A friend of mine who’s an RN and certified acupuncturist (name excluded for privacy’s sake) reads labels, utilizes glass instead of plastic, and doesn’t have a microwave. She also lives in the great wilderness of Alaska.
Imagine her shock when she recently found that she has high amounts of at least 24 distinct hazardous compounds within her body. Whether seen in clothes and furniture or water-bottles and beauty aids, endocrine – disrupting compounds and heavy metals encompass her; and all of us, too.
Whether we’re subjected to pesticides, plastics or low-level radiation, virtually nobody comes out clean nowadays. One study my friend participated in revealed close to 40 different hazardous compounds in its participants.
How Do We Deal With These Toxins?
Ensuring that your diet has the correct type of fiber is the best course of action to sweep dangerous compounds and other pathogens out of our digestive tracts. The colon can be cleansed by fiber-filled foods, preventing toxins from wreaking havoc that could bring about disease.
The reality is we want around 35 – 40 grams of fiber on a daily basis to get hazardous wastes pushed out the intestinal tract rapidly. The longer heavy metals and hazardous compounds stay in transit, the more problems they cause.
Insoluble fiber (seen in veggies, whole grains, etc) is the most useful in bowel problems like constipation and diverticular disease, where weakened regions of the intestinal wall become inflamed.
Your liver creates bile acids to break them down for more digestion within the GI tract, whenever you eat fats and oils. Should they stay connected together with the intestinal walls for a long time, bile acids may cause cancer. To ensure that cancer-causing materials and noxious wastes move through our body’s fast, we need to take fiber.
By comparison, soluble fiber (seen in fruits, vegetables, peas, beans, oats, chia, psyllium, and flaxseed) is full of lignans, pectins, and gums that decrease carb absorption. This fiber is also thought to encompass cholesterol molecules using a coating that inhibits their absorption within the bloodstream.
Dietary fiber includes a viscous, gooey feel that softens feces to remove wastes readily and nourish the good bacteria that is required for healthy digestion and resistance. Soluble fiber also enables you to feel full so that you don’t overeat.
The key to bulking up with both kinds would be to gradually add fiber to your own diet. Also drink loads of clear, pure water so that the fiber expands and doesn’t cause any blockages. It’ll be well worth it, I assure you. Why, you’ll likely even see that you can wear tight jeans without any added discomfort.