Truth About Body Toxins. How Toxins Cause Disease?
If not properly cleansed, toxins can cause serious damage to our bodies
Medical Fact Checked by: Dr. Bryan Havoc
When you hear about toxins, you think they’re something your body can easily cleanse itself with no repercussions. But can overexposure to toxins eventually cause disease?
What Are Toxins?
Before you understand how toxins can affect our bodies to the point of it developing a disease, you need to first know what they are. Toxins are everywhere from the air we breathe to the water we drink. Unless you live in a bubble, then there is absolutely no way to avoid them.
BPA is an example of a toxin found in food packages or even water bottles. BPA can also be found with canned foods. Unless you’re reading the packaging every time, then it’s really difficult to avoid BPA.
Toxins can also enter your body through your airways. Every time we breathe, we have the possibility of inhaling toxic chemicals found in the air. Everything from common household cleaners to air pollution caused by motor vehicles and power plants can are hazardous to our health.
Your skin, the largest organ in your body absorbs toxic chemicals from everything it comes in contact with from skincare products to fragrances.
Your skin does a good job of protecting your body from harm, but toxic chemicals can still seep into the bloodstream and cause major health issues.
However, it’s impossible to live our lives wrapped in a plastic bubble. We just need to make smart decisions about what we put into our bodies. Unfortunately, those who don’t detox, or cleanse regularly run the risk of developing a disease that could affect them for the rest of their life.
What Diseases Are Caused By Toxins?
Anywhere toxic chemicals enter your body runs the risk of developing a disease. From your airways to your skin to your digestive system, toxins can ravage your body and overwhelm your body’s natural ability to detoxify.
It’s important to support your body’s natural ability to cleanse itself of excess toxins by taking products with natural ingredients.
If you don’t regularly cleanse and detoxify your body, then you are putting yourself at risk of developing a number of diseases.
It’s no secret that air pollution causes lung cancer. Many believe that only cigarettes and second-hand smoke are the only cause of lung cancer. However, particle pollution is a form of air pollution that comes from everyday sources such as power plants and vehicle exhaust.
Those who live in countries with low air quality are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer. Workers who have industrial jobs are also at a higher risk for lung cancer because of their exposure to air pollutants such as asbestos.
Lungs are essential to our lives and it is important to keep them healthy. If you’ve seen a healthcare professional about your lungs and still have difficulty breathing, then you might need to look into a detox regimen for your lungs. Even those who already have lung-related diseases such as COPD or cystic fibrosis can benefit from a cleanse.
Alzheimer’s disease can cause a loss of cognitive function and memory loss that can have a detrimental effect and burden on loved ones and physical issues such as infections and difficulty swallowing. In fact, Alzheimer’s is actually one of the leading causes of death around the world.
Over time, a combination of environmental toxins in the air and toxins you consume through food.
Different toxins such as aluminum have been linked to Alzheimer's disease. This can lead to a progressive loss of brain cells.
The best way to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease is to watch what you’re consuming in your diet and avoiding environmental pollutants such as smoking and low air quality.
There are a number of different forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is normally found in younger people and affects your pancreas’ ability to create insulin. Those who have type 1 diabetes needs to take insulin every day to avoid death. Type 2 diabetes is normally developed later in life and is the most common form of diabetes. Diabetes is a leading cause of death around the world.
Environmental toxins have been linked to an increased risk of diabetes. Arsenic, a toxic chemical found all over the world in groundwater is not only linked to diabetes, but different cancers such as skin, lung, and bladder cancers. Dioxins, a toxic chemical found in meat, fish, and dairy products, is a highly toxic chemical linked to different types of cancer and diabetes.
Can You Prevent These Diseases?
As long as you regularly detox and cleanse your body, you are helping your body reduce the risk of diseases that are mostly preventable. While you’re taking detox products with natural ingredients to support your body, you should follow healthy habits alongside these products to have the most optimal detox regimen.
It’s important to drink enough water during the day to keep your body hydrated and keeping your organs moving waste efficiently through and then out of your body.
The doesn’t just remove toxins through your urination, but through sweating and breathing as well.
Alongside staying hydrated, it’s important not to add any additional stress to your organs that are already working hard to detoxify your body as well. Consuming a lot of sugar or processed foods increases your risk of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Couple that with the increased risk of developing those diseases through toxin buildup alone in your body is dramatically increase your risk for these diseases.
Along with natural detox products, you should replace any tempting junk foods with healthy fruits and vegetables. Also, make sure the fruits and vegetables you consume are high in antioxidants, which have also been found to fight the toxin and free radical buildup in your body.
At the end of the day, it’s important to know what is going into your body. Many toxins may be unavoidable, but you can still control what you’re consuming into your digestive and respiratory systems.
*This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.