The organs responsible primarily for the elimination of toxins and waste are the colon (large intestine), skin, kidneys and lungs. If these organs are not cleansed, the waste products and toxins accumulate and can compromise our health.
Everything we put in our mouth touches and affects the walls of the stomach, small intestine and colon. When these substances are toxic, they damage the intestinal wall and cells, intoxicate the nerves and glands and can be absorbed through the walls into the blood and lymph and ultimately to the cells and tissue. These substances also cause inflammation and damage leading to disease, hormone receptivity problems, immune dysfunction, abnormal brain and nervous system behavior.
The lymph system is part of the circulatory system and a major organ of the immune system. Its clear-to-white fluid is composed of many different types of white blood cells and other substances. One of its main jobs is to transport nutrients from the blood to each cell and remove its waste through the intestines. When the intestinal walls are impacted the lymph system retains the cell waste, which may set the stage for an impaired immune system.
Items that contribute to toxic build up over time include low consumption of healthy fluids, toxic tap water, too little physical activity, regular consumption of animal products, including dairy, sugar, sugar alternatives, flour (gluten), packaged foods, chemicals in household products, pesticides, herbicides, medication/drugs, plastics, and environmental pollutants. Because most of us are subject to these, cleansing to compensate for potential effects becomes even more important.
The purpose of a cleanse is to provide the gastrointestinal tract, liver and organs physiological rest, revive one’s healing faculties and completely nourish the body. Results typically include reduced or removal of previous symptoms, excess weight loss, improved bodily functions and immunity, better hormone function, enhanced skin, energy, sleep and overall well being. Fasting with just juices may be too extreme and too stressful to one’s daily life and body although some may choose to work up to that for deeper cleansing and give the body a full rest for at least one day or longer from time to time.
A cleanse program aims to create a condition where the body’s systems flush out impurities and re-establish proper functioning. It gives the over-burdened, over-worked internal organs a rest and time for rehabilitation and should be totally nourished and fed (not starved) so it will not need to use any healthy part of the body for fuel.
The detoxification system refers to the body’s pathways for eliminating harmful toxins such as mercury, various chemicals and the products that result from the breakdown of alcohol or medications. Our modern world is creating a level of chemical and heavy metal exposure that is taxing our detoxification system.
Your liver is at the center of your body’s detoxification system. The liver is an amazing organ, responsible for filtering toxins out of your blood. Our bodies must handle and process toxins from many sources. One major source of toxic exposure is through the digestive tract. High fat diets, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, artificial sweetener consumption and the use of medications contribute to the total burden placed on the liver. Hormones and antibiotics fed to animals, preservatives and dyes used in foods you eat can all cause serious symptoms and side effects. Heavy metal toxicity from dental fillings, contaminated food and water, and other environmental exposure also add to the total toxic load on the body. In addition, everything you apply to your skin or expose yourself to in your environment must pass through your liver, where it is must be neutralized and excreted.
An overworked liver can become clogged, causing toxins to back up and recirculate into the bloodstream. Inadequate detoxification leads to allergies, asthma, joint pain, skin problems, headaches, inability to concentrate, and alcohol intolerance.Inadequate detoxification leads to accelerated aging and promotes the onset of degenerative diseases. Despite all the work it has to do everyday, the liver has an amazing ability to regenerate.
Three body systems, hormonal, digestive & detoxification, interact with one another. For example, if you eat a food you are reactive to it will cause inflammation in the GI tract which impacts normal digestion and absorption of nutrients. The inflammation generates a hormonal response and as the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol rises, immune function lowers and your sex hormone levels drop. All this can happen simply because you had a pancake breakfast and a large glass of orange ~ a carbohydrate heavy, low nutrient & for some inflammatory meal!
The fourth major body system is based on both anti-oxidant protection and liver detoxification. These body functions are the physiological mechanisms that protect you from free radical damage and chemical toxicity.
Comprehensive Cleanse Program
It is recommended to cleanse and detoxify the body at least 1x per year. Contact us to participate in our Doctor assisted, comprehensive cleanse program made easy and comfortable. Avoid detox symptoms with our state of the art body and liver detoxification protocol, 3 weeks to a physiological “reset”.
This practice can heal and prevent future health crisis by eliminating toxic burden.
- increased energy
- better sleep
- improved gut function
- decrease/eliminate body aches and pains, food cravings and poor food choices