Toxin: a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced in the tissues, and typically capable of antibody formation.– Merriam-Webster. Our bodies accumulate toxins everyday – it’s a natural, common, and everyday occurrence. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, we internalize and accumulate toxins. The levels of toxins can vary from person-to-person, of course; but even the healthiest person on the planet has some level of toxins internally.
The question then becomes: how do we get rid of them? And we should be asking that question.
Because toxins have the ability to disrupt, and negatively impact, normal physiological and bodily functions. Whether we’re talking endotoxins – the toxins that lines our bacterial cell wall; or exotoxins – those secreted by bacteria – they can cause all types of ailments, including diseases. Toxins can also increase the risk of cancer.