According to an article from the “Scientific American”, on average the levels of harmful chemical indoors are on average 3 to 5 times, but as much as 1000 times higher than levels outdoors, even in the most polluted areas of the country”.
Toxicity is of much greater concern in the twentieth century than ever before. There are many new and stronger chemicals, air and water pollution, radiation and nuclear power. We ingest new chemicals, use more drugs of all kinds, eat more sugar and refined foods, and daily abuse ourselves with various stimulants and sedatives. The incidence of many toxicity diseases has increased as well.
A toxin is any substance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body, undermining our health or stressing our biochemical or organ functions. This may result from drugs, which have side effects.
Recreational drugs also usually have some harmful effects. The free radicals irritate, inflame, age, and cause degeneration of body tissues. Negative “ethers,” psychic and spiritual influences, thought patterns, and negative emotions all can be toxins as well―both as stressors and by changing the normal physiology of the body and possibly producing specific symptoms. Toxins can damage the nervous system, immune system, and enzyme systems.
Toxicity occurs in our body when we take in more than we can utilize and eliminate. Homeostasis means that our body functions are in balance.
This balance is disturbed when we feed ourselves more than we can utilize or consume of specific substances that are toxic. Toxicity may depend on the dosage, frequency, or potency of the toxin. A toxin may produce an immediate or rapid onset of symptoms, as many pesticides and some drugs do; possibly, even more commonly, it may cause some long-term negative effect, such as asbestos exposure leading to lung cancer.
Cancer and cardiovascular disease are two of the main ones. Arthritis, allergies, obesity, and many skin problems are others. In addition, a wide range of symptoms, such as headaches, fatigue, pains, coughs, gastrointestinal problems, and problems from immune weakness that can be related to toxicity.
Toxicity occurs on two basic levels-external and internal. We can obtain toxins from our environment by breathing them, by ingesting them, or through physical contact with them.
Toxins are agents that are able to cause body harm. There are two kinds of toxins, the internal and external toxins.
The most common things that cause our body’s to fill up with toxins are cause by:
- Inhalation of smoking
- Air pollution
- Dental amalgam fillings
- Sick buildings
- Chemical residues on food
- Chemicals in water,
- Flu shots
- Chemicals from synthetic fabrics
- Chemical fertilizers sprayed on lawns
- Medical x-rays
- Nuclear power plants
- Bomb testing
- Uranium mine tailings
- Cell phones and towers
- Computer monitors
- Microwave ovens
- Power grid and radio and satellite transmissions
Internal toxins come from viral or bacterial infection. Due to metabolism, the body creates its own toxin called Autogenous toxins.
The internal sources of toxicity are caused by:
- Rancidity from undigested foods consumed
- Toxic thoughts and emotions
Your body wants to live forever; it wants to be free from all pain and illness; it actively desires complete healing to take place within it at all times. Your body is your friend and partner and this is why you need to take care of your body in your effort to regain optimum health. One way of doing this is by detoxifying the body. Here are three effective ways to detoxify your body.
The different types of detoxification
Detoxification occurs on many other levels. You can detoxify the body mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Cleansing our minds of negative thought patterns is essential to health; the physical detoxification also helps this mental process. Emotionally, detoxification helps us uncover and express feelings, especially hidden frustrations, anger, resentments, or fear, and replace them with forgiveness, love, joy, and hope.
On a spiritual level, many people experience new clarity and/or an enhancement of their purpose of life during cleansing processes. A light detox over a couple of days can help us feel better, while a longer process and deeper commitment to a new way of life, such as eliminating certain abusive habits and eating a better diet, will help us really change our whole life.
Physically, this process can help clear congestions, illnesses, and disease potential. It can improve energy. When you physically detoxify (toxins) from the body this is a natural process that aids in the function of cleaning, clearing and cleansing, getting rid of waste and toxins from the body, are normally typically handled by organs like the liver, lower gastrointestinal tract and kidneys. Doctors and advocates suggested that these processes are beneficial for health, well-being and even longevity. Doctors realize that balanced living, intervention-type practices and techniques can achieve riding toxins. Some of these might include processes like dialysis and (in a very limited number of cases) even chelation therapy.
Detoxification, falls within the spectrum or realm of alternative medicines that typically has to do with methods used in place of, or in addition to, conventional medical treatments. It has many benefits to offer. It has to be planned and managed well, so you can achieve optimal success and results.
Founder of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing (www.thecompleteherbalguide.com)
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