It is indisputable that we are confronted by an ever-increasing burden of toxins, chemicals, and compounds that humans have never had to deal with before. There is a growing body of evidence that environmental toxins have a role in causing some medical problems, including cancer, neurological disease, diabetes and even obesity.
One of the most powerful avenues available to optimize health is to go through a detoxification process, a cleansing from the inside out. The western medical model does not deal much with detoxification though almost all other paradigms of health do regard detoxification as important.
The human body has a remarkable capacity to produce hormones and other compounds as well as to interact with the environment. Every compound created by the body and what is allowed into the body by the skin, respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract must be dealt with so that the body does not get poisoned by the waste products that are generated by our metabolism.
The main organs of detoxification in the body are the kidneys and liver. The liver is a complex organ of detoxification, having three phases of detoxification designed to take foreign and toxic compounds, render them harmless and excrete them.
The typical four-week detoxification process begins with looking at each person’s current state of health. We must look at the diet and whatever else our bodies are routinely exposed to that may be harmful. For the period of time a new healthy diet is instituted. Starvation is not necessary for detoxification. It does not have to be uncomfortable (though you may experience your body going through some changes).
Doing this process once or twice a year under medical supervision can make an enormous difference in a person’s sense of well-being and longevity. People report an increase in energy well being and lose nagging aches and pains, headaches, and extra pounds.
Some simple things we can do at home is to increase your water intake as well as eating more fruits and vegetables. Also, extra Vitamin C and magnesium can aid in up-regulating our detoxification mechanisms.