Our generation is the most exposed to harmful toxins in the history of the world. The latest study from the CDC shows that there is “widespread” exposure to toxins, with a number of these present and measurable in most of our population.
Cadmium, mercury, arsenic, petroleum byproducts, plastics, and other dangerous chemicals make the list of the offenders. The CDC study doesn’t even include the effects of electromagnetic and other forms of radiation pervasive in our “smart” society. Even much of our food and personal care products are processed with questionable chemicals, further adding to the total toxic load on the body.
Our bodies have systems to detoxify these chemicals, the chief organ being the liver. It is aided by the digestive tract, the kidneys, the lungs, and even the thyroid gland. As much as our bodies are set up to quickly remove these chemicals as they come in, there is a chance they stay within our systems and do damage before the body’s defenses are able to remove them.
It’s at this place where lifestyle interventions can be very helpful in assisting the body in their removal.
Toxins interfere with the normal function of our bodies. They can and frequently disrupt normal hormone rhythms, play a role in cardiac disease, and have been linked to diseases of aging, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. They rob us of valuable energy, which affects our creative abilities, intuition and drive. 6 symptoms that may indicate a need for detoxification.
You get up and go got up and went. You are constantly and chronically tired.
- Brain fog
You have trouble thinking or remembering things clearly. It is hard to focus.
- Muscle achiness
Your muscles and joints ache frequently, and movement doesn’t seem to change the feeling.
- Poor immune function
You get colds and the flu easily and often. You can’t hang around sick people without catching something.
- Unusual weight gain or loss
You can’t seem to control your weight like you used to do when you were younger.
- Hormonal imbalances
Symptoms of menopause or PMS are common, including night sweats and problems balancing your temperature.
These might be signs that your body may be suffering because of a toxic overload. Contact a professional who can help you better move these toxins out of your system and your health will change for the better.