Dramatically Reduce Disease By Changing These Daily Habits


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Your body is amazing. It has an intuitive ability to heal itself. However, when the body is overwhelmed with toxins, it enters a state of imbalance. Once this imbalance becomes too great, disease results.

The world’s leading health organizations have stated that 95% of all cancer is diet and environment-related.

There is growing scientific and medical evidence that the rise in cancer and other diseases is the result of certain manufactured toxins and the side effects of prescription and non-prescription drugs.

A book titled The Rain Barrel Effect, by Dr. Stephen Cabral, does an excellent job opening your eyes to the omnipresence of toxins that we consume or are exposed to every day. I highly recommend this book. Dr. Cabral is medical doctor with a second Doctorate in Naturopathy (aka Alternative Medicine).

I spent five years studying the habits of 361 people in and learned that there are habits that create wealth, cause poverty, improve relationships, damage relationships, improve health, damage your health and also discovered habits that increase or decrease happiness. I documented over 340 habits in my Rich Habits Study and I’ve shared many of the most important habits in my books: Rich Habits, Rich Kids, Change Your Habits Change Your Life and Rich Habits Poor Habits.

Now I’d like to share with you a list of habit changes that will remove toxins and disease from your body:

  • Short Showers – Chlorine is added to water by water treatment facilities to reduce the presence of bacteria in water. That water then comes out of our tap and shower. While chlorine does help eliminate bacteria from the water, which is good, it also, once consumed, wipes out the good bacteria in our gut. Chlorine has also been linked to low thyroid, which weakens the immune system. Worse, chlorine becomes a vapor as the hot water evaporates from your shower. As a gas, chlorine is more dangerous, since it can then enter directly into your bloodstream through your lungs, as you breath it in while taking a shower. The solution is to reduce the amount of chlorine you are exposed to by taking short showers. Habit Solution: Take short showers
  • Filtered Water and Non-Fluoride Toothpaste – In 1914 Fluoride was added to toothpaste and water to help in reducing cavities. Fluoride is a recognized poison. At 4 mg per liter of water, Fluoride will cause death. The U.S. Government, therefore limits the amount of Fluoride that can be added to water to 0.7 mg per liter of water. The problem is that, over time, we are slowly poisoning our bodies and, thus, damaging our bodies, causing various diseases. Fluoride is toxic to thyroid cells by causing your thyroid gland to replace iodine with Fluoride. Iodine nourishes your thyroid gland. the presence of Fluoride confuses the thyroid gland, which misinterprets it for iodine, thus blocking the need for iodine, which ultimately damages the thyroid gland, over time. Habit Solutions: Drink filtered water with filters that remove Fluoride and use toothpaste that does not include Fluoride. 
  • Avoid Mercury – Heavy metals, such as mercury, are found in common items such as contact lens solutions, nasal sprays, pesticides, fertilizers, cavity fillings and fish you eat (bad fish:tuna, swordfish, shark, tilefish and bluefish). Mercury damages the brain, immune system and is toxic to the body. Habit Solutions: Use contact lens solutions and nasal sprays that do not include mercury. Avoid contact with pesticides and fertilizers that contain mercury. Find a dentist who does not use metal filings for cavities or who can remove and replace the metal filings you have. Avoid eating bad fish and consume good fish. 
  • Avoid Aluminum – Aluminum damages the nervous system which can cause Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers and it also damages DNA, which can result in cancer. Aluminum is found in antiperspirants, cosmetics, antacids, cans, aluminum foil, and cookware. Habit Solutions: Do not cook your food in aluminum foil, use antiperspirants, cosmetics, antacids and cookware that does not include aluminum.
  • Avoid Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) – GMO foods are man-made in a laboratory by inserting new genes into the DNA of current food crops and farm-raised fish. Their purpose is to withstand high levels of pesticide spray. GMO foods lead to prostrate, colon and other types of cancer. GMOs are prevalent in corn, beets, canola oil, zucchini, squash, flax, corn syrup, certain sweeteners, vegetable oil, butter and salmon. Habit Solutions: Eat non-GMO organic food and engage in intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting means not eating for 16 hours. This is not as impossible as it seems. All you have to do is not eat anything from 8pm until lunchtime the following day. Thirty percent of all of the energy we take in every day is used for digestion. Intermittent fasting allows your body to utilize 100% of its available energy stores during this 16 hour period, to remove toxins from the body.
  • Avoid Foods With Preservatives – Preservative are added to meat and other processed foods in order to prevent rotting and extend shelf-life. Preservatives cause cancer, asthma, allergies, nausea, diarrhea, premature births, hyperactivity, headaches, weight gain and neurological problems. Commonly-used preservatives that are added to foods include sulfites, nitrates, MSG, sodium benzoate, propyl gallate, aspartame, butylated hydroxytoluene and phosphoric acid. Habit Solution: Avoid foods that contain preservatives, cut back on meats or eat grass-fed beef and engage in intermittent fasting for the reasons stated above.
  • Do Not Microwave With Plastic or Drink From Plastic Water Bottles – Plastics are considered the #1 toxin in the body. Plastic causes cancer, birth defects, genetic changes, chronic bronchitis, ulcers, skin diseases, deafness, vision failure, indigestion, and liver dysfunction. Habit Solutions: It’s hard to avoid plastic but at least you can try. Avoid microwaving your food in plastics and do not drink water out of any plastic containers. Use glass or ceramic containers instead.

There is much more. I am merely scratching the surface. That is why I recommend you read The Rain Barrel Effect. It will inform and educate. That newfound wisdom will give you and your family a fighting chance to live a healthy, long, disease-free life.

Most diseases are merely your body’s response to imbalance – an overload of toxins that it is desperately trying to fight and eliminate. When your rain barrel gets overloaded, however, disease happens.

What you can do is simply try your best to empty your rain barrel of as many toxins as possible by forging certain Rich Habits. This will give your body a fighting chance to remove toxins and keep you and your loved-ones healthy.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Vic Alaban says:

    I read of a millionaire (yahoo news) who gave all his $4,000,000 plus dollars to charity and live in the forest. He must be healthier now than when he was wealthy.

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