Having toxic waste in your body is not as scary as it sounds! I’m not talking anything too serious here, just things that can potentially have a negative effect on the body. You’re in contact with toxic waste everyday, though you may not realise it and it may even not cause you any harm – your body has natural processes to remove these substances. Toxic waste can be found in:
- Food – such as caffeine, alcohol and wheat;
- Water – Chemicals such as fluoride and chloride are in public drinking water and plastic bottles contain BPA;
- Air – not just pollution either;
- Cleaning Products – you no that synthetic smell? It’s not good;
- Mold – In the bathroom, on the walls;
- Clothing – material and what you wash them in;
- Your Body – waste products created by normal cell activity.
How Your Body Naturally Removes Toxic Waste
Your body naturally removes toxic waste. There are four important process that are linked and generally flow from one to the other. These processes are:
- Disposing cellular waste products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid;
- Larger waste products are removed via the lymph and smaller waste is either exhaled or sent to the liver;
- The liver processes the waste into either bile to be removed via the digestive tract or making the waste water soluable and sent to the kidneys to be removed via urine;
- Clearance of waste via the digestive system.
If any of the above processes are disturbed, it can cause a buildup of toxins in the body. This buildup can have a negative effect and cause a wide variety of symptoms, such as:
- Weight gain;
- Stomach upsets;
- Skin reactions;
- Bad breath;
How You Can Help Your Body With Waste Removal
You can help to support your natural waste removal process, and it doesn’t have to be by an all-out detox (although that will help too). You can make small changes and do small things that will help the waste removal process.
A good diet is essential, the less toxins you put in, the less there is to come out. Eat plenty of fibre (this helps to remove toxins via the digestive system). You can also take herbs, such as dandelion root and green tea to help cleanse and protect your liver. Vitamin C is also important as it helps the liver to produce glutathione which helps remove toxins. And let’s not forget all the probiotics that are out there to support your digestion.
Stay well hydrated. Drink at least 2 litres a day of just water, not juice, tea or squash. Just pure, fresh water, preferably filtered. Water helps to flush toxins out of your body.
Practice breathing deeply. A lot of toxic waste is removed by our lungs, taking deep breathes will facilitate this process.
Exercise for at least half an hour everyday. This doesn’t have to be strenuous. Exercising helps your circulation and so helps move toxins around the body to the correct area for processing.
There are plenty of supplements that are meant to help with the removal of toxins from the body. One is Serrapeptase. This enzyme is a natural supplement that removes toxins and debris from the body as it digests proteins. However it only attacks dead matter. It also helps to remove heavy metals, which the body use to release toxins.
The above should help your body to remove toxic waste that is often found within it. However, remember to consult your doctor before taking any supplements or making big changes to your diet. Also, if symptoms persist or get worse, speak to your doctor.