It is nearly impossible to avoid toxins in our modern world. We encounter them through industrial pollutants, pesticides, sewage, medications and a slew of other chemicals we come contact in the course of our daily lives. Exposure can come from the air we breathe or the food and water we consume.
The good news is that our bodies have built-in detoxification systems. We can help them work better by fueling them with key nutrients and taking a few simple actions.
While we cannot eliminate our exposure to toxins completely, we can support our body's natural process of detoxification to promote optimal health.
— By Meghan Boucher, dietetic intern, and Debra Boutin, MS, RD, chair and dietetic internship director, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University.
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