I thought this was a very informative article and I have decided worth sharing forward. I know about toxicity – in 2004 I was 174 pounds and very toxic. Life saving surgery and a complete lifestyle change saved my life! Here is hoping that the information below can do the same for you.
Clear out your body’s toxins for more energy and better overall health
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by: Katherine Leonard, MS, NC
(NaturalNews) Not only are we exposed to external environmental toxins (air pollution, pesticides, heavy metals…), but we are also exposed to their own internal toxins produced by the body. External toxins are often not neutralized and excreted from the body, but rather stored in the fat cells. When the body is under stress, it can release these toxins into the blood stream where they can wreak havoc on many other places in the body, causing inflammation and burdening the liver. So how do you know if you are toxic? Do you suffer from headaches, excess weight, muscle/joint pain, food allergies, depression, insomnia, fatigue, asthma, body odor, or acne/eczema? If so, your body is trying to tell you that it is out of balance and these matters need to be addressed before they become serious health conditions.
When stored toxins are released from fat cells, as in times of stress or weight-loss, these harmful molecules can lead to cellular damage and the creation of more toxic byproducts that the liver will also have to detoxify. But if the body is lacking a certain vitamin or if external toxins inhibit the enzyme reactions, then the liver may not be able to neutralize and detoxify all of the harmful chemicals. The liver may be overwhelmed and unable to handle incoming toxins, let alone the toxins already stored inside the body.
Instead, the liver continues to shuttle toxins back into fat cells rather than filtering them out, neutralizing them, and sending them to the kidneys for excretion. Toxins can also be stored in brain tissue, muscle tissue, nervous tissue, and even in cellular membranes. Virtually every biological system can be inhibited by toxic exposure. Disruption of hormonal and neurotransmitter function (due to toxin exposure, poor diet and lifestyle choices, and pharmaceuticals) can also cause harmful imbalances.
Why nutritional deficiencies make us more toxic
In addition, nutritional deficiencies predispose an individual to increased internal toxin production because biochemical processes rely on nutrients to function and without sufficient amounts, a cascade of dysfunctional biological processes will lead to further internal deterioration and weakened health. Moreover, there are many nutrients required for all of the different detoxification pathways and processes and one or more deficiencies can lead to severe impairment in the body’s ability to detoxify.
Increased external toxin exposure and accumulation combined with nutritional deficiencies, lead to an increased production of internal toxins from suboptimally functioning biochemical processes. Not only are detoxification processes disrupted, but so are other biochemical processes in the body that regulate mood, appetite, energy levels, immunity, and more.
If you experience symptoms like the ones listed above, you do have some level of toxicity in the body. There is a need to clean up your lifestyle, reduce inflammation, boost nutrient intake, and support the GI tract, liver, and kidneys in order to reduce toxicity and restore health.
Sources for this article include:
Hyman, M. (2012). Systems biology, toxins, obesity and functional medicine. [pdf]. New York: Integrative Health Care Symposium.
About the author:
Katherine Leonard is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for supporting people as they transform their lifestyles and focus on wellness. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago and an MS in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. She is a certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator and helps her clients regain their health by adopting a nourishing lifestyle. Katherine is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is in the process of becoming Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (expected early 2013).
Katherine believes that optimal health is achieved through organic whole foods, a toxin-free environment, stress management, and physical activity. Her passion is to design personalized programs to help others live nourishing lifestyles.
Sharing this forward … not sure who originally posted this, but this is a great reminder!
The Price: To succeed, you will have to face and conquer 4 major enemies.
This is a true story about Mark Yarnell, a minister in a small Texas town. He was heading for bankruptcy and just about to lose his home and car. He looked for a way out and discovered Network Marketing. Mark’s sponsor gave him the “promise” and also told him about the “price” to succeed. The 4 major enemies in your business are:
Enemy #1 Rejection
Mark approached 200 people to view a video, 80 told him they are not interested.
Enemy #2 Deception
Mark thought, “no problem, my sponsor warned me about that. I’ve still got 120 people that will watch” Guess what? 50 didn’t.
Enemy #3 Apathy
Mark thought, “no problem, my sponsor warned me about that. I’ve got 70 people who have watched the video.” Guess what? 57 said “not interested”
Enemy #4 Attrition
Undaunted Mark thought, “no problem, 13 people signed up.” Guess what? 12 of them dropped out of the business shortly thereafter.
Attrition left Mark with just one serious associate. But, to date, that single associate earns Mark over $50,000 per month.
Mark Yarnell’s story is not unique. Ask the person who introduced you to Isagenix – they have experienced all of the above.
Pick your goal and get into massive action. If you talk to enough people, you will make it!
Here’s the lesson: Your success is directly related to the degree to which you are willing to work to find others like yourself who are committed to succeed. Mark Yarnell’s odds were 1 out of 50. Would you be willing to go through 200 people to find 1 who will make you $50,000 per month? Or hear uncounted “No’s” to sign up 50 people to find a million dollar person? I know you will. It’s easier when you know the odds up front.
But here’s the catch” You have your own set of odds and you won’t know what they are until after you’ve succeeded. So if you’ve gone through 50 or 100 people and you haven’t found 1 serious person yet, you can either give up and assume the business doesn’t work or recognize that you are working through your own numbers.
Are you willing to find out what your own set of odds is? That means that you must pay the price for freedom. Remember that the numbers never fail you. Despite where you are in your skill level, your success is assured if you talk to enough people. And as your skill improves, so will your odds.
There is no such thing as luck in this industry. Winning big is a matter of being willing to pay the price. Are you?
Your future is in your hands! The choices which you make today will determine the course of your entire future.
May you have a successful future in all aspects of your life!
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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Have you ever wondered why? Why you are not succeeding or your goals not coming to fruition like you vision it?
A really good friend of mine posted this on Facebook today, and I thought it would be a perfect post for today. Well written Krysta and thank you for sharing this with everyone.
by Krysta McLeod Chapman
It’s one thing to be in love with a product and determined to reach your financial goals. But there are other components that really should be considered if you aren’t having the success you want. If you have truly been focused and committed yet the plateau remains which of the following might be stopping you?
1. Belief in Self: Ability, Skills, Desire, Persistence
2. Belief in Company: Corporate Structure, Long term plans, Approach to growth & fiscal responsibility, re-investment
3. Belief in Product : Integrity, safety, consistency, results,
4. Belief in Compensation Structure: Simplicity, Unlimited, Ability for all of your people to be paid, Generous
5. Belief in Profession: Reach, Potential, Education, Mentors, Training
All we need to succeed in this business is available, from personal development to motivation. We must target the areas we need work on and adopt the attitude every step forward.
Love and Gratitude!
Friend Requests Blocked for 7 Days
Good morning everyone ……………. so ………… this is the second time I have seen this message ………any else get this?
9:10 times I am receiving friend requests … and 95% of the time I will accept them ……………… BUT in the last three weeks I have sent out 2 or 3 friend request ……… hmmmmmmmmmmm so ……… Facebook has cancelled any pending friend requests and when you are logging into Facebook you have to choose whether to cancel, not cancel, or or keep pending ….. last time I chose keep pending, this time I cancelled completely …………… Have an awesome day!