Removing Toxicity In The Body

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Throughout history, civilizations such as the ancient Romans have had to face the problem of food toxicity. Royalty who ate rich foods in great quantity developed certain diseases that the peasants, eating a simple diet, did not. Archaeologists have also discovered a high incidence of lead in cups, bowls, and drinking glasses, which then leached into the food itself and into the system of the people who consumed them.

Nowadays, when processed, devitalized Western foods are introduced to different parts of the world, our diet-related diseases soon follow. The body can process and eliminate only so much food and waste on a daily basis. It is easily overwhelmed by environmental pollution, contaminants, and the powerful chemicals found in virtually all medications. When excessive amounts of sugar, salt, fat, cholesterol, and man-made chemicals fill our tissues and blood stream, our bodies are the worse for it. We become overweight and toxic. Instead of nourishing health, we nourish disease.

How many overweight animals are there on earth? Have you ever seen a fat eagle or obese tiger? There are no overweight animals in the wild. The only animals with a weight problem are those that live with humans. Recently I met a young woman from Japan who had only been in the United States about three months. In those three months, she discovered two things. One was hamburgers, the other was snacks. In three months she gained 25 pounds.

In the future, detoxing the body will become commonplace - a necessity in order to cope with stress, environmental pollution, poor quality food - as well as for those seeking the well-documented mental/spiritual benefits derived from cleansing the body, fasting in general, and the awareness of monitoring what goes in and out of our body.

Internal Maintenance Of The Digestive Organs
Resting the body's digestive organs and maintaining a level of internal cleanliness are two other important factors in maintaining health. Digesting food is serious work for your body. It expends a lot of energy in the process. Like anything else, when the internal organs are periodically rested, they function better and last longer. Do you leave your car running all the time? That is precisely what happens to your body when you eat from morning until night. When there is no food left to digest, the body can direct more of its attention towards internal cleansing.

When you sleep at night, your body does its cleansing, repairing, and healing. This is why you have bad breath and body odor in the morning and need to eliminate waste. Your body has been ridding itself of potentially disease-causing waste products. Have you ever seen the inside of an automobile engine when the oil has never been changed? There is an accumulation of sludge and dirt, making it hard for the moving parts to perform well. A similar occurrence takes place inside the body. Without proper diet and exercise habits, excess fats, cholesterol, and toxins can overwhelm the body's capacity to eliminate them. When environmental pollution is taken into account, it is inevitable that toxins will find their way into the body. The question becomes how to live with them on a regular basis and avoid becoming overly toxic. The body has a limited capacity to remove toxins from its system. Our modern way of eating rich and chemically saturated foods, coupled with environmental compromises, frequently exceeds that capacity.

Sometimes the body gets sick in order to eliminate excessive toxins and to keep you well in the long term. When an animal becomes sick, it stops eating to concentrate its energy on cleansing its system. Whatever's causing the discomfort is removed. Human beings have the same natural inclinations. How many times have you been sick and not wanted to eat? This also has to do with being in touch with your body, and knowing when it is trying to clean itself out a little bit, and then helping it do so. Here, plenty of rest and drinking enough fluids, especially water, will help the body perform its natural healing process.

 

Will Nelson is an author, public speaker, personal trainer, massage therapist, and life coach. As a Life Performance Specialist, he has created an on-line 7-day and membership program see it at http://www.VitalogyLiving.com and developed three courses, the VitalBody, VitalFood and the VitalMind. His company teaches personal empowerment through lifestyle management. For more information go to http://www.enjoyabetterworld.com.

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