With eliminating the use of harmful synthetic chemicals we will not only protect ourselves from the ill health and diseases that they can cause, we will be also protecting our environment

Chemical Compounds the “Silent Killer”

Since world war 11, the reckless use of chemicals has brought about a deadly cocktail that can be found in the water we drink, the food we eat, products which we use to clean ourselves, our clothes and our homes.
These chemicals and pesticides cause disruption with the cell and do not produce a desirable affect in the human body as is seen with the ever-escalating disease. As each organ and part of our body is made up of millions of cells when cellular death overrides cellular rejuvenation this then leads to organs not functioning.

Main cause of Obesity
Pesticides, chemicals, additives and preservatives otherwise known as toxins are recognized as poisons by the body so therefore these toxins and chemicals are stored within the fat cells leading to difficulty with weight loss.

Carbamates sprayed on grain for feed slows down metabolism for the live stock to gain weight, therefore when these products are consumed by humans they have the same effect. .Catecholamines a valuable group of slimming hormones produced by the body, seem to come under frequent attack by these chemicals, which interferes with the metabolic process and inhibits our body’s own natural slimming systems.

The best way to protect ourselves from these harmful chemicals is to replace as much of our food, skin care, cosmetics and household products with certified organic products that do not contain toxic synthetic chemicals. Then to combine this with an effective detoxification program, this is best supported by visiting a Naturopathic Health care professional. Research has proven that the highest levels of “slimming nutrients are found in organically grown produce.

Avoiding Chemical Poisoning by Choosing Organic Foods

This will aid liver, lymph and kidney function – Our detoxification organs
Therefore decreasing the risks of Cancer, Kidney disease and Liver disease

The word “detox” may seem a little bit daunting, but it’s really just another word for “spring cleaning” your body, making you look, feel and feel healthier.

As we have mentioned with the ever increasing amount of chemicals, pesticides, artificial preservatives and additives being added to our daily living, one of the ways of protection is to detox on a regular basis, I would recommend that this be every 2 months.
Detox eating plans may involve some drastic changes to your usual eating plans. So it may benefit you to begin with a weekend detox to begin with, a two day detox plan will provide you with a good introduction.
Ease Yourself Gently
The more efficient your health routine is the less often you will need to detox. As well as the less side effects or healing crisis you will have to deal with.
So if you are serious about taking control of your health first begin with the weekend detox then work your way through to additional days taking it up to a week to a fortnight routine.
So it is the beginning of the weekend, rather than going out for the Friday night out with the girls or the boys or both, decide that it would be absolutely wonderful to take yourself home to a wonderful salad & chicken or tuna dinner and a wonderful bubble bath.

Simple tips for detoxing
#Eat organic food as much as possible.
# Wash all fruit and vegetables in a solution of 1 cup vinegar to a sink of water.
#Use certified organic skin care and personal care products.
# Use certified organic household cleansers.
#Do not smoke find a healthy alternative to stress relief, join a gym, go for a run, play golf, tennis, learn to dance and avoid passive smoking.
#Reduction or total avoidance of drugs and medication including aspirin, paracetamol and the contraceptive pill
#reduce alcohol intake to 2 – 3 x week only drinking wine or beer and if possible avoid alcohol intake altogether.

Foods that aid detox: -Lettuce, tomatoes, red & green peppers, onions, garlic, avocado, lemon juice, sweet potato, wholegrain bread, rice and pasta, beans & pulses, nuts and seeds – these include almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts. Other vegetables include artichokes, beetroot, herbs include dandelion, liquorice and milk thistle.
Additional foods that act as detox superfoods are:- #Chlorella which contains a high level of chlorophyll and is a powerful antioxidant, blood tonic and cleanser.
#Aloe Vera helps maintain the balance of the digestive tract, aiding digestion and easing irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.
#Psyllium husks – the seeds of plantain these include linseed which is fibre-rich seeds good for cleansing the colon. These can be added to cereal or included in a glass of juice.
The other secret is to drink plenty of filtered water this is to be about 500ml per hour, plus between meals include green tea and dandelion tea drinks. This will help prevent headaches.
Ensure that it is a weekend when you have no official plans, make a date with you (the most important person in your life) to read, sleep and relax.

On Easy to Follow Daily Eating Plan to assist your body to function at its “Optimum” Level
On Rising: Have a warm glass of water with a half of a lemon squeezed into it. Then clean your teeth.
Breakfast: - A selection of fresh fruits such as apples, mangoes, pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi fruit uses at least three of these with yogurt. These could be placed in a blender as a smoothie, include a cup of green tea.
Mid-morning: - Four to five water crackers with tomato, homous, tzakiti dip, or mushrooms, or your fruit and yogurt if you have not had it for breakfast.
Lunch: - Chicken breast, or tuna or salmon and a salad consisting of lettuce, grated carrot, tomato, cucumber, asparagus, mushrooms, alfalfa, avocado... Salad dressing - 1 tblespn Safflower oil, or linseed oil mix with 1 tblespn Apple cider vinegar
Mid-afternoon: - A handful of almonds or a tub of Soya yogurt, or Vaalia vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt, there is also sheep and goats yogurt available with some fruit. 1 – Glass of pineapple juice.
Dinner: - Lean lamb and vegetables, Home-made vegetable and legume soup, chicken breast fillet and vegetables or salad, Chinese stir-fry with tofu. At least four to five different vegetables should be eaten at each meal such as beans, carrots, pumpkin, squash, eggplant, zucchini, swede, turnips, parsnips, spinach, broccoli which can be steamed, stir-fry with olive oil or baked spraying pan with olive oil.
A cup of green tea
Dessert: - Fresh fruit salad, Dried fruit and nuts, yogurt and muesli sweetened with honey.
Before Bed & include with Breakfast: In a glass include 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a teaspoon of flaxseed or safflower oil, then fill glass with warm water and slowly sip.
At least two –two and a half litres of water per day needs to be drunk.
Foods to avoid: - Caffeinated drinks which includes tea and coffee, salt, alcohol, artificial colours and flavours, soft drinks, tobacco, take-away food, no margarine or fats, (only extra virgin olive oil, safflower or grapeseed oil is to be used), and any sweets or chocolate.
Natural seasonings: - such as garlic, herbs, onion, lemon, oranges, vinegar, basal, coriander, mint, parsley can be used.

COLON HEALTH & DIGESTIVE DISORDERS –Benefit greatly with daily intake of yogurt for the probiotic value, also including slippery elm, citrus peel and berries these can be included in a morning smoothie drink.

Daily Detox Drinks:
Making fresh vegetable juices is beneficial to any detox plan. A larger proportion of the vitamins and minerals can be absorbed by the body when they have been juiced because the fibre has been removed.
#Carrots are rich in beta carotene (produces vitamin A, an important antioxidant).
#Apples especially red, organic apples are rich in vitamin C (for the immune system).
#Ginger is thought to stimulate gastric juices and digestion; it is also good for circulation.
Quick Cleansing juice: 3 – 4 organic carrots, 1 – red apple, ½ beetroot, piece of ginger about the size of a finger nail.

Organic Fruit and Vegetables are much more readily available now than they ever have been from Farmers markets, online check out your local fruit and vegetable stores. If you are not always able to purchase organic then you must ensure that you wash your fruit and vegetable thoroughly, I even recommend this for organic produce anyway. The best method is to add a cup of plain vinegar to a sink of cold water wash your fruit and vegetables then rinse.

Understanding the basics

Here's your choice: on the one hand, you have an intensively farmed apple, sprayed with pesticides, that has travelled thousands of miles to reach you; on the other, you have an organic apple, free from chemicals and locally grown. It's not difficult to work out which option most people would choose, and therefore it's easy to understand why the organic food sector has grown into a £1bn industry in the past few years.

The allure of organic food, from the point of view of its perceived benefits to your health, is currently irresistible. After a decade or more of food scares, organic food seemingly offers a safe haven. Organic food also promises to be kinder to the environment than factory-farmed produce and claims to offer animals kinder living conditions. But above all, the consumer is drawn - although it is yet to be proved - by the offer of better taste and better nutrition. If you are purchasing produce that has been packaged overseas you cannot be completely sure of the safety of this food and the standards put into place. I highly recommend that you purchase only Australian produce that is locally produced and manufactured therefore you know that the standards are high.

TOPICAL APPLICATIONS – What we use on our Skin, Hair & Nails

Such as Skin & Hair Care Face & Body Crèmes, Deodorants, Perfumes & Sprays

The skin is the body’s largest organ. Enclosing your entire body, your skin cushions and protects your internal organs and plays a vital role in temperature regulation by guarding the body against extremes of temperature – producing sweat to cool your body when it is too hot and retaining heat when external temperatures drop.
The skin is also the body’s first line of defence from infection, bacteria and potentially harmful toxins.
The skin being the largest organ of elimination and also the largest of absorption what happens when these potentially harmful toxins are used on our skin for cleansing, healing of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and moisturizing supposedly to prevent premature aging. There is both good and bad news with the body being the largest organ of absorption. Good because it means our skin can be nourished externally as well as internally with some truly nourishing ingredients. Bad, in as much as with some skin care products and topical applications manufacturers can use harmful ingredients that would never be allowed to be taken orally, but are still absorbed into our system, through our skin.
Products used on your skin are 40 x more toxic than taking these chemicals orally as there is no acid to metabolize them. The chemicals and poisons are taken up directly into our blood stream.
With a large percentage of these chemicals they are known carcinogens (cancer forming agents), by moving straight into our blood stream it begins to attack our line of nutrition, our lymphatic system which is our line of defence.

Our “Just for You” products are manufactured here in Adelaide by Julie so as to ensure the safety and effacy using plant based crèmes & pure organic essential oils combined for specific treatments
Regulations on the use of toxins in cosmetics

Almost any ingredient may be allowed in cosmetics and perfumes……with the exception of colour additives and a few prohibited ingredients, a cosmetic manufacturer may, on his own responsibility, use essentially any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without approval.
Some of the toxins still being used in cosmetics are: - Mercury mainly limited to eye area cosmetics. Mercury compounds are readily absorbed through the skin on topical application and have a tendency to accumulate in the body. They may cause allergic reactions, skin irritation or neurotoxic manifestations”.
Nitrosamines – “Cosmetics containing as ingredients amines or amino derivatives, particularly di – or triethanolamine, may form nitrosamines. Nitrosamines have been determined to cause cancer. .Amines and their derivatives are mostly present in creams, cream lotions, hair shampoos and cream hair conditioners.
Dioxane –These are mainly used as surface agents in detergents, foaming agents, emulsifiers and certain solvents identifiable by the prefix, word or syllable “PEG” Polyethylene, Polyethylene glycol, Polyoxyethylene may be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane.
Reference: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/-dms/cos-prd.html

Author's Bio: 

Julie Doherty N.D Biography
Julie Doherty is a Fully Accredited Naturopathic & Massage Practitioner with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society Ltd.
Having completed Professional Qualifications in Naturopathic Medicine: Herbal Medicine: Homoeopathic, Nutritional Medicine: Holistic Massage Therapy: Body Work: & Natural Beauty Therapy. This has enabled Julie to follow her dream of supporting people to  overcome their health issues & heal their body with the use of a combination of Naturopathic, Herbal, Homoeopathic & Nutritional  Medicines & Therapies to become well without causing further harm or complications
Julie is involved in supporting other health care professionals with treatment protocols for people who are on prescription medication,chemo therapy and other related health care procedures 
Julie’s vision and passion has been & still is to assist each person to become well with the least invasive & most effective treatments. Whilst working with like minded people.
Over the past 25 years, Julie Doherty has successfully treated & assisted people with various areas of ill health and disease from the common cold, skin ailments through to cancer.
Julie’s approach is to enable each person to have the best “Quality of life possible” whilst making your treatments effective, affordable and manageable incorporating these strategies into each person's everyday living. Respecting each person's culture and individual characteristics.
Julie is a sought-after public speaker, lecturer & author providing community talks, facilitated & implementing professional related courses.
Julie is a published blogger and recognized for her expert knowledge as an author with Self Growth supporting & providing assistance with healthy life protocols.
Julie has been recognized by the Stanford Who's Who and the Continental Who's Who for her dedication and recognition of excellence as a Health Care Practitioner, Executive, Entrepreneur and Professional standards of ethics.
What makes the work of Julie Doherty stand out? The successful testimonials of her clients becoming well both-young and old, from a wide range of disease and signs of ill health: It has been commented about her humanness, her humour, her willingness to reveal so much of herself, her belief and commitment to her industry and clients, and the easy-to-understand style of her communicating and her simplistic way of explaining treatments and programs to become well. Her understanding of the interconnectedness when their is a problem with health and it is out of balance that it is never just one thing, so addressing all related causes of the health problem/problems that she addresses with you.
To compliment our healthy treatment programs Julie has formulated a Skin, Hair & Body Care Range that is good for you “Just For You”, not only will it have your skin looking great, healthy & vibrant. Your skin needs to be fed good healthy nutrients the same as your body.