Feeling sluggish or out of sync? Struggling with skin problems, aches and pains, or digestive problems? Can’t seem to lose weight? Interested in slowing down aging, clear skin, good health, better mental clarity, increased motivation and energy, stronger immune system? It might be time for a body detox.
Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world — including ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
How does detoxification work?
Basically dextoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. However, when this system is compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and every cell in the body is adversely affected.
A detox program can help the body’s natural cleansing process by:
- Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body
- Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin
- Improving circulation of blood
- Refueling the body with highly nutritious food sources and supplementation.
How do you know if you need to detoxify?
Today, with more toxins in the environment than ever, whether its it’s our favorite household cleaners, the preservatives in our food or the pollution in the air, we are constantly barraged with environmental and dietary toxins. If you look at the trends in pesticides and chemicals over the last few decades, there is no doubt that these toxins continue to increase in our environment. If you look at the trends in pesticides and chemicals over the last few decades, there is no doubt that these toxins continue to increase in our environment. Luckily, our bodies are designed to handle a certain amount of toxic load. Our liver has taken on the fight to keep these toxins from wreaking havoc in our bodies. Unfortunately the ever mounting toxic load in our environment can be more than the liver can handle at times. During these times, toxins are deposited in our tissues, fat and organs. As toxins accumulate in the body, their ability to interfere with our daily biochemistry increases. Research shows that these toxins are able to effect the way our bodies balance sugar and metabolize cholesterol. This means that these toxins may be making you gain weight or the reason your body seems resistant to weight loss. Other symptoms that may be due to toxic overload are:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sluggish elmination
- Irritated skin
- Low-grade infections
- Puffy eye or bags under the eyes
- Menstrual problems
- Mental confusion