Reducing Your Toxic Burden

Every day our bodies are exposed to toxins in one form or another. They’re present in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. We live in a tooxic world and there’s not a place on the planet where we can go to escape them. In fact scientists have discovered man made toxins poluting the lakes in the most remote parts of the world, so remote that they’re only accessable by helicopter. Toxins even potute the antartic ice and scientists have to dig down tens of metres to get to pack ice that hasn’t been contaminated by man.

Normally our body’s immune system can detoxify and eliminate most of the toxins that we are bombared with on a daly basis. However if we are eating a diet high in foods treated with chemical pesticides or we are not getting adequate vitamins and minerals the body’s ability to detoxify and eliminate these poisons is reduced.

When that happens toxins begin to accumulate in our tissues and cells. When this happens our body begins to degenerate as our detoxification organs begin to suffer. Then as you begin to accumulate more toxins, more problems or symtoms of illness begin to arise. These symptoms can manifest themselves in many ways and include:

 

  • Bad breath
  • Body Odor
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Frequent illnesses (i.e. colds & flu)
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Joint & muscle pain
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of mental function, and many other conditions we assiciate with aging
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Skin problems (i.e. psoriasis)

 

 

Degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and such are also caused by toxic accumulation.

To limit the damage to our muscles, cells and organs the body tries to shuttle all of the toxins it cannot detoxify and metabolise into the fat cells. Our fat cells therefore could be considered toxic dumping grounds. Unfortunately, just like any other dumping ground, it doesn’t mean these toxins can be forgotten about. Sooner or later there these toxins will start to leach into our circulation where they cause havoc.

With all that said, it makes sense to limit our exposure to toxins as best as we can. Now we cannot fully prevent our body coming into contact with enviromental toxins, after all there isn’t a single place left on Earth that hasn’t in some way been contaminated by modern mans toxic assault on our planet but we can reduce them.

One of the ways we can do this is by chosing to eat organic foods from local suppliers. This way we limit the impact of vehicle emissions due to the fact the produce doesn’t have to travel as far from farm to plate.

We can also chose to only eat season fruits and vegetables. Again this takes away the transportation polutation but it also reduces our exposure to chemicals sprayed on the foods to prevent the foods rotting or being attacked by rodents during transportation.

By chosing to eat local produce not only do we reduce the toxic onslaught on the planet but we also reduce our toxic exposure all while helping the local ecomomy.

 

Marc Kent

Author: EAT Smart Diet Solution