Your body does its best to overcome toxins. But with chronic exposure, those detoxifying systems become overwhelmed. Little by little the signs of toxicity start to show, until a serious health problem arises.
These common ailments are often written off as a “normal” part of aging but they are NOT normal.
They serve as an early warning system that the body has a buildup of toxins. See HOW toxins affect
your body and what steps you can take to reduce symptoms and revitalize health.
Waking up tired and needing a pot of coffee just to start your day may be your normal routine,
but it is not normal for your body. The real culprit can be chronic toxic exposure.
You can tell your immune system is too low when you’re the one who catches whatever is going around.
When your immune system is weak, you may experience…
One mineral central to the immune system is zinc. Numerous studies show zinc deficiency increases your susceptibility to both viruses and bacteria. Supplementing with zinc can even reduce the length of colds.
However you may be deficient in zinc even if you supplement. That’s because of cadmium. This heavy metal is found in batteries, cigarette smoke, air pollution, and even in some foods. Cadmium binds to zinc in the GI tract and interferes with zinc enzymes so your immune system lacks this key component.
Another key factor for immunity is vitamin D. Most people have insufficient levels of this essential “sunshine” vitamin. According to the Harvard School of Public Health:
"Being 'D-ficient' may increase the risk of a host of chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, some cancers, and multiple sclerosis, as well as infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and even the seasonal flu."
When it comes to your immune system, balance is the key. Too low and you catch infections easily. Too high and your immune system goes from defense to offense.
Signs of an overactive immune system may include…
Many toxins trigger an overreaction in the immune system to the point where it can attack healthy cells in the body. Mercury is particularly associated with the development of autoimmune conditions.
With an estimated 80% of your immune system linked to your digestive tract, scientists are looking to the gut for answers. An overgrowth of “bad” bacteria can trigger inflammatory responses, while “good” bacteria offers protective benefits.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits and veggies, and taking steps
to alkalize the body will also help to restore immune balance.
Sadly, the protective blood-brain barrier doesn’t keep out many of the toxins we encounter each day.
Many neurotoxins are associated with…
Many toxins in food trigger headaches, while synthetic food dyes have been shown to cause hyperactive behaviors. Lead exposure is also associated with ADHDs.
Lead also displaces calcium in teeth and bone, and can be an underlying cause of high blood pressure, which increase your risk for both heart attack and stroke.
Aluminum exposure is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s. Mercury is another potent neurotoxin causing headaches and an inability to focus, or what many people call brain fog.
Reducing toxic exposure and detoxifying the body WILL help restore your
natural immune balance so you can feel energized and healthy.