Toxins have unfortunately become a very real part of our everyday modern lives. From the foods we eat to the air that we breathe, we are exposed to thousands of chemicals. Pollution, pesticides, herbicides, plastics (BPA), body care products, household cleaners, caffeine, alcohol, medicines, cigarette smoke, exhaust, food additives, hormones, preservatives, artificial colorings, the list of toxic substances we are exposed to could go on and on. Toxins in our food alone can adversely alter gut microbiota, cause weight gain, induce or accelerate tumor growth, trigger allergic reactions, impair glucose tolerance, cause respiratory problems and much more.
Think you eat healthy enough that you don’t need to worry about this? Think again. Everything from packaged cereals and fruit juice to seafood can contain harmful toxins.
The body has a natural detoxification process, which eliminates and neutralizes toxins through the colon and the liver. The liver is the body’s natural filter. It takes fat-soluble toxins and turns them into water-soluble compounds, to be excreted from the body. This body detox process relies on nutrients, but today’s population is overwhelmed by chemical toxins and is missing the nutrients needed for natural detoxification. Basically, we are overtoxified and undernourished.
Many have signs of chronic toxicity and don’t know it, mainly because the beginning symptoms are common complaints, and go easily ignored. If you suffer from fatigue, joint pain, sinus congestion, constipation, heartburn, sleep problems, water retention, skin problems, menstrual disorders or muscle aches, you may be living with high levels of toxins in your body.
Cleanse your body before the toxicity contributes to the development of common diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancers, arthritis, autoimmune diseases and dementia. When the body’s detoxification system is overwhelmed, that’s when the common symptoms begin and could eventually cause major problems years down the road.
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