The Best Way To Lose Weight, Slow Aging, and Prevent Chronic Disease - Detoxification! All of us are living with environmental toxins in our bodies and, for many of us, these toxins are what is causing us to be ill and to seek medical care. Two major causes of your health problems are:
a body that is buildup in a toxic environment
a deficiency of nutrients in our food
Drug and chemical residues, toxins, heavy metals, and radiation are ingested in our body each day. Today, more than 70,000 synthetic chemicals are used commercially and approximately a 1000 more new chemicals are introduced into our environment each year. These harmful environmental toxins are damaging our health and disrupting our delicate metabolism balance.The liver is a remarkable organ and is the central chemical laboratory in the body. In a world in which new toxins are introduced daily, it’s more important than ever to make sure our livers are happy and healthy. The liver is the most important organ for detoxification. Perhaps the most important metabolic function of the liver is the detoxification, or inactivation and excretion, of toxic chemicals, drugs and hormones, both those made by the body and those that come from outside sources. The liver inactivates these substances and aid their excretionvia by the bowels, lungs, kidneys or skin. Toxins are defined as any substance or element that is toxic to the body. The environment today and normal cellular metabolism exposes the body to toxins. There are two categories of toxins: endotoxins and exotoxins. Endotoxins (meaning toxins coming from the inside)include:
end-products of metabolism (as your body functions it makes toxins)
some hormones (some versions of hormones are considered toxic)
cell debris , dead red and white blood cells, protein waste, etc.
Exotoxins (meaning toxins coming from the outside) are:
Insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, organochlorines, PCBs, dioxins, furans, food additives, food colorings, preservatives, plastics, PVC, bisphenol A, phthalates, solvents, formaldehyde etc.
The doorways that are utilized in this clearing out–let’s call it detoxification–are our emunctories. We have severals: 5 Primary emunctories:
4 Secondary emunctories:
prostate or uterus
When the primary emunctories are not functioning optimally, the body will attempt to compensate and use the secondary emunctories. These secondary emunctories are not as efficient at elimination as this is not the primary function of these organs or tissues. Consequently, when the primary emunctories are not functioning optimally, the secondary emunctories may also become perturbed and respond with a generalized inflammation. Here are some of the proven health benefits of an efficient detox therapy:
Reducing intestinal inflammation
Improving digestion and assimilation of foods
Increase body energy and vitality
Better stress management
Improving toxin elimination process: less joint pain, more flexibility, less muscle pain
Improved absorbtion of essential nutrients
Taking care of common health issues such as constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, indigestion, etc…
Consequently, when the colon is not functioning optimally, the liver may also become perturbed and respond with a generalized inflammation. We cannot detox the liver without having a colon detox before!