If your body is overloaded with toxins, you are likely to feel tired, sluggish and bloated. You may even feel depressed or anxious and suffer with a foggy head.
In our modern world toxins are almost impossible to avoid. Environmental toxins include things like pesticides, food additives, air and water pollution and heavy metals. However, toxins can also be generated within your own body. If you have an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in your intestines, they produce toxins that cause inflammation and free radical damage inside your body.
Your body is cleverly designed to break down toxic substances you are exposed to and eliminate them. However, if you live in a polluted environment, are stressed, drink alcohol or suffer from nutrient deficiencies, the detox channels in your body can quickly become overwhelmed. In this instance, your health would greatly benefit from following the recommendations below.
Dr Sandra Cabot discusses the importance of detoxing your entire body with Margaret Jasinska ND.
Doing a cleanse, is like giving your body a spring-clean. Cleansing offers additional support to the detoxification organs to remove toxins, waste products and excess cholesterol from the body. We are regularly exposed to an array of chemicals and toxins through cleaning products, industrial gases, pesticides, cigarette smoke, medication, alcohol, personal care products and car fumes. Our livers are responsible for processing all of these toxins, and removing them from our body via our bowels, urine, breath and sweat. Our diets also have a huge impact on our detoxification capability. Refined grains, sugar and processed foods lack the nutrients required for detoxification and place additional strain on our livers. Toxins and fat build-up in the liver, causing it to be sluggish and/or fatty; this increases the risk of insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity.
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Dr. Sandra Cabot and Naturopath Victoria Taylor discuss foods that can help to heal liver inflammation.
Inflammation is your body’s response to injury, infection, allergies, stress or chronic disease. A certain level of inflammation is necessary and helpful, in order for your body to overcome these conditions. Problems arise when the inflammation becomes excessive or continues for too long.
Chronic inflammation greatly contributes to fatigue, pain, low mood and an inability to lose weight. The symptoms of a great variety of health conditions are aggravated by excessive inflammation. It is also thought that long term high levels of inflammation in your body speed up the aging process and increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and cancer. Inflammation basically causes wear and tear inside your body; it wears your body out more quickly.
Dr. Sandra Cabot and Naturopath Margaret Jasinska discuss foods that can help to heal your gallbladder.
Gallstones are incredibly common and they occur in 10 to 15 percent of the population. The problem does tend to run in families. Women are more likely to experience gallbladder problems than men and this is partly due to the effects of the female hormone estrogen.
A gallbladder performs several important roles in your body:
- Enables fat digestion
- Enables absorption of fat soluble antioxidants and vitamins A, E, D and K
- Assists the removal of cholesterol from your body
- Assists the removal of toxins that have been broken down by the liver
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