Detoxification - Who needs it?

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No matter how healthy you think you are, your body is burdened with toxins every day that impede your detoxification organs and may require detoxification.

Unfortunately, many of these toxins affect the optimal health of your bones, blood, fat, brain tissue, muscles, and other organs.

They can affect cell function, hormones or the immune system.

That's why it's important to understand why you might benefit from a detox.

Where do all these toxins come from?

These toxins are everywhere - in our water, food, air and the products we use for ourselves and our homes.

Possible toxins are:

  • Environmental contaminants, including carbon dioxide, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and thousands more
  • Pesticides and herbicides such as glyphosate and chlorpyrifos
  • Industrial chemicals such as propylene and chlorine
  • Heavy metals such as mercury in fish, lead in pipes, cadmium in furniture
  • Food additives such as MSG and sodium nitrite
  • Cleaning and personal care products, including phthalates, triclosan and many others.
    The scary fact is that despite the over 80,000 chemicals we may be exposed to, researchers have only studied a small percentage of them.

The US government's NHANES study, conducted by the CDC, confirms that Americans harbor many chemicals in their systems.

All of these toxins take a toll on our detoxification organs.

Organs of detoxification

It is important to understand which parts of the body play an important role in detoxification.

This organ is your body's primary detoxification system. When a toxic substance enters the human organism, it is sent to the liver for processing, then returned to the circulatory system and prepared for excretion through the kidneys or intestines.

The liver also helps produce and secrete bile, which carries toxins into the intestines to be excreted in the stool.

Over the years, the liver accumulates toxins and their metabolites, which is why it is important to detoxify this powerful organ and support its health.

The kidneys serve to cleanse the blood of toxic substances. Through millions of tiny filter cells called nephrons, the kidneys filter toxins from the blood and excrete them in the urine. It is important to prevent these small filters from becoming clogged with the buildup of waste products.

Respiratory tract
Breathing draws oxygen into the lungs, where it is sent to all the cells in the body. When you exhale, your lungs expel carbon dioxide and airborne toxins that have built up in your body. This constant “garbage removal system” of the respiratory system is important. Another reason to stay active is the fact that strenuous exercise that increases breathing promotes the removal of toxins through the lungs.

The skin provides a mechanical barrier to toxins - it is actually our largest defense organ. Every skin pore serves to drain toxins from the body. The bad news is that the skin's large surface area also makes it easy for a number of toxins to enter the system through skin cells.

The intestinal tract not only has a function in digestion, but also in the excretion of toxins. These and other wastes are disposed of by the liver into the bile and then sent to the intestines, where they are excreted in the stool. If passage through the intestine is slowed due to occasional constipation, this can change the composition of the microflora in the intestine.

Substances such as additives and other toxins can also irritate the intestinal lining, making it overly porous and vulnerable to further toxins entering the system.

The lymphatic system
The lymphatic system is a whole network of organs, vessels and tissues that drain lymph fluid from throughout the body. About two liters of lymph fluid circulate in our organism. This liquid is used to remove waste products and toxins from the body. Lymph glands also support a healthy immune response.

How do you know if your body needs a detox?

With the multitude of toxins that threaten us every day, regular detoxification should be an important part of a healthy lifestyle for every adult.

However, there are some key indicators that make detoxification even more important:

You are currently experiencing health challenges , particularly those caused by an imbalanced inflammatory response.

You feel tired, stressed, overwhelmed, moody, or notice that your memory is not optimal.

You have skin inflammation , pustules or a blotchy complexion.

You have digestive problems , including bloating, occasional constipation, or other.

You find it difficult to get rid of the extra pounds.

They consume unhealthy foods, eat quick or processed food, consume too much sugar, or need a lot of caffeine to get through the day.

How to detoxify your body

You can't avoid all of the pervasive chemicals and toxins you're exposed to every day in the air, food, and water. However, there are some simple steps you can take to minimize your exposure and detoxify your body, starting at the cellular level:

Stay active
Get your blood pumping with some exercise, especially early in the day. This is a great way to improve your body's detoxification systems. Exercise also makes you sweat, which promotes the removal of toxins.

Drink only filtered water
It's best to stay away from tap water and bottled water in plastic containers. Most plastic containers contain chemicals like bisphenol-A, which affects hormones.

Get your diet under control
It may be difficult at times, but do your best to avoid or at least minimize your intake of sugary, refined or heavily processed foods. Learn to avoid pasta, white bread, French fries, sweets, cookies and the like. Not only do these foods contain additives, but they also promote an unbalanced inflammatory response. You can avoid many unhealthy foods by shopping in the outside areas of the grocery store, as most processed foods are found in the inner aisles of the store. You can also increase your fiber intake, which supports a healthy colon.

Avoid personal care products containing chemicals
Read labels to be more aware of what's in the products you use to moisturize your skin and wash your clothes. Look for natural, organic products or learn how to make safe products at home.

Use targeted nutritional supplements that support gentle detoxification
To start or enhance your detox, look for high-quality herbal products and nutrients that provide gentle cleansing and support.

Now that you know more about the effects of toxin overload, you can understand why you need a detox. Use the information you've learned here to take the pressure off your hard-working detoxification organs.

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