Rodney Shoemaker
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August 28, 2013
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Smoked out? Eat greens to detoxify

The chemicals that create the vibrant color of fruits and vegetables boost your immune system and help our bodies fight cancer. Green fruits and vegetables get their color from chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has long been valued for its blood cleansing properties.

I’ve seen many patients the past two weeks with headaches, irritated lungs, sore throats and inflamed sinuses from the smoky air. Wood smoke is toxic. Chlorophyll will cleanse your blood by binding and neutralizing the toxins. An example would be eating parsley at the end of a meal. Chewing parsley releases the chlorophyll which neutralizes the chemicals that cause bad breath.

Grab some greens to cleanse your blood from the wildfire smoke. Have a salad instead of a sandwich at lunch and a salad with dinner. Basil, parsley, broccoli, celery and leafy greens are rich sources of chlorophyll. Give your body a daily dose of greens to stay healthy.

Rodney Shoemaker, DC, works with Incline Chiropractic Natural Health Center, located at 894 Southwood Blvd. in Incline Village. Learn more at

“Chlorophyll will cleanse your blood by binding and neutralizing the toxins.”

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