The internet is awash with a lot of information about detoxification. “Detox” is fast becoming a fad that the real meaning and what it entails may get lost on us if we are not careful. Now, let’s take a quick look at what detoxification is and what it entails.
Detoxification is a process of making lifestyle changes to clear the body of toxins. These lifestyle changes typically involve abstaining from certain harmful things and optimizing body processes. Some changes are temporary, such as following a cleansing diet, others are permanent.
What are toxins?
Toxins are substances that can be poisonous or cause negative health effects. “Toxins” refer to all the metals, chemicals, pollutants, artificial food ingredients, pesticides, and poisons that cause the body harm. Artificially created chemicals can be toxins, but naturally occurring substances can be toxic too! Arsenic is a natural toxin.
We are in constant contact with harmful organisms and pollutants. They’re in our water, in our food, in the air we breathe… it’s very difficult to get away from them as long as we are on this earth. The source of many health issues is the toxins that have built up in our bodies over the years.
There is NO practical way to protect yourself from all the toxins in the environment. You would have to live the rest of your life all sealed up (and it would be a short life since you wouldn’t eat or drink) to stay completely away from toxins. Fortunately, there are ways to counteract some toxins and pollutants. Your body’s natural detoxification processes exist to deal with the ones we can’t avoid. You can help your body perform these processes with the help of regular cleansing.
What is the natural ability of the body to cleanse itself? How does this happen? To be continued.