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by Dr. Will Cole
Our world continues to become increasingly more toxic as time goes on. Over the last 100 years alone we can see the rapid change of our society in everything from our technology to the food that we eat. The problem though, is that while our society has advanced, our genetics have not. And not so coincidentally, the rate of chronic health problems like autoimmune diseases have also increased at a rapid pace.
The biggest factor we can see contributing to these rise in health problems are toxins. These chemicals that were not known until relatively recently, bombard our daily environment and are therefore increasingly present in our bodies. Xenobiotics are various chemicals that are known to affect cellular health and impact metabolism. Some of these include:
BPA: Found in many plastic products such as water bottles.
Formaldehyde: Used in beauty products such as shampoo and hair dye.
Pesticides: Found on non-organic food.
Organic solvents: These are commonly found in various adhesives, cleaning products, paints, as well as plastics, dyes, inks, and pharmaceuticals.
Other types of chemicals include man-made xenoestrogens which can act as endocrine disruptors and contribute to hormone imbalances in both men and women. These are just the tip of the iceberg of the number of chemicals that are in our beauty products, the air we breathe, the food we eat and even the water we drink, and it plays out in our health through:
- Chronic inflammation
- Skin problems (acne, rashes)
- Autoimmune conditions
- Brain fog
- Blood sugar imbalances
- Weight loss resistance
- Persistent body odor
- Thyroid problems
- Achy muscles and joints
No matter how health-conscious you are, no one is going to be able to completely avoid toxins. That is why detoxing should be an essential part of your everyday life. I’m a big fan of making your entire life a cleanse instead of focusing on popular detoxes such as a 3-day juice cleanse. While those can have their place, why not support your body’s detoxification 24/7? Some of my favorite ways to do so are:
1. Refresh your air
Certain plants including spider plants, garden mum, and peace lilies work to purify the air in your house or workplace. Himalayan salt lamps are also great air purifiers.
2. Look under the sea
Chlorella, spirulina, and other blue-green algaes are powerful detoxifiers.
3. Sweat it out
Exercising and relaxing in an infrared sauna are two ways to promote sweating which is one of your body’s way of releasing toxins.
While these are great daily tools, some people need extra detox support. If you are currently experiencing chronic inflammation – which can be caused by an overload of toxins – it can also make it difficult to detox properly, thus further perpetuating the cycle of inflammation. Additionally, some people have problems with methylation, your body’s biochemical superhighway, that controls the function of your body’s detox pathways.
For this reason, I personally curated The Detoxer’s comprehensive formula with B vitamins to support methylation and various phytonutrients to support antioxidant activity, boost detoxification, and drive-down inflammation. The Detoxer is designed to work synergistically with each piece in The Collection to aid in mitigating all major contributors to less-than optimal health.
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