Body burden is a term that refers to the total accumulation of toxins in your body. This can include anything from the environment to dangerous metals like lead or mercury, pesticides, unsafe food additives, and fluoride — just to name a few.
Certainly, your body has self-cleansing mechanisms, but if you expose yourself to more toxins than your body can eliminate, they will accumulate in your fatty tissue and organs. The greater the accumulation, the greater the stresses on your health.
Why You Should Be Concerned About Body Burden and Toxins?
In the “Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals,” the CDC reported that the average person in the United States has at least 212 chemicals in their blood and urine.
Seemingly innocuous substances like non-stick coating, fire retardants, baby products, and plastic food containers all contain some level of chemical contaminants that contribute to body burden. When you consider the fact that you’re nearly always in contact with something, it’s clear how accumulation happens.
Reducing Your Body's Burden
Reducing your body’s burden requires an active approach. The ubiquity of toxins in the environment — the environment known as nature as well as your personal environment — requires you to be awake and actively defend yourself. Be smart about what you allow into your life. Equip your home with water and air purification devices. Consider routine colon, liver, and kidney cleanses. A comprehensive approach is the best strategy to reducing the accumulation of toxins in your body.
Benefits to the Mind
Free radicals and toxins may also affect a person’s brain functions. One may experience a lack of focus, chronic fatigue, and may even have trouble sleeping. All these are related to the brain. But once a person detoxifies successfully, a lot of these issues may gradually fade away. Then, a person’s mind will also be able to function better.