Do we need to "detox"?

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 8:10 PM

So you’re thinking about starting a detox or a body cleanse? Many detoxes make extravagant claims and promises of “perfect skin”, “abundant energy” or “rapid weight loss”. Regrettably most detoxes are a waste of money and potentially dangerous – especially if they have you starving yourself of food and consuming nothing but lemon water for a week.

The body does a pretty good job of detoxifying itself. The body is naturally designed to be able to clear waste materials such as toxins, chemicals and old hormones in order to prevent an accumulation of potentially toxic and harmful by products building up in our systems. So our bodies do not usually need to be “detoxed”. This is because they already do a very good job of this naturally -- mainly through the actions of the liver, kidneys, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. These organs help remove any harmful substances that should not be in the body.

However, sometimes there are periods in our lives where are bodies are under stress and may struggle to carry out their normal functions. You may have had a really stressful month at work. Slipped into unhealthy dietary habits and be living off junk food, you may be over working or deprived of sleep or may have neglected exercise recently. In these instances you can be left feeling tired, bloated, irritable and sick. So we need to get your body back into balance by supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes and removing any unnecessary burdens while it heals and resets.

The four major detoxification organs in the body:

Liver -- acts like a filter in preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream

Kidneys -- are constantly filtering your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine

Colon -- contains bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your bowel movements regular since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm

Lungs -- are able to eliminate toxins that enter your body via breathing.

For more information check out my Body Rebalance Detox Program found in the Webstore tab for an evidence based, safe and effective program to help get that spring back in your step. 

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