There is one plain fact that every doctor can agree on is the fact we live on a toxic planet. Many times we have no idea how the body will respond to the chemicals that we create in laboratories. From heavy chemicals to pesticides, growth hormones, and even lead in an old pipe the body must maintain an efficient system for removing toxins.
What is Detoxification?
Detoxification refers to a physiological process called biotransformation in which non-polar/fat soluble compounds are converted to polar/water soluble substances which can eliminated through normal pathways.
This process is very important because every cell is susceptible to the easy movement of fat-soluble toxins to inside of the cells. This does not occur easily with water soluble compounds and thus the goal of detoxification is to prevent toxin from effecting the internal environment of our cells.
Detoxification requires phases within the body in which different pathways can be used to perform the end action of removing toxins.
Detoxification is a complicated process within the body with many pathways and organ involvement. The two major organs of detoxification are the liver and kidneys. Detoxification require many specific nutrients for it function and uses the lungs, skin, blood, lymph, and colon to aid the process.
Detoxification variations can occur genetically which alter efficiency of clearance and cause accumulation of toxins in fat based tissues. The major storage centers of toxins are body fat, brain, and organ fat.
There is strong evidence that genetic variation in detoxification can lead to Alzheimer’s, dementia, mood disorders, autoimmunity, obesity, and some cancers.
An environmental compound activates the immune system only after glutathione levels are depleted.
Symptoms of poor detoxification
- Acne and unhealthy skin
- Hormone imbalances
- Weight gain
- Poor bowel function
Loss of chemical tolerance
- Intolerance to smells
- Intolerance to jewelry
- Intolerance to shampoo, lotions, detergents
- Food sensitivities
- Constant skin outbreaks
- Constant allergies
If you experience these symptoms on a regularly basis I strongly suggest changing your lifestyles and seeking support to aid your body’s natural detoxification process. There is a solution for combating the effects of our toxin filled environment. Within herbs, healthy food, and plants there are all the nutrients and compounds to aid the body in natural detoxification. Check out our customized detoxification programs for your individual needs.