Do You Need A Body Detox?
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years (and a cave might be healthier than our homes!), you’ve been bombarded with news about “toxins,” “toxicity,” “detoxing,” “body detox” and the associated poisons, cures and cleanses.
Did you ever wonder exactly what those words mean?
Like millions of other health-conscious people, you may have accepted these terms while sub-consciously asking yourself:
- “What exactly IS a toxin?”
- “How does a toxin harm me?”
- “What are the benefits of removing toxins from my body and environment?”
- “How do I know if my loved ones and I are toxic?”
- “How do I perform a body detox, and then keep myself pure and clean?”
Types Of Toxins That Surround Us
It’s almost impossible to avoid them, considering all the types of toxins that surround us in everyday living.
Poisons Like Pesticides and Herbicides
Spraying of pesticides and herbicides is a pretty obvious toxin, whether in the field growing your food, around the office building where you work, or in your own home and garden. So is the pollution from cars and the air surrounding many cities.
Toxic GMO Food
Don’t even get us started on the potential dangers of GMO food. Its essential core structure may be genetically modified to introduce chemicals (such as pesticides to fend off insects while the plant is growing) or genetic material from other biological creatures so that your body does not recognize the molecule from the food.
Artificial Chemicals In Processed Foods
Many people are starting to realize that the artificial chemicals used to preserve and processes used to make our foods easier to package and store are not recognized by our bodies. The next step is usually reading the labels on our cosmetics, shampoos and skin care products and looking up the ingredients that our skin is soaking up every day.
Body Care Products and Household Cleaners
Next come soaps, all types of body care products and household cleaners. Cleaners made from natural ingredients and words you are familiar with can work just as well as those made from chemicals you can’t pronounce.
Heavy Metals And Medical Products
Did we mention heavy metals from a variety of common sources (including cadmium from cigarette smoke and mercury in your teeth fillings), plus all OTC and prescription medications?
Trans Fats Are Pure Poison In Your Body
One of the worst offenders of all are trans fats — hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated oils. These are pure poison in your body but found in baked goods (crackers, cookies etc.), peanut butter, many frozen foods and even cans of refried beans. You must read every label to identify and eliminate hydrogenated fats.
Cleanse Your Body to Detox
If you want to cleanse your body from the inside out, you need a detox. A detox is a full and thorough cleansing to remove built up toxins.
People might detox from drugs or alcohol as well or even from cigarettes and caffeine.
Any chemical that your body becomes dependent on and you then try to remove from the system will go through the detoxification process.
There are many types of detox and pure, safe, natural products to assist the cleansing. But it doesn’t happen by itself. And it doesn’t stop with the cleanse. You have to be willing to:
- Give up products with artificial or other toxic ingredients
- Drink 8 to 10 glasses a day of pure water
- Eat fresh, preferably organic, non-GMO food that has not been processed
- Read labels to identify chemicals and hydrogenated oils
- Find natural alternatives to medications whenever possible
- Invest in higher quality products and natural supplements for your health
It is worth taking time and effort to detox our bodies and form new, healthier lifestyles. If you want to totally change your lifestyle for the better, a body detox and a change in diet plan may be just the thing that you need for a better, brighter future.