Why Is Detoxing Necessary?
The word “detoxify” has a very confusing meaning. Some say it has to do with drinking juices. Some say it’s only about choosing the right amount of nutrients to consum. In reality, the human body is supposed to undergo natural detoxification as toxins are flushed out. However, technological advancements that aid in our daily lives also exposes us to various industrial chemicals, which lead to an increase in the number of toxins in our body. These toxins are present in every major region of the body, including skin, blood, fat tissue and essential organs including the brain. They adversely affect hormone levels, energy production, mental faculties and moods unless they are removed from the body via the detoxification pathways. The primary detoxification pathways are the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin and lungs. If these pathways become blocked, toxins start building up in the body systems and leads to a host of unwanted symptoms, such as: acne, muscle and joint aches, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, hormonal problems in vision, fevers, yeast infections, and many more.
Why Do Detoxification Pathways Become Blocked?
1. Unhealthy Diet – Most of the US population has a diet packed with processed foods, excess sugar, and calorie-rich foods like breads and pastas.
2. Exposure To Toxins – The average American is exposed to over 100 toxins every day via the air, drinking water, food, beauty and personal care products, and other products used at home and work.
3. Stress – It is becoming increasingly common to experience toxic levels of stress, which, combined with negative thoughts and emotions, take a toll on the body.
4. Unhealthy Lifestyle – Factors like exercise, sleep and self-care have a definite effect on overall health. Decreased levels and quality of sleep and exercise weaken the body and lead to lower energy; this can reduce or even stop the body’s natural ability to detoxify.
5. Dehydration – People often forget to keep themselves well hydrated, yet proper hydration is necessary for the body to detoxify efficiently and thoroughly.
A detoxification plan should be eased into gradually rather than a drastic jump into a routine that only makes one feel worse afterwards. A detox diet is meant to gently open the blocked detoxification pathways, and this should be done after consulting a nutritionist, to identify individual patterns of weaknesses and strengths and giving extra help to weaker areas.
Some Important Detoxification Supplements
1. Glutathione: Glutathione is called the “master anti-oxidant” and provides the best anti-oxidant protection within the body. It is vital to cellular detoxification, protecting the cell from radical stress.
2. Alpha Lipolic Acid (ALA): ALA is another powerful anti-oxidant which has the unique property of being both fat- and water-soluble. It protects the cellular mitochondria from oxidative stress, and helps in maintaining insulin sensitivity, optimum blood sugar levels and blood vessel strength; it improves adrenal output, strengthens the intestinal lining and helps in liver detoxification.
3. Milk Thistle: The active compound present in milk thistle is silymarin, which is one of the most powerful and effective liver detoxifying agents. It also protects the liver, thyroid and immune system from radiation stress due to Gamma radiation.
4. Selenium: This is a trace mineral that acts as an anti-oxidant; selenium deficiencies have been linked to the development of auto-immune conditions. Its strong binding affinity for mercury and other heavy metals helps in removing them from the body before they get embedded in fatty tissue and vital organs.
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