Too much Chlorine? De-Toxify Your Kids.

We had over 100 degree weather for the 4th of July in Minnesota. That can present health challenges for many people, but especially for kids. One thing many of us do is have the kids swim, often for several hours a day in a pool. I’m sure you have noticed how intense the chlorine can be in public and hotel pools. What is that doing to our bodies, since skin is our largest organ; chlorine affects all systems and may increase the risk of asthma and allergies among other problems.

Chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent and irritant, harmful to eyes and skin, the respiratory passages and lungs. According to a study published in the online issue of Pediatrics on Sept. 14, 2009, Belgian researchers found that the risks of hay fever and other allergies more than doubled with significant exposure to chlorinated pools. Another Belgian study, published in 2003, showed that an irritant released when chlorinated water reacts with urine, sweat or other organic matter from swimmers increased the risk of asthma among children who regularly swam in public pools. This irritant, trichloramine, is believed to damage the cellular barrier that protects the lungs.

It is hard to keep kids out of pools, so what can you do? One solution is to make a smoothie that will help “de-toxify” the body and boost cell health. Go to www.prohealthspot.com and go to “protein and medical foods” and click on UltraClear Renew (sku H324R) and Dynamic Greens in gluten-free chocolate or strawberry-kiwi (sku: R303,R305).

Make a healthy smoothie with:

Make sure everyone drinks lots of purified water, as well, to stay hydrated.

Stay Cool!

Dr. Susan