The environment has grown increasingly toxic. The food supply, water and air all contain a variety of chemical toxins. Detoxification involves cleansing the body to remove toxins and maintain health. Detoxification includes diet changes and nutritional fortification for the blood and organs of the body.
Detoxification refers to a cleansing of the organs that remove toxins and foreign substances and waste from the body. This includes the bowels, liver, blood, kidneys and lungs to maintain general health and wellness. The job of the liver is to reduce toxins to compounds that can then be excreted through the bowels, lungs, skin or kidneys.
There are a wide range of detoxification programs available that focus on detoxification of a specific organ. At the Center for Health and Healing, we combine the benefits of several types of detoxification for a comprehensive detoxification program that approaches the problem from several levels to improve health, energy and vitality.
Detoxification is necessary for optimal health, but there are possible side effects. Some potential side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting and malaise. If these symptoms occur, it is important to back up the program a bit and then move forward at a slower pace. Going too fast can result in an overload of toxins being released into the circulatory system.
The body needs to be ready to eliminate toxins before they are released into circulation. The organs involved in elimination (kidneys, bowels, liver) need to be functioning well in order to filter toxins from the body effectively. Detoxification happens naturally every day. Increased exposure to toxins in the environment has resulted in livers and other organs becoming stressed.
Our detoxification programs involve a variety of other factors, including nutrition, exercise, fluid intake, fresh air and rest. In general, the healthier your lifestyle, the easier detoxification will be. Individuals with a diet that consists of natural and organic foods will have an easier time with detox. For this reason, we offer advice and guidance for improving diet and overall lifestyle to promote wellness.