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.
When Toxicity Occurs
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 specific substances that are toxic. Toxicity may depend on the dosage, frequency, or potency of the toxin. A toxin may produce 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 the 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.
Two Kinds of Toxins
Toxins are agents that are able to cause the body harm. There are two kinds of toxins, internal and external toxins.
The External Causes
- 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 Causes:
- Rancidity from undigested foods consumed
- Malnutrition and toxic thoughts and emotions.
The number of people using cellular telephones has risen dramatically during the past decade. Experts say that it is expected to continue increasing. According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), there are currently over 1.26 billion wireless telephone users worldwide. A study by scientists in Finland has found that mobile phone radiation can cause changes in human cells that might affect the brain.
There was a study at Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority found that exposure to radiation from mobile phones can cause increased activity in hundreds of proteins in human cells grown in a laboratory. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority published their results in the scientific journal. Many new questions about whether mobile phone radiation can weaken the brain’s protective shield against harmful substances. The study focused on changes in cells that line blood vessels and on whether such changes could weaken the functioning of the blood-brain barrier, which prevents potentially harmful substances from entering the brain from the bloodstream.
These harmful substances are eliminated in the body in a process called detoxification. Detoxification is the removal of stored toxic products from the bowel, the blood, liver, and kidneys including the great number of toxic substances stored in body fat to cure chronic diseases such as cancer. The easiest way to detoxify the body is the body detox through a natural diet. To detoxify the body naturally is a change in the diet from a poor to a healthy one. A healthy diet includes raw food diet, specifically, fruits and vegetables.
Naturally, the body detoxifies itself all day. The peak of detoxification occurs when the body is rested during sleep until noon. This is a way for the body to eliminate the toxins acquired from pollution, stimulants, and nutrients.
If you are one of those people who are always on the go, you can substitute your stimulants with a natural diet to acquire a healthy and active body. Most common stimulants taken by people are refined white sugar, coffee, diet pills, cigarettes, and red meat.
Sugar has a stimulating effect. Hence, we feel invigorated when we drink soda. What we do not know, refined white sugar has detrimental effects on the body. Examples of products containing refined white sugar are cola and ketchup. You should consider cutting down on sugar by using brown sugars like cane sugar, which is natural. Fruit juices also give the same kick as to refined white sugar.
Late night workers resort to drinking coffee to keep them awake. As a natural substitute to coffee with a detoxifying effect is Japanese or Chinese green tea. The Japanese or Chinese green tea gives the same kick because it also contains caffeine but it does not contain substances that are irritating to the stomach.
Diet pills are also stimulants for the body to be kept alive. Athletes sometimes use diet pills during their competitions because they give more energy. They are being taken even though they are toxic to the body. Because of this, athletes must take fruits instead due to their natural detoxifying effects.
For cigarette smokers who think smoking stimulates their mind to think, they must think twice for smoking causes cancer. If they take carrots, they will experience the same effect in a more natural way.
The use of household cleaners that are chemical-based and personal healthcare products such as shampoos, toothpaste, deodorants, and cleansers should be reduced as well. These chemicals are inside us; we never really fully eliminate them unless going to a process of detoxification. These toxins and harmful chemicals are present all the time. The products we use, the air we breathe, and the water we drink has toxins.
There are popular manufacturing compounds, chemicals, and additives that are in our environment, foods, water, commodities, products, domiciles, living and working spaces. They are hard to deny or escape. There are many published sources of these toxins, known as carcinogens, poisons, and contaminants. Tons of items and products have and send toxins out into the environment that you properly would not even consider toxic that you encounter daily.
For red meat lovers who really feel good and strong after feasting on meat, they had better think about cutting it. Fish is a better substitute. Now, we understand why our parents keep on reminding us to eat fruits and vegetables. They give us energy naturally and they keep us fit and healthy.
Detoxifying your body should be a top priority because the toxins in your body can have a negative effect on your body, health, and future. Educate and empower yourself to identify and avoid toxins around you if possible.
Ensure that you are aware of how to rid the toxins despite the fact that they are present constantly in your environment. These toxins can be dealt with in a productive, pro-active fashion. You need to be aware of how to avoid them and get rid of them for good.
This is the target, purpose, and direction you need to take with detoxifying the body. Get your priorities, attitude, and expectations real and ready and then go for it! The processes themselves are simplistic and the results immediate. You just need to recognize the importance, significance, and extent that these aspects can affect the quality of life, health and even your future and longevity and luxury quickly becomes a necessity!