Detoxification is the single most important key to health, in fact, with the increased load of environmental toxicity we are relentlessly exposed to on a daily basis, detoxing has now become more important than ever. In fact, problems with our detoxification system are one of the root causes of illness in society today. If you can’t adequately eliminate toxins from your body, whether its mercury from tuna sandwiches, nitrates from bacon, or xenoestrogens from plastics, these toxins slowly build up, wreaking havoc on your body.
When our detoxification system (the natural method of eliminating metabolic cellular waste) becomes overwhelmed, it gets overloaded and develops into a toxic dump. This is when we start developing symptoms and get sick, however it may take years of accumulated toxins and stress to get to that point.
As these toxins have the ability to deposit anywhere in the body they can elicit very non-specific symptoms. These symptoms described below are all signs of chronic toxicity. If you suffer from any of the following, it is likely to you need to detoxify in order for you to feel well and healthy again:
- Muscle aches, joint pain
- Sinus congestion, postnasal drip
- Excessive sinus problems
- Bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhoea
- Foul-smelling stools
- Sleep problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Food cravings
- Water retention
- Trouble losing weight
- Rashes, skin problems, eczema, psoriasis
- Canker sores
- Puffy, dark circles under the eyes
- Premenstrual syndrome, other menstrual disorders
- Bad breath
Why does our detoxification system become overloaded?
We are currently being exposed to around 6 million pounds of mercury and around 2.5 billion pounds of other toxic chemicals every single year. Sounds scary right? Well it gets worse, 88,000 toxic chemicals have been released into the environment since the beginning of the industrial revolution, with very few tested for their implications on human health.
Here are a few factors that can contribute to your overall toxic load:
- Mercury, lead, petrochemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers
- Food allergies, environmental allergies and moulds
- Eating a westernised diet
- Internal toxins such as bacteria, fungus, and yeast inside our gut as well as hormonal and metabolic toxins. According to the Environmental Working Group in America, a newborn baby has approximately 287 known toxins in their umbilical cord blood, so if newborns are exposed to that many chemicals before birth, imagine how many toxins you have been exposed to over your life.
With all the toxins we are being exposed to, how can we not all be affected by this massive onslaught? The answer is we can’t but what we can do is help maximise our bodies detoxifying capabilities to ensure these toxins don’t overflow and cause disease. With all this toxicity floating around, why aren’t all of us getting sick? The answer is simple, we are all genetically and biochemically unique from one another, some of us are fantastic at eliminating toxic waste, whilst others are not.
Don’t think you need to detox?
Even if you think you’re a beacon of health and vitality, think of detoxing as a tune up, a simple and easy way to supercharge your health, and keep your cells working at their optimal level. The FFDetox is a comprehensive program aimed at correcting problems caused by toxicity, maximising your body’s own detoxification capacity, and aiding in the safe elimination of stored toxins.
Removing toxic waste from your body and optimising your detoxification system is essential for creating optimal health
By Megan Maitland