It's a Toxic World, and Our Bodies Have to Deal With It
Our bodies absorb or ingest toxins on a daily basis from our: food, air, homes, water, drugs and medications, which dramatically affect our health.
The EPA conducted studies on various environmental toxins stored in human fat (where the majority of chemicals that enter the body are stored). One hundred percent of the human fat biopsies studied contained: un-detoxified styrene residues, dioxin, xylene, and 1,4-dichlorobenzene.
Styrene is a proven cause of at least 19 neurotoxic symptoms, including unprovoked mood swings and brain fog. Dioxin and benzene are potent causes of cancer and leukemia, respectively. Xenoestrogens are a group of chemicals that can mimic estrogen or can disrupt the hormonal system, potentially causing impotence, hyperactivity and hypothyroid and many other symptoms and conditions.
The stored chemicals in our fat eventually find their way into general circulation, which become a significant cause of disease and rapid aging, mimicking any disease or symptom - Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune diseases, cancer, degenerating disks, depression, diabetes, fatigue, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, infertility, memory loss, obesity, panic attacks, Parkinson's, and scores of others.
A few symptoms of liver toxicity include: yellowish skin color, bitter taste in mouth, headaches, irritability, dark circles under eyes. Kidney toxicity symptoms include: a strong urine odor, skin itching and eruptions and frothy urine. A compromised immune system may include: frequent infections and colds, night sweats, allergies. Common digestive problems are: bloating, bad breath, undigested food in stool.
Our bodies must be able to detoxify, or neutralize toxins from the external environment, as well as those produced within our own body.
This process takes place mostly in the liver, and consists of two phases. Dr. Dicken Weatherby, ND, describes the process: In Phase 1, toxins are activated, which means they are altered in such a way that carrier molecules (Phase 2) are able to transport them out of the body.
Here's an analogy. Visualize bagging your garbage in your home and bringing the garbage to the street. Phase 2 is when the garbage truck comes by, picks up your garbage and hauls it away. Both phase 1 and 2 detoxification must function adequately so that toxins are able to be neutralized and the two phases must be in balance with each other so that the activated compounds from phase 1 cannot accumulate in the body and cause damage.
One of the most effective and least expensive ways to test the liver's capacity for detoxification is the comprehensive detoxification test which uses three common substances, to challenge the liver's detoxification ability using urine and saliva samples. These tests are extremely helpful in determining the most effective treatment for each individual.
Dr. Dennis Godby, Doctor of Naturopathy, Sutter Medical Foundation.
He may be reached online or at his Sacramento Office (916) 446-2591.
Placer County News HeadlinesWilliam Jessup University Announces Largest Graduating ClassROCKLIN, CA., - William Jessup University, the first WASC accredited private, four-year residential Christian university in the greater Sacramento region will celebrate its 77th annual
Sonoma County Outdoor Recreation Month in May SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - Celebrate one of California's most diverse natural destinations as Sonoma County announces its inaugural Outdoor Recreation Month in May
Monophonics Sure is Funky at TerrapinSan Rafael,CA- As the mercury pushed into the 70's this past Friday, music fans began slowly dancing their way toward Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael.
Storms Bring Good News for Water SupplyAUBURN, Calif. - Despite a dry start to 2018, storms in late March and early April have produced above-average precipitation in the watersheds that source Placer County Water Agency's
PCF Awards $18,000 in Grants to Promote Civil Discourse(Auburn, Calif.) - Open dialogue and communication are key elements in maintaining a healthy, connected community. To encourage debate, Placer Community Foundation
Dog Abandoned in Roseville under Inhumane CircumstancesRoseville, Calif. - A dog was found abandoned in a corner of the Atlantic Street Pet Emergency Center parking lot under terribly inhumane circumstances
Sun City Roseville Harmonicoots 2018 JamboreeRoseville, CA- This year, the Harmonicoots will honor all women harmonica players throughout the world at their Jamboree-scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2018
Roseville Gas Prices Hold Steady Past Week Roseville, CA,- Roseville gas prices were relatively flat this past week, but remain at levels pushing near 2014 levels at some locations
Successful Transitions for Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental DisordersSacramento, CA- For many people with disabilities, the excitement of life after high school is accompanied by challenges with finding and receiving the services and supports
Passport Weekend Spectacular Fun in Fair PlayFair Play, CA- California is always full of surprise. This weekend marked our return to El Dorado Wines Passport Weekend.
Growing Weed in Placer County? Rules and ComplianceAuburn, CA - With Placer County's cannabis ordinance now in effect for over a year, county staff will host three drop-in meetings in May to answer questions about rules for cannabis cultivation
2018 Volkswagen SportWagen provides versatilityRoseville, CA,- Versatility is the 2018 Volkswagen SportWagen's main calling card, yet it has other enviable qualities that make it a good choice for car buyers.