Beginning Cleanup Process of Detox
The Cleanup Process of Detox
So by now you have probably figured out when the best time to begin the cleanup process of detox is and you can’t wait to get started. But before we go into the program, we need to look at the process in terms of what happens to your organs when you detox.
The liver will effectively sweep up all the toxins that are in your body. So this means that when you begin the cleanup process of detox, the liver has a chance to get rid of all the toxins. So how does it do this?
Well, giving your liver a bit of a break, through your program, means that it has the time, capacity and the energy to alter toxins, so that it can make them easy to get rid of in your urine.
It also leaks toxins into the bile it produces, which makes it easier for the body to get rid of the toxins through your bowel movements.
The lungs will also get some breathing space (excuse the pun please) because they will not have as many toxins coming in and as a result, they can simply breathe out the toxins that are in there. These toxins are the ones that we breathe in, through living in polluted cities.
The kidneys are the unsung heroes of the body! Those little guys are kept really busy, since they take all the waste stuff that is in blood system (up to 12 pints an hour) filter it, take out all the nasty stuff, the toxins and then send the fluid back to the body, so that the blood is cleaned.
They keep going, all the time, never usually complain, but giving them a break from having to filter out quite so much junk, will mean that they can work just that little bit more efficiently.
The intestines have to ‘cope’ with all the dietary toxins that we eat or drink. So they get the full impact of all the salt, sugar, caffeine and alcohol. They also (often) have to deal with a lack of fiber in the diet. This means that they cannot ‘hook’ toxins onto fibre and then get rid of the toxins. A detox program can increase your fibre intake and thereby give your intestines a chance to clean out some of the toxins lurking in your guts.
The skin is often overlooked in the detox process, yet as the largest organ in the body, the skin can be used to eliminate toxins, through increasing sweat production. Initially the skin may look a little bit weary or even spotty as all those toxins start flooding out. But after a week of detox your skin will look refreshed, renewed and much more relaxed than it has for years: so stick with it!
WHO CAN’T DETOX?
Anyone can detox to a greater or lesser degree, but if you are pregnant, lactating, have a serious medical condition or are diabetic, then you should check with your physician prior to undertaking the program outlined here.
People who have kidney problems, liver problems, gallstones or any other medical condition should only embark on this program if they have first discussed the program in detail with a physician.
This program has not designed to be followed by anyone who has a serious or chronic medical condition, nor is it appropriate for women who may be pregnant or lactating, so ensure that you are well enough to undergo the program.
If you are unsure as to whether or not it is appropriate for you, then discuss it in detail with your physician.
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