Toxicity, Homeostasis & Trash Day

Our body is a pro at making us feel just right as it is able. It’s called homeostasis. It is a TENDENCY TOWARD a RELATIVELY stable equilibrium between interdependent elements and systems, maintained by autonomous physiological processes relative to a living organism or bodily part functions.

This is what we call being well when it actually may be far from well. When we push our body beyond its ability to maintain homeostasis we become what we call SICK.

Being sick is a short-term detoxification reaction in the body lasting anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. As the body detoxifies, it is not uncommon to experience headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms.

This is your body purging the toxins that it has been holding in check so that you feel what is called well when in reality you are just being held in place when you could be thriving.

Ironically the first thing we want to do is stop this from happening. We don’t like it so we apply remedies to stop the previously mentioned symptoms when in reality that pain is precisely that which would make you better if you allowed it to take its course.

Only two things will ultimately prevent these symptoms from showing up resulting in your couch-ridden state. Detox regularly or don’t add toxins to your body in the first place…8)