This is my most exciting month yet! I could talk for literal hours about reducing our toxic load and what those toxins do to out bodies.
Toxins wreak havoc on our hormones, our emotions, our bodies in general.
Since going toxin free I feel so much better. I didn’t know I felt bad though, I just thought it was normal. When you are in it you don’t know, ya know.
I recently had a family member stay for a week. She used my office as her bedroom….I couldn’t even go in there because of the smell of detergent and perfume. If I could smell it just walking into my office, it made me wonder what those toxins were doing to her body
What is Toxic Load?
A toxin is any substance that places undue stress on the body. The sum of these substances, accumulated within your body, and the burden they place on vital organs at any given time is referred to as your toxic load.
We’re exposed to countless toxins every day with everything we do, from sources we may not even be aware of. Every breath, every bite, every minute under the sun—they all introduce you to substances and chemicals (natural or synthetic) that can negatively impact your health. Your lungs, digestive tract, and skin are the most vulnerable pathways. Your health truly manifests itself from the inside out.
While a healthy diet, regular exercise, and proper stress management are self-explanatory foundations of a health-promoting lifestyle, minimizing your toxic load can be just as important. The proper functioning of your vital organs and the minimization of toxic load can influence your health as much as any other controllable factor.
How Do I Reduce My Toxic Load?
Fortunately, your body has a number of different defense mechanisms that protect these vital body systems. It starts with the mucous membranes that line your nose, mouth, and throat, which are meant to trap foreign particles. Inside your digestive tract resides trillions of microorganisms—probiotics—that maintain digestive efficiency and support our immune system’s ability to respond to toxic threats. Finally, the liver and kidneys serve to identify and eliminate toxic substances from your blood.
When functioning properly, your body is an incredibly efficient toxic load–minimizing machine. The key to maintaining these protective mechanisms and internal organs is threefold: minimizing exposure, supporting vital organs, and protecting processes with a healthy diet and regular detoxification.
Reducing Toxic Load to Stay Strong All Season
Green cleaning and natural household products help minimize exposure. Periodic internal cleansing and a healthy gut also help manage your toxic load. Exercise and proper diet are hugely helpful.
Like good health, minimizing your toxic load requires a holistic approach. In turn, it’ll have a holistic effect on your life. Reducing your toxic load can affect all areas of your health and life, helping you stay strong all season.