Toxins are poisonous substances traditionally produced within living cells or organisms. However, these are all around us, and many people don't realize it. These harmful substances are present in almost anything, from tobacco, mold, asbestos, chemicals from pesticides used in food, and microscopic metals present in food or drinks. When an individual consumes any of these, toxification occurs that can result in severe complications.
Detoxifications begin in the liver, moving to your kidneys and lungs. The body gets rid of unnatural toxins through these organs. However, if the body gets filled with more toxins than it can handle, the kidneys can become sluggish and not functioning correctly. This scenario can leave the toxins to spread to other organs like the stomach, slowing down metabolism and brain, causing a slow thought process.
That's why it's ideal for you to detoxify your body regularly, easing the stress that these toxins place on your body and organs.
Signs That You Need to Detox
There are five root causes of all diseases, including toxins, stress, allergens, microbes, and poor diet. All these can create up to several thousands of medical conditions, and if you want to avoid this, it's best if you detoxify. Cleansing your body from xenobiotics (foreign substances like food and pollutants) is known as 'detoxification.' Removal of these toxins can prove beneficial in providing optimal health by supporting the organ's ability to absorb nutrients better, promoting healthy biological functionality and healing.
Patients with different conditions can benefit from detoxification, including diabetes, heart-related diseases, autoimmune disorders, or even if you feel you're feeling 'okay,' a cleanse can be extremely beneficial.
Although a healthy person can have natural detoxification in their bodies, too many toxins or certain toxins can last longer inside the system, making you sick and show any of the symptoms mentioned.
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's wise to consult with medical professionals such as a chiropractor to help you receive a personalized detox plan for your specific condition.
How To Detoxify Your Body Naturally
Although there are plenty of synthetic medicines and detox diets claiming to eliminate toxins from a person's body, improve health, or promote weight loss, these often lead to adverse side effects.
So, while medication and detox fad diets won't do anything for your health, you can optimize your body's natural detoxification system by incorporating these practices to your daily life:
Limit Alcohol Intake
Although observation studies proved that low to moderate drinking of alcoholic beverages could be beneficial for heart health, excessive consumption can cause several health issues. When you drink too much of the substance, it can severely damage your liver, rendering it dysfunctional due to fat build-up, cirrhosis, or inflammation.
When you end up with a liver that can't function properly, which is filtering toxins from your body, it can lead to health complications. That's why limiting or eliminating alcohol from your diet is one of the best ways you can maintain your body's optimal detoxification system. Health organizations suggest men limit their intake to two drinks daily and women with one.
Drink More Water
Water is essential for every person's survival as it regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, improves nutrient absorption, and detoxifies your body by eliminating waste products. Cells inside your body need to undergo continuous repair to allow them to function properly and break down nutrients that your body uses for energy. However, this process produces waste in the forms of urea and carbon dioxide, causing harm if it builds up in your bloodstream.
Water helps in transporting these waste products by excreting them through urination, sweating, or even breathing. That's why staying hydrated is essential for detoxification. The average daily intake for water is over 3 liters for men and over 2 liters for women, but these can change depending on your diet, location, and activeness.
In today's busy world, it can be challenging to get the right amount of sleep, leading to several medical conditions. However, you need to ensure proper, quality, and sufficient sleep every night to support your body's detoxification system. Sleeping helps your brain efficiently remove toxic waste byproducts that your body has garnered throughout the day, helping you avoid diseases.
One of the waste products that most people accumulate daily is beta-amyloid, increasing your chances of developing Alzheimer's diseases when you let it build up. And with sleep deprivation, your body can't find the time to perform the detoxing functions, allowing these harmful substances to build-up and lead to several health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, depression, or anxiety. It would be best if you slept at least seven to nine hours every regularly to promote better overall health.
Reduce Intake or Eliminate Sugary or Processed Foods From Your Diet
Processed foods or those with high sugar levels are the primary roots of today's public health crises. Many scientists and researchers have associated the excessive consumption of these foods with several chronic medical conditions, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart-related diseases like hypertension. These conditions hinder your body's detoxification system by damaging the organs that play an essential role, like your kidneys or liver.
Excessive consumption of sugary drinks daily can lead to a fatty liver, negatively impacting liver function. When you consume less of these junk foods, you help keep your body's detoxification system healthy.
Get Fit and Stay Active
Regularly exercising, regardless of your body weight, is associated with longer life and a reduced risk of developing many medical conditions or diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and specific cancer types. Reduced inflammation is the primary health benefit that staying active provides, and when this happens, it can improve your body's several systems, including ist natural detoxification system. You should do at least 150 to 300 minutes of physical activities weekly to help improve your body's detoxification system, allowing you to detoxify your body naturally while staying fit.
Chiropractic Care to Support A Full Body Detox
When a person thinks of detoxifying their bodies, they often think about diets or sweat lodge. While these can also detox your body, there's a lesser-known but incredibly efficient way of promoting detoxification, and that's chiropractic care. Having regular chiropractic treatments is becoming more prevalent in recent years because of its effectiveness, allowing it to remove toxins in the joints and muscles.
Chiropractic adjustments can help align a person's spine and joints that can become misaligned over time for several reasons, including accidents, strenuous physical activities, or average daily wear and tear. This form of treatment can help alleviate many chronic aches and pains. But that's not only the health advantage that you can enjoy with chiropractic care as these spinal adjustments can also help your joints release any toxin build-up in your body. And with your spinal column being the connection between your brain and the rest of your organs, it mustn't get overloaded with unnatural toxins.
Although toxins take several years to get to the point of inflicting chronic diseases or illnesses to a person, you shouldn't wait for it to accumulate as it can lead to severe complications. It's best not to wait until it's too late, and contact a professional chiropractor to help you detoxify your body as naturally as possible.
Live your life toxin-free and book an appointment with Dr. Cody Capeloto to help you get the treatment you deserve and live your life to the fullest.