Swim Often? You Might Need a Chlorine Detox

Swim Often? You Might Need a Chlorine Detox

Summer sure is fun, but if you’re going swimming, you need to realize that the chlorine can cause serious damage in your body. Chlorine is tied to heart disease – and if you're a diabetic, this is the last thing you need!

Chlorine may have been used for decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe! It’s in the same category of elements as fluorine, bromine, and iodine. Fluoride is linked to cancer and osteoporosis.

Obviously all these halogens may benefit the body in small amounts but in high quantities, that’s when the damage starts accumulating.

Chlorine is corrosive, acts as a poison and is heavier than air. It combines easily with metals – and that’s a big problem. It forms carcinogenic trihalomethanes, which are poisons.

Chlorination is effective at destroying all microbes in the water. In 1992, one study from the University of Wisconsin reported that there’s a much greater risk of developing rectal cancer and bladder cancer from drinking tap water regularly.

At Harvard, researchers discovered that chlorinated water increases the risk of developing bladder cancer by 21% and rectal cancer by 38%.

And in the book, Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine, author Dr. Joseph Price says that the chlorine derivatives that form in water are the prime cause of hardening of the arteries, heart attack and stroke.

Premature senility is also linked to the chlorine in water. So is spina bifida, a spinal disorder where the vertebrae don’t form correctly.

The bottom line is that you’re going to have to regularly detox your body if you consume chlorinated water or swim in pools that use chlorine as a purifier.

How do you do it? Take a liver cleanser regularly. Here are some different ways to do that:

  1. Add five dandelion leaves to your salads or scrambled eggs daily.
  2. Drink a cup of milk thistle tea daily.
  3. Drink a cup of carrot juice daily.
  4. Take a liver cleanse formula four days a week.
  5. Decrease the amount of stress on your liver by increasing your protein in your diet. Protein helps you detox harmful chemicals from the body faster.
  6. Stop stressing out your liver with alcoholic drinks.
  7. Stop ‘pigging out’ at meals. This overwhelms your body’s ability to digest what you ate.
  8. Drink more water. This increases your ability to detoxify all water-soluble chemicals and pesticides, thus giving your body more time and available resources to deal with the chlorine.

Best yet, only swim in pools that use natural filtration devices, never artificial ones.