We live in an industrialized world where the effects of air and water pollution have made a life in an environment where pure water, food, air, thoughts, emotions and actions is a pipe dream. The result: our bodies are loaded up with toxins that the bodies natural processes of detoxification can’t keep up in eliminating. Naturopathic techniques usually aim at detecting the toxicity in our bodies and assisting the elimination of toxins in a natural way.
Detoxification happens as a continuous process that involves the elimination of poisonous products which are useless to the body. This is for purposes of achieving and maintaining the total health of our bodies.
Types of toxicity
These include intoxication and autointoxication. Intoxication happens when toxic substances are introduced into the body either by drinking, inhalation, ingestion or skin penetration. This type usually leads to accumulated substances that can lead to cancer.
Auto-intoxication happens when there is poisoning by substances generated within the body. This happens when the body doesn’t fully neutralize the toxins or doesn’t properly eliminate them from the body.
Purposes of detoxification and cleansing
Without proper elimination of toxins, the body’s cells won’t be able to take in nutrients since they will be filled with wastes. This is the cause of body processes’ dysfunction and the occurrence of diseases like arthritis, stroke, heart attack and other neurological conditions. The cells also won’t be able to take in oxygen and as a result, can lead to organ failure.
Signs and symptoms of toxicity
Some of the most common symptoms of toxicity in the body include skin irritation, muscle weakness, and aching, nerve pain and numbness, recurrent infections, sensitivity to chemicals, chronic fatigue, poor memory, anxiety and mood swings.
Detoxification usually looks at the greatest influences from the outer environment, that is, food, water and air and the influences in our inner environment which includes our actions, thoughts, and feelings.
Breathing clean air includes reducing the use of vacuum cleaners in homes and reducing the impacts of allergens brought about by dust mites. Dust mites usually feed on the dead skin in furniture and carpets and excrete their wastes which are sent to the air.
Drinking clean water that is not polluted and eating safe foods that are not adulterated should be an emphasis. Many of the processed foods contain additives that can be adverse to human health, in the long run, eating whole foods that are not processed should be an emphasis. Many of the processed foods contain additives that can be adverse to human health in the long run.
As earlier mentioned, most of the intoxication comes from our environment. By watching out on what we eat and drink and controlling different factors in the environment, a quality of life devoid of toxicity can be achieved.