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Toxins in the body

- Jack McCarthy

What is a toxin?

Toxins are substances created by plants and animals that are poisonous to humans. Toxins also include some medicines that are helpful in small doses, but poisonous in large amounts.

Where do toxins come from?

Most toxins that cause problems in humans come from germs such as bacteria. For example, cholera is caused by a poisonous bacteria.
Other toxins that cause problems include metals, such as lead, and certain chemicals in the environment.

Having too many toxins in your body:

You think you’re healthy, but you don’t feel vibrant. You struggle to find the energy to get through the day. You’re irritable. Your stomach isn’t acting right. And all those headaches!
These types of ailments affect many of us in our daily lives. They’re not serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor — or maybe you tried only to be told there was nothing wrong — but they still tend to drag you down, wearing away your resistance and leaving you feeling like you’re just getting old. It probably has nothing to do with aging. Instead, you may simply be surrounded by too many toxins.

Symptoms of having too many toxins in your body:

  1. Consistent fatigue
  2. Bad breath
  3. Constipation
  4. Sensitivity to scents
  5. Muscle aches and pains

Some solutions which may work for you:

If you find yourself suffering from any of these seven symptoms, here are a few tips that may help: Support your liver with things like dandelion tea, parsley, cilantro, and milk thistle. Drink more water — it helps flush toxins out of your body.

Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Exercise gets the circulation moving, helping to move toxins along. Get a good daily supply of digestion-supportive probiotics, found in kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, Kombucha tea, miso soup, tempeh, and kim chi.

Always brush your tongue — even better, use a tongue scraper—when brushing your teeth.

Practice deep breathing — we get rid of a lot of the toxins in our bodies through our lungs.

Use only natural skin care products that are free of fragrances, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and other potentially toxic ingredients, and always read labels. Use my Ingredients to Avoid list to find safer options. Choose clean, whole, and organic foods whenever possible! If symptoms progress and get worse please see your GP.

How toxins affect our body.

The body is attacked by thousands of toxins everyday from electronic devices, to food, to air, and the clothes people wear, etc; the list could continue forever. The digestive system has the amazing ability to get rid of the waste to prevent buildup.

Although the colon rids the body of waste, it is the liver that filters toxins and sends them to the colon to leave the body. The lymphatic system, which plays a role by bringing waste from other parts of the body to the elimination organs and creating T-cells to engulf bad bacteria. But, what would happen if the colon gets clogged, the liver is overloaded, and the lymphatic system is backed up?

What happens if the lymphatic system is backed up?

When the large intestine is not functioning, it congests the lymphatic system, forcing the waste to re-circulate within the body. When the liver is clogged, it allows toxins to go into the body, instead of filtering them out. Toxins can get into the blood stream and cause inflammation in other parts of the body. As a result, the body resorts to another well-known organ to purge the waste: the skin. Acne, rashes, eczema are signs the body is trying to rid itself of toxins. Toxins can be stored in body fat, preventing people from losing weight and fully detoxifying the body. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Candida are conditions, which can occur from a heavy toxic load.

How does someone overcome the toxic load?

Start with a detox. There are many out there such as the Martha’s Vineyard Diet and the Ultra Simple Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman.
Many celebrities use detox type diets to lose weight, but the purpose of a detox is to cleanse the body reducing the toxins and inflammation, which can lead to weight-loss. Drink lots of water, especially warm water with lemon, to flush these toxins from the body. Eat nutrient-dense foods to fully nourish the body. Take probiotics to increase the amount of good bacteria in the body, which will build immunity and improve digestion. Reduce the intake of toxins by reducing your exposure to electronic devices, get fresh air in the parks around the DC area, get fresh vegetables from area farmers markets, and meat and poultry from grass-fed animals. Colon hydrotherapy and enemas are good treatments to unclog the colon and get the waste out of the body.