Detox is a scary word for some. No one likes the idea of deprivation. However, detox is not deprivation, it is a letting go. During detox we let go of habits and thoughts that no longer serve us so we have room in our lives for the new. New energy, new health, and new mental clarity. It is about focusing on what we most want for ourselves and our health and choosing actions, thoughts, and foods that will get us to where we want to go. If this is something you would like to do for yourself contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can tell you about the 21 day guided detox program I have designed. Starts April 1st.
Barbara Cronin lists the following as the top seven reasons to detox:
1. Remove Toxins and Parasites from the Body
Toxins are stored in tissues and organs in the body. Long-term exposure to toxins results in metabolic and genetic changes. These changes affect cell growth, behaviour, and immune response. It’s essential that we rid our bodies of these deadly, disease-producing toxins.
Parasites are microscopic organisms that invade the body, usually via skin or oral ingestion. They feed on our body’s supplies, robbing us of nutrients, vitamins, and amino acids [the building block of proteins].
Parasites, known to microbiologists as “the great masqueraders,” cause a myriad of symptoms that conventional medicine incorrectly attributes to other illnesses. Primarily residing in the colon, parasites migrate to the blood, lymph, heart, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, eyes, brain, and joints, causing illness. Ridding the body of parasites reduces allergies and illness.
2. Enhanced Immune System Function
Toxins and chemicals are stored in the immune system and this decreases its ability to function properly. Add to that extra energy spent with overloaded elimination processes, and our immune system is weakened. A compromised immune system leaves us vulnerable to colds and flu, and even more dangerous sicknesses we’re exposed to daily. This decreases the quality of life. Performing a regular detox is one of the best ways to strengthen the immune system and fight off infections.
3. Prevent Chronic Disease
The statistics are startling. The World Health Organisation [WHO] implicates environmental toxins in 60-80 per cent of cancers. Our elimination channels are on overload; we must assist in the process and minimise the burden. Toxins build-up and damage our bodies. When free radicals aren’t neutralised, they wreak havoc in the body. For example, free radicals are linked to Parkinson’s disease, cataracts, Alzheimer’s, and even stroke. Toxins in the body cause cancers, heart disease, neurological disorders, brain diseases, and more. The list seems endless.
4. Improve Quality of Life
A body filled with toxins doesn’t function as it should. We live in pain with joint stiffness and aches; chronic headaches; digestive disorders like diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome [IBS]; insomnia; lack of energy; depression, and even compromised memory. These degenerative disorders rob us of life everyday!
Ridding and neutralising toxins in the body restores health and vitality. After you detox, you’ll look better and feel better than you have in years.
5. Lose Weight
Obesity is on the rise, contributing to serious health problems. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are directly linked to excess weight. Ensuring a healthy, active life and preventing the onset of debilitating diseases means reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
Detox programmes rid the body of toxins stored in fat cells. Excess weight and extra inches are lost during the process. The body also encases deadly toxins in water.
When the body eliminates these toxins, water weight disappears. Not only people lose weight now, they often lose inches of fat in various places, especially around the middle.
6. Restore Balance to Body Systems
Our body systems were created to work together in harmony. Numerous systems like hormonal, endocrine, nervous, and digestive, perform precise functions to keep us healthy and functioning at our optimum level.
Bodies that are overloaded with toxins have compromised internal regulating systems. When these systems don’t function properly, our health declines.
Detox restores balance to these systems, so they can function properly again. Depression and mood disorders go away; sleep becomes restful and rejuvenating; without overloaded systems, we are singing the same song with our subtle cues and eating what our body needs; our digestive system is “unclogged,” so wastes are immediately expelled, and the deadly toxin build-up never begins.
7. Stop and Slow Premature Aging
Oxidative stress is one of the biggest factors in premature aging. Free radicals attack the body, sometimes causing irreparable damage to the inside and outside. Free radicals and heavy metals are a dangerous mix. Heavy metals promote free radical formation dramatically. Detoxing rids the body of free radicals and heavy metals. The body can better absorb nutrients, including anti-oxidants and vitamins essential in fighting oxidative stress while slowing down the aging process.
In summary, detox is nothing short of an instant payback plan for one’s improved complexion, energy levels, and vitality.