Detoxing the BodyThe body is exposed to chemicals/toxins every day from food, air, and other particles that the body comes in contact with. However, the body has a natural ability for managing exposure to toxins to maintain overall health. If the toxins become too much to handle it can lead to a range of symptoms. Symptoms can range from:
- Poor concentration
- Chronic disease
- Musculoskeletal conditions
MethodsReducing the toxic load can be accomplished by supporting the body’s natural detox pathways. The body has organs/systems that detoxify and keep the body in balance. These support detoxification and include:
- Lymph nodes
- Digestive system
- Increased water intake
- Nutritional adjustments that focus on increased nutrient whole foods and reduced processed chemical foods
- Regular exercise
- More sleep
- Improved stress management skills/techniques
- Reducing environmental exposure with hygiene and cleaning product awareness
- Cleansing supplements
- Lifestyle changes
- Fasting, intermittent or longer with nutritionist/health coach supervision
Chiropractic Can HelpWhen the body struggles with toxin overload, the body can begin storing some of these toxins. Common areas include visceral fat and joints, like the spine. If toxins buildup in the spine, spinal misalignment can be exacerbated as it affects blood and nerve circulation. Spinal alignment restoration will help open and support the body’s natural detox abilities and prevent unnecessary storage of toxins.
Body Composition Support
FoodNeutralizing oxidative stress, lowering inflammation, and boosting metallothionein expression, food can support the body when detoxifying and countering the effects like brain fog, and neurodegenerative disorders. However, foods and nutrients that detoxify can be a part of a healthy diet and lifestyle that includes a regular fitness routine.
ReferencesKlein, A V, and H Kiat. “Detox diets for toxin elimination and weight management: a critical review of the evidence.” Journal of human nutrition and dietetics: the official journal of the British Dietetic Association vol. 28,6 (2015): 675-86. doi:10.1111/jhn.12286
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