A toxin is basically any substance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body; stressing and undermining one's biochemical health and organ function. Toxins can come from by products of normal cell metabolism or from the outside environment e.g. pollution, drugs, pesticides, dyes, colorings, microbes, heavy metals, tobacco smoke and so on.
Toxicity occurs when we take in more than we can utilize and eliminate. The body's built in detoxification apparatus include the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, skin and lymphatic systems. Multitudes of symptoms are suggestive of toxicity such as headaches, pains, bad breath, rashes, indigestion, frequent colds, mood changes and so on.
Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing them. Comprehensive testing can be performed to determine heavy metal exposure and an individualized treatment plan can be developed.