Detoxification is a natural activity. These amazing human bodies we walk around in are designed to break down and remove toxic waste every day.
This especially happens in the wee hours of the morning – another reason to try your best to get to bed early and enjoy some quality restful sleep.
Some of this waste is leftover from normal, everyday body processes. Like when you breathe in air, for instance. Your body plucks out the oxygen for immediate use, and then exhales all the various other gases contained in air. The ones we don’t need, or are poisonous, like nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
Other toxins may be taken in as food or medicine, or absorbed through your skin.
Alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, artificial sweeteners and such are most often used on purpose. Whether intentional or unexpected, these chemicals must all be broken down by your hard-working liver, and then expelled via your bowels (poop), kidneys (pee), and skin (sweat).
But there are also many, many chemical additives that most people have no idea are included in their food, personal care products, or their environment.
Right now, you’re probably carrying around a lot more toxic chemicals in your body than you realize.
These toxins WILL affect your health in a negative way at some point. Sometimes minor, but in cases where the unwanted substances can’t be easily disposed of, they may interfere with necessary organ function or metabolic processes.
Or if you still have the capacity, they may end up being stored in various areas of your body:
- Locking them away inside fat deposits “insulates” your body from harm, at least for the present. Sometimes your body may even build fat deposits around toxins for its own protection.
- They might also be collected in your lymph nodes. Sort of a waiting list, hoping they can be taken care of soon.
- Or they might simply “pile up” in your liver, adding to its normal workload for tomorrow.
So if detoxifying your body is a natural process, why does anyone feel the need to do an internal cleanse?
The simple answer is that a detoxification program will help remove some of the workload and make things easier. Allow your body the resources to repair and rebuild itself as it was designed to do.
One of the most popular reasons for body detoxification is for weight loss. And this does work, although most people won’t lose all the weight they’re hoping to with just some over-the-counter detox pills from the drugstore or the internet.
And many programs aren’t even very safe, especially if you have special health requirements.
Another reason to cleanse is to reverse the aging process so you can look and feel younger. Again, this does work. And again, you should know what you’re doing, and make sure your chosen protocol is safe for you.
Here’s a good one: improve your immunity so you don’t catch every bug that’s going around. When there’s less garbage for your body to take out, your natural repair crew – your immune system – can do a better job of chasing down and eliminating the bad guys. Because really… why enjoys being sick?
In that same vein, keeping your system as unencumbered by toxins as possible is bound to help prevent chronic disease. When your immune system is able to make appropriate repairs, chronic illness just doesn’t stand a chance.
So, why should you detox?
Because it helps you enjoy a better life!
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