Toxins are harmful substances that are derived from food, water, cleaning products, and other environmental sources that we are exposed to regularly. An accumulation of toxins may become poisonous in the human body, which may lead to potential damage of vital organs and systems. Considering that these toxins enter our body by ingestion (preservatives, additives and food contamination), inhalation (pollutants in the air we breathe) and absorption (through skin and eyes), the risk of toxic overload is a common concern. Internally, autointoxication is process where the toxins are produced by your own body as a result of poor digestion and elimination.
A toxic body may manifest a variety of signs and symptoms:
- Skin problems (rashes, acne, etc.)
- Food and scent intolerances and allergies
- Constipation, diarrhea and other digestive issues
- Frequent colds and viruses
- Unexplained headaches
- Lower back pain
- General aches and pains
- Fatigue and low energy
- Inability to feel rested after sleep
- Compromised resistance to infections
- Inability to lose weight
- Fuzzy thinking
The body neutralizes or eliminates toxins via the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin and lungs. The toxins that the body is unable to eliminate are usually stored in fat tissues and bone. The elimination of waste targeted in many detoxification programs often result in improvement of weight loss and medical conditions, such as obesity, arthritis, eczema, digestive disorders, and depression. It is important to carry detoxification programs under medical or nutritionist approval and supervision.