Can an overly toxic body hinder hair growth?

Our bodies ingest several toxins daily; the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the hygiene/cosmetic products we use, all contains toxins. The build up of toxins can cause the body to feel sluggish, slow down cell regeneration, promote auto- immune disease, cause cancer and several other illnesses.

What are toxins?
Toxins are an antigenic poison or venom of plant or animal origin, esp. one produced by or derived from microorganisms and causing disease when present at low concentration in the body.

Although It is important to live a healthy lifestyle consisting of a balanced diet, supplementation, exercise, and adequate rest, the body should be detoxed periodically. By detoxifying the body, it relieves stress from the blood/lymphatic system, liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and colon, allowing these systems to cleanse and function properly. When these systems are in harmony, you will feel an overall sense of well being, because the body is producing healthier cells.

What is detoxification?
the process of removing toxic substances or qualities.

How do I choose the proper detox?

Can toxins have an adverse affect on hair?

Yes, when the body’s toxicity level is high, it can hinder the production of good cells, as well as the ability for your cells to absorb nutrients. If your body isn’t benefiting from the nutrients you eat or supplements you take, your hair cells can’t thrive.

There are several detoxification programs on the market, therefore; it’s important to do research before starting any program. Be sure to select a full body detox to ensure that every system in the body is cleansed simultaneously (we don’t take out the trash and reuse the same trash bag).The cleanse should also include ” charcoal”, this will aid in the elimination of metals, prescription drugs as well as over the counter drugs. Remember, each person will react differently to detoxification, it’s based on how toxic the body is.

Below I have listed how the human body absorbs toxins on a daily basis.

Environmental pollutants
• Silver/mercury dental amalgams
• Mercury contained in fish
• Lead contained in old paints, blinds and canned goods
• Aluminum contained in antiperspirant, deodorant, antacids
• Constant mold exposure from improperly controlled rooms (basements, bathrooms, etc.),
• Occupational exposure (Higher risk: miners, pottery artist, mechanics, pesticide exposure)
• Poor air quality and sick building syndrome
• Contaminated water, food
• Inhalant smoke
• Chemicals found in personal care products, household cleaners
• Bisphenol A found in soft plastics
• Phthalates
• UV radiation

Internal Toxins:
• Chronic infections (chronic sinusitis, dysbiosis of the intestinal track)
• Allergic reactions (immediate and delayed sensitivities)
• Most common delayed type sensitivity (gluten, dairy, egg, corn)
• Liver enzymes dys-balance
• Medications
• Long term use of tylenol is one of the leading causes of liver failure and prevents liver detoxification
• Proton pump inhibitors (acid blockers) lead to subpar digestion and absorption of vitamins

Toxic behaviors:
• Dietary: Intake of trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, processed foods, refined flours
• Excessive stress