Toxins are unavoidable in our modern world; in fact, the average human being is said to have approximately 400 synthetic chemicals in their system. Over the past six or seven decades, there have been over 80,000 new chemicals released into our environment with less than half tested for potential toxicity.
Is it a coincidence that rates of cancer are three times what they were, prior to the introduction of this alarming number of chemicals? Cancer is largely known as a disease of our modern times, but it’s certainly not the only ailment that can ravage the body and mind. The build-up of toxins in our body, related to chemicals in the environment and a number of other factors, may be the basis for almost every disease and chronic illness; as well as premature aging.
Our liver can assist the body in detoxifying while the kidneys work hard to clear them out, but it’s impossible for them to handle such an overload of harmful substances on their own. This is where a gentle, nutritional cleanse comes in as the crucial process for helping the body to remove those impurities, by providing it with the rich nutrition it needs to naturally cleanse itself.
If you aren’t sure whether you need to cleanse, or if you’re even toxic, consider these reasons as to why you probably are.
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The air we breathe
Unless you live in a bubble, you’ll be exposed to the many toxins that come from all the chemicals released into the environment over the years. Just a few include: many pesticides and industrial compounds, plastics, toxic metals, combustion pollutants, and biological contaminants such as: mold, mildew and bacteria, tobacco smoke, and many others.
Staying indoors won’t help – in fact, pollutant levels are an average of 2 ½ times higher indoors than outdoors. Just a few of the chemicals inside include phthalates found in items like shower curtains, toothbrushes, food containers and flooring, as well as phenols that are found in detergents, disinfectants and adhesives.
Numerous chemicals are found within our food supply, including over 4 billion pounds of pesticides used annually in the U.S. alone. Other toxins include antibiotics, growth promoting substances like hormones, as well as heavy metals and plastics. There are also more than 10,000 food and chemical additives that are allowed directly into our food supply through dyes, sweeteners, preservatives, flavorings and more.
While buying organic or growing your own food will certainly reduce your exposure, it’s impossible to avoid toxins completely. The nutritional value of the food we eat has been declining rapidly, due to the soil of commercial farms becoming nutritionally deficient. When crops are grown in the same soil over and over again, its mineral content becomes depleted over time.
Stress produces its own set of pollutants – or “stress toxins” – within the body. In our fast-paced society, many people are stressed and anxious about finances, health, jobs, relationships and a host of other issues. You might imagine that these toxins can build up rather quickly – there are few who can truly say they are immune to the negative effects of stress.
With our modern busy lifestyles filled with worry, nutrient depleted foods and a host of other toxins and impurities found in our environment, a gentle nutritional whole body cleanse will get directly to the root cause of many health issues and allow you to return to a natural state of optimal health.
If you think it might be time to make a change and improve your health, take our “Time to Cleanse Quiz” and see how you could benefit from a detox diet.