Indeed, our human body is exceptionally complex. Despite the immense study about the human physiology for centuries, there is still so much to discover about how our bodies work. The human body is more than the physical aspect; our spiritual, emotional and psychological aspects greatly influence our day-to-day interactions. When combined, it forms our unique ‘selves’, marked with distinct character and core values. All these elements can hardly be measured by today’s advanced scientific methods.
THE HUMAN BODY
What does it mean by going ‘out-of-balance’? How does deep ‘healing’ works?
The human body is truly a masterpiece – a highly sophisticated, intelligent and self-organized mechanism that responds to and balances in a subtle, intricate way. Surprisingly, our bodies have infinite number of systems all designed to keep us safe and well.
For instance, when we’re starving, our bodies instantly activate the mechanism that holds on fat. When facing danger, we experience an adrenaline rush, shifting into the flight-or-fight mode. See, we have an incredible ability to deal with change, toxicity and stress. But why is it necessary to cleanse? Can’t the body work on its own to bring back balance?
Truth is, the answer is as complex as our selves. For us to better understand our bodies, we need to take a look on some of the reasons why our physiology goes ‘out of balance’ and the means on how to bring it back to shape.
Defining Toxicity In-Depth
Toxicity is simply defined as the degree to which something can damage an organism. When talking about toxicity in detail, there are two basic levels you need to know: internal and external. It is easy to differentiate the two. External toxins come from the food we eat, the air we breathe and practically, any element that comes in contact with the skin. On the other hand, internal toxins are produced by the body. These are unstable molecules or ‘toxins’ called as free radicals, generated from cellular metabolism.
Normal cell functions generate free radicals, but these are generally not alarming. It is because they are kept under control by the body’s natural antioxidants. The problem lies when we are exposed to ‘free radical generators’. Cigarette smoke is among the primary source of free radicals. The food and water we take harbor free radicals as well.
When there is a buildup of toxins, they interfere with the normal body functioning by causing cellular inflammation or irritation. Aside from microbes that yield metabolic wastes, negative beliefs, worries and emotions contribute to biochemical toxicity, which in turn hinders the natural flow of our bodies’ vital energy.
There are several signs where you can sense your body is getting out of balance. Joint pain, chronic bad breath, insomnia, fatigue – all these are signs that our bodies may necessitate an intervention such as a detox.
We are naturally designed to eliminate toxins in various ways in order to maintain homeostasis. But, it isn’t only the people diagnosed with an organic disease who manifest ‘toxicity’. Every day, we are bombarded with ‘free radical generators’ ample enough to cause toxin congestion in our bodies.