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Guest Post: The Importance of Detoxification

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Never before in human history have we been exposed to such high levels of toxins. There has been an explosion in the number of studies showing the effects of these environmental chemicals on human health. There are estimated to be approximately 100,000 chemicals now in commerce, 30,000 of which are in common use and only 3,500 of which have been safely tested. Throughout our daily life we are in constant contact with environmental toxins. It isn’t hard to believe they are playing a role in modern illness like birth defects, nervous system disorders, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer.

Where are these toxins coming from?

We absorb toxins through our skin, from the air we breathe, the chemicals in our foods, and from the chemicals released in our homes and workplaces. They all add to our body’s toxic load. Ideally, on a daily basis, our bodies break down these toxins and clear them away. Detoxification is simply normalizing the body’s ability to process and excrete toxins.

To support the detoxification process, the body requires a variety of nutrients. If these nutrients are in low supply, the toxins re-circulate. These unneutralized, fat-soluble toxins can be stored in body tissues such as fat, brain and nervous system causing systemic symptoms and future disease processes.

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