MYTH: Our bodies are naturally capable of detoxifying themselves. No additional detox is required.
REALITY: Our bodies need additional support to detoxify more than ever before.
The human body has an innate ability to detoxify itself, so why would we need to support our detoxification system with any additional natural detox?
We live in a world where man-made chemicals have become part of everyday life and are destroying our health. We are constantly exposed to chemicals and toxins via the food that we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, everything we apply to our skin, medications we may take and simply everything we touch.
There are now over 80,000 different chemicals in our environment, most of which were introduced within the last 60 years and the majority of which have not been adequately tested for their effects on our health.
Toxins are coming at us from many sources, agricultural pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics. Food industry chemicals to flavour, colour, sweeten and preserve food. Plastic water bottles and food packaging. Water supplies treated with chemicals. Industrial emissions of methane, carbon dioxide and VOCs. Health and Beauty aids HABAs containing phthalates, SLS or Parabens. Home building materials, paints, solvents and flooring. Cleaning products, furniture and clothing treated with flame retardants are just some examples of what we are up against each and every day.
Our exposure is so excessive that our bodies cannot eliminate the toxins at the same rate that we take them in so what the body cannot process gets stored in our cells and tissues until there comes a time we can deal with them.
Scientific research has proven that toxicity is damaging our health. Conventional medicine tends to ignore gradual toxicity from environmental toxins and chemical exposure as a risk to developing disease and does not look at the treatment of detoxification as a solution. Detoxification only being relevant in major cases of drug and alcohol poisoning. It also tends to assume that the ‘dose makes the poison’ with the concept that daily low dose exposure is safe … it’s not. Why? Find out in part 2 of the article coming next week! Stay tuned.
Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist
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