We can think of Detoxification as a way of cleaning out the body. By doing so, we improve our energy, digestion and mental awareness.
Our bodies produce wastes or toxins through the everyday processes of metabolism. These toxins need to be removed from the body and we possess several exit routes by which this can be done. The bowels, urinary tract and lungs are the primary exit routes.
If these primary routes are under pressure or not working efficiently (for example, if you don’t drink enough water, if your bowels are sluggish or you don’t get much fresh air or exercise), the body has the option of pushing toxins out through the secondary exit routes. These are the mucous membranes, skin and, in women, menstrual blood.
Our bodies start to accumulate toxins if the amount we produce and absorb starts to exceed the processing and excretion ability of our organs. Toxins remain in the bloodstream and are stored away in tissues such as fat. Certain organs, such as the liver, are especially vulnerable to this accumulation and can become clogged with the pressure of excess waste matter and toxins.
The body has numerous ways of alerting us to the fact that toxins are not being removed efficiently. It does this by producing symptoms such as:
The afore mentionned symptoms may arise as a result of other causes. It is important that, in any event of doubt, a healthcare practitioner is consulted.