Before the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, the human body was usually adept at naturally eliminating toxins like heavy metals and radiation absorbed through the environment and diet. However, along with all of its modern conveniences, industrialization introduced heavy metals into the environment through the air, soil, water and food supply. The recent tech boom of the 20th and 21st centuries has compounded the toxic burden by exposing the population to excessive radiation from cell phone towers and the use of technology equipment.
Signs of toxicity include fatigue, headache, muscle aches and digestive disturbances. Aside from the physical discomforts, toxicity can lead to disease states like cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
In addition to eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients, detox methods can help to facilitate the body’s attempt to remove harmful toxic overload so prevalent in an industrialized world.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Detox
Hyperbaric Oxygen Detox may not be as well-known as other detoxification methods but the benefits are substantial. Often used as a primary treatment for stroke and other brain oxygen-deprived conditions, oxygen therapy used for detoxification decreases yeast and bacterial concentrations in the gastrointestinal system improves immune and autoimmune system optimizing toxin elimination decreases inflammatory biochemicals by way of aiding antioxidant enzymes.
Oxygen therapy’s core toxin elimination benefit is based on reducing inflammation which allows the body to naturally release harmful toxins and chemicals stored in the body’s cells. Additional healthful benefits include increased production of bone marrow stem cells for healthy blood production
an increase in serotonin production which may reduce stress levels by elevating mood and contributing to a sense of well-being improved skin collagen production for healthy tendons and joints.
Chelation detoxification utilizes agents that bind to toxins that are removed during fecal elimination. Chelation Therapy, a treatment offered by conventional medical practitioners, utilizes the synthetic amino acid EDTA, or ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid in a medical setting. The chelating agent is administered through an intravenous solution during several sessions and has been effective for removing heavy metals and other toxins.