Detoxing is GOOD for YOUR body!
Why We Need to Detox Our Body…
What exactly is a detox? Simply put, a detox is a process in which a person makes lifestyle changes to clear their body of toxins.
We keep ourselves clean on the outside but how many of us keep ourselves clean on the inside?
Many modern day natural healers believe that over 80% of chronic disease is caused in the colon, eventually leading to colon cancer. That is quite a staggering fact and worrying too.
Whether we want to believe it or not, eventually we all have to face the music that we regularly, as part of our daily lives, absorb more harmful chemicals and other toxins into our bodies. Even heavy metals don’t escape. Most of us are unaware of the harmful nature of them. Oblivious that they exist and yet we are surrounded by them in the foods we eat, products we use, unavoidable places we find ourselves in and even in our own home.
I should explain my use of the term “toxins”.
Toxins are any substance that can be poisonous or cause negative health effects. “Toxin” refers to all the metals, chemicals, pollutants, artificial food ingredients, pesticides, and poisons that cause the body harm.
“Toxin” is a very broad term and it’s even, unfortunately, become a bit of a buzzword to some. Artificially created chemicals can be toxins, but naturally occurring substances can be toxic, too. Arsenic is a natural toxin. Technically, so is cobra venom (though you’re less likely to find this contaminating your town’s water supply).
To thrive and survive in our world, YOU personally need to be prepared, plan for it, and have the know-how to get rid of toxic build-up within your own body and system. As my good friend Dr. Don says, “The road to good health is paved with good intestines!”
Once we become aware of what we are doing to our bodies we can take action to make sure we are caring for them properly.
How do we go about getting rid of this toxic build-up?
I suggest finding an internal cleansing program. It can help you feel refreshed and reduce the risk of potential problems brought on by an accumulation of toxins which can eventually make you quite ill.
We are all regularly exposed to pollution from food additives, preservatives, heavy metals, (including drugs given to livestock) pesticide food, and chemicals in household products. This is why detoxification is so important.
The toxins can re-circulate in the body if the eliminatory functions are not working effectively…and fat-soluble toxins can be stored in fatty parts of the body for years.
A toxic environment in the body can result in a lowered immune system, causing excess free radical damage and can provide an ideal habitat for bad bacteria, parasites and ultimately disease. Eek!!!
The accumulation of toxins can overwhelm even the strongest body and skin, resulting in some of the health problems:
In addition, many people just don’t drink enough water, eat healthy foods or have a natural diet which is high in fiber, and this can often create irregular and infrequent bowel movements, potentially harming the colon and adding to the toxic load in the body.
Eating fruits and vegetables along with drinking a good antioxidant drink will help with your fiber intake, and a green tea drink will also cleanse too.
Looking for ways to detox? Check out my post 8 Ways to Detox
Please feel free to leave your favorite ways to detox in the comments section, I’m always looking for new ideas!!