My morning berries. How I love them! Today was not different but after my snack, the only question I had was “Do I Need to Detox My Body?”
Well, after breakfast, suddenly, I felt woozy, lightheaded and very weak. Room was spinning around me, and a few minutes later I was hugging a toilet ball. I was praying to whoever was there to help me. I felt violated.
Strawberries were fresh, and one logical explanation of my horror was pesticides residue!
Well, I got sick and end up in the hospital. Hell of a snack, isn’t it?
A few hours later I still was chilled and fatigued, I felt notions, had blurry vision, couldn’t focus, and my legs were half numb.
So, let me ask you a question: if it was you who was hugging that toilet ball, what would you say to the question “Do I need to detox my body?”
Well, it is a real story. No joke. And it is on the record.
Not convinced? Let me give you more ‘whys.’
1. Your T-Shirt Dirty Business
How many black T-shirts do you have?
We all love them, don’t we? How about black pants, coats, socks, sweaters? But as much as we adore these wardrobe staples, they come with a massive cost. And it’s not a price-tag.
Do you know, for example, that fashion-dyeing business responsible for up to 20% of the world’s industrial water pollution?!
Getting your favorite black T-shirt, especially cotton, just the right shade of black requires treating fabric for a very long time using a substantial amount of very toxic dyes of high temperature. Most of it ends up in the drain. But it is just the beginning of the story.
I have a habit of washing any new clothes before wearing. When recently I’ve got a navy blue jacket as a gift, it took me 27(!) times to rinse it to see water as clear.
But even after a wash, dye continues its toxic deeds. It is absorbed by our body with sweat and then it is ready to strike!
So, next time you dress in the morning, remember–whatever is in your undergarment fabric touching your skin the whole day, might end up later in your brain!
2. Garbage In, NO Garbage Out!
Do I have your attention now?
The next logical question–is the problem only in your closet?
Toxins and harsh chemicals are everywhere: air, water, food, plastic bottles, furniture, office equipment, cellular phones, tablets, skincare and beauty products, cleaning supplies, kids’ toys, cars and, of course, our homes. We are completely surrounded.
Scariest among them? Make your pick:
- BPA, PCB, dioxin, phthalates, fire retardants, lead, arsenic, mercury, asbestos, atrazine, benzene, mold, chlorine
When harmful chemicals, like phthalates from plastics, get in our body, it cannot metabolize them. Since the body cannot get rid of those uninvited guests, they stockpile in body tissue and other places and act as sleeper cells ready to explode later.
We have garbage in and NO garbage out!
Maybe it’s time to cleanse “No garbage” part?
3. Silent Stockpile… Not So Silent
OK. We don’t metabolize. We accumulate. But why is it dangerous and what should you know?
Let’s have a simple understanding of how our body operates and who determines that you feel your best.
One word – HORMONES!
They are produced by our endocrine system and through blood delivered to cells. There they attach to certain receptors and like a switch activates a specific cell’s function. As a result, the whole body is in harmony, and you are healthy.
But this is ideal, but for most people, unfortunately, the reality is entirely different. Sorry to say, I am one of them.
The danger is that those chemicals mimic our natural hormones. Bad guys attach to cell’s receptors, block “natural” hormones, and interrupt the cell’s normal functions. The result – our havoc endocrine system and our body kicking and screaming and crying.
We have low energy, decreased sex drive, memory loss, mood swings, accelerated aging but most horrible, – those hormone-mimicking chemicals can trigger different forms of cancers and other chronic diseases!
And because toxins and dangerous chemicals are everywhere, it is not a matter of chance. It is guaranteed: you breathe, you eat, you drink, you touch, you play, you hold, you sleep, you drive…
YOU ARE SICK!
Is this what you want? Is this how you see your future?
Well, detoxing is for the rescue.
4. Depleted Enzymes. SOS!
If you say ‘yes’ to the question “Do I Need Detox My Body?”, you help with another problem—depletion of protective enzymes. Why does it matter?
Opposite to man-made chemicals which body cannot metabolize, certain ‘organic’ toxins and harmful elements, including our own waste, go through your natural body detox system. Skin, lungs, kidneys, liver and lymphatic fluids perform the most vital detox functions in our body.
To do this, those marvels need a tremendous number of enzymes and minerals, like glutathione which is vital in the detoxification process.
And if you look at your body as a chemical plant, I bet it works at its full capacity because you are overloaded with all ‘garbage’ coming in. That is why we deplete those enzymes and minerals needed for the body to detox. So, the process is slowing down, our natural body detox system cannot keep up with toxin overload, and eventually, we get sick.
Well, can you help? Does your body deserve a break?
Your Body, Your Choice. Or Is It?
So, let’s summarize.
They attack, stockpile, clog your body, deplete enzymes, make you aged and make you sick!
You are probably the 1st generation who has such exposure to a colossal array of dangerous hormone-mimicking chemicals and killing toxins. Don’t you think you should do something about it?
Let’s glance at your action plan:
- develop your ‘health intelligence’ about how bad chemicals can damage your health
- make a list of all your symptoms, health issues, allergies, and inherent problems
- do step-by-step(!) the whole-body cleansing and detox makeover
- listen to your body regularly and do tune-ups
I know it might sound like a lot of work, but it’s not. Don’t be frightened. We will be on this journey together. I will be your voice and your trusted partner. Yes, nothing happens overnight but you have only one body and one life!
Of course, you can close this page now, and that’s OK. But please remember—your body, your choice. Or is it? What will be YOUR choice? Crippling body aching? Joints pain? Early aging? Dependence? Mere survival? Or worse, a chemo room?
Well, I know how chemo like, and I don’t want to go back! For me it’s that simple: DO OR DIE!
What about you?
What is your answer to the question “Do I Need to Detox My Body?”
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below. I will be more than happy to help you out.
Founder of Detox Generation
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