We Are Exposed to a Wide Variety of Toxins Every Day
From your furniture to your cookware, the food you consume to the personal care products you use, each and every day, you are exposed to a cocktail of chemicals.
In fact, there are more than 80,000 chemicals currently used in the United States. Many of which have not been adequately tested in regards to human health. Although many are unaware of these common toxins, they are wreaking havoc on each and every internal organ system — including the digestive tract.
Toxins are negatively impacting your digestion and overall wellness.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the average woman (who uses approximately 12 products daily), is exposed to 168 unique chemicals per day. In addition, one out of every 13 women and one out of every 23 men are exposed to a carcinogen, every day.
These figures do not even take into account the toxins we consume in our food or the environmental toxins we breathe in. As stated in one review, published in Allergy Asthma and Immunology Research, in recent decades, more than 100,000 new chemicals have been used in common consumer products and then released into the environment.
This is leading to toxin overload. Linked to everything from low energy to constipation, the chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis are significantly harming both us and the environment.
Toxins Directly Impact Your Digestion
As toxins accumulate in the human body, health issues begin to manifest. This is particularly the case in relation to our digestive system, which is an organ system that promotes detoxification. This system is also home to your gut, which is often referred to as the “second brain.”
This is mainly based on how the gut influences mood and overall well-being. After all, 95 percent of the serotonin in your body is produced in your gastrointestinal tract.
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Unfortunately, when exposed to a wide range of toxins, the billions of “good” bacteria (which protect you against toxins) are impacted, increasing levels of inflammation.
From antibiotics to pesticides, emulsifiers to artificial sweeteners, all of these toxins interfere with your microbiome. In turn, your gastrointestinal tract can no longer efficiently digest and absorb nutrients — which results in a full-body imbalance.
These toxins are not only threatening your immunity but are also believed to cause a long list of side effects, including increasing rates of food sensitivities and allergies.
In turn, these toxins block initiation — more commonly referred to as your “gut feeling.” This is a real phenomenon and based on the latest research, the microflora in your gut (which is significantly hindered by toxins) likely plays a key role in your intuitive sense.
Spirituality Blockages From Toxins
Unfortunately, toxins blocking intuition is just the beginning.
The issues described above are based on human psychology and physiology. However, toxins also have a significant impact on the free-flowing energy within your physical body. As your body becomes overridden with toxins, blockages occur.
Once your body is unaligned spiritually, this is when physical, mental, and emotional symptoms begin to manifest.
In turn, you begin to feel sluggish, anxious, and less motivated. Then, negative health effects begin to surface based on poor digestion, metabolism, and overall circulation.
At the end of the day, the toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis disrupt your body and the overall vibration of your entire being. In order to overcome the negative impact these toxins have on your health and overall life, you must first become aware.
As you learn to care for your physical body and mental health, your spirituality will follow, helping you find deeper meaning in your everyday life.
After all, Deborah King said it best, “Spiritual progress is born our of self-awareness.” Reduce your exposure to toxins in order to promote a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.