I am a Toxic Mess
Hey Good People,
The truth is that we are all toxic messes! It is unavoidable. Some of us are more toxic than others but there’s a fix for that.
What Is A Toxin
A “toxin” is any substance that causes harm to the body. Basically, it is harmful matter. Harmful matter or toxins can be divided into 3 categories, Internal, External and toxic behavior.
As you may know, our bodies are super machines! It heals itself, it defends itself - given we provide adequate maintenance, and it also poisons itself. Our bodies naturally produce internal toxins just by functioning, but it will also cleanse itself of these toxins to prevent buildup.
However, your body never gets a break; it is constantly creating and breaking down these toxins and, in the process, build up occurs and this is when the toxins become dangerous. Something as simple as taking Tylenol everyday will wreak havoc on this process because it leads to liver failure.
Signs of internal toxicity include sinusitis, allergic reactions – both immediate and delayed. The most common sensitivities are to foods like wheat, gluten, corn, and dairy.
Some might question how we can become so toxic if our bodies are made to defend and heal itself. The answer is because the body is not the only toxic producing machine that we must deal with on a daily basis. External toxins are those outside of your bodies that we ingest or absorb daily. These toxins include processed foods, pesticides, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, heavy metals, chemicals from plastics, I could go on and on.
It is important to note that your behavior has as much of an effect on your health as does the food you eat and the medicines you take. Your actions and behaviors increase your toxic load. For example, it’s obvious that contact with harsh chemicals are bad for us but so is not getting enough sleep. That might seem small but small things add up to huge problems. Exposing yourself to stressful situations is just as bad as taking Tylenol every day. The medical community, to include mental health community, reports that there is a huge connection between stress and chronic illness.
In addition to stress and a regular lack of adequate sleep, other toxic behaviors include:
Smoking (obvious by now you would think)
Where Do Toxins Come From
Toxins come from many sources. In fact, the world around us is saturated with toxins, many of which we are not even aware of. Pathogens, chemicals, and radiation are three of the most common categories of toxins.
How Are We Affected by Toxins?
Some of the common symptoms of toxic overload include, but are not limited to:
Now that we covered toxins, what they are and how they come to be, let’s talk about detoxing.
The purpose of detoxing is to remove harmful matter from the body.
The body has two main organs that are responsible for doing this – the liver and the kidneys. These organs filter out the toxins in the body.
The liver is the first responder and the process involves two phases to detox the body. (Side note: science has now confirmed that there are in fact three stages, but for the purposes of this article, only the first two will be discussed.)
Phase one is oxidation reduction and hydrolysis which is caused by enzymes that exist on the membrane of liver cells.
In phase two the liver adds more chemicals to the toxic chemicals that were processed by phase one, to make them harmless. This step makes the toxins water soluble making them for easier to remove from the body. Phase three is where the toxins are transported out of the body.
Because there are multiple phases, sometimes there can be an imbalance and the kidneys become involved. When this happens, things become a bit more complicated.
There is also a backup system for the liver and kidneys. This system consists of the large intestines, the lungs, the bladder and skin.
Your bodies do a lot a work and sometimes we can give it a little help by doing a detox.
A detox helps by giving extra support to the liver and kidneys to help prevent buildup and imbalances.
The most effective way to start is by working from the inside out by eliminating all or some of the foods that cause inflammation and other reactions in the body.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of detoxes out there that require you to consume a bunch of pills, powders and premade drinks. I think this only adds to the problem at hand. In addition to costing 100’s of dollars.
Detoxes don't have to hard, or financially draining. Neither do they require fasting for days, weeks or months to get good results.
You can improve your detox system immediately by cleaning up your diet, eliminating stress and getting adequate amounts of sleep. Your body will love it when you do.
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During the 12 days you will decrease your cravings for sugar and other processed foods while helping your natural detoxification system function at it’s best.
One side effect – you will likely loose a few pounds.
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