Copyright 2005 Judy Thompson
As we age, our health may diminish or deteriorate. Synonyms to deteriorate include such words as: decline, weaken, spoil, oxidize, rot and rust.
What causes such harm to our health? What, if anything, can be done about it? Over years we get a build up of toxins in our bodies.
One form of toxicity is by heavy metals and is an excessive build-up of metals in body. These include mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and many more. Common sources of heavy metals are: dental amalgams, vaccinations, food, water and environment. While most toxins are excreted from body through kidneys and bowel, over time a build-up of these poisons does occur.
Toxic metals and other environmental pollutants are known to be a cause of many serious or chronic health conditions. Even low levels of lead intoxication may cause aggressive behavior and learning disabilities. Accumulation of aluminum and mercury may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. Research has pointed to parasites as being a primary cause of cancer. Pesticides and chemicals used in solvents or various household products, may very well contribute to diseases such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis. Some researchers even believe that all illness is a result of toxicity brought about by yeast and fungus infections, which are great decomposers of life. And this list could go on and on.
Removing toxins from body will help a person who is already in pretty good health to be able to continue that good health for a longer period of time. In addition, removing toxins from body of a diseased person, will allow body’s natural healing processes to work a lot better. Thus, person will have a better chance to regain optimum health.
Before beginning any program to detoxify, you should discuss it with your physician. This is especially important if you are taking any prescribed medications.
There are many ways to detoxify. Some we may do as a natural part of our everyday activities, or even in foods we take in daily. Things we do that cause us to perspire, whether it be running or working around house, will cause our bodies to excrete toxins. Some of heart-healthy foods we consume that are known as antioxidants will also help us to eliminate toxins. Even if you decide on specific methods to detoxify, you should continue or even increase good things in your daily living that have a positive effect on your body.