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How Toxic Overload Happens

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 04:18 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Research data suggest there is a strong relationship between urine concentrations of the synthetic compound bisphenol A (BPA) and Type 2 diabetes and reduced testosterone levels.

BPA is also an endocrine disruptor. It binds to receptors on cells used by hormones that regulate physiological functions and thus takes the place of the body’s natural hormones.

The liver functions as the body’s natural detoxification system. It supports the body’s ability to excrete toxins once they have been neutralized, thus reducing the chance they will recirculate and be stored in the body.

Unfortunately, as a result of vast exposure — including BPA — the liver is unable to adequately break down fat-soluble toxins, which is the key to the natural detoxification process. These toxins need to be converted into water-soluble compounds and then excreted through normal bodily functions.

If the liver is dysfunctional, toxins won’t be broken down and eliminated but rather recirculated, causing secondary tissue damage. Both health and performance are impaired by toxin recirculation.

Here is a partial list of common symptoms that can indicate toxin overload:

• Fatigue, lethargy, weakness

• Depression

• Headaches, irritability

• Cognitive problems; e.g., brain fog, memory problems

• Concentration difficulties

• Generalized muscle aches

• Dark circles under eyes

• Digestion, elimination problems

• Muscle and joint pain

• Overweight/underweight

Metabolic detoxification is a way to normalize the body’s metabolization of xenobiotic and endogenous compounds, while temporarily reducing incoming toxic burden.

Step 1: Toxins that are fat soluble are transported from the intestine to the liver. These can include metabolic end products, chemical pollutants and contaminants, microorganisms, food additives, drugs and medications, and alcohol.

Step 2: In the liver, toxins undergo Phase 1 detoxification to neutralize certain toxins. Phase 1, called “functionalization,” involves the release of enzymes by the liver that break down xenobiotics and produce harmful free-radicals.

Step 3: The remainder of the non-neutralized toxins moves into Phase 2 detoxification, which transforms them into water-soluble compounds. By the process of conjugation, large molecules join together with modified xenobiotics to produce harmless water-soluble substances.

Step 4: Newly transformed toxins are then transported to either the kidneys, where they are excreted in the urine; or to the gallbladder, where they are eventually excreted via the feces in Phase 3 of detoxification. Phase 3 relies on the pH scale (acid-to-alkaline ratio). The proper pH level is more alkaline than acid (pH at 7 or above).

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