How Do Toxins Affect Us?

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How Do Toxins Affect Us?

A system invaded by toxins means a toxic mind along with a burdened and heavy body. If you ever feel sluggish, tired, depressed or have any kind of health issues then it is time to think about and understand what toxins do to your body and how they can affect your life. It is important to eliminate toxins in any way we can and factors such as what you eat, drink and breathe? What kind of environment you live in? What products you consume in your daily life? Will all constitute towards your biggest daily toxic intake.

A toxin is a chemical or poison that is known to have harmful effects on the body.

Here are some of the main sources we get these toxins from:

Food

Toxic foods can refer to food additives, highly processed or genetically modified foods and even chemical ingredients in food recipes such as food dyes (RED 40) and chemical flavourings (MSG and aspartame). So, read the labels before you buy. Another common food toxin is alcohol. Alcoholic beverages contain ‘possibly toxic’ sulphites. We can even ingest toxins from the vegetables and fruits which are exposed to pesticides, grown based on the principles of conventional farming. Another recent toxic-topic of discussion refers to the amount of mercury in the foods that we eat. High levels of mercury in the body can cause illness and even death. Try your best; consume seasonal, organic, unprocessed foods and support organic farming when possible.

Beauty Products

Toxic chemicals and additives in beauty products such as cosmetics, sunscreens, moisturizers, perfumes, deodorants and shampoos that we are all at fault of using are instantly absorbed by the skin, then mixed with the blood causing damaging side effects by overloading our bodies with a whole load of toxins in time. Always read the label before you buy and where possible replace your products with natural and organic products. Remember if you can’t eat it then don’t let your skin absorb it!

Cleaning Materials

Detergents, bleaches and softeners etc. that we use to clean our living spaces and our clothes on a daily basis contain toxic chemicals which seriously damage our health when used. They also pollute the air we breathe and can be harsh on our skin. Again it is better to replace these products  with organic or natural products In order to protect your body from these harmful chemicals as well as being kind to the earth.

Air

Toxic gases and chemicals have become an indispensible part of our lives, unfortunately. The air we breathe has increasingly been filled with pollution and toxins cars and factory emissions. Another toxin which we are highly exposed to is cigarettes. Tobacco products contain a number of toxic ingredients that can negatively affect our bodies. To clear the air in your home or workspace get an air purifier and make sure you have a few plants around.

Water

In most countries tap water has become something that we can’t even wash our dishes with not to mention drinking it.  It is so harmful as it contains chemicals like bleach, chlorine, ammonia and fluoride. We risk flooding our bodies with toxic chemicals each time we take a shower, drink a glass of water, wash dishes etc. Plastic bottles can be quite harmful as some of the chemicals found in plastic are known to be mutation-inducing and have certain cancer-causing qualities. The best way to combat this is to purify your tap water by obtaining a water purifier.

Detoxify Yourself

Our bodies process those toxins through organs like the liver and kidneys and eliminate them in the form of sweat, urine, and faeces. It is vital that you promote and take good care of your organs and detox your body on a regular basis to aid this make sure you exercise regularly, massage your body and stay hydrated!

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