We all know the importance of eating well and doing the odd detox plan to clean out our systems, bring it back to balance and keep us young. But what if I told you there is something even greater than that that can help you detoxify your body and stay forever 21.
When you detoxify your body, approximately 70% of it occurs through breathing, 20% through perspiration, 8% through urination and 2% through the bowels.
But not just any kind of breathing works. It has to be long, deep breaths of clean air. Air in buildings that is recycled isn’t as affective, infact it’s toxic! This toxic air actually causes you to breath improperly.
One way to break the cycle of toxicity is by bringing more oxygen producing and air cleaning plants into your home or office. According to research studies by NASA and noted scientist Dr. B.C. Wolverton, we are recommended to have at least 15-18 good-sized houseplants in 6-8 inch (203 mm) diameter containers in a 1,800 square foot (170m2) house.
The top 3 plants are-:
The living room plant-Daytime oxygen producing plant- Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)- this plant is great for converting CO2 (carbon dioxide) to O2 (oxygen) during the daytime. It is also good for removing xylene and toluene from the air.
The bedroom plant – Nighttime oxygen producing plants– Snake plant or mother in law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurenti) this is great for converting CO2 (carbon dioxide) to O2 (oxygen) at nighttime. It also removes formaldehyde from the air.
The specialist plant – Money plant-Epipremnum aureum – this plant removes formaldehyde and other pollutants.
**NOTE The bedroom and the specialist plants can be toxic to dogs and cats if they chew on them, so if you have any pets in the house I would place them somewhere that your pets cannot reach them.
Of course the other alternative is regularly taking a walk outside in nature or going for a run along the beach. Both will get a lot of clean fresh air into the body and you break a sweat! Win, win! Happy detoxing!!:)
For more information read Dr. B.C Wolverton’s book “How to grow fresh air” or check out a great talk here
Thank you to my lovely sister Fiona for this ELAA blog!