Did you know your BODY is constantly under attack? (Yes, I know, with work and an endless stream of personal obligations, you’re already under attack… not to mention your spouse and children…) But if that wasn’t enough stress to crush you, your BODY is CONSTANTLY being bombarded with TOXINS! From the air we breathe to the water we drink, it’s fending off toxins left and right like Wonder Woman with her silver gauntlets.
Well, if that wasn’t enough stress, our bodies are being bombarded in all directions from TOXINS!
TOXINS (eaten, swallowed, breathed in, or in contact with your skin) can illicit an inflammatory response as your body sees it as foreign or dangerous.
We are exposed to more and more chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceutical drugs, and radiation than ever before—with more than 100,000 new chemicals in the past few years slowly penetrating our everyday lives.
Our bodies are not meant to handle the enormous amount of artificial pollutants we are exposed to daily inside and out.
But don’t worry, everything passes through security—the liver, your body’s main detoxifying organ. Yay! Liver! I never thought I would ever be cheering for my liver. I give you hope!
If the liver does not have the ability to detoxify or metabolize a particular compound, it will store it locally, holding on to the toxic material the body should be eliminating.
In small amounts, toxins are harmless, as your body can take care of the threat easily. But the slow, hidden, cumulative overload from food or chemicals can directly damage your cells down to the mitochondria – that’s the energy maker of the cell that produces fuel for all our cellular functions, even for that “quickie.”
What happens if there are too many toxins in you? – Tweet this!
Well, it can make it especially difficult to lose weight, damages metabolism, and disrupts the liver’s ability to detoxify, worsening inflammation. It’s scary stuff because these toxins lower immunity, increasing the vulnerability to autoimmunity, cancer, and blood sugar issues; they make the body numb to insulin and leptin, increasing insulin resistance, preventing one from losing weight, and leading to heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. Toxins also affect our epigenetics, and inflame the gut, leading to leaky gut.
But there is hope; you don’t have live in the closet…
In order to deal with the toxic overload, you must:
All of which will help you to lower inflammation, helping you become more resilient to the world around you.
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Madiha Saeed, MD ABIHM
Holistic Mom, MD
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I am a practicing family physician and an integrative holistic family physician, in Illinois!My book “The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease” was #1 new release in 4 categories and a best seller on Amazon, all before the official launch.The book has since been picked up by medical schools. We are changing the face of medicine!!!I’m the director of education at Documenting Hope - a national organization dedicated to heal chronic disease in children, a writer for Holistic Primary Care and a proud mother of 4 holistically-raised boys (who share their healthy habits on YouTube). On social media I'm HolisticMomMD . I speak nation wide igniting the world with my energy and passion to start a healing revolution! I have appeared on the Thriving Child Summit and I am the featured speaker for many more summits including the Shift Network's Winter of Wellness 2018 Summit – the most prestigious holistic online event (www.winterofwellness.com). I will be the featured guest on multiple episodes of the Emmy nominated medical lifestyle show Ask Dr. Nandi speaking on parenting and healing chronic illness.