Over the last few years, mainstream media has extensively covered the process of cleanses as a way of clearing the body of toxins.
The liver is an organ that really gets taxed to the hills, always working hard to detoxify our bodies. There are times when the liver experiences episodes of toxicity overload, causing imbalances within our bodies and even illness. It is usually during these episodes when the body communicates with you, virtually shouting out to you via a headache or migraines, or through some sort of painful body ache like joint pain, or even chronic fatigue.
To support the detoxification process, your body needs specific nutrients. If your body is deficient in these nutrients it will hinder the cleansing process. Imagine a dustbin that never gets fully emptied out, the body is similar; if you do not clear your rubbish out, it will end up causing all sorts of nasties.
It is important to provide targeted support for:
- Energy production
- Acid-alkaline balance
- Antioxidant systems
- Gut lining and healthy elimination processes
Daily Toxic Exposure
You would be surprised just how much toxic exposure we encounter daily, either through the environment, skin, or mouth. Each time I get petrol I make sure that I cover my mouth and nose, to try and minimise my exposure to (benzene) petrol fumes.
The body also creates toxins from waste products produced from metabolic activities, like urea, carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
What can you do to protect your body?
Like anything, we need to try and minimise toxic exposure, or do what we can to protect our bodies. Simple things you might want to consider doing to minimise toxic build-up:
- Use water filters
- Try and eat organic food as much as possible
- Use natural cosmetics
- Use natural cleaning products
- If you can change your mercury fillings to white composite
Supporting the body’s own process of elimination
It is important to support and give the body what it needs to help the body’s own process of detoxification.
Dealing with constipation is the first thing you could be looking at correcting. Constipation can accumulate toxins in the colon and cause other issues such as diverticulitis, which are pockets that form in the colon due to backed up poo. You can also get anal fissures, which can cause pain and tears in the anus. Squatty potty often helps adjust your posture to make the elimination process easier. If you find that your doing everything possible and your constipation is not improving, it may be worth speaking to a wellness practitioner.
Changing your diet to include more fibre is something you should also consider if constipation is an issue. If you like saunas, this is a great way to sweat out toxins and support the body’s elimination process. This is particularly good for eliminating things such as arsenic, lead and other heavy metals.
Helps eliminate toxins by promoting their removal and decreasing the absorption of some toxins. Include more vegetables in your diet.
Just how much water do you really drink?
Water is one of the most important things the body needs to help it rid itself of toxins. If you do not drink enough water, this could lead to constipation. You may think that by drinking three glasses of water you’ve given the body sufficient hydration, this isn’t the case, as each person’s constitution is different, some may carry more weight than others, which may mean, that some of us need to increase our water intake.
Consider minimising meat
If you like eating meat, consider keeping this to white meat, fish (clean of mercury). For example, if you are having chicken, eat the breast while you are undergoing your cleanse, as it is the leaner part of the chicken.
If you have limited time and want to do a cleanse, I am running a “get the liver cleaned up and functioning at its best in just 14 days” program.