DETOX Your BODY˚
DETOX MIND, BODY & SOUL
Detox: Detoxification is what your body does on a natural basis in order to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. A primary function of the body, it constantly works and interacts with all other functions of the body. Detoxification is about improving and optimizing the body’s function and its detoxification system. This is done by decreasing the amount of toxins we put into our bodies while at the same time supporting our body’s detoxification and elimination systems with the nutrients it needs to function at an optimal level.
The problem is that it’s often hard to know when the internal cleansing machine is not functioning properly. Unlike other parts of
the body it is very hard to know how well the liver is working, and the liver is the main detoxification organ. The liver acts as a filter for toxins and bacteria in the blood and chemically neutralizes toxins, converting them into substances that can be eliminated through the kidneys.
Mostly ignored by the current medical system, detoxification is a key component of the body’s functioning. The molecules made by the body every day, are for the flushing of waste products. The body needs hundreds of enzymes, vitamins and other molecules to help rid the body of unwanted waste products and chemicals. The body needs to manufacture these molecules to help take the good from what is ingested and remove the unwanted. The bulk of the work is done by the liver, intestinal tract, kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system and skin are all involved.
A detoxification program is used to support these organs of elimination so toxins present in the body can be metabolized and excreted.
The Safety Of Detoxification:
Safe, effective, all-natural herbs and nutrients are what goes into a good detoxification program. The program should be gentle and work with the body’s own detoxification system and elimination processes.
- Eliminate foods and toxins that put an extra load on the body’s natural detoxification system.
- Include fiber that scrubs your intestines naturally and binds toxins for excretion and elimination.
- Include nutrients that restore power to the liver, so it can do it all over again.
A detox program constructed by a knowledgeable practitioner is generally safe but is still not recommended for everyone. Pregnant and lactating women, people with cancer, diabetes, a weak heart, anemia or who have recently undergone major surgery. These individuals should consult a knowledgeable practitioner before beginning any detox program.
Fasting is not the best way to detox, as the body’s own natural detoxification system needs to be nutritionally supported while running at the optimal level during the process. When fasting, 2 days maximum are advised, then add the relevant nutrients which are needed for support your detoxification system.
Toxicity Is Not Recognized By Many Doctors:
The current medical system does not recognize toxicity nor know how to treat or prevent it. This stands in stark contrast to eastern medical systems where the notion of detoxing has been in place for thousands of years. Now with traditional drugs given for some of the symptoms often make the problem worse. Until the way doctors are trained changes, open up to different ways of seeing and treating these problems, detoxification will have to remain on the outside of the conventional medical system.
Although doctors may not or want to recognize it, there is a good amount of research documenting its role in health and disease. There are vast amounts of literature on what these toxins are doing not only to the environment, but to our and our children’s health. There is also a vast amount of information on where the toxins are coming from: Our houses, household products, food, water, etc.
Major scientific discoveries have shown more about biochemistry and the intricacies of how the detoxification system actually works. We know what nutrients are needed for the system to function, what chemicals inhibit and which ones stimulate enzymes. Cutting edge science is offering a more sophisticated understanding of how these chemicals from the environment interact with our bodies on a genetic, cellular and molecular level.
† Dr. Alex Jimenez discusses various detox techniques, including a balanced nutrition of healthy foods and hydration, alongside several exercise routines.
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