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The need to perform a detox of your system is more important now than ever before. Human beings are creating more unnatural chemicals, at a faster rate, than at any other time in human history. Consider these startling statistics.
- You have as many as 300 man-made chemicals inside your body right now.
- A new chemical or substance is synthesized or isolated every 2.6 seconds, every minute, every hour, 24 hours a day. (Japan Association for International Chemical Information)
- It took a full 33 years for human beings to register 10 million chemicals. After that, it took only 9 months to add another 10 million chemicals. (American Chemical Society)
- From 1930 to 2000, worldwide production of man-made chemicals exploded from just 1 million tons to more than 400 million tons each year. (World Wildlife Federation)
- Less than 1 in 7 of the most used chemicals on the planet have enough publicly accessible data to make a basic safety assessment. (National Institutes of Health)
- A UK study revealed the presence of DDT and PCBs in 99% of people tested, even though these dangerous chemicals were banned decades ago. (UK branch of the World Wildlife Federation)
If you were unsure about needing to cleanse your body of toxins and poisons, the alarming numbers above can only lead to one conclusion – your body has been exposed to harmful poisons and chemicals for decades, causing untold harm, and creating dangerous addictions. It is begging to be cleansed. The addictive properties of many poisonous toxins are definitely not accidental.
Chemicals in Your Food and Drink
Manufacturers of processed food, materials, clothing, linens, candles, laundry detergent, beverages, cigarettes and hundreds of other common everyday items intentionally include unhealthy, harmful, addictive chemicals and substances in the products they make.
They do this for one reason … to sell more products. In many people, this creates an unconscious addiction. The clothes you buy, the foods you drink, the air fresheners and candles you use, and the beverages you drink contain chemicals which appeal to 1 or more of your 5 senses.
Without even knowing it, when you are exposed to these products and others, feel-good hormones are released by your brain. This causes you to desire things which are unhealthy for you. Which is what makes getting through a healthy liver detox so tough.
Benefits of Liver Detox
You’ve probably heard of some of the wonderful health benefits of resetting your liver to a natural state. A detoxed liver can provide the following rewards, as well as many others:
• Weight loss
• A strengthened immune system
• All day energy
• Incredible anti-aging properties
• A youthful glow to your skin and hair
• Improved sex drive and performance
• You look and feel 5 to 20 years younger
Those are just a few of the reasons why so many people just like yourself undergo a healthy liver cleanse. However, it can be tough to kick bad habits while you are detoxing.
For instance, during your liver cleanse you should avoid alcohol, carbonated beverages, caffeine, tobacco and sugar. If you are sedentary, you need to get up and get moving. As mentioned earlier, because of harmful and possibly addictive chemicals in the air, food, water and other man-made materials you come into contact with every day, sticking to the healthy restrictions of a liver detox can be difficult.
That is just what this article is going to help you do – steer clear of unhealthy addictions and bad habits, while you detox your body and give your overall health a mental and physical boost.
Listed below are a few proven solutions for kicking bad habits and beating addiction. It is so important when you detox your liver that you eliminate the intake of caffeine, alcohol and the other toxic substances mentioned above. When you do, you compound the healthy effect of cleansing your liver, undoing years or even decades of poisonous harm in just 10 days.
Kick Bad Habits
Below you will find a list of bad habits and addictive products which bombard your system with toxins and poisons. Accompanying each will be a short description of how that particular chemical or substance creates addictive
behaviors, as well as healthy alternatives if there are any available.
Sugar – Talk to any knowledgeable doctor or health professional, and he or she will tell you that refined sugar is predominantly responsible for the overweight and obesity in the world today. Human beings are fatter than at any other time in human history. This has led to the highest incidence rates of cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders ever.
Refined sugar, the sugar you put into your coffee and breakfast cereal, also found in unhealthy levels in many of the foods you eat, actually causes a brain malfunction. The part of your brain which regulates food intake, and also keeps
you from gaining too much weight, shuts off when it senses that you are eating sugar. Scientists say the response is similar to being hooked on drugs like heroin, cocaine and nicotine. If you must feed your sweet tooth, turn to the
natural sweeteners found in fruits and vegetables as an alternative.
Tobacco – If you think turning to chewing tobacco or dip is a smart way to wean you off of tobacco, think again. There is more nicotine in those products than in typical cigarettes. And it is nicotine that is the addictive component of all tobacco products. Within just 10 seconds of entering your bloodstream, nicotine reaches your brain and causes a flood of adrenaline.
This creates a sensation of pleasure and an energy boost. Your crash comes quickly, you may even feel down or depressed, so your brain tells you that the answer is another cigarette or similar dose of tobacco. You eventually have to smoke more and more cigarettes, or abuse more tobacco products, and this addiction leads to a number of debilitating and even deadly health conditions.
Beer, wine and alcohol – All forms of alcoholic beverages lower your inhibitions. Alcohol also slows down your response to stress. This is why many people enjoy a beer, glass of wine or adult beverage at the end of a long, stressful day.
Unfortunately, the “feel good” chemicals released in your brain when you ingest alcohol can create a powerful addiction. You feel so good that when that feeling is gone, you want it to return. So you drink more beer, wine or alcohol, and your rate of consumption increases. The poison that is alcohol creates a number of social, emotional, mental and physical health problems when abused.
Caffeine – Caffeine of any kind stimulates your central nervous system. Like anything that causes a pleasurable response, caffeine can become addictive. Heartburn, acid reflux, restlessness, jitters, an increased heartbeat, anxiety and nervousness can accompany caffeine consumption in just 15 to 30 minutes after your first sip.
A single high-volume intake, or prolonged use, of caffeine can cause incoherent speech, rambling thought processes, muscle twitches, heart palpitations, dehydration, insomnia, high blood pressure, headaches and hallucinations.
Soft drinks, energy drinks, soda – These incredibly addictive beverages are intentionally made to hook you. They carry the double whammy of massive levels of sugar as well as an unhealthy dose of caffeine. They attack the pleasure center in your brain, releasing an addictive double dose of “feel good” chemicals.
Unfortunately, the unhealthy poisons, toxins and preservatives found in these drinks contribute to a long list of mental and physical health problems.
A sedentary lifestyle – Shocking research revealed in the early 21st century show that too much sitting can actually kill you. Human beings were not designed for sitting. We were made for standing, walking, running, moving, lifting things and ongoing physical activity.
Research shows that the more you sit, the higher your risk of dying from anything! More importantly, if you sit for more than 4 to 6 hours each day, research shows that no amount of exercise and nutrition can undo the harmful physical effects you are causing to your body.
These reasons are more than enough to get you moving and to start your liver cleanse as soon as possible!
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