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What happens when you detox?

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Anne Baker

1370037958_detox pathways Are toxins keeping you fat, sick and tired?

Detoxification or cleansing is very misunderstood. Cleansing allows the body to eliminate used wastes and toxins and helps improve our health as it removes harmful substances we in-hail, ingest and are exposed to every day.

Most people think of a cleansing program or detox as a way to purge their system of the poor food they have eaten and think of this as a way to lose weight. While it certainly helps with weight loss, cleansing or detoxing is also a valuable and healthy process for those who have undergone heavy pharmaceutical intravenous drugs, or who have been hospitalized. It also a must for anyone who has (or suspects they have) any food intolerances and always essential if youve been diagnosed with yeast overgrowth (Candida).

What are the benefits of detoxing?

All detoxing programs that are worth their salt so to speak must include a remove and replace component. This means taking out foods that are really garbage & non-foods as well as those foods that are known to be reactive (those foods like gluten, dairy, soy etc.. that commonly cause an allergic immune responds). These non- foods/toxic foods are replaced with whole foods (think lots of fresh green and brightly colored produce) healthy fats and proteins and of course plenty of filtered water. This helps your body process metabolites better because you're reducing the load on your liver when you're doing a detox. Cleansing or detoxing alsohelps re-balance the body due to consumption of more alkalizing foods. Any safe detox program needs to be done for several weeks and should include specific therapeutic and supportive supplements to ensure proper removal of toxins through the two stages of the process.

What actually happens when you detox:

While the body is always naturally detoxing these days our bodies are exposed to many more contaminates than ever before due to commercially farmed food, processed foods, pharmaceutical medications, stuff we put on our bodies and all the pollutants in our environment; both in the home and outdoors. Over time this overload slows down the bodys ability to process and remove toxins and they build up - especially in fat stores.

The skin, lymph, lungs, kidneys and liver are all major pathways of the body for detoxifying, but the liver does the heavy lifting. When the liver is over worked and over burdened by medications, alcohol, caffeine; poor food choices and environmental toxins proper digesting of the food you eat is much more difficult.

When you dont digest properly you dont get the nutrients from your food to nourish your body which not only leaves you feeling crummy (such as; low energy, difficulty losing weight and pain!) but also puts you at greater risk from invading pathogens. Anyone who frequently get sick with colds, flu,migraines, experiences nausea, constipation or diarrhea will most certainly benefit from cleansing.

Anyone who want's to eliminate the tri-fecta of modern living; chronic pain; low energy and poor sleep should look at cleaning up their detoxification pathways.

~ ~ Likewise if you have difficulty with concentration, ADHD, arthritis, GUT issues or allergies should absolutely do a clinically supervised detox program....

Also see this post: http://nourishholisticnutrition.com/toxins-detoxification-liver/what-happens-when-you-detox/

Remember that the liver is not only the bodys main detoxifying organ it also has a dual role in proper digestion of food. This is why so many people find it very difficult to lose unwanted weight - there livers are overloaded and fat loves to hold on to toxins! When we detoxify our bodys liver must convert fat soluble nutrients to water-soluble nutrients (Phase I and Phase II) before they can be eliminated. Its a complicated process to convert these fat soluble toxins to water-soluble ones and involves a number of steps in the metabolic process. And frequently when people move too quickly, or have problems with some part of this conversion process they end up with toxic metabolites that are fare worse than those they were trying to eliminate in the first place. In effect they re-intoxify them self. This is why the Master Cleanse is NOT a safe way to go about cleansing and I do not recommend it to anyone.

Bottom line - if youve been thinking of changing your diet and want to learn how to eat more healthfully a detox can really help you get on the right path.

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  • Ten signals your liver is telling you you need to 6 years ago

    [...] When our livers are so busy working to filter out all these toxins the liver has very little energy left to filter blood, drugs, hormones let alone do the job as a digestive organ. and thus many find losing weight more difficult. Also see : what-happens-when-you-detox [...]

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