In this episode I discuss the benefits of detoxification. "Detoxification” means the removal of toxins from the body. We absorb toxins through food, water, and air we ingest. Our body also produces toxins as a result of processes like digestion and respiration. Through digestive, endocrine, and circulatory systems we have set of mechanisms designed to eliminate these toxins through your mouth, eyes, skin, colon, urinary tract—even your breath. The trouble is that too much sugar, caffeine, and processed foods, little to no exercise, and stress can slow the body’s natural detox function to a sluggish pace. The result is a buildup of toxins that can leave us fatigued and suffering from poor digestion, and that may even lead to disease.
We can help boost our innate detox functions by practicing multi-day detox or cleanse.Benefits of an occasional detox include having a lowered heart rate, clearer eyes and skin, better memory and concentration, and improved digestion. Good health invites a calm, clear mind that is free of many of the habits that often lead to toxin buildup.