We live in a toxic world. The Environmental Working Group estimates that the average adult has at least 700 toxins in their body, and the average newborn has been exposed to more than 280 toxins before birth.
Toxins are harmful to your body. There are well defined pathways in the body that are responsible for converting toxins into less harmful chemical compounds that are easier for the body to eliminate in the urine, stool, or sweat. The organs of detoxification – lungs, liver, kidneys, large intestine, lymphatic system, and sweat glands – work as an efficient system to eliminate environmental contaminants, like heavy metals, mold, yeast, fungus, pesticides, and preservatives.
In a healthy body, the detoxification process runs smoothly. But when the body is burdened with too many toxins, the natural detox process can get sluggish and toxins can remain active longer than our systems can handle. When waste builds up within our bodies, our health declines, our metabolism becomes disrupted, and chronic disease can be triggered.
Environmental toxin exposures are at historic highs, and there is a growing amount of evidence showing that our bodies are not adequately handling our full toxin burden. Supportive detoxification modalities, like an ionic foot detox, can help the body remove excess toxins and enhance the body’s natural ability to detoxify itself. It’s a fundamental step in any treatment plan to address chronic disease and improve overall health.
To learn more about where toxins are coming from and how to implement additional detoxing support resources, you can read our blog post, Detox: Hype or Helpful?