Detoxing

Here is some more information about toxicity in the body and also the importance of the bowel and having a clean healthy body.

One of the body's defense mechanisms when faced with toxicity is to store the harmful chemicals in your fat tissue. This means that these poisons can be stored for many years in our tissues, becoming an ongoing source of ill health.

Sources of Toxin Exposure

Toxins come in two broad categories, environmental (external) and those made in your body. Environmental toxins include metals, chemicals, hormones, bacterial and microbial toxins that are present in the air, water and food that we consume. Internally produced toxins include hormones and other chemicals that are produced within the body and chemicals produced by bugs in your digestive system which enter the bloodstream.

Symptoms and Signs of Toxicity


Any disease can be made worse by toxicity, however some of the most common signs include:

  • Recurrent headaches
  • Muscle aching and weakness
  • Nerve pain or numbness
  • Recurrent infections
  • Infertility
  • Poor short-term memory and concentration
  • Adverse reactions/sensitivity to environmental chemicals, odours and/or supplements
  • Chronic fatigue and lethargy
  • Depression, anxiety and/or mood swings

Anemia

Why Do Some People Get Sick From Toxicity and Some Don't?

There are two factors which influence the toxic exposure of your body, and its impact on your health. The first is the amount and type of toxin that you are exposed to; the second is the resources your body has to deal with it, or how well you “detoxify”. That is why two people with similar toxic exposure can respond very differently, with one having no noticeable effects and the other developing chronic illness.

Factors that influence detoxification capacity are:

  • Liver and kidney function
  • Nutrient intake and stores
  • Bowel function
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Digestion and absorption of food

What is the Safest Way to Remove Toxins?

Most people with toxicity have a problem called “leaky-gut syndrome” (intestinal permeability). In a healthy digestive system, the lining is a very good filter, allowing beneficial nutrients; such as vitamins and amino acids, to pass into the bloodstream, whilst keeping toxic bacteria and waste products from digestion within the bowel.

This filter is easily damaged by infection, medications and toxic bacteria, which then leads to the unregulated transport of large quantities of partially digested foods and bacteria into the body. Some of this debris is transported to the liver where it then has to be processed and removed.

This places a tremendous stress on the liver, and eventually a percentage of this material escapes capture by the liver and it ends up entering the general circulation, where it can lead to many of the symptoms of toxicity. As a result, “leaky-gut syndrome” results in a great deal of stress upon the immune system, the liver and virtually every other organ or system of the body.

This means of course that you cannot successfully detoxify the body (or cleanse the liver) without having treated the digestive system and repaired the lining of the gut. This is like replacing the oil in your car without replacing the filter; the oil is going to be ruined very quickly.

There are a variety of different ways to handle the sources of toxicity and to detoxity the body. Everyone is unique and it's best in this instance that I see you in person to recommend a detox program tailored to your needs.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes

Nick Dale
Naturopath
Tel: 9397 9124
Mobile: 0412 596789

I am available at the Galleria from Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 5pm and late night shopping on Thursday's. Come by and see me and give me an update on how you are going when you can.

 


 

 

 


 

Nick Dale, Naturopath Perth, Morley, Roleystone

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