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Well Aligned Detox

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Toxins enter the body in a number of ways: breathing, drinking, eating, even walking outside. Simple everyday activities like applying body care products, putting on clothing, and wearing cosmetics can all leave us exposed to toxins.

Although our bodies are fully equipped to deal with a toxins, they are not equipped to deal with the level of toxins we are now facing in today’s day and age. Our body can only do so much and when our systems are overburdened, certain chemicals, pollutants, and toxins can build up. This build-up can have adverse effects on our overall health and well-being.

When our bodies cannot properly eliminate all of the toxins we are exposed to, some toxins may begin to build up in the body. Too many toxins in the body for too long of a time may lead to the following:

  • Chronic inflammation

  • Damage to cell membranes and organs

  • Depletion of nutrient stores

  • Displacement of structural minerals that may result in weaker bones

  • Exacerbate organ dysfunction

  • Harm to DNA, which can potentially increase the rate of aging and degeneration

  • Impaired ability of the body to naturally detox on its own

  • Inhibition or poisoning of enzymes so they do not function properly

  • Interference with hormones that may cause hormone imbalances

  • Modification of genes and metabolic expression

  • Negative effects on blood sugar

  • Reduced brain activity 

Though you may not be able to initially detect the side effects toxins have on the human body, there are some primary indicators. 

When initially exposed to too many toxins, the body may try to expel toxins through natural detox processes like diarrhea, coughing, sneezing, urination and vomiting. Some people may even experience more severe reactions like heartburn, nasal congestion, rashes, and sore throat. Others may begin to notice changes in body odor, excessively oily skin, and fatigue. Overall, we may just feel off, but some other symptoms of an overload of toxins may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety 

  • Bloating

  • Brain fog

  • Cravings for carbohydrates or sugar

  • Decreased energy levels

  • Depression

  • Digestive distress

  • Disorientation

  • Eczema

  • Exhaustion

  • Feeling spacey and/or sluggish

  • Impaired sleep

  • Inability to concentrate and focus

  • Joint aches and pains

  • Memory difficulties

  • Pimples

  • Puffiness

  • Stressed

  • Trouble losing weight

  • Water retention

 

Schedule appointment with Dr. Rush to see how chiropractic and Well Aligned can help you detox those toxins out of your body!

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