What is detoxification?

Detoxification is a natural and normal purification process that your body continuously uses to get rid of substances and toxins that can be harmful to your health. When your body is unable to properly eliminate these toxins, it creates a toxic burden that can overload and put stress on your kidneys and liver. The products we have listed help to cleanse your body by providing the support it needs to detoxify properly and get a fresh start. It is always ideal to begin with cleansing the bowels and ridding the body of parasites.

What are toxins?

There are many types of toxins in our environment and those caused from our hectic lifestyles. The most common toxic culprits are air pollution, stress, inability to get quality sleep, lack of exercise, etc. – all of which hamper your body’s ability to conduct this function as efficiently as possible. Toxins can also be derived from improper digestion (and bacteria) and have toxic side effects that can impact your overall health.
 

Signs of built up internal toxins include:

  • Chronic infections such as chronic sinusitis or dysbiosis of the intestinal tract.
  • Allergic reactions, both immediate and delayed. The most common delayed sensitivities are to gluten, dairy, eggs and corn.
  • Elevated liver enzymes.

External toxins

If our bodies are such well-oiled machines then why are we so toxic? The simple answer is because our bodies aren’t the only toxin producers. External toxins are the toxins outside of our bodies that can be ingested or absorbed. If you only listen to your favorite celebrity health experts, you might think toxins are only in your food. With so much focus on GMO’s and high fructose corn syrup, the everyday products filled with toxins are overlooked. External toxins can be found in everything from your daily deodorant to even your drinking water. Examples include:

  • Environmental pollutants: Smoke, smog, debris, etc.
  • Heavy metals
  • Mercury: often found in fish
  • Lead: found in old paints, blinds and canned goods.
  • Aluminum: found in antiperspirant, deodorant, and antacids.
  • Mold: Inhaled during exposure to improperly ventilated rooms such as bathrooms or basements.
  • Poor air quality: Inhaled during exposure to rooms or buildings with poor ventilation or poorly maintained air filters. This can also lead to “Sick Building Syndrome,” in which building occupants experience a range of symptoms from migraines to respiratory problems, but no illness can be identified.
  • Contaminated food and water
  • Chemicals found in household cleaners or pet products.
  • Bisphenol A and Phthalates found in soft plastics.
  • UV radiation