Importance of Detoxification for Health & Healing
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY DETOXIFICATION IS SO IMPORTANT?
DO YOU WONDER WHAT IT MEANS TO DETOXIFY?
First let's look at what the difference between a Cleanse and Detox is.
Cleanse: Is generally thought of as a Process of Increased Bowel Movement or Colon Cleanse.
The large Intestine (or colon) is a major organ of elimination therefore the body will greatly benefit from increased colon cleansing.
Detoxification: Does include colon cleansing but is a much more in depth process that the body performs to rid itself of toxins and impurities. Detoxification is a natural process of the body which involves the 7 Detox Pathways:
* BLOOD * LIVER * COLON * KIDNEYS * LUNGS * LIVER * LYMPH * SKIN *
These Elimination Channels can become stagnant due to environmental toxins, poor diet, and poor lifestyle choices. Doing an Internal cleanse (detox program) can greatly improve the ability of the body to detoxify itself of impurities. This will usually include an herbal cleansing product as well as diet modifications and things like forced sweating with sauna.
From the beginning of recorded history people have done fasting, colonics and saunas as a form of cleansing. All cultures have used herbs to purify the blood, get the colon moving and remove toxins from the body.
WHY IS INTERNAL CLEANSING (DETOXING) SO IMPORTANT?
When the body is not working properly toxins can be retained causing ill health.
TOXICITY MAKES US SICK !
When our bodies become “toxic,” it means that our natural means of ushering out metabolic waste from normal human metabolism, environmental pollution, and what has become known as the Standard American Diet has exceeded the threshold for what the body’s innate detoxification system can tolerate on its own. With this toxic load, every system in the human body can become affected. From our head to our toes and everything in between.
What is a Toxin: A toxin is a poisonous substance, especially one that is produced by bacteria and causes disease. Toxins can also be produced by our environment.
What are tie 2 types of toxins:
Internal Toxins: Those produced from within our body, as digestive toxins produced from the metabolic break down of our foods.
External Toxins: Those generated outside the body and enter it from the environment ie: air, water or food.
DETOX YOUR BODY FROM HEAVY METALS, JUNK FOOD, MEDICATIONS AND EMF'S
We all need to detox by allowing the body to let go of toxins and cleaning up what is on our plate. Your body can heal itself if given the proper nutrients and life style. We only need to discover ways that can nourish, protect and allow our body to heal itself.
How do you know if you are toxic and need to properly cleanse?
Usually a constellation of complaints helps you determine whether or not you are toxic and to what extent you need to cleanse. Some examples of what might infer a toxic system are:
- Persistent headaches, muscle aches and muscle fatigue
- Eating a lot of swordfish, tuna, shark etc.
- Several mercury fillings and dental amalgams
- Food allergies
- Stubborn weight loss
- Hormonal imbalances and consistent use of hormone replacement treatments such as birth control or creams like progesterone.
- Consistent use of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- Skin abnormalities such as acne, rosacea or eczema
- A lifetime of consuming the SAD Diet
Important things to remember when detoxing -
- always drink purified water
- eat organic food whenever possible
- eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables
- exercise regularly - use a rebounder to keep lymph moving
- avoid processed and fast foods
- use a infrared sauna regularly
- use natural home and personal care products
- avoid cooking with aluminum, copper and teflon coated pans/dishes
- perform cleansing and detoxification programs on a regular basis
Common Symptoms of “Withdrawal” from a Toxic LifestyleThe following symptoms are very common at the beginning of the program and should dissipate within the first few days of your program. Don’t worry, these symptoms are indicative that your body is eliminating toxins and are a good sign!
- Bad breath
- Achy, flu-like feeling
- Itchy skin
- Offensive body odor
- Sleep difficulties (too much or too little)
These symptoms can occur for a number of reasons. First, eliminating food allergies and un-junking the diet causes reactions similar to withdrawal from other addictive substances like caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine or heroin. Note: We are often most addicted to the foods we are allergic to! Getting off those allergens can cause a brief, flu-like achy syndrome that may last 1-3 days. Second, toxins in our digestive tract may make us feel ill if we don’t eliminate them. The best way to get relief from these symptoms is to follow a GREAT detox program.
Contact NEW LIFE SPA WELLNESS CENTER for more information on detoxing.