How Do Toxins Enter Your Body?
Toxins are all around you, in the air, the foods you eat, and even your body. You are exposed to chemical toxins daily, such as cigarette smoke, cleaning supplies, and cosmetics. Your body also makes toxins as a product of some of the chemical processes happening inside your systems. Carbon dioxide is a toxin that comes from your body’s respiratory system and is released through the lungs when you breathe out. Your intestines make toxins as they break down the food you eat.
You can breathe toxins in, such as vehicle fumes, chemical products, or old furnaces. Toxins from paint, treated lumber, old batteries, and other substances can penetrate your skin and enter the bloodstream. You can also ingest them through food or liquids, such as pesticides sprayed on crops or fish caught in contaminated water. Sometimes the most unlikely culprits, like adhesives, thermostats, old plumbing, and insulation, are putting out toxins that enter your body.
How Do Toxins Affect Your Body?
Most of the time, your body can get rid of toxins through the lungs, kidneys, colon, and liver. These systems flush the toxins out of your body in the form of waste. If your system is overloaded with too many toxins, it may have difficulty getting rid of them. Toxins can affect you in many ways, depending on the type and concentration of the toxin and which system in your body it attacks.
When your body has too many toxins, you may experience headaches, fatigue, irritability, and other symptoms. You can develop a skin rash, asthma or other breathing issues, memory loss, and other medical conditions. Toxins in the respiratory system can lead to chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and other illnesses. When they affect your renal system, it can be more difficult for your kidneys to eliminate toxins because of decreased blood flow. Toxic exposure can affect your ability to have children, lead to heart failure, and even cause death.
“Toxins can affect you in many ways, depending on the type and concentration of the toxin and which system in your body it attacks”
How Are Toxins Released With an Adjustment From a Chiropractor?
Toxins can form bubbles along the spine when your body is out of alignment. When our team realigns your spine, it can cause the toxin bubbles to burst. You may hear a popping sound during an adjustment, which is just the air bubbles breaking up. The spine is made up of many separate vertebrae, each of which can become misaligned. These misalignments are called subluxations, which can cause problems throughout the body.
Subluxations often occur right where the nerves enter the spinal cord, which causes the nerves to become pinched. When the nerves are pinched, they can’t send messages to other areas of the body. This problem can prevent various systems from doing their jobs, such as the digestive system, which is responsible for getting rid of toxins. This can lead to toxins building up in the body, which can cause various health issues.
How a Visit to the Chiropractor Can Improve Your Health
The team at Vida Integrated Health will discuss your goals and the health issues you’re dealing with before suggesting adjustments or treatment options. We’ll also perform a physical exam and assess your medical history to inform your treatment plan. Once our team has determined a treatment plan, our chiropractor may use several techniques to realign your spine. Spinal manipulation or manual adjustment is a common technique. This method allows misaligned joints to be moved back into place. This adjustment can help alleviate issues with nerve function as the pinched nerves can properly send and receive messages again.
A chiropractic adjustment can cause a toxic release, which may leave you feeling fatigued. You may also have a headache, nausea, or tight muscles afterward. These symptoms should subside quickly, but you can avoid worsening them by getting enough rest and taking it easy after an adjustment. We recommend that you drink plenty of water after your appointment. The water flushes the released toxins out of your body and prevents them from returning to your joints. This can help your body return to optimal health and function.
If you’re suffering from pain, fatigue, or other health conditions, Vida Integrated Health can create a personalized treatment plan. Our chiropractors work with other team members, including physical therapists, functional medicine doctors, and acupuncturists, to provide high-quality care. We aim to help you live your best life with less pain and fewer health problems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to get adjusted and release your body’s toxins.