The Role Of Detoxification
Everyone knows that our environment is full of synthetic chemicals that the body must manage every second ... this stress didn't exist 50 -100 years ago! Chemical pollutants hide in the food you eat, in the water you drink, in the air you breathe and in just about all you touch.
In the U.S. for instance roughly 2.23 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year yet about 10% of pesticides in common use have received comprehensive toxicological testing. Besides, 82% of U.S. households use pesticides, 50% use weed killers and 50% use flea treatments (http://www.sehn.org/pppra.html).
There are more than 70,000 overall synthetic chemicals in use, from which only 1600 have been tested for carcinogenicity, meaning for us that interacting with a part of them at list is more than likely. How many? This depends on the lifestyle we decide to follow (http://www.sehn.org/pppra.html).
All through life the human body is exposed daily to a variety of toxic compounds coming from both, environment (exogenous) and the body, produced by the body (endogenous) and is fighting to neutralize them with serious effort, as big as that required for the creation of new cells!
Exogenous toxins (or xenobiotics) originate in food (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, hormones, chemicals, food additives, heavy metals), cleaning products, air (cigarette smoke, exhaust gases etc.) and drugs. The most common entryways in the body for most toxins are bowel, skin and lungs.
Endogenous toxins are toxic substances created in the body, some of them from intestinal toxins (produced by bacteria, parasites and yeasts), hormones, bile acids. Some others are waste products from normal metabolic activities, the natural process of creating energy using oxygen in the cells (so called “free radicals”). A healthy body is well equipped to eliminate these endogenous toxins from the system.
The fat-soluble toxins accumulate in fat cells of the body. Researchers discovered put away in adipose tissue of obese people metabolites, bacteria and chemicals from drugs, alcohol, insecticides, pesticides, pollutants, contaminants and food additives.
What detoxification means?
Detoxification also known as purification is the mechanism that the body is utilizing for the inactivation and disposal of waste coming from both, endogenous molecules and exogenous compounds. These toxic wastes are reduced or oxidized chemically in order to transform them into less harmful substances and to ease their elimination. In the process of toxins neutralization, the entire body is involved, but the main "equipment" on the job consists of digestive system, liver, immune system and all the eliminative channels (urinary tract, lungs, skin). The ability of the body to eliminate the toxins is finite, it can’t get rid of an unlimited amount of harmful substances! Moreover, every being has its own, unique way to protect itself from the harmful effects of toxins!
The scientific community doesn’t share yet a unique and beyond question view on this subject. It is rather a controversial area where competence from several scientific domains is required, having each a different perspectives on the same topic ...
The detoxification supporters (which are more and more each day) believe that the body must be sustained by all means to withstand the aggression of toxins and thus, to better do its job. The detoxification opponents affirm that the human body has its own sophisticated and highly effective methods of removing toxins and it is impossible to intervene in this process.
They fail to show though that these truly sophisticated and highly effective mechanisms developed and validated their efficacy by operating in a clean environment, where everything the body interacted with was produced by nature: food, water, air ... and nor explain how the human body learned to adapt and manage such a number of synthetic substances in less than 100 years.
May be possible for the body to cope in a merely synthetic environment utilizing the same "equipment" it had back in a completely natural environment? The same enzymes? The same energy? There are many scientists who believe that NO, this is not possible, as living today no longer has anything in common with the ancient way of living. Today, for instance, due to aggressors’ action, the liver working capacity is inevitably diminished making possible that the toxins pass through its filters and penetrate the body ... and this happens continuously, each day, the liver getting feeble and old uselessly.
Many successful therapists have used the purification as an essential element in treating their patients with remarkable results even in the most serious diseases. They developed effective therapies based on the intuition that the body is able to restore its balance and health condition after the accumulated harmful substances are eliminated!
They also concluded that many of the manifestations of disease are in some cases the body's effort to eliminate the harmful substances (i.e. Gunter, Kneipp, Kuhne, Oshawa, Suvorin, Bragg, Berner, Valeriu Popa and others).
How will you know that you have too many toxins in your body?
Although the body is carrying on its daily detox routine in a disciplined manner, certain symptoms indicating the presence of toxins may show up and your body may need help, especially if the symptoms are steady and negatively affect quality of life.
The probability to accumulate too many toxins in your body increases under the following circumstances:
Repeated and continuous exposure to toxins, both in the exogenous (xenobiotic from food, air, water) as well as the endogenous (toxins produced by bacteria, viruses, parasites).
Genetic predisposition of the individual to effectively produce the detoxifying enzymes that enable the processing, neutralizing and disposal of these toxins.
Food can affect the body's ability to properly reduce the level of toxic substances in the body.
You should react if you experience some of the following simptoms:
Common fatigue with no reason, boredom, apathy, low energy even considering you had enough sleep and rest.
Sleep duration is extended beyond measure, although you sleep enough you feel tired.
Apetite for sweets is increasingly higher.
Breathing gets weak, with small amplitude.
The tongue collects a white, sticky deposit.
Predisposition to gain weight increases, fat deposits occur in different areas of the body.
One or many disorders occur such as anxiety, nervousness, confusion, irritability, poor concentration, confusion, boredom.
Skin disorders occur, lack of elasticity, bad hair condition.
Permanent and resistant fatigue or weakness.
Heavy body sensation, loss of muscle tone.
Bad smell of sweat and extremely unpleasant feces.
Plan your long term cleansing!
In order to secure a good health, both detoxification and healthy eating must be practiced on a long term basis.
The journey of someone willing to make real changes in pursuance of a good health condition must include detoxification, regimens and eating as healthy as possible (healthy eating).