How have we become so toxic and what can you do about it?
That is an excellent question and if you want to be successful in detoxing, learning more about how we become toxic in the first place makes total sense.
In modern society toxins are everywhere and the sad fact is we cannot get away from them. The best thing we can do is manage them and eliminate as much of this toxic build up as we can.
Did you know that toxic environmental chemicals are in the exhaled breath and bloodstream of each of us? That is scary but true.
It probably wasn’t like this in our grandparent’s time and our children will never know any thing other than a toxic world.
Not only do these chemicals overwhelm our capacity to detoxify, our bodies are just not capable of metabolizing these man made chemicals.
These un-metabolized chemicals are stockpiled in the body, primarily in surface fat. Because these chemicals are a hydrocarbon they are fat-soluble.
These hydrocarbons stockpile not only in fat but also in the brain and cell membranes. Once the toxins have accumulated to the point where the fat cannot hold anymore it spills over into all the other organs.
These days all human fat biopsies contain:
- Styrene residues from plastic wraps and containers
- Dioxins from herbicides and paper products
- Xylene from gasoline, pollutants, paints and glues
- 4-diclhorobenzene from deodorizers, mothballs, sanitizers and bedding
And this is far from a complete list of the chemicals we are exposed to, often a daily basis.
Another huge concern is how these chemicals react together in the body. This is totally unchartered territory and only now is work being done to consider the potential impact of these toxic compounds hiding within our body.
The moral to the story is that we live in a world that is toxic rich, we need to do whatever we can do to decrease our toxic load. Awareness is the first step in the detoxification process.
Dr Deb, the Detox Coach.