Detoxification is another word for cleansing. It is important to cleanse the body of toxins occasionally. Our generation is exposed to more pollution than any other in history. We take more drugs, eat more sugar and refined foods and we turn to damaging props like caffeine, tobacco and alcohol to help us cope with rising stress levels. Lack of sleep, lack of exercise, lack of fresh air and even negative thoughts enable waste products to build up in our systems. At the very least, our normal biochemical processes create waste that needs to be removed.
It is important to detox the correct way through nutrition. Anything that supports elimination will detox the body, but it is important not to go to extremes. Fasting, frequent enemas, use of diuretics and excessive exercise create the danger of making you lose essential nutrients. Our focus is reducing the intake of toxins and increasing their elimination through diet.
Your body is designed to cope with toxins by neutralizing, transforming or eliminating them.
All the organs involved in detoxification can become overloaded.
Kidneys, Lungs, Lymphatic System, Liver
As you progress through the detoxification process, your health should improve steadily. There may be some temporary relapses such as colds, fevers and skin spots. These are actually positive steps–the body is throwing off accumulations of toxins and these small setbacks–or healing crises– will soon clear.