The media makes us believe that certain supplements can remove buckets full of toxins in the body. Bizarre ideas have us running to the shops, spending loads of money on the latest “wonder pill”. We imagine litres of these toxins being disposed of. The truth is, even taking part in a 2-week juice fast, will set you back, health-wise. Not getting adequate protein for just 2 days, will send a red alert to some of your body systems. These strategies are very hard on your body and may leave you feeling worse afterwards. Fasting for even a day or two can shut down primary Phase 1 and Phase 2 liver detoxification function, which can stay impaired for months.
Detoxification is important, but we need to understand the basics. Toxins are all around us. Unless you live on a farm, chances are you are breathing in toxins daily, and the closer you are to the city center, the worse it gets. Even living on a farm has you exposed to pesticides and chemicals. Your body also produces toxic metabolites, which must be cleared. These toxins are more plentiful if you suffer from digestive or sinus problems, are under stress, not sleeping enough, fighting a bug or recovering from an injury or surgery.
Our bodies repair themselves when we sleep. How you feel upon waking will give you a good idea about how you are doing. There is nothing worse than waking up, having overslept and feeling that you partied all night. How long it takes for your energy to kick in is also a good measure on what you level of toxins are.
Learn how your body’s detox works
In general, there are 4 primary toxin removal systems that must all be working in harmony with each other. These are:
- The disposal of cellular waste products, especially lactic acid.
- The removal of larger waste products through your lymph (smaller waste products go into your veins and are exhaled or sent directly to your liver).
- The processing of toxins by your liver, most of which then go into bile and then into your digestive tract for final clearance(some are made water-soluble and go to your kidneys to be excreted in urine.
- The final clearance of waste products is by your digestive tract.
These four systems tend to flow from one another. Any problem with any one of these systems, will cause a build-up of toxins in your body and cause problems.
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This, in turn, will help to boost digestion, energy levels, remove toxins and balance fluid ratios in the body.