As we age, we accumulate various toxins in our body from the environment, the foods that we eat, the water we drink, and in addition we produce toxins within our bodies, which can impact overall health. These toxins lodge in the bowel, liver, kidneys and especially fat tissue have a detrimental effect on cell function or structure. Toxic build up contributes to many health conditions such as neurological and cognitive disease, as well as contributing to cardiovascular, endocrinological, dermatological, and digestive problems.
The Bowel: It is important to cleanse out the colon of toxic build-up and parasites.
Candida Overgrowth: Replenish the flora in the intestines.
Liver and Kidney: Detox the liver and kidneys, blood and other parts of the body of heavy metals and other toxins.
Replenish: Supplement the body with proper nutrients.
The aims of a detox and cleanse are to increase the efficiency of the digestive system and to stimulate the other parts of the body that are responsible for cleansing and elimination. Detoxing also works to improve underlying health so you are less prone to infection. Used sensibly and occasionally, detox regimes are invaluable in promoting and sustaining good health.
A toxin is any substance that causes irritating or harmful effects in your body. We acquire toxins from our environment by breathing them in, ingesting them, or through physical contact. If your body is working well, with a good immune system and eliminative functions, you can deal with your everyday exposure to toxins. However, if you are taking in more toxins than you can eliminate, your body will reach a state of toxicity.
Your body is designed to cope with toxins, and neutralizes, transforms or eliminates them. The liver is the main organ of detoxification, transforming toxins into harmless agents so that they can be eliminated. The kidneys filter out waste products from your blood into your urine. Your intestines propel potential toxins and indigestible material from food into the bowel for excretion. The skin eliminates toxins via sweat and sebum and by shedding dead skin cells.
Dry, blotchy, spotted skin, headaches, fungal infections, lack of energy, joint pain, allergies, bloating, constipation, or generally feeling under the weather may be all indications that your body has more toxins than it can handle, and that you would benefit from giving your system a good cleanse. Many of these symptoms may be linked to food intolerance, whereby it is thought that over time your body fails to digest certain foods properly.
Detoxing will improve your appearance, regulate your sleep patterns, and boost your emotional well being. It will increase your vitality and your underlying health and may also help you lose weight.
The detox diet will reduce the workload of the digestive system, enabling it to perform more efficiently, and to stimulate the parts of your body that are responsible for cleansing and elimination. The detox program improves the digestive system and immunity; reduces your exposure to toxins; and finally, increases the actions of the liver and kidneys, the main organs of detoxification. It will provide you with everything you need for a full internal spring clean. However, to get the most out of detoxing, you need to look after your mind as well as your body. Well- being depends on maintaining a balance between emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health.
Successful detoxing depends for the most part on what you choose to eat and drink. The foods to avoid when detoxing are those which are widely recognized as best limited or avoided in your diet in order to maintain good health.
When detoxying and choosing foods keep in mind one of the key ways to detox and cleanse is to keep the body in an alkaline state. The body’s acid-alkaline balance adjusts throughout the day depending on the types of food we eat. Grains and proteins leave an acidic residue when metabolized; fruit and vegetables leave an alkaline residue. Protein and grains are essential for our overall health, but if you balance their intake with large amounts of fruit and vegetables your body is more likely to remain alkaline. Choose organic food and eat fruit and vegetables raw whenever possible to make sure you obtain the maximum amount of nutrients.
Benefits of a detox:
Improved immune system
Healthy bowel movements
Reduction of pains and aches