sessions on a Friday afternoon from now on. I booked this one on Thursday around 11:15. I came home, ate a bite of lunch, and promptly fell asleep. Woke up, made a vague attempt to do some work, and napped again. Went to bed, and slept more soundly and deeply than I have in a very long time. Seems one of the side effects of this type of sauna is extreme fatigue.

A girl could get addicted to this type of heat ....

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Detoxification of Bast

I recently read the book, The Hundred -Year Lie, by Randall Fitzgerald. It was a pretty scary read. What caught my attention first was his statement that "We absorb so many synthetic chemicals during an average lifetime that, according to some reports, when we die our bodies decompose more slowly today than if we died just three decades ago."

Yikes. He then goes on to explain the explosion of synthetic chemicals that have been added to our diet via food additives, as well as the distinct lack of any goverment testing on said chemicals. There are so many, they simply can't keep up. And they certainly cannot test for what happens when two checmicals combine - chemical synergies, they are called. And that doesn't even take into account the environmental dangers, like plastics, chlorine and fluoride in our water, and pesticides. Double yikes.

So I decided to embark on my own detoxification regime. I started with a normal cleanse, picked up from my local health food store. Then I added the following:

1) Infrared saunas - they create less heat, but more sweating.
2) Stevia - I am now using this natural sweetener, instead of refined sugar or Splenda.
3) Shower filter - I purchased a filter that take out much of the chlorine from my shower water.
4) Plastic containers - banished from my kitchen, as is Saran wrap.
5) Supplements - especially flax, Vitamin C, D, folic acid and the odd Oil of Oregano drops.
6) Organic food - trying to buy (afford) more, especially meat.

It's a start. I would like to transition my wardrobe to natural fibres too, but apparently I am too much of a slave to fashion. Ah well, at least my bed is 85% natural latex, with wool and silk padding. The cat also uses a natural, wheat-based biodegradeable litter. So even she's trying.

I'll keep you posted on how this pans out. It is definitely a journey worth making.