How Toxins Affect Your Health

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Everyday our bodies are effected by toxins. A toxin is a substance that causes irritating or harmful effects in our body. Our environment determines how we are in contact with toxins from the water we drink, to the air we breath, the clothes we wear, the electronic devices we use. Our modern society uses more drugs, eats more sugar and refined foods, and turns to damaging vices such as alchohol and tobacco to help us deal with stress.

Our bodies produce toxins through normal everyday activities. Biochemical, cellular, and bodily activities generate substances that also need to be eliminated. Furthermore, the lack of sleep, exercise, fresh air, and even negative emotions are known to enable waste products and toxins  to build up in the body and upset our body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins.

When your body is working properly, with a good immune system and eliminative functions, you can handle everyday exposure to toxins. However, if you are taking in more toxins than you can eliminate, your body will reach a state of toxicity. If your digestive system is not working well, there may also be unwanted bacteria that encourage even more toxins  to proliferate.

Even though the colon removes waste from the body, it is the liver that filters toxins and sends them to the colon to leave the body. The lymphatic system, which is important by bringing waste from other parts of the body to the elimination organs and creating T-cells to inundate bad bacteria. Increased toxicity occurs when the colon get clogged, the liver is sluggish and overloaded, you have blocked skin pores, congested lungs and your lymphatic system is backed up.