In today's world there is no escaping the ever increasing pollution, chemical ridden produce and many other toxins that are constantly entering our bodies – sending our liver into overdrive, as it is the main detoxification organ. We are all pretty good at maintaining our external cleanliness such as showering and brushing our teeth; when we look good, we feel good. But what about what we cant see, for instance our vital organs? Since we can’t see the damage that is happening within most of us we seem to dismiss any signs until we start feeling or externally seeing the effects. Now we know you aren’t going to eat a bar of soap to start cleaning your insides, but how else can you clean yourself internally? Everyone’s favourite fad word – detox. Being the start of the year, every second person is jumping on the detox band wagon; juice cleanses, lemon detox, sugar detox, you name it, someone you know is probably on it.
What is detoxification?
Our bodies are incredible machines constantly processing, utilising and repairing our body tissues - everything that enters the body from the food we eat, the air we breathe to the chemicals we use in our homes are all processed, utilised and whatever our body doesn’t need is removed. The liver is the largest internal organ, also known as the detoxification king. Although the liver is the main man, it still needs the help of other organs such as the intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin and lymph for the detoxification process to flow. If the liver and other organs aren’t in tip top shape, the liver can still transform the toxins BUT importantly, can’t eliminate them from the body. A few symptoms that may become present from toxin build up in the body are:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Hormonal imbalance/ menstrual problems
Here are just a few reasons why:
- Remove excess toxins in the body
- Improve digestion and absorption of nutrients
- Aids in weight loss
- Prevention from chronic diseases
- Enhanced immune system
- Increased energy
- Hormone balance
- Improved skin quality
- Overall health
How To Detox?
So now you know the importance of detoxing, you’re probably wondering how to do it. Like we previously mentioned, there are so many crazy ways to detox and an abundance of crazy concoctions that people come up with to try and cleanse the body, but sometimes its as simple as replenishing yourself real nutrient dense food. Other ways you can change your diet and lifestyle to promote clearing your body from unwanted toxins are:
- Eating fiber rich foods and easy to digest proteins (raw unsalted nuts and seeds, fish, plain yoghurt, legumes etc..)
- Taking vitamin C
- Drinking plenty of water
- Dry brushing your skin/ utilizing detox foot baths
- Using the sauna
- Practicing yoga
- Drinking herbal tea (such as our Senna Klenz or Dande Detox)