“BY CLEANSING YOUR BODY
ON A REGULAR BASIS AND ELIMINATING AS MANY TOXINS AS POSSIBLE FROM YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR BODY CAN BEGIN TO HEAL ITSELF, PREVENT DISEASE, AND BECOME STONGER AND MORE RESILIENT THAN YOU EVER DREAMED POSSIBLE!”
Dr. Edward Group III
Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins naturally through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. There are good and not so good ways to help your body detox.
The best way to “detox” is to eat healthier, avoid processed foods and avoid toxins in the first place. You can try a detox plan that’s based on detox foods for 10 days every 3 months.
Eat healthy: The body is all about prevention, and tries to keep you healthy rather than get you healthy. It would really rather avoid having to deal with a bunch of processed foods and their toxins in the first place. Eating healthy is the true “detox diet”. There’s nothing fancy about it, just some dedication and trust in the amazing functions of the human body. When possible always go organic, that way you can avoid ingesting the nasty chemicals and pesticides often found on or in non-organic foods.
These are some examples of ways that are more detrimental than beneficial.
- Fast or don’t eat: Your body is working hard to keep you healthy all day every day and has a highly-evolved process of detoxification all its own that does a pretty darn good job at getting the nasties out. If you fast you’re often depriving your body of nutrients needed to keep it running strong, healthy, and detoxing at the utmost efficiency.
- Follow a “detox” or “detox fad diet”: When people follow a detox diet-particularly the fad kind, that seek to make money off of you-and then find they are more energized, focused, and have an overall sense of wellbeing, it’s probably because they were eating healthier foods. The benefits seemingly experienced by a detox diet most likely just come from avoiding processed edibles. In terms of weight loss, the initial drop is primarily water weight when on a fast, and any pounds shed after that will only be re-gained when the detox has stopped. It’s just a quick-fix, and not a terribly healthy one at that.
- Don’t sweat it: “Sweating out toxins” is not an accurate phrase, despite being so popular. Sweat is 99% made up of water, with a tiny bit of salt, urea, proteins, and carbs. Anything truly toxic, like mercury, alcohol, or drugs, is eliminated by your liver, kidneys, and digestive system. On average you have 2.6 million sweat glands-all designed to regulate body temperature, not get rid of bad waste products.
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