Our bodies are filled with toxins. No matter how clean we eat, or how careful we are, due to the world we live in, just by being alive, we are exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Our liver usually does a great job at filtering these toxins on its own, but over time, the buildup of toxins can make us sick. It is important to aid our liver and our body in the detox process, especially if we are eating unclean foods often.
What causes toxins and what are they?
Toxins, or sometimes referred to as free radicals, are the waste products that our body naturally produces. We are exposed to toxins everyday in the air, in our food, and in our water. It is not something that should be alarming, as this happens to us just by living.
However, toxin build up is something that we should be aware of and make an effort to aid our body in ridding ourselves of them. When we get rid of these toxins, we will naturally feel better. Some things that would cause more toxin build up would be things like: taking any medications daily or often, eating poor quality food, eating lots of processed or packaged foods with preservatives, eating lots of fried foods or foods with oils, breathing poor quality air.
How do I know if I have toxin buildup?
Most toxin buildup is due to poor gut health. If we are constipated and not regularly removing our bowels, the toxins will build up and stay inside our system. Some things that would indicate toxin build up would be if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Digestive issues such as constipation
- Skin irritation such as eczema or unidentifiable rash
- Muscle or joint pain
- Cravings due to imbalances in the body
- Bad breath or body odor
If you have ever searched the internet for ways to detox your body, you may just have found lots of products that people will try to sell to you. Unfortunately, just taking incredibly expensive things marketed to you will not truly help you to detox your body. The main way to detox your body is to aid your body in the digestive system and the lymphatic system and to begin to heal your gut.
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The most important thing is to make sure you are using the toilet regularly, and sweating as much and as often as possible. Sweat and stool is where your toxins will exit the body. Making sure your lymphatic system is moving and able to drain properly is also important. You can do this by doing a lymph massage to clear pathways. In addition to doing these things, it is important to start consuming high quality foods and to take as little medications as possible. Refrain from packaged and processed foods as well as oils.
If your body seems to be struggling with the symptoms of toxin overload and you are already eating healthy and sweating and using the restroom regularly, a great way to help cleanse your body is to use IV therapy at an IV therapy clinic. Before you jump right into an IV, the technicians and doctors at the clinic can do a blood draw and see where you might be needing some help.
The IV will help to flush out the toxins into your body. The reason why IV is better than drinking water or taking vitamins, is because the IV is easier on the digestive system. The body will not have to process any more toxins through vitamins or toxins in the water. The IV goes straight to your body and bypasses the digestive system. This is the best option for those who struggle with toxin overload.