How we Become Toxic

Posted on Oct 5, 2008 in Health & Wellness

Now that we all know the basics of what detoxification is, and how important it is to cleanse for overall health, here are the 8 most common causes of toxic build-up in the human body.

This information, once you apply it, can be a huge help in keeping you on a healthy path in life. Learn these basics and apply them to your every day life by making the right choices…

1. Constipation– the colon is your body’s sewage system. If the sewage system backs up, toxins become trapped in your colon. Chronic constipation means these toxins are fermenting and decaying in the colon. Re-absorbing into the bloodstream, polluting our tissues and cells

2. Poor Diet– poor diet includes dead, cooked, devitalized, clogging, low fiber foods, fried foods, junk foods, over-processed foods etc. As a modern society, we have drifted further and further away from eating raw, organic good for you fruits, vegetables and whole grains high in natural fiber, nutrients and enzymes.

3. Over-Consumption– overeating puts a tremendous amount of stress on our digestion system.

* Most people eat too much food, too fast.
* Foods are not properly broken down and lodge in the lower intestines.
* Vital nutrients are NOT absorbed.

4. Lack of Water– water makes up 65% to 75% of the human body. It is second only to oxygen in order of importance to sustain life. Water cleanses the inside of the body as well as the outside.

5. Stress– stress effects every cell and tissue in the human body. Stress breaks down the immune system as well as all of the major organs. Stress is TOXIC to our bodies.

6. Antibiotics– antibiotics, despite their benefits in fighting certain bacterial infections, have a damaging effect on the intestines. Their prescribed purpose is to eliminate unhealthy bacteria in the body; bacteria that causes illness.

7. Lack of Exercise– exercise strengthens our entire bodies. It stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system, building muscles, nerves, blood, glands, lungs, heart, brain, mind and mood.

8. Eating Late at Night– the human body uses sleep to repair, rebuild and restore itself. In essence, our bodies use the sleeping hours to cleanse and detoxify, and to build strength and immunity.