Ever experimented with a detox?
Detoxification is a constant process involving the digestive system, liver, kidneys, lungs, the lymphatic system, and the skin. This whole system is well-suited to manage naturally occurring toxins, but it’s NOT well equipped to handle the man-made chemicals we are exposed to daily.
Our body is constantly subjected to harmful toxins from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take, the personal care products we use, and our own metabolic activity. According to the Environmental Working Group there are over 7 million recognized chemicals in existence with very few tested for safety.
Biopsies of human fat cells show elevated levels of toxins which can be found in items such as household cleaners, gasoline, paint, and even our tampons! Unfortunately, there is a cumulative effect happening from years of this continual contact that eventually overwhelms our body’s detox systems.
We are exposed to these toxins on a regular basis, but we often ignore the warning signs of possible danger. When we experience pain, headaches, and fatigue, our body is sending us a message that something is wrong. Poor toxin elimination can affect the body in many ways including impacting digestion, mental function, joint health, hormone balance, and skin conditions.
In addition to these symptoms, a person with a high toxic load may also experience prolonged recovery times, use multiple medications, make countless doctor visits and experience poor long-term outcomes. These are compelling reasons why reducing exposure to toxins and supporting your body in the detoxification process can be very beneficial to your health.