Cleansing and Detox is basically like brushing your teeth and changing your oil.
We do it for our cars and our teeth. Why wouldn’t we do it for our body, which runs in some capacity every second since conception?
Yes, your body does a level of cleansing and detoxifying on its own. Your body is at all times neutralizing and transforming materials to get rid of unwanted materials or toxins.
The level of cleansing and detox that most people consider when discussing health, is the support or lifestyle change we make to enhance what our body is doing naturally. Eliminating toxins, increasing nutrients and exercises that will optimizing your body’s own detoxification systems.
Our bodies detoxification system is a key part of our body’s functioning. Molecules are made every day to get rid of waste products. Our body utilizes hundreds of enzymes, vitamins and other molecules to rid the body of unwanted waste. We manufacture these molecules to take break down, assimilate, absorb what we ingest and get rid of the unwanted. The bulk of the work is done by the liver, however the other elimination systems include the intestinal tract, the kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.
Cleansing and detox programs help the body’s natural cleansing process by:
- Resting the organs during fasting
- Stimulate the liver to drive toxins from the body
- Promote elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin
- Improving the circulation of the blood
- Refueling the body with healthy nutrients.
The goal of a cleansing and detox program is to support these organs of elimination so toxins present in the body are metabolized and excreted.
There are many different types of cleanse programs available. Determine the best for you based on your goals, and symptoms. Also consider what you can realistically fit into your life stye during your cleanse. Starting a cleanse, and breaking it mid-cleanse can cause frustration and make you physically ill.
Cleansing and detox programs generally involves elimination of food types or food groups, and increasing other types for the purpose of its effects on the organ your focusing on (or if its a whole body)
- Juice cleanse (link to example detox program)
- Water Cleanse
- Sugar elimination cleansing
- Cleansing for specific organs (liver, kidney, gallstones..etc)
All involve what your ingesting, a good cleanse or detox program involves additionally assisting in the elimination, like increasing water intake, sauna, massage therapy and colonics.