There’s a reason detox has become a positive health and wellness buzzword everyone is talking about. Our environment is full of toxins and even though our bodies are built to detox, they are feeling the burden of stress, heavy metals, and everyday toxins are overwhelming the system. With the new year upon us and the rates of chronic illness rising, the question of how to get healthy or how to prevent illness and accelerated aging has been a rising question we aim to solve for you this year. Implementing a few small lifestyle changes that focus on detoxifying your body add up to major lasting improvements in overall wellness. For those of you who are new to detoxification or have a negative view on the word, we have compiled a list of 20 reasons why detoxing is so important and exactly how it will positively enhance your life.
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1: BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
On a daily basis your body is exposed to countless toxins on a daily basis through the foods you eat, air you breath, and even daily products used. By reducing, removing and eliminating these toxins and then feeding the body with healthy nutrients, detoxification can support a strong immune system and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
2: REDUCES INFLAMMATION
Detoxing facilitates flushing the accumulated toxins in your body, allowing your inner organs to work according to their functions. When the toxic load on your body begins to decrease, the process of healing can begin, thus reducing inflammation and the damaging effects of inflammation in your body.
3: CLEARS YOUR BODY OF HEAVY METALS
Some heavy metals have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier in the body. Heavy metal poisoning is caused by the accumulation of certain metals in your body’s soft tissue due to exposure through food, water, industrial chemicals, and other sources. Research has shown an association of aluminum accumulation in the brain with Alzheimer's disease. Regular detoxification is a great way to reduce the accumulation of heavy metals in your body, mitigating disease.
4: STABILIZES MOOD
Effective, regular detoxification will assist in stabilizing your mood and decreasing anxiety. Detoxing assists in balancing blood sugar levels, calming the parasympathetic nervous system which results in an overall calming state of your mind and body.
5: ELIMINATES YOUR BODY OF TOXINS
By removing your body of toxins and subsequently feeding your body with healthy nutrients, regularly detoxifying can help protect you from disease and also renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
6: HELPS COMBAT CHRONIC DISEASE
During treatment of chronic illness, the body begins to accumulate toxic waste waiting to be removed. These toxic waste accumulations can be due to a number of things including bacterial die off due to medications, heavy metals from food and product contamination, mold, and chemicals from the environment as well as the products we use daily. Regular detoxification reduces the detrimental effects that these toxic accumulations have on the body, reducing inflammatory factors and thus help reduce and combat chronic illness.
7: REDUCES PAIN
Lactic acid, inflammation, or even the buildup of fluid around the joints can all cause pain. A regular detox regimen assists in eliminating lactic acid, reducing inflammation, and increasing circulation and oxygen to assist in the evacuation of fluid build-up caused by edema, which adds pressure to joints and nerve endings resulting in pain.
8: HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT
The narrative of counting calories, eating less, and exercising more to lose weight dismisses the detoxification process which is vital to the overall health and wellness of your body. The types of food you eat and the number of calories you ingest absolutely have an affect on your weight and energy levels. Detoxing removes sugars, toxic waste build up, and food toxins from your system which in turn helps fight off inflammation and bloating allowing your body to heal and thrive at its most optimal self.
9: ASSISTS WITH NUTRITIONAL UPLOAD
Toxins have the ability to block the body's natural nutrient absorption pathway. Partaking in regular detox protocol will clear your system of toxins and allow you to absorb necessary nutrients for optimal health.
10: DETOXIFIES THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS
Your liver and kidneys play a big role in your body's ability to detox naturally as they are the key players in processing and detoxifying your body of all the toxins you eat, breathe, and accumulate every single day. Then why do we need to do additional detoxification? Our bodies were never created to deal with the toxic load that we currently succumb to every day. Adding regular detoxification to your routine will help relieve your liver and kidneys of this toxic load burden and aid in further detoxing and healing your body. In order to function at optimal levels, these organs should be cleansed and cleared for maximum detoxification functionality.
11: SLOWS AGING
A good healthy detoxification is known to slow the aging process by lowering the rate of cellular decay as well as assist in mitochondrial healing at the cellular level. Increased telomere length is associated with regular detoxification and decreased speed of the aging process.
12: REDUCES BODY ODOR
Heavy metals, mold, and even bacteria that has died and not been properly flushed from your system all cause a change in the way your body smells. Ridding your body of toxins results in an overall reduction in body odor.
13: ENHANCES PERFORMANCE
Detoxing can lead to increased stamina, improving all areas of performance in your life: work, workout, sex. When you detox, you eliminate toxins (including sugar) that create hormonal imbalances and wreak havoc on your metabolism, resulting in a healthier libido and sex life.
14: IMPROVES YOUR SKIN
Your skin is a reflection of your inner health. In fact, your skin is the largest organ in your body. Diet, lifestyle and environmental toxins have an effect on the appearance of your skin. When your body is healthy, free of toxins, and absorbing nutrients, you will see marked improvements to the appearance of your skin.
15: INCREASES ENERGY
Sugar is one of the most harmful substances on your body as it triggers the inflammatory system thus causing damage to your body. Fluctuations of sugar levels in your system also contribute to fluctuations in energy levels as well as the efficiency of your metabolism. Regular detoxification can regulate sugar and hormonal levels resulting in a balance and increase in energy levels without the crash.
16: IMPROVES YOUR SLEEP
During the beginning stages of detoxing, people will often experience an increase in sleep problems as the body rids itself of toxins and clears its inner pathways. Those who work past that initial healing crisis, go on to experience deeper, more restful and efficient sleep which, in turn, promotes overall health and wellness.
17: SHARPENS YOUR THINKING
Toxins and free radicals that accumulate in the body can also affect brain function. Some toxins and heavy metals can actually pass through the blood-brain barrier and accumulate waste in the brain. Recent studies suggest that aluminum buildup in the brain is a contributing factor to Alzheimer's disease. By removing the accumulations interfering with your mental and emotional state, you will open yourself up to better sleep, clear thought, and positive energy as well as improving your overall health.
18: HELPS ELIMINATE EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
When your liver’s function is improved and your metabolism is boosted, your body will eliminate drugs and alcohol more efficiently.
19: KEEPS YOUR BODY IN OPTIMAL CONDITION
When you detox, you feel better! You awake feeling vital, vibrant, alive, joyful, and full of energy. A simple detox program will help you eliminate the general symptoms of toxicity like fatigue, brain fog, achiness, digestive issues, allergies, headaches, difficulties sleeping and skin breakouts.
20: RESTORES YOUR BODY’S BALANCE
The best way to reset your life is starting with a healthy detox. Self-care — like meditation, a little exercise, adequate sleep, nourishing food — works to reboot your body and mind and sets you up to reach your most optimum self.