What is Detox?
Detox is short for the term detoxification. The
process of detoxification involves a systematic approach to assisting
your body to remove toxins stored in its tissues and
it is a process that occurs naturally and marvelously within the body!
In fact, your body works hard to rid itself of toxins on a daily basis - but there are times we need a little additional help.
Because, despite the access to plentiful food supplies and excellent medical facilities,
many people in the Western world do not really know what it is like to feel truly healthy, full of energy and bounce.
What many people are unaware of is that the body can become overloaded with toxins
as a result of lifestyle habits and lack of eating a diet of non processed food. Poor diet and limited
physical activity combined with excesses of drugs and alcohol contribute to building up toxins in the system. The
amount of toxins that are entering our bodies on a daily basis becomes
more than what the body can cope with and the natural process of
expelling these toxins becomes backlogged.
What Kinds of Toxins Affect Us?
Toxins are agents that are capable of causing harm to
the body. While they are naturally released in urine, stools and
sweat, sometimes an excess of these harmful substances can accumulate
in the system increasing the chance of illnesses like cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other lifestyle conditions which are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society.
These toxins are either created externally and subsequently absorbed into the body’s tissue, or they are created internally.
How Can Toxins Harm Us?
When the levels of these toxins have built up
sufficiently in the system they slowly begin to affect body
functioning, especially the functioning of the liver.
The liver is the second largest organ in the body and is often seen as
the most important one. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, a
healthy liver is seen as the most critical element in the body's
ability to fight disease and function optimally.
When the liver can't accomplish its functions, you eventually begin to experience symptoms such as fatigue,
skin eruptions, headaches, allergies, depressed immune systems,
obesity, sluggish digestive systems, respiratory ailments and many other health problems… your poor overworked liver!
Natural Detox Programs for Your Health
Because 21st Century life often relies on quick consumer satisfaction (with the result being larger amounts of stress, environmental pollution, unhealthy diets and fast foods) our bodies begin to struggle with an overload of toxins which slowly start to build up in the system.
But it is not all bad news as you have the ability to turn over a new leaf, and kick-start a full body detox ,
through a self-implemented detox program specific to your needs. In any
given year, toxins circulate through the body – and so a detox program
can serve to revitalize organ systems and promote cell renewal.
Detox and fasting programs depend on the person, personal goals and self ability to handle a fast. Natural Healing Tools has products for daily fasts, 3 day, 5 day and 7 day fasting kits. Natural Healing Tools suggests consulting your personal physician before undertaking any detox program.