Why You Need To Detox Your Body
Why A Body Detox Diet Is A Good Idea When We’re Living In A Polluted World
We all know about car fumes and air pollution, but many of us don’t realise that perfume sprays, furniture polishes, make up, washing detergents and other everyday items contain substances that are toxic and can be responsible for making us feel lethargic and generally unwell, as well as ageing us prematurely.
That lovely pine-fresh smell and orange glow emanating from your wooden chest or floor is nothing more than harmful chemical vapors which, if they enter your system, will start to deplete your metabolic functioning and make you ill. The long-term effect of amalgam fillings in your teeth can cause heavy-metal poisoning which, while it might not be evident for many years, could eventually lead to impaired nerve function.
Scientific studies have shown that people who cook with aluminum saucepans and utensils have higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s because the aluminum (not only in the food, but also as a vapor coming off a hot saucepan) enters the bloodstream and eventually makes its way into the blood supply of the brain. There, it is absorbed into the cerebrospinal fluid and causes amyloidal plaques (deposits of aluminum silicate) within the brain tissue that dramatically inhibit certain cells critical to memory and learning. These plaques can eventually lead to Alzheimer’s and other conditions causing mental impairment.
Every year, we create thousands more poisons, toxins and chemicals that are dangerous to the body. Their purpose is to speed up and make more efficient the tasks of cleaning, cooking, traveling, producing food and communicating via mobile phones, but they also greatly increase the amount of chemicals that we eat, drink, breathe and otherwise ingest. Nowadays, because there are so many of them, they can quickly accumulate to a toxic level.
Every chemical process in the body – and we have tens of millions of such processes happening every minute – produces toxins as an end result, and these waste products need to be eliminated from the body and eliminated effectively. If they are not, then the toxins will be stored and the effects of them will build up over time.
Primarily they will simply make our bodies tired and sluggish; but eventually, if not cleaned out, they will result in problems of all kinds – impaired kidney function, gallstones, increased hyperacidity (and, therefore, ulcers) and, finally, a deeply depressed immune system.
By: Michelle Spencer