Have you ever wondered what activated charcoal is or how you can transform your health using it? Activated charcoal, or “activated carbon,” is a form of carbon. It’s an odorless and tasteless powder that is nontoxic to the body and the environment. It’s been carefully processed to have very small pores that help engage in chemical reactions. But it also helps to increase its absorption and expelling of elements, hence the name “active.” Activated charcoal can be made...Read More »
When cooking and reheating foods quickly, most people will turn to the microwave to get the job done. Homes today have built-in microwave ovens. They come in all sizes and colors. Reheating food by microwaving is fast, convenient, uses less energy, recommended by food manufacturers. But as I often share in my posts, there is always a catch to today’s modern conveniences–and microwaving food is no exception. There are hidden dangers when microwaving foods...Read More »
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 your 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 »
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