Monday, December 27, 2010

How Your Body Handles Toxins

No way!

You made it through the holidays as well???

 Me too!

                                 Okay, let's not get too excited, we still have to make it through the New Year! 

Today I am going to share more info concerning with how your body with toxins. The way I figure it, the holiday season is an especially urgent time for our bodies to be pampered.

So grab your coffee and your Snuggie and prepare to love your body!


How Your Body Handles Toxins

The vital organs work together to rid your body of potentially harmful toxins. Everything you consume is broken down to release useful products, while unwanted by-products and toxins are converted into waste and expelled from your body in the form of urine, feces, sweat and carbon dioxide.

Normally, the body is extremely efficient at processing waste. However , if it is overburdened with toxins, excretion - the elimination of waste - becomes compromised and the body begins to store toxins instead.

As the level of harmful toxins in the body begins to builds up, the efficiency of the organs is reduced and the immune system becomes suppressed, greatly impairing your overall state of health and well-being.

Adjusting your diet and lifestyle can reduce your exposure to toxins and aid more efficient excretion.

Symptoms Of Toxic Buildup

Toxic overload manifests itself as a feeling of malaise, with the following symptoms:
  • Regular headaches
  • Constant Fatigue
  • Poor complexion; dull hair and eyes
  • High levels of catarrh and congested sinuses
  • Cellulite, water retention and a feeling of bloatedness
  • Sluggish digestion and susceptibility to bowel disorders such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Mood changes, depression and anxiety
  • A weakened immune system

 The Excretory Organs

The Lymphatic System~This is a series of vessels that runs alongside the blood vessels but does not rely on he pumping action of the heart to transport their contents ( lymph fluid ). Toxins and waste drain into the lymphatic system and are transported to the lymph nodes where they are filtered out.

High levels of toxins slow down the lymphatic system, leading to a poor immune system and the buildup of cellulite.

The Skin~The skin is actually your body's largest organ, protecting and insulating your internal organs.

Every pore of your skin eliminates waste in the form of sweat and sebum ( an oily substance that moisturizes the skin ). The state of your skin is a reflection of your health, as stress, poor health and the buildup of toxins can all manifest themselves in a poor complexion.

The Kidneys~Your kidneys work together to filter your blood, removing toxins and expelling them in the form of urine.

The kidneys also play a role in regulating the amount of fluid in your body and processing the by-products of digestion. Too much alcohol and persistent infections can damage your kidneys.

The Lungs~These organs filter out airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide, allowing oxygen to enter the bloodstream and waste products to be removed in the form of carbon dioxide. However, as levels of toxins in the body build up, this can lead to recurrent health problems such as excess catarrh, a sign of poorly functioning respiratory system.

The Liver~Your liver is an incredibly complex organ, processing everything that enters your body. It has a number of functions, including the removal of toxins from the bloodstream.

Harmful substances are neutralized by the liver and passes into the intestines in the form of bile, where they are eventually expelled as feces.

If the liver becomes overworked, it begins to store toxins rather than neutralize them. This can lead to problems such as diabetes, hepatitis and liver cirrhosis.

Digestion~Your health is more or less governed by what you eat. As food passes through your body, the useful products such as nutrients are absorbed via the stomach wall and intestines, while waste products and toxins are excreted via the bowels.

Helpful bacteria in the gut play an important part in the digestive process, if theses become depleted, however, due to poor diet, antibiotics or toxin overload, then food can remain in the intestines semi-digested and a number of digestive problems can arise such as constipation, painful gas and IBS.

That is alot of interesting and helpful information, don't you think?

Your body is your temple and to your temple you are god!

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