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Reducing Your Daily Toxic Load
July 17th, 2014 by Dennis McInerney

The holidays are over and many, health conscious Americans have already begun or are thinking about a bio-detoxification program to start off the New Year. If you haven’t already started a detox program, consider the “Easy 3 – Step Bio-Detoxification program from Biotics Research. It will cleanse your body from head-to-toe leaving you energized and revitalized.

Once the detox program is completed, then what? For many, that’s the end? They begin the cycle all over again and wait till next January to rid themselves of a year’s worth of toxins? It just wasn’t the holiday diet and lifestyle excesses that made them feel the need to detox. We live in a “Toxic World”. Our bodies accumulate toxins every day. The holiday excess was just “the straw that broke the Camel’s back”, so to speak. With that thought in mind, I want to share some ideas on how to reduce our daily toxic load and assure adequate nutrients are available to support the body’s detox pathways.

One way to reduce our daily toxic load is by becoming more aware of, and avoiding common toxins found in food, beverages and the environment.

Many common fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues. According to WebMD Health News, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), based on pesticide tests from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the FDA found apples to be the top food with pesticides, followed by celery, strawberries, peaches and spinach. EWG lists their “Dirty Dozen” and their “Clean 15” fruits and vegetables, and state that eating from the “Clean 15” list can cut pesticide exposure by 92%. (1) A better choice would be to purchase only organically grown fruits and vegetable and not have to remember which ones are clean.

Bisphenol-A (BPA), is a controversial chemical found in a lot of the products we use every day, and has been linked to developmental problems, cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. BPA is used in the manufacturing of plastic drink bottles and can leach into the contents of the bottle. Plastic bottles with the recycle # 7 contain BPA and should be avoided. Plastic bottles with numbers 1, 2 and 4 are safer choices. BPA is also used to line metal cans used for canned foods and drinks. If you want to reduce your exposure to BPA, it is best to avoid food and beverages packaged in metal cans unless they are marked BPA free. When in doubt, purchase food and drink packaged in glass or tetra pak pouches as an alternative. The best alternative is to eat freshly prepared food. WebMD Health News reports that, families who gave up canned foods and food and beverages prepared and packaged using plastic containers saw their levels of BPA fall by 66%. All it took was three days of eating only freshly prepared, organic foods. (2)

Avoiding pesticides and BPA are just two ways to reduce your daily toxic load. If you do a little research, you will find many other toxins in the environment you can eliminate or avoid and reduce your daily toxic load even further.

You can also help your body remove toxins, by making sure that you are sufficient in those nutrients necessary for optimal function of the body’s detox pathways. MCS-2 from Biotics Research is a broad spectrum formula that provides nutrients that support the Phase I and Phase II liver detoxification pathways along with antioxidants to squelch reactive oxygen species generated as part of the detoxification process. Also consider adding Beta-TCP from Biotics Research to support bile production and bile flow. Remember bile carries toxins from the liver and removes them from the body via the feces.

References:

(1) http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/744558

(2) http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/740048

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