Why do I need to detoxify? Won’t my body just do it for me?
Did you know that your body spends just as much effort detoxifying as it does building new cells? I think this is a fascinating fact. One thing we need to keep in mind is that the body’s ability to detoxify is not limitless. It can do heaps, but the question remains, is it enough to offset what we get exposed to? The million-dollar question!
We are all unique. What are we exposed to? How do we process it? Do we react to the toxin or are we able to clear it without a problem?
Detoxification has the end result of making you feel better.
Your health is also determined to a large extent by your body’s ability to detoxify. Let’s see if we can get a basic understanding of how Detoxification works.
The 2 benefits you can expect from your detoxing efforts are:
- Reducing the toxic load
- Improving your body’s detoxing ability
Internally your body uses your Digestive tract/Liver /Immune System/Kidneys and lungs to detoxify any toxins present in your body.
These are all working 24/ 7! Your skin is also a detox organ with 2 functions. Your skin is both a barrier and an elimination channel.
When you have over done it, after the holidays for instance, your body tells you need to detox. You just do not feel as well as normal.
There are many things that can overburden your detox system such as:
- Fried foods
- Smoking or exposure to smoke
- Mouldy places
- Food sensitivies
A great thing to keep in mind is that EVERYTHING THAT COMES INTO THE BODY must be processed and/or eliminated.
Ok so we have over done it in some way. How exactly does the body handle this to get you feeling better? As mentioned previously the internal organs: Digestive tract/Liver /Immune System/Kidneys and lungs do the work of detoxification.
I look at it like a balance scale. On one side of the scale you have level of intake of toxins and on the other side you have your ability to detoxify.
If you are not feeling great you can bet that the scale has tipped in the wrong direction.
The first step is to stop the exposure to the culprit if possible. Then next step is to flush your system with lots of purified water and nutrient dense foods and juices. More detailed information will follow in future blogs.
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