The Importance of Detoxification

Over the last 100 years technology and society have evolved much faster than our bodies can adapt. Toxins are substances harmful to the body. These can be found in two forms: Natural Chemicals; Synthetic Chemicals.

Natural chemicals are by products of a normal functioning body. If they are not neutralized they can have toxic effect and can cause many health problems. Synthetic chemicals are from sources such as pesticides, food additives, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, heavy metals such as mercury etc. We are all exposed to toxins. We are exposed to environmental toxins each day. We absorb toxins from the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and bathe in.

Despite all of our wonderful advances, we are sicker than ever before. Our elimination and detoxification systems (liver, kidneys, colon, and lymphatic systems) are working overtime just trying to contain the sheer volume of chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. When the organs can’t keep up, the excess toxins are placed in storage. The storage space is small and limited. It only deals with small, short-term influxes of toxins, such as fighting infections. When this storage space is full, the overflow of toxins enters the bloodstream –distributing these toxins to every part of your body.

WE EXPEL THESE TOXINS THROUGH OUR ORGANS OF ELIMINATION
THE LIVER
THE KIDNEYS
THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
THE SKIN
THE INTESTINES

THE LIVER The liver is the most important organ in detoxification. It is the body’s premier cleansing organ. All the blood in the body passes through the liver, which removes from it the toxins, impurities and debris from the blood.

THE KIDNEYS The kidneys and urinary tract filter and eliminate waste substances from our blood. Without the kidneys waste products and toxins would soon build up to dangerous levels in the blood. Urine which is produced by our kidneys contains the by-products of our body’s metabolism- salts, toxins, and water that end up in our blood. When a persons liver and kidneys are healthy they work together as an effective team to rid the body of many toxins that we encounter in our daily living.

THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM The lymphatic system is a subsystem of the circulatory system. Its functions are to maintain the fluid balance of the body, produce lymphocytes to defend the body against disease and absorb lipids from the intestine and transport them to the blood.

THE INTESTINES The intestines are responsible for taking undigested food materials and forming faeces to be excreted by the body as solid waste in bowel movements. A healthy colon is essential for our bodies balance. Therapies such as colonic irrigation can assist our intestinal functioning.

So we see how our bodies are equipped to eliminate the toxins that we are constantly subjected to. However Detox is a natural process occurring on a continual basis in the body, but because of the modern diet, the enormous number of chemicals we ingest daily, and the increase in chronic degenerative diseases it has become necessary to support our detoxification systems. By stimulating the detoxification process we are able to strengthen the organs involved, releasing stored toxins expelling through the skin, intestines, liver, lungs, kidneys and lymphatic systems…

The rising prevalence of diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, adhd, autoimmune disease and the like make support of the detoxification systems a prudent preventative measure. We are exposed to an ever increasing mixture of toxins. We are constantly fighting a battle to rid the body of toxins – not always successfully. For the body to function efficiently the bio-system within it must be balanced. In our modern lives it is very difficult for our body to process and expel toxins at a rate equal or faster than they enter the body as a result, the balance of our bodies has shifted.

THE SKIN The skin has the largest surface area of any organ of the body, and is the heaviest. Our skin expels our toxic waste using perspiration. It is estimated that has the same Detox capability as one kidney. For the body to function efficiently the bio-system within it must be balanced. In our modern lives it is very difficult for our body to process and expel toxins at a rate equal or faster than they enter the body as a result the balance of our bodies has shifted.

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