Detoxification – the Foundation to Healing Your Body

How many times are we reminded to change the oil in our car so the engine doesn’t get “gunked” up?  (That is a technical term you know)  I myself am guilty on numerous occasions of letting this necessary maintenance service slip by… then I wonder why my car starts to feel less than “peppy”.

The same holds true for each of us.  Keeping our blood, cells, tissues, muscle, bones, and brain “clean” is essential to preventing disease and maintaining a healthy, thriving body. One of the most important reasons for detoxing our bodies is to decrease inflammation by getting rid of free radicals which can only be done through an internal cleansing system through proper food, nutrition, supplements and water. This will in turn result in an increased immune system.

There are many reasons for our bodies becoming toxic.  The following are just a few examples:

Poor nutritional value of food complicated by the extraordinary amounts of toxic chemicals such as pesticides which have entered our food supply and our bodies and create free radicals.
Toxins are everywhere – from our household cleaning products to the plastic in our water bottles; styrofoam containers from fast food; bath products – including our deodorant which contains aluminum; chemicals on our carpets; the water we drink from the tap and the air we breathe!  The list goes on and on!

We live in a sea of toxins – which have been shown to be responsible for the epidemic of disease we are seeing in the 21st century, leading to “metabolic syndrome x” – the result being diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cholesterol.

Integrative and preventive medicine looks for the “root” of the problem.  It’s much like peeling the layers of an onion….and detoxification is the first step.  Depending on your personal needs, this step may take weeks or months to “clean out” and begin the renewal process of the body making clean, healthy cells.  For example, depending on the level of toxicity, the liver can restore the cells and itself to a near original condition…thus, if you were to begin a program of detoxifying and removing toxic elements from your surroundings (to the best of your ability), the new liver being renewed will be a much healthier one!

Our cells die every day…and new ones are made.  Do you want the new ones to be healthy…or replicas of the “weak” or “diseased” ones currently in your body?  It’s up to you.  Only you have the power to ingest the right foods; drink healthy water; exercise or live in a healthy environment.

So, what will it be?

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