by Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
There are literally hundreds of signs and symptoms of a toxic body. Each one is your body's way of shouting at you, crying for help. It's the way your body communicates with you. When something isn't right on the outside, you can be sure it's even worse on the inside.
Here are just 4 symptoms of an overly toxic body:
Weight And Fat Gain: To protect your vital organs and blood vessels against the damage of acid and toxic buildup, your body relies on fat to store these deadly toxins. Even if you are on a weight loss diet and you exercise, your body will try to hold on to this fat because it is needed for protection against excess toxicity.
Osteoporosis And Weak Bones: Another way your body protects against toxic buildup is with the alkaline-mineral calcium. Ninety-nine percent of the calcium in your body is located in your bones. When there is too much acid (a form of toxic overload) in your blood, it begins to "suck" calcium from your bones (to buffer the acid in your blood) making them weaker. Over time this can to osteoporosis.
Heart Disease: Cholesterol isn’t the problem — the damage to your blood vessels caused by free-radical damage and cellular breakdown due to increased toxicity is the main problem. Acid in the blood literally “cuts” the walls of your blood vessels. The body, as a way of healing and protecting itself, simply releases cholesterol to “patch” the damage and begin the healing process. However, over time, this build-up can be problematic if your blood continues to remain acidic.
Accelerated Aging: Evidence suggests a toxic body is a prime candidate for rapid aging. When your cells have surpassed their toxic limits, they are less likely to fend off free-radicals and produce fewer antioxidants (like glutathione) — two important factors in aging process.
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