Detoxification is the process by which we rid our bodies of the harmful substances that we encounter simply as a part of living. Humans create toxins as normal byproducts, absorb toxins with our food and medicine, and encounter toxins in the environment. Our ability to clear toxins from the body developed in an environment where food additives, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, chemical drugs, chemotherapeutic agents, dyes, solvents, petroleum-derived pollutants, and chlorinated toxins such as dioxin did not exist and poisoning with heavy metals was rare. In contrast, the CDC now reports that 100% of the Americans have dangerous toxic chemicals stored in our bodies.
Due to tremendous genetic variation in detoxification enzymes, we cannot
assume that any two people will respond the same way to a given substance at a
given exposure level. Each of us
has a unique tolerance for toxic substances, based on our genetics,
our nutritional status and our general health. When this
exceeded, the body’s waste processing system becomes overburdened and
no longer functions adequately.
People with detoxification imbalances can experience the following
More details: cdc report linked here
How to assess your detoxification capacity
A Simple Safe detox program
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