Detoxification is the natural process by which your body gets rid of waste. Your body’s ability to remain in balance is the key to good health. If toxins build up, it knocks your body out-of-balance. And you get sick.
So the trick is enhancing your body’s natural capacity to detoxify and get rid of waste, while at the same time reducing your exposure to toxins.
I cannot stress how important this is. Many of our modern world’s deadliest diseases are linked to toxicity. Here are just a few of the diseases you may be at risk for if you’re toxic:
-Chronic Fatigue -Syndrome
How can so many different diseases be linked to toxicity?
To understand that, I need to explain the concept of “total load” to you.
Why Your Body’s Detoxification System Gets Overloaded
I want you to imagine yourself standing in a large room with hundreds of boxes. Some of the boxes are big. Others are small. And they’re stacked from the floor to the ceiling.
As you’re standing there a man hands you one of those boxes (a blue one) and asks you to hold it. You’re happy to help out and take the blue box in your arms.
Soon, another man comes along and asks you to hold a red box. This second box is bigger and heavier than the blue box. You agree. But, you’re already straining under the increased weight.
Next thing you know, two more people show up and begin piling additional boxes into your arms. These rascals don’t even ask permission!
What do you think is going to happen if this keeps up?
Eventually, you won’t be able to handle any more boxes.
Your arms will go as limp as wet spaghetti noodles. And you’ll begin to lose your grip on your boxes. Your knees will buckle. You’ll fall over backwards. And your boxes will fly through the air as you tumble.
In this scenario it won’t take long before you reach your limit and can’t handle any more boxes.
This is an analogy for how “total load” works.
Total load is the total amount of stressors on your system at any given time. Think of these stressors like the boxes in the story above.
Stressors might be harmful additives in our food. Air pollution. Chemicals in our drinking water. Etc
You can handle a few stressors at a time and maintain homeostasis. Some people can handle more stressors. Others fewer.
But as stressor after stressor piles up your body’s detoxification system gets overloaded. Ands then it gets overwhelmed. That’s when symptoms start showing up and your health takes a nosedive.
It may take months or even years of accumulated stress and toxins to get to that point. But unless we do something about these toxins they’ll eventually cause major problems for our health and well-being.