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Toxins are a serious threat

Nowadays, people are exposed to the influence of various harmful substances. One gets toxins from the polluted air – industrial emissions from the enterprises, gases from the car traffic flow, cigarette smoke, etc. The industrial pollution affect the water and the soil. Often, for an intensive growth, in the plant-growing and the stock-breeding are used chemicals, of which, through the food products, certain innutritious substances fall in the body. The food itself is also processed in many cases – for example, for its long durability.

In addition, people themselves contribute to the formation of toxins in their bodies. The chaotic eating during the day, with unselected food, and the incorrect combinations with alcohol, overindulging in front of the TV in the evening, put the digestive system under the unnatural regime and overburdening. It does not cope with the digestion of the food, and, in the tract, undigested remainders start to stagnate. They begin to decay, at which, toxins start to release, the blood carries them, along with the nutritional substances, around the whole body. This overloading comes in excess for the body, and it cannot get rid of the toxins, although, in principle, it is a self-purifying system.

This damages the body at all levels – from the cells to the tissues and organs, destroys the natural processes in the body, and its functions, which leads to diseases of the different systems. Heavy metals are associated with the depressive conditions, bone damages, etc.; the pesticides damage the nerves and the brain, etc. This is why in the modern medicine, body detox is applied. There are entire programs in specialized clinics, such as LuckyFit, which is in the town of Bansko and is for efficient and fast weight loss, with purification methods, anti-stress, yoga practices, and others, under medical supervision. The course is based on a dietary regime, prepared by professional dieticians, intake of certain supplements and lots of water, colon hydrotherapy, specialized massages.  There are some techniques, easily applicable in a home environment.

Cleansing in a home environment

The detoxification can be done in a home environment, but it is good to consult your doctor. The diet regimes and the procedures are related to the function of the intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, complete changes in the body. That is why they should be in compliance with the eventual diseases – blood sugar, blood pressure, the occurrence of pain in certain situations, problems with the defecation, etc.; physical fitness. On the whole, in the initial stage, weakness may appear, as well as dizziness. During the detox, the coffee must be stopped, also the green and black tea, the alcohol, and the cigarettes. Herbal tea without sugar is allowed.

The cleansing can be done by gradually reducing the heavy foods such as meat and processed semi-prepared foods, and switching to wholegrain foods, fresh vegetables, and fruit, to facilitate the metabolism. Three weeks of a vegetarian diet with plenty of water, pulse, vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts, are a good variant to enable the body to cleanse. The detox may be liquid as well – several days to a week, only fresh vegetable and fruit juices can be taken, soups like rare purées and water. Another way of detox is the fruit one – for three days you should be on a certain kind of fruit – for example, to eat only fresh organic apples, to drink juice from the apples, and water for the release of the preservatives, the fats, etc. After the three-day regime, gradually, other food is included, by working out a healthy menu. A variant is also, if you impose, as a regular practice, once a week, not to have anything else but water. The water actually is included in all cases, as it is important for the cleansing. If a person is dehydrated, kidneys do not work effectively and the liver is overburdened. At least two litres of water a day must be drunk, by drinking it in small quantities evenly distributed throughout the day.

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Heavy Metal Poisoning: Lead

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry lists toxic substances according to their prevalence and the severity of their toxicity and lead is in number one position. Recently the development of K-X-ray fluorescence (KXRF) instruments has made it possible to measure bone lead levels (which, in turn, reflect cumulative exposure over many years, as opposed to blood lead levels, which reflect recent exposure). High bone lead levels measured by KXRF are associated with increased risk of hypertension in both men and women. High maternal bone lead levels were found to cause lower birth weight, head circumference, birth length, and lower neurodevelopmental performance in children by age 2.   

Sources of lead poisoning:  Manufacturing of auto batteries, ceramics, fishing weights, lead crystal, demolition of lead-painted houses and bridges; stained glass making, soldering, environmental exposure to paint chips, plumbing, firing ranges (from bullet dust), food or water from lead pipes are the main sources of lead poisoning.  Contaminated herbal remedies, candies and exposure to the combustion of leaded fuels also contribute to the lead poisoning.

Lead can be absorbed through ingestion or inhalation and organic lead (e.g., tetraethyl lead) is absorbed through skin. In blood lead is concentrated in RBCs. Distributed in soft tissue, with ½ life of about 30 days. 15% of lead is sequestered in bone with ½ life of more than 20 years. Lead is excreted mainly in urine, but also appears in other fluids including breast milk.

 Toxicity: Acute poisoning with blood lead levels (BPb) of more than 60–80 µg/100ml can cause impaired neurotransmission and neuronal cell death, which lead to central and peripheral nervous system effects. If blood lead level is more than 80 µg/100ml it can cause acute encephalopathy with convulsions, coma, and death. 

Subclinical exposure of lead in children (BPb 25–60 µg/100ml) is associated with anemia, mental retardation, language deficit, motor function, balance, behavior, hearing, and school performance. Impairment of IQ can occur at even lower levels.

In adults, chronic subclinical exposures (BPb 40 µg/100ml) are associated with an increased risk of anemia, demyelinating peripheral neuropathy (mainly motor), and impairments of reaction time, hypertension, and ECG conduction delays. Chronic renal failure, diminished sperm counts and spontaneous abortions in females is seen.

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