3 Easy Ways to Tell If Your Body Is Toxic And The One Way To Reverse It
A toxic body is not healthy. It is a body ridden with symptoms, colds, migraines, excess fat and disease. There are three signs that indicate your body is toxic and the best ways to improve health.
One of the best ways to improve health is to pay attention to the signs your body gives you. Just like the signs on a road, your body directs you to care for it if you’re paying attention and, if you empower yourself to know what your body needs in order to thrive.
You might compare your body to a car, and your nervous system to its battery. If the battery is well charged and the wiring is good, your car will have plenty of spark, bright lights and an efficient starter. However, if the car battery is low, the spark is poor and the lights are dim and the starter is weak -- or too low that the car cannot run with the lights burning out at the same time. This is toxemia.
Toxemia, or being toxic, means having poisoned blood. The more toxins the body harbors the less able it is to function well. Being toxic is a chronic state due to excessive lifestyle habits and eating. Your body learns to tolerate toxins just as it learns to tolerate cigarettes and alcohol, though as a result, your body is weaker for it. When toxins in your body rise above your toleration point, you will start to get colds (the body trying to clean itself), perhaps the flu and ultimately disease.
Your body is governed by many systems. One system is the nervous system. This where your nerve energy is stored. Surprisingly, your body isn't capable of generating an unlimited supply of nervous energy and according to science, gets fatigued. Just as a low battery means poor sparks, dim lights and a useless starter, so does a lack of nervous energy in your body lower the efficiency of your organs – your digestion becomes impaired, you may have constipation -- this is called enervation. Another word for enervation is being fatigued or drained. By the time you feel fatigued you are fatigued at a cellular level, which means your cells are tired too. Fatigue always impairs human function.
You become drained by excesses of all kinds -- any act, habit indulgence or influence that uses up your body’s nerve energy excessively, such as overwork, emotional, physical and physiological stress, overeating, over-stimulation, being too hot or too cold, over-dressing, lack of sleep, worry, fear, anger, jealously, grief, lack of exercise and lack of sunlight. It’s next to impossible to find only one excessive cause. These are by far, not the best ways to maintain health.
Migraines, otherwise known as hemicranial headache, bilious headache and blind-headache is a form of painful headache that is usually confined to, or predominates on, one side of the head. This obstinate condition has caused as much genuine misery and recurrent disability as any other single ailment of nature. Some believed causes of migraines are digestive disturbance, menstruation, worry, overeating and drinking, intense mental stress, and eye strain. However, the real cause of migraine is invariably and almost without exception, toxemia.
You may believe you can “catch a cold, but colds aren’t contagious, they’re internal” according to Herbert Shelton. MD, the father of Natural Hygiene. Generally, a cold can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. However, on average, a cold will typically last three or four days. Despite popular belief and according to science, colds are self-limited, and therefore, almost anything it seems, can be “the cure” for a cold, even chicken soup.
Truth be told, a cold will run its course weather you medicate it or not. What I mean to say is, no cure for a cold is generally needed. A cold is a curative process. It is your body trying to clean house of toxins – this is why you get a runny nose, and this is why you may be coughing and expelling mucus, or why you may go to the bathroom frequently – the body wants the toxins out.
What’s more, a cold should not be suppressed or cut short. It should be allowed to complete its purification work by running its course. Of course there are things you can do naturally for a cold that’s helpful, such as hydrating with liquids like broths, teas and getting adequate rest. In colds that last longer, these natural treatments only prove their true worth.
Belly Fat You Can’t Get Rid Of
The liver is perhaps the single most important reason you’re body is toxic. The liver is one reason for migraines according to science, as well as the reason you get colds, the flu and other disease.
Your liver function is central to your health. The liver is the storage facility of B12, as well as other vitamins, minerals, enzymes. It is also the storage house of glucose and the back-up for the pancreas. The liver excels at neutralizing toxins when it’s healthy. Unfortunately, viruses, like the Epstein Barr Virus and hepatitis, also make their home in the liver. The liver, as the filter for the body, is the first organ to become toxic. In fact, it is because of the impairment of this organ that you see poisoned and toxic blood.
The liver becomes toxic and impaired from plastics, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, and it becomes fatty from poor diet -- eating high amounts of animal protein, fast and processed foods and other such junk. This combination of issues is problematic.
When the liver’s function is impaired, it stops storing glucose. This is where you see what’s known as metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance. With the liver rejecting glucose the adrenals become fatigued and consistently spit out adrenaline (adrenal fatigue) and the pancreas becomes overburdened, resulting in prediabetes and ultimately type 2 diabetes.
The result is visceral fat on the body that is hard to lose. Visceral fat is a known indicator of heart disease, when really it’s the toxic liver that leads to this problem. With the liver unable to properly filter the blood, the blood thickens, becomes toxemic, then high cholesterol and high blood pressure results. The thickened blood strains the heart, causing it to work harder to draw blood through the veins.
Toxicity Lowers Nervous System Function
To repeat, being toxic lowers nervous system power, producing that feeling of fatigue. Feeling fatigued lessens your functional vigor and efficiency, resulting in impaired health, resulting in retention and gradual accumulation of toxins that should be normally eliminated from the body. These toxins set up house creating irritations and cause congestion and inflammation. As toxins increase in your body and your inflammation progresses, the result is disease.
An excerpt from the book EAT! – Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight explains it like this:
“Toxemia results from the accumulation of the normal waste products of life – these products are then thrown into the blood cells. When we overeat or eat the wrong foods in the wrong combinations, the result is a backup of food in the intestines and the inability to digest effectively leads to putrefaction. When food putrefies in the gut, it releases toxins into the blood stream in the form of acids. These accumulated body, cellular, and end products of metabolism are Toxemia. We are causing cell poisoning.
In a body that’s stressed and improperly fed, elimination becomes slowed, causing retention of these waste products or toxins. By stressing the stomach and the digestive tract, you have laid the foundation for disease... this is also the primary reason you may be holding on to weight.“
Fundamentally, the cause of disease is the same whether it’s in the pinky finger, the liver, the heart, the thyroid or the big toe. In other words, whether it’s one organ or a pink eye, the cause of disease is always the same – you’re toxic. Real and permanent cure results when natural treatments address the cause and toxicity is dealt with.
How To Not Be Toxic
One of the best ways to improve your health is to reverse tpxicity in the body with lifestyle and diet changes. Now that you are empowered with the knowledge of what’s making you sick, it is possible to move forward in regaining your health. Make the necessary adjustments to lessen the burden on your body. Real and permanent healing results when toxemia is reversed. Empower yourself by knowing what’s in your food and how it affects your body. Follow a low-fat plant-based diet, exercise when you can, secure adequate rest and get plenty of sunlight to regain health. This is key to gently reversing fatty liver and it’s resulting toxicity over time.
A body whose immune system is supported instead of taxed is the best way to improve health. As a result, you can look forward to a body that’s not toxic, not prone to colds, free of migraines and the unwanted storage of belly fat.