Most peoples bodies are filled with toxins that we get from our environment, water, and food, as well as waste from normal cell activities. These toxins are excreted from the body with the help of our different body organs, like the intestines, skin, blood, liver and lungs, that process them chemically.
For the average person, the amount of toxins is increasing daily, while our ability to release them is decreasing. This leads to a breakdown of the bodies natural ways of cleansing which leading to fatigue, irritated bowels, rashes, and loss of mental clarity. If these problems are not rectified, it may lead to debilitating conditions such as cancer, heart disease, or stroke.
I have found that it is important to take your cleansing in steps. Trying to detox your body all at once will likely lead to overwhelming your system, causing worse problems than you may currently be suffering.
As always, consult your doctor before trying any diet plan. We suggest finding a doctor that has a good grasp of nutrition, as many healthcare professionals are not well trained in food based medicine or detox steps. I also encourage you to do some serious research on any medications you are given.
Step 1 – Colon Cleanses (Includes Colonic Irrigation)
I start with the colon as it is the most important organ when it comes to detoxification. It not only prepares fecal waste prior to elimination, it also absorbs water, electrolytes and vitamins into your bloodstream. If you start your cleanse outside the colon, and it is already full of waste, you may re-absorb the toxins and lose vital nutrients at the same time. This is why many people get a “sick” feeling when they begin a detox.
After the colon is clean, you should be able to move toxins and waste products easily thru the colon. Now it is time to flush the rest of your digestive system. I will give you step by step instructions here, in the liver, kidney and gallbladder sections.
Step 3 – Heavy Metal Detox
High levels of lead, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel, uranium and other toxic metals can be devastating on the body. With a clean digestive system, it is the perfect time to be rid of them.
Step 4 – Detoxing Your Skin
Now that you have a clean inside, it is time to cleanse your largest organ, the skin. When you are finished you will not only look better, you will actually feel your skin breathing in oxygen and nutrients.
Step 5 – Exercise
In the first few steps of your detox diet, exercise might actually be a bad thing. When you exercise, you will push toxins faster thru the digestive system and your skin. If these areas are already clogged, you will likely re-absorb them causing further problems. We all want to rush things along, but, to properly detox your body takes time.
Step 6 – Toxic Stress
Now that you are clean inside and out, it is time to take a break. It is well known that stress is a major factor in body toxicity. And although proper diet and exercise will help. You will never be totally clean if you maintain a stressful life.
Step 7 – When to Stop Cleansing
When you have finished the above detox steps, it is time to stop. Continuing to detox your body after you have removed the majority of toxins, can actually be bad for you. You may start stripping away the vital nutrients you need. It is time to end your relationship with this area of our site, and begin the healthy eating section. Congratulations!!!
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