Why do it?
A lot of people often wonder what the big hype of a detox is and how it will benefit us. For starters, the average person is exposed to over 2,000 chemicals just from being inside a house. Many things like food, perfume, clothing, and cleaning products can carry toxins that will be absorbed into the body and be harmful to us. Health issues can then arise from the buildup of these toxins inside the body.
This is where the liver comes in and helps to eliminate all the bad chemicals inside your body. The liver oversees filtering the bloodstream and metabolizing nutrients to help keep our bodies safe from the toxins.
To help get your body into optimal health, detoxing is important. Our cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems are designed to work together and make sure we are as healthy as possible. When there is a plethora of toxins inside our bodies, these systems won’t work together and lead us to get sick. By detoxing, our systems will work more efficiently together as they should.
The liver is part of the gastrointestinal system or G.I. system. The liver contributes to the G.I. system by breaking down fats (triglycerides), and manufacturing cholesterol. The liver serves as a variable of critical metabolic functions. Due to the liver’s large size and vascularization as well as its large filtration organ, it is very susceptible to an array of diseases as well as cancer. This includes, hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and fatty liver.
Methods of Detox
• Herbal Supplements
• Dry Brushing
• Essential Oils
• Sauna/Infrared Sauna