10 Things That Helped Me Heal the Most Post-Flox

Here’s a hint: not supplements

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“You’re going to Hell.”

It seems everyone has at least one horror story from attending Catholic school. One of mine (I have many) comes from my 5th grade religion class.

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Fluoride Detox

Whether you have neurotoxicity, fluorosis (teeth stains from excessive fluoride), or you want to avoid these things, you can eliminate fluoride from your life (with difficulty). In case you do not have the means to rid your world of fluoride, unfortunately you cannot filter it out of your water.

According to ThoughtCo, you can use reverse osmosis, activated alumina, and distillation to filter your water of fluoride. In that case, it may be easier to purchase bottled water (I know it’s bad for the environment), move, or detox. Here’s how to do the last thing.

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Your “Second Brain” and Why It’s So Important

I have a crazy relationship with my stomach and I have had weird issues with my gut health since I was a little kid. When I was in high school, my stomach problems seemed to get worse and worse to the point that I was getting sick every day, I could barely hold anything down, and I was at a very unhealthy weight. Fast forward to about seven years later and I feel like I’m somewhat of an expert on stomach issues. Here’s what I learned.

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How to Live Without Advil: Alternative Pain Management

Since I nearly died, I haven’t been able to take ibuprofen. Taking the drug (or any NSAIDs/steroids) could bring back my illness, so I’ve needed to manage without it. I used to take ibuprofen like it was candy for headaches and period cramps. However, since changing my diet, I’ve had barely any headaches at all. Still, here’s a quick and dirty guide to living without ibuprofen (for all you junkies out there).

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Magnesium! Magnesium! Magnesium!

What is one thing that every person in modern society has in common? A magnesium deficiency!!!! Cool, right? Not quite.

If you have a random headache, muscle pains that occur for no reason, muscle twitching or spasms, chronic fatigue, you may simply have a magnesium deficiency. Women, especially, become magnesium deficient during their periods. If you’ve wondered why nearly all women crave chocolate during their period or PMS, it’s because chocolate contains high levels of magnesium. Our cravings actually mean something! When you crave a certain food, it usually means your body needs a nutrient in that food, so listen to your body and give into your cravings!

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