The Effects of Toxicity on Your Health
Each day we come into contact with toxins. Even simple daily routines can expose us to several common pollutants found in what we drink, eat, the air we breathe, and the products we use. Although our bodies’ liver, kidneys, and lymphatic systems play a significant role in eliminating biologically harmful compounds, they still are not adapted to deal with the growing number of toxins we encounter daily. This is why detoxification is so important.
The body’s detoxification system can quickly become overwhelmed, causing toxins to accumulate more than it can handle. Keep reading to learn about how this leads to toxin overload, which can cause severe damage to your body.
Exposure to Toxins
You are exposed to toxins every single day, and it is unavoidable. Some everyday examples include:
- Hair, skin, and makeup products
- Cooking appliances
- Cleaning chemicals and detergents
- Air fresheners, perfumes, and candles
- Plastic containers
- Flame retardants in furniture, curtains, and home appliances
Fortunately, there are many options available to limit your exposure to these harmful and toxic chemicals. However, these options are not always as accessible, nor is it the most comprehensive solution. Thus, it has never been more important to start the detoxification process for your entire body.
Toxins in Food
The journey from farm to fork may involve many steps that are detrimental to your health. Harmful processes may occur before the food is even planted or harvested. For example, toxic pesticides and fertilizers can be used on plants, or biotechnology can be used to transform them.
Secondly, there are toxic substances that are intentionally or inadvertently added to food as ingredients or unfortunately, contaminants. Choosing organically produced food can eliminate pesticides and genetically engineered food in most cases, but it can be difficult to avoid toxins added to processed and packaged food. Eating clean natural food will help with the natural detoxification process.
Toxins in the Air
Airborne contaminants that are found inside the home are classified as indoor air pollution. These contaminants can be gases, objects, animals, appliances, and materials, and although many are odorless and unseen, they are harmful to your health in the long run. Heating your home by burning of substances, naturally-occurring gases, and some construction materials are all examples of the indoor pollution that is building up in your home.
It is difficult to remove toxins in your home. In the process of becoming more energy-efficient, leaks in homes continue to be sealed, creating superior insulation. While sealed-up homes are considered a good thing, they trap indoor air pollution like pet hair, mold spores, airborne chemicals, and natural toxins that can cause multiple health issues after prolonged exposure. Detoxification of the home is just as important as cleansing the body.
Additionally, environmental toxins are abundant. Examples include air pollution by form of emissions and smoke from wildfires and volcanoes.
The effects of air pollution in the home and environment create various issues ranging from minor skin problems to serious lung concerns.
Sometimes symptoms are temporary:
- Mild irritation to the throat, nose, eyes and skin
- Unpleasant odor
- Weakened immune system
Long-term effects of toxicity include:
- Heart issues
- Respiratory concerns
- Cell damage
- Decreased lung function
- Damage to nerves, brain, kidneys, and liver
When you are exposed to toxins for a long period of time, they can be harmful. Making sure your body is detoxified will help minimize the effects of long-term exposure to toxins. Making an effort to avoid toxins when possible and detoxification daily with our Ultimate Body Detox System are essential to living a longer, healthier life.