3 Things You Need to do when Swimming
Come to find out, that crap is basically poison!I’m not even slightly kidding! The necessary evil that is chlorine (because, let’s face it, what neighborhood pool isn’t chlorinated) is poisoning our bodies. The sunscreen, sweat, urine, and other fluids that are released in the pool water cause a reaction with the chlorine called chloramines; these include over 100 byproducts that are mostly toxins – some of which are linked to cancer. Yes, we are swimming in a pool of cancer causing chemicals.
3 Ways to Rid the Body of Chlorine
Vitamin C: This amazing vitamin has been proven to neutralize the effects of chlorine and even undo the chemical’s damage. The key is to take it in powder form. There are 3 ways to use Vitamin C: · Mix it with water and drink to cleanse the body. · Mix it in a spray bottle with water and spray directly on the body after swimming. · Mix it with the sunscreen (high-quality, mineral-based sunscreen) and apply before swimming. The best approach, of course, is all three.
Never underestimate a good bath after swimming! Epsom Salt Baths: After swimming, fill the tub with warm water and let Epsom salt dissolve before soaking for 15-30 minutes. This encourages the body to release toxins. Also – Stay Hydrated, as proper hydration is key to cleansing the body from the inside out! Within my research, I learned that chlorinated pools are also linked to:
- Breathing problems
- Skin rashes
- Eye Irritation
- Nausea/Upset Stomach
- Sinus Problems
- Dry Skin/Hair
Of course, I panicked. I pulled the kids out of the water for 4 days. How could I knowingly poison them? But then the begging began, and the sweating, and the heat continued, and the holiday ended and swim team resumed. What could I do? Well, I can’t prevent the exposure, none of us can. So instead of hiding away and avoiding our absolute favorite pastime, we are heading to the pool with our Vitamin C sunscreen and spray bottle! See you at the pool!