With Spring on the horizon it’s a natural instinct to want to cast off the winter blues and feel renewed. One great way to revitalize your body after a long winter is to eliminate the toxins that have been burdening your system, leaving you sluggish and fatigued. Make a clean sweep with the detox suggestions below!
The human body was designed with its own self-cleaning process. But factors such as too much sugar, caffeine, processed foods, and stress, or foods covered in pesticides, too little exercise, and even over-medication can slow the body’s natural detox function. As a result, your body can’t clean itself as efficiently when it is put up against the increasing number of harmful and toxic substances in the environment. Toxins come in many forms: pesticides in produce, formaldehyde in carpets and cosmetics, PCBs from plastic containers, dioxins from bleached paper products, mold in buildings, silver fillings, chemicals in our cleaning products, and more. Each of these toxins contributes to the overall toxicity of our bodies.
Studies even show that indoor air quality is 10 times more polluted and toxic than outside air. Furthermore, the chemicals that are given off from our household cleaning products are some of the most deadly substances on earth. We clean our floors or counters and wash our dishes with these chemicals, where little hands and feet are constantly touching. The chemicals go through the skin, are inhaled, or even orally ingested (from plates and cups being cleaned in toxic dishwasher detergent). Many of these chemicals have an affinity for the brain, which means they lodge themselves in the base of the brain, constantly emitting deadly toxins into the brain and central nervous system (which controls every organ and function of the body). Your body will process and eliminate some of the hordes of chemicals that enter, but overflow gets stored in the liver, lungs, kidneys, fat cells, intestines, blood stream, and skin—which can result in chronic illnesses down the road. Conditions like ADD, ADHD, Autism, liver, heart, and kidney disease, and many more can be a result of an excess of toxins in the body. When you undergo a detox, you get these toxins out of your system.
Continued in “Detox: How to Revitalize Your Body”