More than ever before, chemicals from all around barrage our bodies. From the pesticides in our foods and the pollutants in our air to the pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply and the plastic residues that are everywhere else, it’s impossible to escape these toxic invaders.
Not only do our bodies need to deal with these external threats surrounding us like soup, we also have to metabolize and excrete the waste products our bodies create internally. These toxins create inflammation in our body and poison our mitochondria, the crucial “energy factories” in every cell of the body.
We need to get all of these toxic substances out.
There is currently an epidemic of gastrointestinal issues on the rise. It’s not surprising that over 74% of the U.S. population experiences digestive symptoms on a regular basis, especially when we consider that our diets tend to be filled with processed sugars, carbs, pesticides, and inflammatory foods. That’s not even mentioning the common medical practice to quickly prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, and antibiotics like candy which wreak havoc on our intestinal lining and all of the beneficial microbes that keep things in balance.
So many people unknowingly have rampant overgrowths of bacteria and fungus, causing intestinal malabsorption, damage, and permeability. Keep in mind that 80% of the total inflammation in the body comes from the digestive tract, so this is why all of the other systems are affected so profoundly.
We need to bring balance to our microbiome and restore the function of our guts if we are to live well!
And now more than ever before, it’s almost impossible to escape a bout or two of fear or panic. This creates a domino effect on the health of the body. Some people are undone by it, can’t sleep, or try to stuff the anxiety out of sight.
It’s okay to feel a flash of panic, but we cannot afford to wallow or linger long in it because it weakens every system of the body, including our already distressed immune systems.