Many of us were brought up loving certain foods because the supermarkets do a great job of selling them to us, and we don’t even realise that some of these foods cause harm. In this blog, we’ll give you some practical tips to eliminate toxins from your diet so that you can live the life of freedom and vitality you long for.
You may be wondering how there could be toxins in food. The truth is that toxins are hidden in some of the most unsuspecting places. Did you know that the toxins found in certain foods can upset hormones and cause weight gain and cost you energy for life? If you’ve been feeling like you just can’t shake that last 2kgs or 5kgs or you’re exhausted at the best of times, then toxins and an imbalance in your hormonal structure could be the culprits.
At YOUnique Life, our core focus is on helping our community to take small, practical steps toward food and lifestyle freedom. You were created to live a life of wholeness and vitality, from the inside out. We believe that by being equipped with the knowledge and with the right tools at hand, the life of freedom you long for is possible. Removing toxins from your diet can have a huge effect on your health. Below we share what toxins are, where to find them and how to practically avoid them, while still maintaining and enjoying a wholesome life.
Toxins are any substance that is poisonous or harms health. A “toxin” can refer to all the metals, chemicals, pollutants, artificial food ingredients, pesticides, and poisons that can be found in various foods, water, and environments we live in.
We will focus on food, how toxins are found in water, in food, in the air and how you can clean up your intake.
Our bodies are created beautifully. Did you know that your body is designed to process and remove all unwanted substances so that you remain as healthy as possible? Our bodies are created for life and to maintain a wholesome lifestyle, naturally.
The excretory system is made up of the liver, skin, lungs, large intestine, and kidneys. The function of each of these organs is set up to ensure you remain full of energy and vitality:
Our incredible bodies are designed to get rid of toxins but we can overload them, which puts strain on this excretory system.
An endocrine disruptor is a substance that acts like a hormone in the endocrine system and disrupts the natural processes. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by these hormone disruptors, causing an imbalance. Toxins induce, inhibit, mimic and block hormonal systems causing nasty side effects such as low energy, mood swings, and much more.
The good news is that changing your diet to exclude toxin-processed foods can have a huge impact on hormone function, leaving you feeling and looking healthy.
Many toxins are fat soluble, which means that they dissolve easily in fats or fat solvents. This has two effects on the body:
If you are dieting then you might lose weight, but the toxins that are stored in the fat cells go back into your system making you feel miserable, tired, and deprived. What happens here is that our amazing body can decide that it does not like this feeling and so it will hold onto fat to store the toxins again. Cleaning toxins out of your system will allow you to lose weight naturally and will bring balance back into your endocrine system.
As if there’s not enough to consider in the above heading, toxins can have other unfortunate effects on the body too.
It’s not difficult to prevent all of the above bodily issues and complications. All you need are a few simple, practical steps to activate them in your everyday life and food choices. Below are some suggestions:
Your health is important and within your control. Don’t allow food, toxins, and poor decisions to steal from living your best life. It takes some practical knowledge, clarity in decision-making, a few simple steps, and a whole lot of encouragement! Unlock your potential, and sign up for the self-study short courses available at YOUnique Life today.