17 Ways to Reduce Your Toxic Load

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We are all bombarded with toxins every day, either from our own poor lifestyle choices or from our environment. Longtime nutritionist and naturopath, Dr Simoné Laubscher PhD. helps us reduce this load.


Did you know that your home has its own unique microbiome? Often you may notice that households have a distinctive smell or feel this is all part of each home’s microbiome. Not only is it key to reduce your toxic load from your environment and what you ingest, but it is also vital to boost your internal microbiome and the microbiome in your home. Your home microbiome comes from the cleaning products you use, the number of plants you have, if you have pets, if you spend time in the garden, if you wash all the dirt off your organic veggies or if you leave a little to boost your microbes. It’s worth being mindful in all these things.

Improving our immune system means being aware of what we can do to regulate this fragile balance. Several environmental factors count towards your toxic load and have a significant impact on your immune systems.


17 Ways to Reduce Your Toxic Load


1.Cookware: Only cook with cast iron, glass and stainless, no non-stick cookware.

2.Cooking oils: Use grapeseed or coconut -- do not cook with olive oil, only use cold.

3.Distilled water is excellent to drink, plus a shower filter.

4.Only use Organic skincare products; shower gel, moisturiser, sunblock, makeup, organic and natural products that are free from PBA’s, petroleum and other nasties. Your skin is your third kidney, so a good rule is; if you can eat it, it is safe to put on your skin.

5.Natural fluoride-free toothpaste.

6.Get a glass jug and mix up 2-3 litres of water with one whole organic lemon – no skin and drink this over the day.

7.Turn off all WiFi at nights and only use it in the day when needed. Best is to get a plug fitted and plug your laptop directly into your computer from the wall.

8.Get anti-EMF devices for the home and your mobile phone.

9.Have a home health check done on your house to determine geopathic stress and lay lines.

10.Sleep on grounding sheets to negate WiFi and EMF overload.

11.Oxygenate; Laugh on purpose each day with fun people and breathe purposefully each day.

12.Five to ten big inhales per day and exhale as much as possible and do this on the grass with no shoes on.

13.Acupuncture, reflexology or massage each week.

14.Sweating to detox – use an infrared sauna every other day (get portable one for the home) or use a dry sauna at a local health club.

15.Magnesium/Epsom salt foot baths or actual baths 3-4 x week- see link for amazon to purchase and leave feet in for 45-60mins.

16.Don’t wash all the dirt off your organic veggies! Because a little bit of dirt will boost your microbiome, and therefore, your overall health and immune system.

17.Get out in the garden, put your hand in the soil, fill your home with plants and play with pets if possible for this too will improve your internal microbiome and the microbiome of your home.


As published atRejuv and written by our favourite nutritionist and naturopath, Dr. Simoné Laubscher.