In a healthy body, the process of detoxification runs smoothly. When we are toxic, though, the mechanism for detoxification in the liver gets sluggish, and certain toxins can remain active longer than we want or than our systems can handle. This makes us sick and impedes normal metabolism.

Just How Toxic Are You?

There is no question that you are toxic. Everyone is. The issue becomes how toxic you are.

To understand toxicity, you must understand the concept of total load, or a total amount of stressors on your system at any one time. Think of total load like a glass filling over with water. It takes a certain amount to fill the glass and then, after a certain point, you put more in and it overflows.

When our detoxification system becomes overwhelmed and overloaded, we start developing symptoms and get sick, but it may take years of accumulated stress and toxins to get to that point.

The total load includes things like:

Heavy metals, mercury and lead, petrochemicals, residues, pesticides, and fertilizers
Food allergies, environmental allergies, molds and toxins from molds.
Our standard American diet (SAD)
Stress — the mental, emotional and spiritual toxins that affect us; isolation, loneliness, anger, jealousy, hostility— which all translate into toxins in our system
Medications can sometimes be toxins; often we need medications, but the reality is that most of us are over-medicated and use medications for things for which there are better solutions such as lifestyle and diet
Internal toxins, like bacteria, fungus, and yeast that are inside our gut and may be affecting us, as well as hormonal and metabolic toxins we need to eliminate

If you are overweight, you are toxic by definition because most environmental chemicals like pesticides and plastics are stored in your fat tissue. As you lose weight, you need to flush out the toxins that get released from your fat tissue. Otherwise, they can poison your metabolism and impair weight loss.

Excessive weight and obesity aside, nearly every disease on the planet has links to toxicity, including dementia, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and digestive issues.

the following are signs that your body is in need of detoxification :

  • White or yellow-coated tongue and/or bad breath
  • Fluid retention
  • Increased belly or visceral fat
  • Cravings and
  • Gallbladder issues or you had it removed
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Overheating/excess sweating
  • Weight loss resistance
  • Acne, rosacea, itchy skin
  • Fatigue unrelieved by more sleep, especially in the morning
  • Moodiness
  • Autoimmunity
  • Chemical sensitivity – you’re a lightweight when smelling fragrances makes you anxious
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Sinus congestion and Postnasal drip
  • Headaches
  • Bloating and Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Acne
  • Puffy, dark circles under your eyes
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Other menstrual disorders
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