There is a reason why you are hearing more about our bodies being toxic and about detoxing on the whole. In today’s society, we are exposed to many toxins every day which are found in the food that we eat, in the air that we breathe and even in the water we drink. Each day the human body is exposed to hundreds of different toxic chemicals and hormone disruptors that slowly poison us because they also interfere with digestion and play havoc on our immune systems.
So what really are toxins?
Toxins are chemicals or substances that interfere with the optimal functioning of the body therefore acting as poisons. Some sources of toxic substances are obvious like alcohol and cigarettes whereas others are hidden in our food and in different medicines we take. Did you know that even stress and tension produce a chemical reaction in our body that is highly toxic in nature?
There’s more! Toxins come in many forms and primarily from two sources…
From outside your body: These are also known as environmental toxins and are absorbed into the body via your lungs, skin, mucous membranes and stomach. We find toxins in the food we eat due to modern farming processes which encourage the use of herbicides, insecticides and pesticides. They also end up depleting the soil of essential nutrients. Secondly, the food industry in their attempt to extend food shelf life and enhance taste, also add hundreds of toxic substances like harmful preservatives to our food. Endless pollutions from gases, fumes and smoke are responsible for the creation of toxins in the air that we breathe. Different treatment processes used are responsible for the presence of toxins in the water that we drink.
From within your body: The other source of toxins actually comes from inside your body and is the result of internal biochemical processes, which include damaged cells, proteins and old hormones. An excess of these eventually build up in our muscles and joints, leading to inflammation and chronic pain.
Cell waste removal is a part of the natural metabolic process your body goes through. These toxins are removed from the cells, into the bloodstream, filtered primarily via the liver and kidneys and then excreted through the bowels, bladder, skin and lungs. Secondary elimination paths include tears, phlegm, mucus, earwax and nasal discharge.
The great news is that your body is designed by Mother Nature to detoxify 24 hours a day and that’s why a great deal of your body’s energy is spent on detoxification as it is a natural, essential process. However, with the ever increasing burden of environmental toxins from the food we eat and the air that we breathe, our systems struggle to keep up thus leading to health concerns when the incoming toxin level is much higher than what is being expelled.
At WWN, we believe that by looking at the body as a whole and by correcting or minimising any imbalances and also by including nutritional and lifestyle changes, the body’s natural balance can be restored. The first step is to allow the body to detox naturally by gently cleansing the system from within. Cleansing your system is a great way to lose weight safely and to prevent further diseases. Everyone can benefit from a cleansing program and if we enhance the natural process in our daily lives, many illnesses could be prevented and healed. Visit our website to learn more about our online wellness programs today. We also have an array of highly beneficial cleansing products that are guaranteed to give you results you will love! www.womenswellnessnetwork.com.au