What happens when we eat these contaminants? To understand and appreciate the dangers we should first understand some important concepts:
Food Toxins: One variety of toxins are any food item that cannot be digested by human digestive system, about which stomach, liver and intestines do not know and therefore cannot produce enzymes to digest and metabolize, and liver and kidneys cannot detoxify. Another variety of toxins are those food items that can be digested by gut and metabolized eventually enter blood stream and cells damaging the cells and internal organs.
Enzymes & Co-factors: An enzyme is any substance supplied through food or produced by liver and intestines that helps digest and metabolize the food we eat. Co-factors are helpers to the enzymatic process. Enzymes participate in liver's detoxification function in the body.
Digestion : Digestion is the process of making the food separated into nutrients for metabolism, wastes for elimination and toxins for detoxification.
Metabolism: Metabolism is the process of assimilation of nutrients from digested food into regulated supply to the body organs and cells.
Detoxification: Liver produces enzymes to bind to the known toxins, converting them into benign wastes and then eliminates them to colon. This detoxification is carried out in two stages:
Stage I Detoxification : Binding and neutralizing the known toxins.
Stage II Detoxification : Eliminating them through colon.
Elimination : Large intestine, colon and rectum will eliminate the wastes using the co-factors water, fiber and other enzymes. If the wastes are not eliminates within the same day they will enter into blood stream through intestinal walls.
Unhandled Toxins : The contaminets in the food will be neutralized and eliminated by the liver in its detoxification process. However liver does not know how to detoxify many modern chemicals and it cannot produce enzymes to conjugate the chemicals. These contaminants the liver cannot detoxify and eliminate will enter the blood stream and create havoc on the organs and cells they come in contact with. They can cause inflamation, organ malfunction and genetic damage. The only solution for this problem is to eat the food in its most natural wholesome state.