Detoxification – Modifiable Factors of Aging
According to the Journal of Clinical Chemistry 1996, the seven symptoms of chronic poisoning are fatigue, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, allergy symptoms, confusion, and anxiety. You might wonder what the poison is? It’s toxicity. Every chemical reaction in your body produces toxins in the form of acid, which we measure with the BTA. Your detoxifying organs (liver, kidneys, lungs, large intestine and skin) are able to handle this burden. When you add to the equation that every year we release 550,000,000 lbs. of industrial chemicals into public sewage, 1,000,000,000 lbs. of chemicals released into the ground, 188,000,000 lbs. of chemicals into surface waters, 2,400,000,000 lbs. of air emissions, that adds up to 4,138,000,000 lbs. of toxins per year. We ingest this through our food, water, and air. There are over 10,000 chemical additives in our food supply. The average American ingests 14 pounds of additives, 158 pounds of sugar, and 8 pounds of salt per year. This is way more than your organs were designed to handle.
If you have dysbiosis, which is an imbalance of the intestinal tract, you can greatly increase your toxic burden. Dysbiosis is an overgrowth of yeast, bacteria, and parasites. These are all living organisms, and living organisms eat, and when they eat, they go to the bathroom. Their bowel movements are very toxic to you.
We are constantly ingesting heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic and many more everyday. This ingestion comes from the food we eat the water we drink and the air we breath.
All these chemicals, metals and toxins can be stored in your body, usually in body fat and in the extracellular space. This can cause cellular fluid shifts that are measurable with the BIA and the toxicity levels can be measured by the BTA, and blood microscopy.