What Toxins Are in Your Body?
Obviously, you don't want toxins in your body and they are bad for your health.
But What really is a toxin?
Well, a toxin is any substance that damages the body.
Nowadays, toxins are everywhere. There’s simply no escape from them.
Some of them you already know about, but I bet there are some that you haven’t even heard of that are putting your health at high risk.
Mycotoxins – putting it simple: mold. Found in foods like coffee and even chocolate, as well as all over your home, in showers, toilets and other places with a lot of moisture, like sinks or dishwashers.
Fluoride, chlorine and bleach – from tap water.
BPA – from plastic water bottles and canned food. It leaches from plastics when they are cleaned with harsh detergents or when liquids are heated in them. BPA is also used to coat water pipes.
EMF’s – “electromagnetic fields”, from cell phones, computers and other electronic devices.
Methane and carbon monoxide – from smog and air pollution in general.
Ammonia – from cigarette smoke.
MSG and aspartame – in your food, as flavorings and sweeteners.
Food colorings and dyes – like BLUE 1, BLUE 2, GREEN 3, RED 3, YELLOW 6, RED 40.
Other chemical processes affecting food – like food additives, highly processed or genetically modified foods.
Pesticides – in vegetables and fruits.
Mercury – in fish and some prescription and OTC medications.
Arsenic – in rice (from leftover pharmaceuticals in chicken poop used as fertilizer)
The list goes on…
In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found 212 different chemicals in the average American's body.1
Now, if you were to live as a hermit, away from big industrialized cities and their pollution and processed foods, you would find that even there toxins make their way into your life.
Your body has its own detoxification processes, but since the amount of toxins around us are over-accumulated, it becomes impossible for it to get rid of all of them.
In other words, you’ll never be toxin-free by letting your body act on its own.
Your body has weapons to deal with certain toxins, but our species has evolved so fast that our bodies are having a hard time keeping up with the advances in other areas.
A balanced, clean diet full of cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage), and a lot of purified water will do half of the work for you.
And of course, exercising will help your body get rid of toxins through your skin.
The next step will be to help your body – already on its way to be toxin-free thanks to your diet and regular exercising – to remove toxins from your lungs, liver, kidneys and gallbladder, by taking the appropriate combination of vitamins and antioxidants to help it during all the phases of the detox process.