Is Your Body Toxic? Check Out Our New Infographic

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We thought you might be interested to see this infographic; I think it explains why everyone needs to cleanse…

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In recent years, a surge of cleansing trends have emerged as the “cure-all” for a number of health concerns and physical ailments. Skeptical consumers, unaware of the benefits between these differentiating detox methods, are bogged down with the age-old question: do they actually work?

Detoxification – also known as “detox” – refers to the removal of toxic substances in the body with internal cleansing methods. Eliminating harmful toxic material of the body through cleansing is thought to:

  • boost the immune system

  • improve digestion

  • prevent the onset of various health conditions

  • promote good health

  • generate positive mental feedback

  • improve energy levels

Cleansing 101

There are seven “channels” of toxic elimination that occur during a cleansing process:

  • lungs

  • lymphatic system

  • blood

  • skin

  • colon

  • kidneys

  • liver

Body cleansing is thought to have derived from the ancient Egyptian and Greek notion of “autointoxication”:  a metabolic condition that results in unintentional self-poisoning due to toxin build-up in the body. Pre-emptive cleansing measures were used to counteract the onset of this disorder.

Both biochemistry and microbiology supported detoxification processes in the 19th century, but these supported notions tapered off in popularity upon the turn of the 20th century.

In recent years, body cleansing has resurfaced with various healthier modalities, that range from:

  • physical treatments (e.g. liver/colon cleansing)
  • dietary restrictions (i.e. specific food avoidance)
  • dietary supplements (i.e. probiotic/vitamin inclusion)

So Why Cleanse?

The body is designed to process and remove toxins naturally. However, continued exposure to everyday toxins can raise serious health concerns.

Did You Know?

There are more than 70,000 chemicals used in the USA, and 65,000 of these chemicals are classified as potentially hazardous by the EPA!

Furthermore, 6,500+ new chemicals are added every week, and only 7% of chemicals are subjected to internationally accepted, preliminary testing. Even more shocking? There are 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides used in the USA in just one year.

Where Do Toxins Come From?

People are constantly exposed to toxins, which is exacerbated by:

  • pesticide spraying

  • poor nutrition

  • artificial colors/preservatives/sweeteners

  • pollution

  • unfiltered water

  • substance abuse

  • stress

Detoxification Process

  1. Organs rest as a result of fasting
  2. Liver is stimulated, to rid toxins from the body
  3. Elimination occurs through the intestines, kidneys and skin
  4. Blood circulation is improved
  5. Body is refueled with healthy nutrients

How Does Cleansing Maintain Good Health?

The following are thought to be the health advantages of body cleansing:

  • strengthens the immune system

  • improves digestion

  • assists in weight management

  • eliminates free radicals that damage skin tissue

  • reduces onset of terminal/autoimmune disorders

  • reduces congestion

  • purifies blood

A cleanse, when executed correctly, can assist in the re-balance and restoration of the human body.  For more cleansing information, visit Time To Cleanse to discover how you can reduce your exposure to toxins and impurities. Enjoy optimum health by making small, simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. TimetoCleanse.com provides practical advice to help you create a clean, lean and healthy body!

Sources:

http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-ways-detoxify-your-body

http://anamikas.hubpages.com/hub/Importance-of-Detoxification-juice-fasting-diet

http://detoxdude.hubpages.com/hub/Toxin-Cleanse-Flush-Out-Your-Body

http://www.ehow.com/about_5325647_types-body-cleanses.html

http://livelighter.org/what-is-body-cleansing/

http://www.justcleansing.com/list-of-cleanses.htm

epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/toxics.php?format=print)

 

lara darlingtonWritten By Lara Darlington
Lara is an author, qualified Kinesiologist & experienced natural health professional. She has created a relaxed, simple, natural and healthy lifestyle, and loves helping others do the same. Read More...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003427352669 Ronaldo

    I know this is late, but the placebo efecft doesn\’t necessarily have to take place in a medical setting being told you\’ll be taking an actual medicine, but instead are taking a sugar pill.It\’s true, that lemons, cayenne pepper and maple syrup do not equate placebo pill. Regardless, Natasha believes these substances will help her cleanse and detox. The mechanism for the placebo efecft is the belief that something will do good (and or bad ,)and therefore works.So maybe I mis-communicated that I was talking about the placebo efecft and not an actual placebo sugar pill. The placebo efecft has been well documented with different methods if implementation, not just a simple inert pill.With all that said, the placebo efecft has been known to work many times and that isn\’t fully understood. Yet the Master CLeanse has been known to be a sham and can have negative efecfts. I\’m a bit disapointed in Natasha for the reasons you just said, she does know her body well, she excercises regularly and seems to eat well. All that is more than sufficient in leading healthy lifestyle and doing something like this, really does her no good and could potentially take her a step back. Your kidney\’s and liver are exceptionally good at their job and getting rid of toxins on their own. Eating lemons, cayenne pepper and maple syrup only deprives these organs (and your body in general), from the nutrients necessary for them to function properly especially after doing it for extended periods of time. The placebo efecft can only go so far, your body eventually needs the proper nutrition.It\’s best just to eat well and if you have a fear for these so called toxins it\’s best just to avoid them in your diet all together.