In every person‘s life there comes a time to examine what might not be healthy life choices, such as consuming excess fats, carbs, sugars, and processed foods in general. These unhealthy choices add up over a lifetime to create long term health problems such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems, among others.
Many of the negative effects from eating unhealthy foods can be reduced, and with a nutritionist and doctor’s help, often reversed to a great extent. While eating the right kinds of food and exercising are two of the most life-changing instruments, there is another valuable tool to utilize in fighting for good health.
Ridding the Body of Toxins
We can begin by ridding our bodies of toxins which are in our air, our water and our food. Dr. Susan Lark of Women’s Wellness Today states, “The Environmental Protection Agency estimates there are over 70,000 different toxins that we can be exposed to at any moment.” If your liver is overwhelmed with toxins from your blood stream, it becomes sluggish and can lead to poor health, disrupting the body’s internal balance.
Dr. Lark explains further, “If the toxins don’t get properly neutralized and excreted, they end up being stored in your cells. When that happens, you can experience chronic fatigue, brain fog, muddled thinking, mood swings, and even aches and pains.”
Detoxification is Crucial
Whether we live in a busy city or a suburb-by-the-sea, our bodies have an increased need for protection from the toxins in our 21st century environment. Detoxification is also crucial for weight loss because toxins are stored in our body fat. In order to flush them out, the hard-working liver must break everything down that enters the body.
Prepare Yourself for Internal Cleansing
To prepare yourself for internal cleansing, consume lots of clean spring water and foods that support both the liver and the colon, such as:
- organic broccoli
- leafy greens
- citrus fruits
- flaxseed oil
- olive oil
- cranberry juice
- lean meats
Cleanse & Detox Programs
Elson M. Haas, M.D., founder and medical director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin and author of several health books has this to say about detox and cleansing: “Through my twenty five years in medical practice and health care, I have come to believe the cleansing/detoxification process is the missing link in Western nutrition and one of the keys to real healing.”
Haas continues, “I’ve seen hundreds of patients over the years transform regular or persistent illness into health and greatly improved vitality through cleansing/detoxification.”
Benefits of Colon Cleansing
as stated by Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald in The Detox Solution, 2001:
- high energy
- sharpening of mental capabilities
- enhancement in digestion
- weight loss
- prevention of illness
- boost in emotional well-being
- elimination of unhealthy food addictions and allergies
- spiritual renewal
- minimizing the effects of aging
In health food stores everywhere one can find a plethora of products to cleanse and detoxify the body of unnecessary and harmful toxins. Talk with a nutritionist, doctor, naturopathic doctor, or get help from the health food store staff to get your healthy start in cleansing and detoxification.