Understanding Sources of Toxins


We’ve discussed detoxing in previous posts, now we will discuss and try to understand toxins. It is important to know what kind of toxins might be affecting you in order to be able to cleanse or detox properly. 

Toxins are everywhere – in the food we eat and the air we breathe – but there are ways to limit your exposure to the most common sources

Nowadays, it became impossible to avoid toxins. harmful substances are everywhere, from the environment to internally, produced by the body itself. Everyday activities, such as a walk in the park or even enjoying a piece of fresh fruit can actually subject your body to harmful toxins. 

It has been estimated that every year the average adult consumes around 3.75 litres of pesticides (in fresh food), 5kg of chemical food additives and 2 grams of solid pollution (via the lungs) which in my opinion is shocking!

It is impossible to avoid toxins altogether, but there are certain steps you can take to limit your exposure and to actively help your body become more efficient at eliminating them. Recognising common sources of potentially harmful substances is the first step to avoiding them.


The build up of toxins

Your body is an extremely efficient waste disposal system. However a 21st century lifestyle, with a diet high in processed foods, can mean that the body becomes overburdened with toxins. When this occurs,  your body begins to store toxins rather than eliminate them.

Toxic overload

This toxic build up can have a negative impact on your health, affecting your body’s vital functions such as digestion and circulation.

Some studies even suggest that the build up of toxins is associated with the development of serious conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

The benefits of detoxing the body are increasingly obvious, with many people giving their bodies a helping hand to flush out toxins.

A detailed book on toxins and how the body process them along with a 21 days cleanse is the CLEAN by Dr Alejandro Junger. I love this book and I have also done the cleanse and documented my progress here and here

I have also loved this book so much that I have purchased his 2 other books to add to my collection.

Thank you for reading, let me know what you think in the comments below!

  1. Diana Vilic

    14th June 2015 at 2:37 am

    Great post! Really put some things into perspective.


    1. daisycandle

      14th June 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you Diana, glad you enjoyed it πŸ˜‰

  2. Permanent Procrastination

    15th June 2015 at 4:00 am

    Cool! Totally checking out your 21 Day Detox post now.

    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

    1. daisycandle

      16th June 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Glad you liked it, hope you will find it useful πŸ™‚ xx

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