Put simply, detoxification is cleansing the body on the inside. As important as bathing or
brushing your teeth, it is one of the most important health related functions we can
perform during our lives, and is surprisingly easy for us to undertake.
Toxicity is a problem that virtually every person will encounter during their lifetime.
Toxins come from our food, air, household cleaners, cosmetics, alcohol and prescription
drugs, and a variety of other sources. As more toxins accumulate, our bodies are less
effective in naturally eliminating those toxins.
Signs of Toxicity
Toxins in the body contribute to a variety of health issues which may include:
- Low energy
- Mental fog
- Low sex drive
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Digestive problems
- Chronic Pain and arthritis
- Skin problems
- Allergies and sensitivities
In today’s toxic environment, tissue acid wastes, chemical and heavy metal residues
build up in the body resulting in a greater incidence of allergies, mental, and physical
incapacitation. To combat the effects, numerous products and programs are available to
support the body in its natural cleansing process. More and more alternative health
practitioners are introducing detoxification programs to reduce these symptoms and
All healing traditions Egyptian, Native American, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Chinese,
Shamanic – except Western Medicine offer body purification as a means of healing and avoiding disease.
Types of Body Detoxification
To help in the research process, the following is a sampling of available cleanses:
Herbal Colon Cleanse – herbal remedies available in liquid or pill form, taken in
conjunction with a high fibre, nutrient rich diet. Typically taken once per day, the herb
helps to release waste and toxins stored in the digestive system.
Colon Hydrotherapies – bathing the colon with purified warm water to eliminate the build up
of fecal matter in the colon, while also removing excess mucus, bacteria and parasites present in the waste matter.
Hydrotherapies treat acne and other common skin problems, while promoting regular bowel movements without diarrhea or constipation.
Chelation Therapy – administering chelating agents to eliminate heavy metals from the
body. Chelating agents bond with metal ions and together, are excreted by the kidneys
3 in 1 FIT System– Detox Foot Bath is a gentle footbath full of water, charged ions are
generated to attract and attach to neutralized toxic particles. By osmosis, toxic particles
are pulled from the body through the sweat glands of the feet. A session typically last 30 minutes and is very relaxing, very
safe, effective and an easy way to detox.
Chelation Therapy in the treatment of heart disease and autism has generated much
controversy. Thorough research is highly recommended.
Herbal remedies are accessible and inexpensive, but may be more disruptive to the
daily routine and difficult to fulfill.
Hydrotherapies such as colonics or enemas may be more effective but may also be
more intrusive, uncomfortable and even embarrassing.
Many products are available, ranging in price and effectiveness.
Be sure to do your research and choose the proper detox suited to you. Time and time
again all kinds of people start a cleanse, but do not finish it. Remember…the only good detox is the one that you are going to complete!
-Healthier Living 4 You