External toxins includes air and water pollutants, cigarette smoke, certain personal care products, heavy metals, certain household cleaning products, pesticides, preservatives and additives. Consideration must also be given to the types of foods that we are consuming, as many may contribute to toxin exposure. It is likely that the Standard American Diet (SAD) may be contributing to your toxin load. SAD has been defined by highly-processed foods, high in omega 6 fats, high in sugar and high in salt. Food in the SAD diet may also be high in artificial flavors, colors and pesticides, all contributing to toxin load.
When starting a metabolic detox program, you should work on limiting your exposure to food toxins. Focus on nourishing your body with clean, well-balanced, and nutrient-rich food. Eat whole, unprocessed foods and when possible, consume organic options. This metabolic detox program utilizes whole foods to support your body’s own natural detoxification process.