Toxic chemicals abound in the world today – they easily find their way into our body through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the products we put on our skin. We also ingest foreign chemicals when taking medicinal or illicit drugs, or when using alcohol or tobacco.
Our bodies are designed to be self-cleaning – toxic chemicals can be eliminated through breathing when we exhale, through our skin by sweating, and through excretion.
However, our bodies can’t realistically handle the load that is presented by today’s environment. When the load is more than the body can handle, any excess toxins get stored in our fat cells and accumulate in cell membranes, where they become internal sources of toxins. They can also disrupt proper hormone function, creating system imbalances and dis-ease.
Under certain conditions, the body releases these toxic waste products from our fat cells into the bloodstream. While these chemicals are circulating throughout the body, they can damage the protective intestinal lining, literally corroding the body from the inside out and making the body a less effective filter for the good nutrients we might be bringing in. The greater the damage, the less effectively the body is able to absorb nutrients, and the more toxins pass into the blood and lymph systems.