“The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.” – Harry J. Johnson
what is detoxification
Detoxification is ridding your body of toxins and impurities that have built up over time. Toxins are damaging materials we are exposed to everyday without even knowing it. Take for instance those ingredients found in processed foods that we can’t even pronounce, harmful cleaning products, pollutants in the air, and pesticides on produce. Many people misinterpret our body’s natural detoxifying process when attempting to detox. It’s essential to remember that you can’t expect your body to get rid of all the junk if you keep feeding it that. Think of wiping clean dishes with a dirty towel - it just doesn’t work.
how our bodies detoxify themselves
We can do our best to avoid many environmental toxins. Fortunately, our bodies also have multiple ways to detoxify themselves.
- Digestive System - Our digestive systems do a lot more than digest food and distribute nutrients. Studies suggest that the gut microbiome has an impact on our immune system, moods, food intolerances, and inflammation that can lead to unwanted diseases. As we are an advocate for incorporating fiber into your diet, we strongly stand behind fiber from whole foods and supplements. In addition to assisting the removal of harmful substances, fiber supports metabolic processes that help the body maintain a healthy inner ecosystem and keep bowel movements regular.
- Skin - The skin is the body's largest organ. It acts as a protective barrier and protects us against everything from infections to the sun and the cold. It helps us retain heat and keep cool, and it is able to heal itself. Just like the intestines, the skin has its very own microbiome made up of millions of microorganisms that interact with the immune system and help protect the skin. A poor diet and stress can cause your skin to release toxins which can express themselves as hormonal or cystic acne. Toxic chemicals like mercury, lead, and alcohol are mostly expelled by the liver, digestive system and kidneys rather than our skin, but it’s still important to reduce the body’s exposure to alcohol and heavy metals much as possible.
- Immune System - Our immune system has one goal which is to rid the body of any unknown or foreign substances. As the system is extremely complex and made up of our blood, lymphatic system, and cells, it is critical to have a nutrient-rich diet that supports the immune system. Vitamins and minerals like zinc, antioxidants and vitamins C and A are very supportive to the immune system. Incorporating these into your diet, via food and/or supplements, helps the body fight off illness.
There is no better time to start a detox than now. Assist your body's natural purification process with supplements that your body will benefit from.