Detoxification For Health & Wellness: The Missing Key
Detoxification is something our bodies do on a daily basis. It is the process of eliminating toxins through the five eliminatory channels: Liver, colon, lungs, kidneys, lymph and skin
In the world we live in today, with polluted water, air and food, our bodies regularly get overloaded with substances that do not support our body - Toxins!
We become overloaded and are over-burdened with eliminating toxins. So many undesirable substances stay our bodies.
Surrounding these substances with mucous and fat is one way our system tries to shield us from these invading substances. A big portion is stored in our fat deposits!
A detoxification program is a good way to assist our body in eliminating and neutralising these harmful toxins.
The 5 main detoxification organs are :
The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and plays a crucial role in maintaining normal metabolism and detoxifying the body.
Disease begins in the colon. The colon is responsible for both carrying wastes out of the body and nourishing the body. Nutrients are absorbed in the colon. So if your body is storing toxins and excess mucous they will be stuck to the intestinal walls of the colon. Making it very hard for your body to absorb the required nutrients and eliminate the wastes traveling through the colon.
Your lungs are responsible for helping your body get the required oxygen it needs by processing the air we breathe. The lungs are one of the first organs to intake toxins. A cold is usually a sign that your body is trying to rid itself of toxins and waste matter that has built up to the point of overwhelming your immune system.
The kidneys play an important role as a filter for the body as well. Water is vital to helping the kidneys do their job. The average person eliminates approximately 5 pints of water a day. Drinking adequate water is essential.
The lymphatic system carries a clear fluid which contains excess proteins, wastes, and other elements. This fluid called lymph surrounds the cells of our body to bring them nourishment and carry wastes out of the body.
Unlike the blood, the lymph does not have the heart to pump it through the body. It must rely on the movement of the body and stimulation.
As mentioned earlier, the skin is the largest organ of the body.
Benefits of Detoxification
There are several benefits of detoxification:
- End your cravings for habit-forming substances such as sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and drugs.
- Increase your energy by removing toxins that wear you down.
- Shrink your stomach to its normal size, making it easier to control the quantity of food eaten.
- Boost your mental clarity by flushing away chemicals, food additives and preservatives.
- Break your bad eating habits to achieve or maintain your desired weight.
- Lose weight. A detox program is the first step to safe and effective weight loss.
- Cleanse your digestive tract of accumulated waste and bacteria.
- Purify all your major organs allowing you to function at your best.
- Reduce cellulite, allergies, acne and obesity safely and naturally.
What is a Good Detox Program?
A good detoxification program should be designed to help the body cleanse itself of toxins, mucus, and waste materials in the intestinal tract and liver, kidneys, and blood. Thus it helps your body function better. This not only restores new energy to your vital organs, but to the entire body as well.
By Daniellle Sims
About the Author: Danielle Sims explored her library of alternative health, herbal books, and aromatherapy books and created a blueprint for making her own body wrap formulas at home. Now she offers this information in an e-book entitled Body Wrap Exposed
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