The OBF principles of WELLNESS – Principle 6 – Breath, bounce, sweat and move.
The OBF Principles Of WELLNESS
• Know your values and live them.
• Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Who is in your circle?
• Weed out things and relationships that do not support you.
• Have what you want AND want what you have.
• Practice gratitude.
• Breath, bounce, sweat and move.
• Eat nature’s food and play natures rules.
• Find activities that give you a sense of purpose and connectedness.
• Align your life actions to your life’s purpose.
PRINCIPLE 6 – Breath, bounce, sweat and move.
Doctor Rogers is right on the mark with her book “Detoxify or Die”
Have you given much thought to the toxic environment in the world around you?
In the very first chapter of Detoxify or Die, Dr. Rogers teaches the reader about phthalates, which are used in the formulation of various plastics in order to render them more flexible and durable. They also add length to a product’s life. You’ll find them in everything from the coating on medication that protects your stomach, to most polyvinyl chloride products, to children’s toys.
The problem with phthalates is that they do not bond completely with the plastics they are mixed with. They “outgas” from such everyday products as plastic wrap and styrene cups. Their chemical composition resembles that of certain hormones, and so they are potent environmental endocrine disruptors. They can interfere with human development and increase hormone-related cancers.
Dr. Rogers rebuts claims made by the chemical and food industries that we are not harmed by these emissions because they are so minute.
The problem, Dr. Rogers explains in Detoxify or Die, is that phthalates bioaccumulate in our tissues. We have no method to effectively detoxify ourselves of these residues and gases that we inhale and digest on a daily basis.
Dr. Rogers explains that this generation is more inundated by chemicals than any other generation, ever. From an epidemiological standpoint, we must learn to adapt to this environment. People have developed disorders because of the unnatural toxins accumulated in their cells, tissues, organs, and bloodstreams. If we don’t find ways to unload these chemicals, we become sick.
All cells must detoxify or have impaired function / die. The liver has the specialised function of cleaning the blood turning substances the body doesn’t want in circulation into safer, water soluble substances to be removed from the body.
What can’t be cleaned in the blood and removed can be moved into the lymphatic system or stored in other tissues such as fat cells or bones. The body would rather move toxins which can’t be removed by other means into lower circulation tissues. After substances are detoxified and made water soluble they are removed from the body via:
Most of the detoxification methods to follow are based around supporting the natural cleansing that occurs down these pathways.
Recommended detoxification methods – Breath, bounce, sweat and move.
Breathe – 70% of our detoxification takes place via the breath. The pumping action of the diaphragm against the liver and other organs. One of the most powerful methods is Wim Hoff breathing method.
Bounce – Rebounding For Detoxification and Immune System Benefits
The rebounding motion stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid, and is beneficial for the intestines. Many immune cells such as T-lymphocytes and macrophages are self-propelled through amebic action. These cells contain molecules identical to those in muscle tissue. All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased “G force” during rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to 5 times more active. These immune cells are responsible for eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it is good that they be active. Jumping on a mini-trampoline directly strengthens the immune system.
Sweat – Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that uses heat and light to help relax and detoxify the body. Also called far-infrared saunas or near-infrared saunas, these omit infrared light waves that create heat in the body, causing you to sweat and release stored “toxins. “They have anti-aging effects, increased detoxification, pain reduction, joint and muscle support, and cardiovascular benefits. They’re believed to have a parasympathetic healing effect, which means they help the body handle stress better — an attribute that could mean one day they’re used for handling all types of diseases from insomnia and depression to hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disorders. The interesting thing about these types of saunas is that they differ from “regular saunas” because their light directly penetrates your skin but does not warm the air around you. The temperature in your body goes up quickly, yet the light has no effect on your surrounding environment — which is why you can use infrared saunas within your own home.
Move – The body contributes far more to our lives than just physical attributes such as strength and endurance – it plays a major role in emotions, learning and relationships. The body is intimately involved in all our thought processes, understanding, emotions and decision making. The mind and body are inseparable, from our endocrine system to the “brain in our gut” – the body is your brain! Stagnation is death, movement is life.
Choose movement, movement towards a better life, stronger society and brighter future.