Environmental Toxicity

It is now well established that environmental toxins are all around us. From the air we breathe, food we eat and water we drink, all these have problems with toxic compounds in one form or another. Daily intake of hazardous compounds put increased stress on body systems. If not removed, these compounds accumulate in tissues, and over time may lead to various disorders including autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancers.

Environmental toxicity is becoming an increasing concern for many Americans due to contamination of food and water by industrial chemicals and byproducts which cause a wide range of health concerns. Thousands of harmful substances impact our health in varying ways, therefore, it is necessary to reduce overall exposure to harmful substances and safely eliminate compounds from the body. By reducing their concentrations in the body you reduce the likelihood for chronic disease. Avoidance of harmful substances and supplementation with pharmaceutical grade neutraceuticals with periodic cleansing are essential strategies to combat ubiquitous environmental toxins.

Avoidance of known hazardous compounds is necessary to keep the total body burden accumulation from increasing, which reduces the chances of developing illnesses. Becoming aware of what’s in the things you consume and what you come into daily contact with reduces the probability of ingesting or absorbing potentially harmful substances. Reducing exposure to dangerous chemicals and compounds reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases.

Supplementation of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals are required to assist the body in removing these compounds. It is important to note, that the biochemistry of our bodies is reliant upon specific vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals to expel hazardous materials from the body. If there are insufficient amounts of any of these, the biochemistry involved in that pathway cannot function as intended. This ultimately results in cellular dysfunction and/or damage and over time may result in tissue, organ or system dysfunction.

Cleansing or detoxification is the process in which the body eliminates these toxic compounds and is done through several processes. Organs such as the skin, kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract are the main routes of elimination. The liver is the main organ responsible for expelling harmful chemicals and uses a process called bio-transformation or detoxification. There are two main phases (phase I and phase II) the liver uses to transform harmful compounds into less harmful compounds so they can be eliminated safely from the body.

AZ Med Center will show you how to avoid harmful compounds, the proper way to cleanse and help detoxify the body systems, as well as, which specific supplements protect you against harmful compounds.