Updated: Jul 29, 2020
I am sure many of you have heard the saying "You are what you eat". However what does this really mean? Dr. Robert Rakowski takes this saying a little further by adding "You are what you eat. You are what you absorb. You are what you don't eliminate!" The majority of food that people eat now is highly toxic from all the pesticides, fungicides, food additives, and "natural" and artificial colorings, flavors, and preservatives. The body can only handle so many toxins at a time.
The natural course of toxins in the body is that they will travel into the liver, and get broken down into an intermediate substance (a water-soluble molecule), after this, they will transfer to the kidneys and get excreted as urine. However when the body is getting flooded with excess alcohol consumption, poor food choices, and poor environmental conditions (things like smog) then the liver can't break down all the extra toxins. These toxins then will be sent back into the body. Now it's important to note that toxins are naturally acidic by nature and diseases and cancer thrive in an acidic environment. The body knows this and will take the toxins and store them in fat cells, if it runs out of fat cells it will generate more to try and protect you. To prevent the toxins from escaping the fat cells the body will take intracellular water from the muscles and transform them into extracellular water around the fat cells. You can notice this in people when you see double chins or flabby arms or thighs that is the excess water around the fat. This excess water can actually restrict and tighten the blood vessels causing a slow down of the blood. To counteract this the body will increase blood pressure. Which leads to all sorts of problems, and drugs.
However, you do not need drugs to counteract this if you switch to a healthy diet, and start to detox. The body will naturally reduce blood pressure as the extracellular water is diminished. This is why it is so important to eat organic foods, and avoid processed foods and other toxins. The majority of the foods people eat now are more dead than alive and it actually takes more energy to convert it into energy that you gain by eating it. Avoid the cycle and choose to live a better life. The price of healthier food is worth it in the long run. Next time you are about to eat fast food or drink that alcoholic beverage think to yourself is this supporting my best self or only digging myself farther into the ground.