Let's do a liitle time travel - back millions of years to the dawn of inteligent life on this beautiful planet. Notice the untouched enviornment and the beautiful earth. Take a deep breath of wonderful pure, clean air as you look around you. Can you believe the beauty?
Nothing is artifical or unnatural, and the enviornment has the ability to sustain itself. People drink clean water from natural sources and diets consist mainly of uncultivated fruits, vegetables and lean meats.
There are no plastics, additives, or chemical sprays and no cars and factories to pollute the air. Asthma, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are unheard beacuse they simply don't exist. These modern day chronic illnesses are the high price we pay for the conveniences of modern life.
Now let's look at our present world. Suddenly it's difficult to breathe. Smog filled cities choke us and our lakes are too polluted to swim in. Drinking untreated water is unthinkable. We don't recognize the foods which are highly refined with added colors and preservatives that many people are eating. The diet seems to consist mainly of saturated fats, salt and/or sugar with a shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Although the first enviornmental damage likely came from hunters who burned down forests in order to scare the animal out, we can trace the beginnings of irreversible and sustained ecological damage directly back to indutrial revolution some 250 years ago, and all the trappings that came along with it.
Since then there's race to succeed with a little thought to the damage we're doing along the way. Since we breathe, eat and live in this modern enviornment, ingesting these toxins is inevitable. Many of these pollutants end up being stored in our bodies. I think of this buildup of contaminants as "body pollution". Our bodies were simply never deigned to digest and metabolize these modern adultrated foods and our system struggle to detoxify such overwhelming amounts of pollution.
How body pollution works? Once a foreign substance enters the body, it has to be detoxified and made water soluble so that it can be safely eliminated. The liver and kidney are the main organs of detoxification while the lungs, skin and intestines also play an important role. But even with all these powerful allies on our side, our bodies simply can't detoxify and eliminate all the chemicals we ingest. It does its best but we're still left with a damaging residue.
When the organs have more toxins than they can handle, the still active or partially deactivated chemicals are stored in the fatty tissues- possibly even in the brain and central nervous system. Slowly, these reactive and toxic compounds can be released in the bloodstream, disrupting the systems of body and causes premature aging and disease.
Fast fact: The average person consumes over fourteen pounds of food chemicals and additives each year. That means that over the course of normal lifespan, we consume more than one thousands pounds of food chemicals and additives, not including those found in water and air.
Health Tip: Thoroughly washing fruits and vegetables with a non toxic detergent will remove many of the chemicals.
As mentioned, toxins are stored in fat tissues. So, people who burned fat and lost weight, toxins stored in the fat were released causing blood levels of these toxins to initially rise. It's a process many health care practitioners call cleansing and it happens as your body begins to get healthier and sloughs off poisons. As the body was able to clear and excrete these pollutants, blood vessels fall dramatically - poving once again the fact that body pollution exists in every one of us. The question is exactly how much and how do they affect our health?