3 Ways the Body Deals with Toxins

What’s the deal with toxins? Aren’t they just passing through? NOPE!

Isn’t that a lovely thought? To think that toxins are just being eliminated… Unfortunately that is absolutely not the case!

The body has 3 options when dealing with toxins:

1. BURRY IN BODY FAT
The body wants to protect you at all costs. It’s main concern is getting toxins OUT of the bloodstream. An “easy” solution (if the detoxification pathways are congested) is to burry them in body fat. This means the body will create more fat tissue to try to protect you (which means you gain weight).

This can be why a person might have trouble losing weight – if the body doesn’t feel like it’s safe to let go of the weight (because then you’d have too many toxins in your bloodstream), you will hold on to the weight.

2. DEPOSIT INTO THE TISSUES
The body will store toxins in organs, muscles, bones, nerves, etc. This is when you will start to see neurological symptoms, disease and other chronic disorders. Having any kind of chronic symptom or illness is a huge sign of toxicity!

Read this blog about toxic overload

3. REMOVE THEM
Now this is what we want! The detoxification pathways include; liver, lungs, blood, kidneys, skin, colon, and lymphatic system. But… if these pathways are congested or under performing, your body will find other ways to deal with the toxins.

Common symptoms of congested detox pathways could be hormonal imbalances, chronic cough, asthma, blood disorders, urinary issues, acne, eczema, psoriasis, constipation, diarrhea, cysts, tumors, edema, swelling, pain or inflammation.

Ideally, we want our body to be removing them rather than storing them, however, we live in a whole new world today that no body could possibly be prepared for.

We are inundated with toxicity, which is why we need to support our body on a daily basis as much as we possibly can by eating organic whole foods, minimizing our toxic exposure, and consciously doing things to support the natural detoxification process.

So where are all of these toxins coming from?

We eat them: Toxins can enter the digestive tract through food by consuming preservatives, additives, alcohol, trans fats, chemicals, etc.

We breathe them in: We can inhale toxins through the lungs by breathing in exhaust, toxic fumes, cleaning products, second hand smoke, air fresheners, synthetic fragrance, perfumes, lead wicks in candles, hairspray, etc.

We slather them on: Toxins can enter through the skin from cosmetics, lotions, and tattoos. This is a huge one that people don’t think about! Anything that touches your skin goes directly into the blood stream.

They live in us: Internal infections such as viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungus, and parasites can leave us not only with having to deal with the infection itself, but also the die off and dead cells of the pathogen, creating a double dose of toxicity.

We let them fester: Negative emotions also become toxic when they are suppressed or left undealt with in a healthy way. This can lead to all sorts of energetic dysfunction, pain, inflammation, and disease.

See my post on how emotions can manifest physically.

Although it’s true that we live in a toxic world, not all hope is lost. There are still plenty of things we can do to support our body through the process:

  • Focus on organic whole foods, fresh air, purified water.
  • Be mindful of what you are inhaling and take the proper precautions.
  • Use non-toxic cleaning products such as essential oils, baking soda and vinegar.
  • Choose clean hygiene and beauty products, or better yet, make you’re own!
  • Work with a holistic practitioner to help you identify and support chronic infections.
  • Check out my 21-Day Purification Program to learn more about this whole-body detox!
  • Be honest with yourself about how you’re feeling. Try energetic healing modalities to help you work through your emotions such as meditation, EFT, hypnotherapy, reiki, sound healing, or schedule an Intuitive Counseling session!

Not sure where to start on your journey? Let’s schedule a free consult!

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