What is Biodetoxification?
Biodetoxification is the chemical modification of internal waste products produced by the liver. These chemicals may come from our own biologic processes or from the environment in the form of chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, food additives or pollution, to name just a few. Harmful substances are ubiquitous and impact us daily through our food, water and even the air we breathe. Often, foods we think to be good for us contain harmful substances which may lead to chronic health conditions. Over time, without proper elimination of these substances from our tissues and organs, a process called biochemical accumulation occurs. This increases the likelihood of common medical complaints such as fatigue, weakness, headaches, depression, muscle aches and pains, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, PMS symptoms and chronic backaches.
How does biodetoxification affect me?
Over our lifetime, daily exposures to harmful chemicals lead to this accumulation and have the potential to turn into chronic diseases. On average, 91 different chemicals are present within every single one of us and are known to cause chronic diseases, cancers, affect development and many are toxic to the brain and nervous system. The ability of our body remove these efficiently is directly related to organ function, age, nutritional status, epigenetics, food allergies, structural problems, and genetic make-up. Detoxifying your body will reduce the environmental impact these harmful substances have on your health and will improve systemic organ function, remove potential allergens, relieve PMS symptoms, increase nutritional status, reduce body wide inflammation and stress. Detoxification is a normal ongoing process occurring every second of the day and support for these processes is needed in order to ensure hazardous substances do not cause chronic disease.