Ever since the industrial revolution, our world has become much more toxic. All the factories and fossil fuel have taken a toll on the environment.
The Centers for Disease Control has stated that the current environment is 100 times more toxic than in our grandparents’ time. Pollutants such as synthetic pesticides, herbicides, plasticizers in meat and food packaging, and heavy metals are in our food, water, and air. They do damage to your DNA and tissues, and cripple the functioning of your cells.
It should come as no surprise then that pollutants have been implicated in the development of many degenerative diseases.
Considering all this, shouldn't you be eager to cleanse your body of these toxic chemicals? First, you might ask if there is really a need to cleanse your body or if detoxification is just a fad.
It's true that your liver is always cleansing your blood naturally, or at least attempting to cleanse it. But it's also true that everything you breathe in or consume does not automatically get expunged from your body. In fact, pollutants can accumulate in your bodily tissues over time.
This is not a myth. It is an established scientific phenomenon called “bioaccumulation” that has been observed in many creatures, including humans.
Many toxicants are fat soluble, so they can be absorbed and stored in cell membranes or cells themselves.
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How to Detox in 3 Simple Steps
So what do you do to get this harmful junk out of your body? What methods does the evidence support?
The first and most obvious step is to avoid or limit your exposure to the sources of pollutants. If you're taking in fewer toxins, they won’t build up as easily, and you can start ridding your body of them.
To curb your intake,
- Avoid large fish like halibut, tuna, and others that have a large toxic metal load.
- Limit or avoid dairy, which is a top source of pollutants in some diets 1.
- Eat organic food because it contains far less synthetic chemicals.
The second step is to boost and perfect your liver's cleansing abilities by eating or taking cruciferous vegetable extracts, turmeric, or other natural compounds.
The third step is to get rid of the toxins that are already stored in your tissues. There are pharmaceutical drugs and supplements that can remove toxins like metals from your tissues, but the proven way to get nearly all forms of pollutants out of your body is to sweat it out 2,3,4. Saunas are great for that!
Does your liver need a detox?
Toxins from everyday pollutants, the foods we eat and drinks with alcohol and caffeine can all cause the liver to be “backed up” with fat, inflammation and other toxins.
A toxic liver can cause fatigue, unexplained weight gain, allergies or and digestive issues.
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