Detoxification and Healing: The Key to Optimal Health by Sidney MacDonald, MD Baker
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The human body continually detoxifies itself, getting rid of the poisons that assault it from both without and within. This book explains what toxins are, why plants and animals produce them, and how the body resolves its "internal trash-removal problem.".
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Protect Your Health

Learn how to protect your most precious gift - YOUR HEALTH - to live longer, get sick less often, look better and feel more energy.
If you have cold, you should drink minimum of eight to ten glasses of fluid a day to replenish lost fluids and keep mucus membranes moist.
Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E help protect our lungs from damage by pollutants. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and take extra units of vitamin C and vitamin E daily.
If your parents are overweight that doesn't mean you are destined to be overweight too. Your lifestyle, factors such as diet and activity play very important roles in how much you weight. You may have inherited a tendency to gain weight, but you can generally prevent it from happening. A good way of prevention is a minimum of 30 minutes of activity at least five days a week and don't overeat.
Protect Your Lungs When You Exercise
Inhaling bad air may cause various health problems, such as tightness in the chest, wheezing, coughing, and watery eyes, which can get much worse when you exercise. People with respiratory illness, asthma, allergies, the elderly and young children are most at risk. People who continually exercise in high pollution areas can become accustomed to it over time, and have fewer, if any symptoms, but their lungs may still be negatively affected. Keep in mind that pollutants aren't present only in crowded cities. People who exercise in areas with lover pollution levels may not experience any symptoms, but can also have some decline in lung function. During exercise, we increase our intake of air (and pollutants), and we also tend to breathe through our mouth rather than our nose. Try to breathe through your nose, because nose filters air better and skip the face mask. Mask may help to block some of the pollutants, but can also restrict the amount of air you inhale, making breathing even more difficult. All this doesn't mean you have to abandon exercise. 

You can get heart-healthy workout and protect your lungs if you:

  • Avoid vigorous exercise when air is thick and stagnant.
  • Check the air quality before you exercise.
  • Exercise indoors if air quality is poor.
  • Mornings or late evenings have usually better air quality.
  • Avoid exercising on busy streets.
  • Avoid exercising during rush hour.
  • Try to run and exercise in parks or side streets.
  • Get plenty of vitamins.

  • If you experience difficulty breathing, slow down.
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