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    1. What is Detox?
    2. What Kinds of Toxins Affect Us?
    3. How Can Toxins Harm Us?
    4. Natural Detox Programs for Your Health
    5. More Information on Detox

    What is Detox?

    Detox is short for the term detoxification. The process of detoxification involves a systematic approach to assisting your body to remove toxins stored in its tissues and it is a process that occurs naturally and marvelously within the body! In fact, your body works hard to rid itself of toxins on a daily basis with little additional help.

    However, despite this and the fact that we have access to plentiful food supplies and excellent medical facilities, many people in the Western world do not really know what it is like to feel truly healthy, full of energy and bounce.

    What many people are unaware of is that the body can become overloaded with toxins as a result of lifestyle habits, such as a poor diet and limited physical activity combined with excesses of drugs and alcohol. The amount of toxins that are entering our bodies on a daily basis becomes more than what the body can cope with and the natural process of expelling these toxins becomes backlogged.

    What Kinds of Toxins Affect Us?

    Toxins are agents that are capable of causing harm to the body. While they are naturally released in urine, stools and sweat, sometimes an excess of these harmful substances can accumulate in the system increasing the chance of illnesses like cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other lifestyle conditions which are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society.

    These toxins are either created externally and subsequently absorbed into the body’s tissue, or they are created internally.

    External Toxins

    Environmental Toxins- We are surrounded by environmental toxins daily. If you live in a city, the air is polluted, and you are exposed to car fumes, factory emissions, and chemicals used in ordinary cleaning agents. Water sources are increasingly unreliable, and many individuals are exposed to chemicals at work with clothing, carpeting, new plastics and aerosols all adding to contamination of our personal environment.

    Most of us apply chemicals directly to our bodies in the form of personal care products made from petroleum and other toxic substances. Sadly, cumulative exposure to environmental toxins can begin even before birth, and short of moving out into the country and adopting a purely organic lifestyle it is difficult to avoid.

    Ingested Toxins - Modern farming methods are often more geared to producing food which is 'bigger and better' - rather than food which is healthy and life sustaining. Even so-called 'healthy food' is full of artificial hormones, insecticides and other chemicals, which destroy the vitamins and essential nutrition of the food we eat.

    Alcohol, cigarette smoke, medication, drugs and mercury fillings are also examples of toxin sources – and are toxins which we do have limited control over. By limiting alcohol, refraining from smoking and cutting down on unnecessary medications we are already helping the body a great deal to reduce toxic build up.


    Internal Toxins

    Toxins can also be generated within the body from viral, bacterial or fungal infections (as in the case of candidiasis) or another illness such as HIV which all impact on the immune system. Stress also plays a role in generating toxins within the body and thus too much stress can contribute to toxic build up in the body. In addition, our bodies generate Autogenous toxins as a by-product of our own metabolism.


    How Can Toxins Harm Us?

    When the levels of these toxins have built up sufficiently in the system they slowly begin to affect body functioning, especially the functioning of the liver. The liver is the second largest organ in the body and is often seen as the most important one. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, a healthy liver is seen as the most critical element in the body's ability to fight disease and function optimally.

    When the liver can't accomplish its functions, you eventually begin to experience symptoms such as fatigue, skin eruptions, headaches, allergies, depressed immune systems, obesity, sluggish digestive systems, respiratory ailments and many other health problems… your poor overworked liver!

    Natural Detox Programs for Your Health

    Because 21st Century life often relies on quick consumer satisfaction (with the result being larger amounts of stress, environmental pollution, unhealthy diets and fast foods) our bodies begin to struggle with an overload of toxins which slowly start to build up in the system.

    But it is not all bad news as you have the ability to turn over a new leaf, and kick-start a full body detox , through a self-implemented detox program specific to your needs. In any given year, toxins circulate through the body – and so a detox program can serve to revitalize organ systems and promote cell renewal.

    Beginning a Detox Program

    Detoxification can often begin in the mind. A decision to start fresh and with a clean slate is the first step towards full body detox . Over time, by introducing supplements, herbs and other substances that will amplify your body's ability to process out the excessive level of toxins, a full body detox can restore systemic balance. For people suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or chemical dependency, detox can play a major role in helping you bring yourself back to a natural state of balance and harmony.


    Natural Remedies for Detox

    Sometimes we need a little help from nature to replace the vitality that we seem to lose in day-to-daymodern living. There are many herbal ingredients that may aid in a natural detoxification of the body. Dandelion and Fennel are just two herbs that have been used throughout history to cleanse and aid body detoxification, rejuvenate liver functioning, and kick-start the body back to life! Pelargonium reniforme is another ingredient that also works on promoting optimal liver functioning and supporting the body's natural ability to break down and eliminate fat for a natural detoxification.

    Detox Drops may assist in the body's natural elimination of toxins and help support realistic and healthy weight management programs. Detox Drops may also promote healthy energy levels and stamina.


    More Information on Detox

    Healthy Detox Tips
    • First step: shopping! A healthy body detoxification program includes healthy eating and so your first step is to replace the unhealthy foods in your cupboard with healthy, nutritious and organic foods that are free from the toxins you wish to rid yourself of. Do this before you begin as once you have started, you don’t want to be tempted by all the "evils" offered at the grocery store.
    • Second step: emotional and mental preparation. Even natural detoxification is not always easy so it’s important to prepare yourself for the days to follow. Acknowledge and accept that you may get detox symptoms (e.g. headaches or food cravings) and keep in mind that they are a good sign – it means it is working! You will also be tempted at times to give in – so make a definite mental decision to stick it out.
    • Take a social break. This is the perfect time to clear your social calendar and make some space for a little "me-time". Treat yourself to some relaxation, self reflection and rejuvenation time where you can happily indulge in activities that are good for you and your health. Because you will naturally feel ‘deprived’ when you are withholding certain foods from yourself, balance this with a pampering massage or a special outing. (see ‘Massage’ below)
    • Get into healthy lifestyle habits. This is also a great time to instill a few good habits into your long-term lifestyle. Use this as an opportunity to establish regular sleep patterns (especially if you struggle with sleep problems), to stop smoking naturally and get used to the idea of eating healthier and drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
    • Morning starter. Start each morning off with a glass of warm water and lemon! Soak two slices of lemon in hot water and allow to cool for a surprisingly refreshing morning drink. This gets the digestive system going while the oils and juices released from the lemon and the lemon rind will assist your liver to produce bile, one of the major fat burners in your body.
    • Massage. The benefits of an exfoliating massage or dry-skin brush have been shown to stimulate the lymphatic symptom and help to move the toxins out the body. The lymph system carries metabolic waste products and toxins away from the cells. Stimulating the lymph system helps the body's natural detoxification processes.
    • Avoid meal time mania. While detoxing it really helps to make meal times relaxing and serene. Take time to enjoy your food and appreciate the tastes while making sure you chew your food properly as this helps with absorption and will cut the risk of digestion problems.
    • Incorporate exercise into your detox program. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day during your detox program. It does not have to be rigorous exercise, but by simply walking 30 minutes each day you assist your lymphatic system to release unwanted toxins from the body. The most beneficial level of exercise is that which causes you to perspire - the point at which toxins are released naturally through the skin. This is a better alternative to Saunas – which are also not recommended for women who are pregnant or people with heart disease, kidney disease or anemia.


    Detox Options and Cautions

    Along with the new knowledge of toxins and their negative affect on physical health came a rush of detox diets and various detox methods that promise to cleanse the body of unhealthy impurities. The idea is that by detoxing, you’ll lose weight and feel great after expelling unwanted toxins and rejuvenating the body’s functioning.

    While this is all true, the problem is that many people detox to lose weight (hence the many varieties of starvation detox diets) or use it in order to continue with unhealthy and over-indulgent lifestyles! The dangers come in when people chose unsafe detox methods without considering the harmful side-effects, such as colonic irrigation, or liquid-diets that rob the body of essential nutrients.

    It is therefore important to explore detox options and choose one that gently assists the body, without causing any harm during the process. It is also not advisable to use detoxing as a quick fix weight-loss plan as this promotes "yo-yo" dieting that has been linked with weight-gain. Instead, a reputable detox program can assist in initiating a healthier lifestyle and eating plan that is conducive to healthy weight loss.


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