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Detoxification: Why, What, and How?


Posted by August 20th, 2012 in Wellness

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What do toxins do?  Why detoxify?

We are exposed daily to high levels of toxins (i.e. chemicals, pesticides, water contaminants, food preservatives, heavy metals and electromagnetic radiation) through our food, water, air, body and home products. These toxins lodge in the bowel, liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and especially fat tissue. The toxic build up prevents the normal uptake and utilization of nutrients, carbohydrates and proteins. It reduces the body’s oxygen uptake and creates an acidic, septic, low-energy state, prone to disease.

Toxic build up contributes to inflammatory conditions like:

  • Allergies and sinus conditions
  • Skin conditions (such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis)
  • Joint pain, arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Digestive problems (such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Hormonal imbalance (such as PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids and menopausal symptoms)
  • Weight gain
  • Alzheimer’s, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol
  • Cancer

 Smoking slows down the body's ability to heal.

Detoxification aids the body to function optimally by stimulating the body’s natural means of processing and eliminating. It reverses the body’s acidic state and oxygenates the cells so they can function optimally.

 

Who Should Detoxify?

It is not a question of whether you’ve been exposed to toxins – the question is how much impact they are having on your health. So, anyone who desires well-being, correction of disease or prevention of disease should detoxify seasonally. More specifically those who want to optimize hormone therapy, weight loss, cholesterol, diabetic/ sugar control should follow a basic detoxification protocol and repeat seasonally.

How to Detoxify?

There are two parts to effective detoxification. The first step is to reduce toxic exposures and the second step is to enhance the body’s ability to eliminate toxins through the bowel, liver, lymphatic system, kidney and skin.

 

First Step: reduce toxic exposures to substances:

Table on toxins and human exposure

Step 2: Increase elimination of toxins: Basic detoxification Protocol takes 4 weeks

detoxification protocol table

Expected Results:

  • Regular bowel movements, more energy, decreased arthritic pains
  • Decreased cholesterol 20-30%
  • Decreased sugars 20-30%
  • Weight loss 10-20 pounds

cleansing vegetables

Supplements we use:

supplements