Spring has sprung once more, and there’s never been a better time to detoxify. Many people get motivated to do some spring cleaning as the seasons change. Not only should you spring clean your home and garden, but you should also spring clean your body. By detoxifying your body, you enable it to perform more efficiently and improve resilience.
In the course of the last few decades, there has been a lot more toxification in the average person noted by doctors. A toxic body causes a lot of problems including hormone imbalances, mental fog, obesity, memory loss, lack of vitality, fatigue, sleeping problems, and metabolic syndrome.
The problem of toxicity is not currently recognized as an important health issue by conventional medicine, but there have been a number of studies to suggest the issue could be the cause of many of the chronic symptoms popping up, such as the increase in cancer rates in the past two decades.
An article published in the New York Times in November 2015 looks at the risks that come with all the everyday contaminants our body is exposed to, along with a statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics that shows toxins are also damaging reproductive health.
The Endocrine Society released a 50-age “Scientific Statement” in which they said that the latest evidence suggests the chemical exposure that disrupts the endocrine system can be connected to the two most dangerous public health threats.
The evidence also suggests that these endocrine disruptors are linked to prostate cancer, infertility, testicular cancer, undescended testicles, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and neurological issues.
They also suggested that the problems could occur in adults following continued exposure to these toxins during the fetal stages.
These endocrine disruptors are chemicals found in cosmetics, plastics, pesticides, and the hormones injected into farm animals. When these disruptors are ingested into the human body they can mimic hormones that disrupt the function of the endocrine system.
These toxins could be compared to dirt that gets into a car engine. Engines don’t perform well if there is dirt clogging it because the parts don’t come into contact with one another. The body could be considered a biological engine.
In order for the body to function properly, there needs to be careful collaboration and plenty of communication between the four key systems.
They are the endocrine/hormonal system, the liver, the gut, and the immune system. If even just one of these systems starts to get compromised, it can bring down the entire bio-engine.
Hormone disruptors and toxins are basically the dirt in the engine of the body; interfering with collaboration and communication between the key systems.
The liver is the natural detoxifier of the body. If it becomes too overwhelmed with toxins, it can’t work properly. It is unable to produce enough antioxidants needed to keep issues such as cancer at bay. It is also left unable to detoxify these fat-soluble hormone disruptors. It is unable to effectively break down hormones like insulin and estrogen, leading to higher levels of these hormones.
When the liver is focusing on detoxifying alcohol, it leaves it unable to do its other tasks as well. Women who drink just one glass of wine each day are tine times more likely to develop breast cancer. Alcohol can also increase the risk of other cancers developing. This is because alcohol toxifies the liver, compromising its ability to produce antioxidants.
When your liver gets overwhelmed like this, and the fat-soluble toxins get stuck in fat, it leads to the generation of even more fat.
Most people in the US are unable to lose weight no matter how much they exercise or diet because it is not that easy to get rid of these fat-soluble toxins in the body.
Releasing toxins from the body is done by a process known as glucuronidation, which is when toxins are separated from cells, made water-soluble, and then removed by the kidneys.
If it wasn’t for this process, then all fat-soluble toxins would simply remain in body fat. Even though there are detoxifying cleanses that can separate fat-soluble from fat, they aren’t able to properly remove them from the body because they are unable to trigger glucuronidation.
When this happens, the toxins join back up with the fat and lead to rebound weight gain. In order to properly detoxify and cleanse the body, one must stimulate glucuronidation.
A detoxifying cleanse that can do this can keep the body clean from toxins for months and months.
In order to eat a diet that supports the detoxification process, one must eat a lot of organic, fresh vegetables and fruits and drink plenty of water. Aerobic exercise is good for detoxification, as is getting plenty of sleep at night. As you sleep, your body heals and regenerates.
A broad spectrum probiotic that contains at least 8 to 10 strains of organisms improves nutrient absorption and are critical to solving the problem of inflammation and stimulating the production of serotonin.
Healthy gut flora is needed to keep inflammation and dementia at bay and can improve healing when used in combination with detoxification.
Much of what we have outlined in this article should be part of the common pursuit of health. It could have a significant impact on preventing and treating chronic diseases around the world.
We highly encourage you to go through detoxification this spring and spring clean your body to regain your health.