We are all exposed to environmental pollutants on a daily basis. Some examples include agriculture chemical contaminants; exposure to detergents; gasoline and solvents; pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides; food additives and the list goes on. How does this affect your health? The human body has an amazing ability to cleanse and detoxify itself. However when pollutants build up in our system, our bodies become overloaded and inefficient at cleaning out the bad stuff. This, in turn, results in a clogged system that eventually leads to more chronic and degenerative diseases, such as digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, immune system suppression, asthma, and even cancer.
Our body’s primary purpose is to ensure our survival, so one of the key functions of the body is to filter toxins before they threaten our health. If our organs and body systems become incapable of clearing out unwanted substances, due to toxic overload from our environment, then many toxins remain stored, accumulate in our tissues, and inevitably cause serious harm to our well-being. Ultimately, our bodies dispose of toxins through the liver, kidneys, colon, lymph, lungs, and skin. Of which, the liver, colon, and kidneys are the key elimination organs.
The liver eliminates and detoxifies poisons that enter the bloodstream as well as metabolizes carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also produces bile, which is beneficial for the breaking down of fats and is the organ that stores vitamins A, D, E, and K. And, yes, our environment contributes greatly to a sluggish and diseased liver. When the liver is stressed, processing toxins may be delayed. As a result, we develop depressed immune systems, sluggish digestive systems, allergies, constant fatigue, and many other health problems. The kidneys cleanse toxins from our blood. Toxins that are picked up by the blood are carried to the kidneys for filtering and cleansing. Toxins must be removed from the blood, or it quickly increases to toxic levels. Unhealthy kidneys can make us more susceptible to urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and cancer. The colon plays a vital role in the health of our entire body. The colon is not only crucial for collecting and eliminating waste, but is also essential for maintaining healthy digestion. Problems with the colon can lead to irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, colitis, etc…These are just some of the reasons why it’s so important to help the body detoxify itself from built-up poisons.
The primary cause of disease is the accumulation of wastes that are not routinely expelled from the body. For that reason, herbal detoxification of the organs and body systems is strongly suggested to help purge the body of waste matter that is clogging the body and slowing things down. Herbal cleansing gradually rebuilds and strengthens the immune system, improves digestion, improves mental clarity, stabilizes hormones and, in general, promotes healing and a better quality of life.
The list below will consist of herbs that are beneficial for protecting the body against the effects of environmental pollution, heavy metals, and other pollutants embedded within the body’s organs and systems.
Milk thistle works to protect the liver and promotes regeneration of damaged liver cells.
Burdock root is used to help clear toxins from the lymphatic system and blood stream, and helps to restore liver and gallbladder function.
Dandelion root acts as a diuretic, cleanses the liver and blood, and increases bile production to facilitate elimination of toxins.
Yellow dock improves liver and colon function, assists in the purification and cleansing of the blood, and helps to tone the entire system.
Oregon grape root is beneficial for cleansing the liver and purifying the blood.
Licorice root improves adrenal gland function, cleanses the colon, restores balance to the body, and fights bacteria, viruses, and reduces inflammation. Licorice is also beneficial for the liver, as it increases bile flow and lowers cholesterol. Licorice helps to protect against the common ailments associated with environmental pollution, such as asthma and allergies. Licorice also works in harmony with other herbs to enhance their activities.
Cayenne acts as a stimulant, improves circulation and digestion.
Alfalfa leaves supply vital nutrients; aids in digestion, boosts the immune system, detoxifies and alkalizes the body.
To wrap things up here, I’m going to recap a few key points.
Does environmental pollution affect your health in a negative way? YES!
Can you do something about it? YES. Herbal detoxification is your answer and it does work. You will improve your health and notice the positive changes. Herbal remedies are very popular today and have a high success rate.