By herbhubc, Sep 24 2016 05:36AM
Detoxification has been practiced for centuries by many cultures around the world. It nourishes the body from the inside out by removing and eliminating built up toxins.
DO I NEED TO DETOXIFY?
Today, with the environment becoming more toxic than ever, it is crucial to detox regularly. Symptoms that indicate it’s time for a detox include:
· Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes
· Poor memory and concentration
· Brain Fog
By reducing the toxic load and giving the body proper nutritional support, in most cases these symptoms will improve dramatically or disappear. Even more importantly, by addressing these warning signs and enhancing detoxification mechanisms, you can avoid serious health conditions in the future.
WHAT IS DETOX AND WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?
Cleansing the blood via detoxification is mostly done by removing impurities via the liver and the bowel. However, the body also eliminates impurities via the kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system and the skin. Problems arise when these eliminatory organs are compromised and cannot filter and eliminate toxins adequately.
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A good detox program should be designed to help the body’s natural cleansing process by:
· minimizing organ load through a gentle fast,
· stimulating the liver, skin, intestines and kidneys to eliminate toxins from the body
· stimulating circulation
· refueling with healthy nutrition.
HOW DOES THE BODY REMOVE TOXINS?
One of the body’s defense mechanisms when faced with toxicity is to store harmful chemicals in our fat tissue. Such toxins can be stored for many years, contributing largely to our health issues. When these fat cells break down (e.g. during weight loss) they release the toxins back into the bloodstream. This can cause side effects, especially if the body cannot eliminate as quickly as the toxins are being released. For this reason, it is critical that you do not rush any detox and support your body appropriately.
BOWEL DIS-EASE: ‘LEAKY GUT SYNDROME’ AND INFLAMMATION
Most people with toxicity develop a problem called ‘leaky-gut syndrome’ (intestinal permeability). In a healthy digestive system, the lining of the gut is a very good filter, allowing beneficial nutrients - like vitamins and amino acids - to pass into the bloodstream, whilst keeping toxic bacteria and waste products within the bowel. This filter can be damaged by infection, medication, ongoing stress and toxic bacteria. When this happens, large quantities of molecular debris, such as partially digested food and fragments from bacteria, can enter and pollute the blood and lymph around the intestinal tract.
In a second scenario, debris is transported to the liver to be processed and removed from the blood stream. In a body dealing with high toxicity, this places a tremendous stress on the liver detoxification proceses. Eventually a percentage of this material escapes and enters the general circulation.
In both cases, the immune system will respond, which can lead to auto-immune issues and other serious health concerns. As a result, ‘leaky gut syndrome’ or gut dysbiosis can cause inflammatory conditions that impact the immune system, liver and virtually every other organ. In these instances, the repair of the lining of the gut is preferential prior to any detox.