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Every day, we are exposed countless toxins. Some
toxins develop naturally in our bodies as a result of metabolism,
while other toxins enter our bodies through our food, products,
lifestyle choices and our environment.
Our bodies are designed to release toxins through
a remarkable series of natural functions. However, in this modern
era we have an increasingly heavy stream of toxic substances entering
our bodies. This forces our bodies to work overtime to try to push
The toxins our bodies cannot release are stored
in our fat cells, tissues, blood, and organs (such as the colon,
liver and kidneys.)
Toxins clog the channels that carry waste from
cells and tissues and take up room in our cells that is reserved
for nutrients. When stored-up toxins are released, the body is again
able to process waste efficiently (elimination), leaving room for
nutrients to be absorbed (absorption).
Many of us are carrying around a lifetime of
toxic elements which may interfere with our normal organ functions
and increase the risk of developing disease.
Many report feeling energized, healthier, and
more vibrant and optimistic after cleansing. Mental clarity, clear
skin, weight loss, less hunger, better immunity to colds, pain relief,
easier elimination – these are just a small handful of the
amazing results many people experience after cleansing their body.
Most of us would probably benefit from a cleanse.
Whether or not we acknowledge it, toxins (beyond our standard metabolic
byproducts) enter our bodies every moment of our lives, and our
bodies are working harder than ever to flush them out.
Who Needs to Cleanse?
If any of the following behaviors or experiences
are part of your life, you will likely benefit from a cleanse:
diarrhea or constipation
sugar and/or artificial sweeteners
foods not labeled Organic (i.e., foods with chemical additives,
pesticide residue, genetically modified components, etc.)
a highly acidic diet
processed, canned or packaged food
junk foods (fried foods, pizza, hamburgers, fast foods, etc.)
soft drinks or energy (i.e., “sugar”) drinks
fatigued; have a heavy feeling
acne or other skin breakouts
from aches or joint pain
frequent migraines or headaches
gain, trouble losing weight
of focus, clarity
dull and sleepy after eating
unusually unpleasant body odor (underarm, bad breath, bowel movements,
PMS, cramps, pre- or post-menopausal symptoms
from IBS or other digestive disturbances
immunity challenges such as colds, flu, food allergies, inflammation
high cholesterol, diabetes, depression, insomnia, weakness, skin
problems, heart and circulatory problems
unfiltered water (which may contain pesticides, chemicals or lead)
or are exposed to household products with dangerous chemicals
beauty and health care products with dangerous ingredients
heavy metal poisoning
prescription or illegal drugs, or regularly use over-the-counter
Even if you are in good health, a cleanse is
probably a good preventative health measure. Most people already
in good health see a noticeable improvement in their overall levels
of physical fitness and mental clarity after a cleanse.
Knowledge is power – the power of
informed choice. Knowing where toxins originate, and how to avoid
toxins, will help you before, during, and after your cleanse to
lead a cleaner life that supports your body and spirit; a life in
which you have the energy, awareness and enthusiasm to create the
joyful life you deserve.