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What is a toxin?

What is a toxin?

Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more

Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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How to clean toxin from body?

How to clean toxin from body?

What toxins?: Many people use the vague term "toxins" to scare u and drive u to buy their product. While there are toxic byproducts of metabloism, urea, carbon dioxide etc that your body needs to clear, it does this already (excellently) using you liver, lungs and kidneys. Most other "toxins" are imaginary. Eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids, exercise etc and don't waste your $ fighting fake toxins! ...Read more

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Which toxins accumulate in our body?

Which toxins accumulate in our body?

Complicated: There are many toxic heavy metals, plastics etc that can accumulate in your body but it is unclear if they affect you. Most are in insanely small amounts and cannot be shown to cause problems. Other chemicals such as mercury and lead have known toxicity and can cause harm. These are best treated by avoiding them in the first place. Do not buy the worthless detox products you see. ...Read more

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Which type of toxins are in the body?

Few: There is a theory in alternative practice that somehow the body is full of toxins that need to be eliminated. In fact the body is terrific at identifying substances that do not belong and will get rid of them. Of course if you are exposed to high levels of certain toxins like mercury, lead and some obvious poisons, the elimination may be overwhelmed but true toxins are rare. ...Read more

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What kinds of food can give you toxins?

What kinds of food can give you toxins?

Non-organic food: Foods grown with pesticides, like glyphosate have been shown to contain these chemical residues and may be quite harmful. If you want to avoid toxic exposure, it is best to buy organic produce when available, especially the "dirty dozen" (http://www. Ewg. Org/foodnews/) other toxic exposure may be in your food or http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/04/does-this-chemical-make-me-look-fat. Html. ...Read more

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Will cigarette toxins contaminate food?

Will cigarette toxins contaminate food?

It depends: If the cigarettes are being ground up and placed in the food, it could contaminate it. Cigarettes being smoked could make the food less palatable due to odor -- but less likely to directly contaminate. Smoking while preparing food in restaurants may not comply with food safety regulations. ...Read more

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How can one flush one's body of toxins?

Toxins: What is a toxin to you. The liver converts many toxic substances to fat or water soluble metabolites and you excrete them. Certain toxic metals can't be flushed but can be chelaed with edta or a similar compound. Hydrocarbons in excess can be depurated to some extent. ...Read more

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How do I go about cleansing my body of toxins?

How do I go about cleansing my body of toxins?

Nothing special: There is a small industry making big $$$$ from claiming that there are 'toxins' in the body that need cleansing. Your body has 24-7 mechanisms for getting rid of anything harmful and you needn't do anything extra for this purpose. Don't fall for this hype. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toxin?

Poisonous substance: Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919).

For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed].

Toxins can be small molecules, peptides, or proteins. ...Read more

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What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

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What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

Batteries Toxins: Regular batteries contain mercury & cadmium. Car batteries contain lead & sulfuric acid. ...Read more

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What are the ways to remove toxins from the body?

What are the ways to remove toxins from the body?

What toxins?: Many people use the vague term "toxins" to scare u and drive u to buy their product. While there are toxic byproducts of metabloism, urea, carbon dioxide etc that your body needs to clear, it does this already (excellently) using you liver, lungs and kidneys. Most other "toxins" are imaginary. Eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids, exercise etc and don't waste your $ fighting fake toxins! ...Read more

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Can massages release harmful toxins into the body?

In theory yes, but..: One could conceive of a way in which rubbing your muscles vigorously might cause muscle waste products to leak into your circulation--so does exercising. But you do not need to buy anything fancy to detox that. Your kidneys, if healthy, do an excellent job of cleaning your blood by themselves. All you need is water to ensure that you are well hydrated. Your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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What's the best way to flush toxins from your body?

Other Options: Figuring out the correct diagnosis should be at the top of the list. Once the specific toxin (s) have been identified, therapeutic programs may be better prescribed.

As a general recommendation, I tell my patients about the benefits of fluid hydration, vitamin c and glutathione supplementation. ...Read more

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Why is it important to remove toxin from your body?

Folklore: I'm afraid the idea of "toxins in your body" is not supported in the medical literature. Unless you ingest something poisonous, then all the byproducts of normal body functions (metabolism) will be taken care of by the body's built in elimination mechanisms - so all you need to do is maintain a healthy diet and drink reasonable amounts of fluid, and your body will take care of the rest. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins?

What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins?

Good nutrition: Do no look for pill, wraps, enemas etc. A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low in saturated fats would be helpful. Keeping weight under control through caloric restriction and exercise are important, though easier said than done. ...Read more

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How can I cleanse the body of all chemicals and toxins?

Live healthy: Your body naturally cleans itself. Do yourself a favor and eat sensibly and take up exercise. Ignore everybody who tries to get you to use an exotic "purge" or "cleansing" procedure -- these are a waste and can be dangerous. Everything is made of chemicals, and even your body is naturally somewhat radioactive. Fitness is your best defense. ...Read more

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How long can it take for cigarette toxins to exit the body?

Up to 1 year: Nicotine can stay in your system for upto 72 hours. The byproducts of nicotine can stay in your system for upto 3 weeks. Nicotine can be found in your hair upto 1 year.
The tar deposit from cigarettes in your lungs is usually permanent. This does not mean that quitting smoking won't change anything.

Quitting smoking has numerous beneficial effects and some damage other than tar can be reverse. ...Read more

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Can a toxin bind to an mrna? Does it make it more dangerous?

Just not main: Way that things called toxins act. MRNA's are short lived and there's a lot of them, and they vary a lot. This wouldn't be a good target for evolution to select. And ones that go after the wiring that works muscles or controls a lot of cellular functions would be a much more usual situation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how anti toxins protect us against diseases?

Can you tell me how anti toxins protect us against diseases?

They are: The natural ANTIBODIES produced by our bodies against the toxin's effects. We give vaccines to elicit these antibodies and build their levels up. (for example Tetanus "booster" injections at regular intervals!
Hope this is helpful...Dr Z ...Read more

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What helps to reduce toxins in your body? Are saunas helpful?

Detoxification.: Only if part of a more intensive detoxification program. By the way, a number of providers on this site, have answered similar questions by stating it doesn't help. So expected varied responses. ...Read more

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What is the best and safe way to remove toxins from the body?

Diet & exercise: There are no detox potions. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How effective is the high voltage 30 minute toxin eliminator?

How effective is the high voltage 30 minute toxin eliminator?

Don't buy it: Which toxins are you talking about? The word toxin is used a lot but often no one knows what they mean by it. Many products out there promise to remove "toxins" and charge a lot of money for it. You almost certainly are wasting your money. Your liver and kidneys do an excellent job removing toxins without bogus products. Other toxins are best avoided (ie mercury) make sure you know which. ...Read more

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What is the quantity needed of any toxin substance to hurt us!

Varies: The damage potential of a toxin is determined by many factors--potency of the toxin, the dose given, the route of exposure and absorption, and the body's ability to clear it. It varies with each toxin ...Read more

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Can raw green veg cause excess toxins in the body, is this true?

No: That's goofy stuff. Ignore whoever told this to you -- in fact, it's best to disregard anybody who talks to you about "build-up of toxins", period. They're trying to sell you either a silly diet or an unhealty "purge". There's really no such thing, and your body cleans itself. If you're interested in pop claims and healthy eating, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read more

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What toxins are in the air in large growing areas like central valley of ca?

What toxins are in the air in large growing areas like central valley of ca?

Most toxins...: ...Are indoor, and most of those come from new plastic items. "new car smell" is actually mildly toxic. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove toxins from your body?

Water: What ever you do do not buy a detox product. Your liver and kidneys do an excellent job of clearing most toxins. U just need to be well hydrated (drink water) there are some toxins like heavy metals (lead) etc which may not come out and you should see your md if those are an issue. Those detox products just make you poor-er. ...Read more