Toxicity refers to an accumulation in the body of environmental toxic materials such as medications, recreational drugs, heavy metals, chemical products and/or by-products, and residues of previous infections. There may also be unexcreted waste products from our normal cellular metabolism, which accumulate because of impairment or overloading of the “human garbage disposal system” (lymphatic system, liver, intestine, kidneys, and skin).
Toxicity frequently impairs healthy functioning of the body and significantly contributes to many disease processes.
Toxicity usually interferes with the effectiveness of beneficial medications — both prescription and non-prescription.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to measure toxicity through conventional medical testing.
The only way for an individual to effectively detoxify is first to identify the specific types of toxins involved and where they are deposited, and then to measure an individualized treatment program.