What is the endocrine system? The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. (1) It includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes. What does the endocrine system do? The endocrine system influences how well your body...Read More »
Here we are at the end of our 4-part “Understanding Toxicity” series. We’ve explored how to determine what your body’s reactions might be when exposed to toxins. Now we’ll take you full circle in the cycle of toxicity. Immune reactions Your immune system develops reactions to substances it’s not equipped to handle on top of the preceding phenomena. Specifically, an immune reaction is when the body produces antibodies to fight an...Read More »
In part 2 of this series–Understanding Toxins – Detoxification Capacity, you learned that removing toxins is different for everyone. You also learned three things you can do right now to help increase your rate of detoxification. In this post, you will learn how effectively the body manages toxins through gene expression. Did you know genes and gene expression regulate sensitivity? – Genetics – The speed with which you’re genetically programmed (built)...Read More »
In the previous post, Understanding Toxicity – Exposure, you learned that toxic exposure is one of the four factors that determine how your body handles foreign substances. In this post, we will cover the second factor: detoxification capacity. You will even learn how to increase your rate of detoxification. Factor 2 – Your detoxification capacity – Effective workload (or throughput) Like a pump’s capacity to transfer water, the volume of a toxin that...Read More »
Welcome to this 4-part series that will walk you briefly through understanding toxins. In this series, you will learn the rate new toxins are added to the body–the detox system’s first challenge (exposure), how the rate of toxin removal influences your overall health (detox capacity), how toxic responses get passed to future generations (genes and gene expression), and finally, how hyper-reactivity to toxins can amplify their overall effect within us (immune...Read More »
Did you know there’s an all-out war going on in your body right now? Every day, your body is fighting desperately to get rid of toxins faster than you’re taking them in. It’s a never-ending struggle between sickness and health; life and death. No one on the planet is unaffected. And if you’re on the ADD/GAPS spectrum, it’s a good bet your detox and elimination systems have either fallen behind, or are somewhere in the process of collapsing altogether. What you may...Read More »
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