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The Dangers of Toxic Deposits in Your Body

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In the past 60 years there’s been more toxins enter our environment than ever before, and it has increased markedly since the turn of the milennium. Toxins lodge in cells, tissues and muscles until your body is completely overwhelmed. The Total Health magazine quotes the February 2008 issue of the journal Pediatrics, in which it was reported that infants and children are exposed to toxins from everyday baby products, including shampoo, lotion, and powder. 

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit research based, consumer advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. reported that personal care products expose children to an average of 60 chemicals every day that they can breathe in or that absorb through their skin. And what’s worse toxins are not a short-term danger. When combined with a lack of essential nutrients the toxic deposits actually accumulate in your tissues causing DNA damage and are often passed on to generations of children.

So it’s not surprising that some days you feel like you’re on the mountain top, and some others – for no apparent reason – you feel sluggish, depressed, weak. Chances are, those days when you don’t feel great, your body can’t handle its unseen toxic load satisfactorily. Plainly put, it is being slowly poisoned because your detox systems are not up to the task of protecting your body from the toxins you are exposed to.

Depending on what’s in your own or your child’s personal care products, there’s a potential for toxic overload. This means if you or anyone in your family uses only one product with its chemical content, their body’s immune system will be capable of filtering out the toxins. But, if you continually bombard you and your children’s vulnerable bodies with more and more chemicals, you may be overworking it!

For more on what to do and why detoxification is important for your health and longevity read  Step 1: Detoxification Starts With The Skin.

Do you suffer from allergies, excessive body odour, weight gain or mood swings, headaches? Do you feel tired and lethargic, get sick often, are forgetful or have foggy thinking, or are you just simply looking or feeling old and grumpy? It could be simply an overload of your detox pathways, The solution? Decreasing toxins and increasing nutrients: and how to do that is what the Savvy Team devote their spare time educating people about.

For information on how nutrient lack causes cellular breakdown, go here. Next, here are a few facts about toxins that everyone should know:

  • Toxins accumulate in fat tissue and breast tissue.
  • Toxins like PCBs and dioxins affect your endocrine system, causing harmful health affects like decreased sperm count and testicular cancer in men, early puberty in girls, endometriosis in women and exposure to high levels of estrogen in babies.
  • Some toxins are persistent and stay in your body for many years.
  • Mothers can pass toxins to babies in the womb or while breastfeeding.
  • Toxins have a stronger effect on children’s developing bodies. Exposure can lead to conditions such as eczema, hives, asthma, headaches, dyslexia, irritability, infections, autism, PDD, ADHD and ADD.
  • Over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year in the US alone. Adults and children consume these pesticides, causing health problems like heart rate changes, nausea, muscle cramps, confusion, emotional instability, diarrhea, difficulty breathing and even death.
  • Seemingly innocent products like household cleaners and lawn care products contribute to your toxic load. (for info on safety conscious and effective alternatives, contact your Savvy Team member)
  • Most beauty products are loaded with toxins. Your shampoo, toothpaste, body lotion, facial cream and other products may be causing aging and other harmful affects due to toxic chemicals in the ingredients. Even health food store products may contain toxic chemicals. (for info on safety conscious and effective alternatives, contact your Savvy Team member)
  • Over time, the daily onslaught of these toxins can clog up your detoxification pathways and lead to illness and dis-ease.

Anything that enters your body has to be appropriately processed: nutrients are converted to their useable forms; what is redundant gets separated for elimination; and toxins (both, those originated externally, and those created during the metabolic process) have to be either neutralized, or safely eliminated. This is the job of a specialized system of enzymes and compounds that form body’s detox system.

What is it that constitutes detox system? Most of us think of the liver, but it is more complicated than that: process of detoxification is taking place throughout the body. It is both, incredibly complex, and surprisingly efficient in its seeming randomness. Most body cells produce detox enzymes to some extent, with the detox enzyme systems present in the intestine, kidneys, brain and other localities. The fact that they are there implicates that all these body tissues and organs need direct protection from toxins, and can be injured if it is not efficient.

The liver is merely body’s main detox site, with the highest concentration of cells producing powerful protective enzymes helping to detoxify the blood (it also filters blood from larger impurities and bacteria). Most important part of the process of detoxification concerns transforming fat-soluble (lipophilic) toxins to water-soluble (hydrophilic) through so called Phase I and Phase II, so that they can be excreted trough the urine and bile. This process is often referred to as toxin biotransformation.

Aside from being much fewer in numbers, water-soluble toxins are by their nature easier to neutralize and mobilize to the channels of elimination in the predominantly aqueous body environment. In addition, they are generally less capable of penetrating lipid-based cellular and other membranes (except for very small molecules, that can penetrate them by diffusion), which is primarily how toxins get to harm the body.

For the most part, Phase I detoxication does not neutralize toxins; in fact, the modified, or activated toxins it produces can be more, or much more toxic than in their original form. It is therefore critically important that Phase II response matches the output of Phase I detoxication.

Within this overall balance requirement, each of various detox pathways has to be working efficiently in order to provide the body with needed protection from toxins. Think of some 100,000 registered commercial chemicals, plus naturally occurring toxins. Hundreds to thousands of them are inside you, all of them xenobiotic, most of them toxic to your body. That only begins to paint the picture of the enormous task that your detox system is facing each and every day.

The detox pathways partly overlap in their detox activity, so that somewhat inefficient action in one of them is usually compensated through other pathways. However, significant failure in any one of them puts the entire system at the risk of malfunctioning.

Your detox systems are not strictly programmed, nor controlled. Depending on the circumstance, the same toxins can undergo different reactions and some of the outcomes may not be good for the body. Chances for such faulty, unhealthy chemistry to occur increase with one or more pathways becoming inefficient, or even blocked. This may happen as a result of the combined effect of toxic overexposure, nutritional deficiencies and/or genetic malfunction (such as failure to produce certain detox enzyme).

Of course, it makes it worse if your toxic exposure to aldehyde-forming elements, like alcohol beverages, formaldehyde, ethylene glycol, methanol, Candida albicans, acetone from the air or produced by the body due to low-carbohydrate diet, bio-amines from foods like chocolate and fermented cheeses, or stress hormone adrenaline, among others, is elevated.

You can see now how important for your health is that your detox system functions properly. The first step in having this happen is to turn off the toxic tap. If you’d like to know more about how to detox your body quickly, easily and safely then contact your Savvy team support member or email info.

Please note:
Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

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