Doing the Detox

What is Detox?

Detox basically means ridding your body of toxins for health purposes. A toxin is:

Any substance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body, undermining our health or stressing our biochemical or organ functions. – Dr. Elson Haas

External Toxins

Detox external toxins
Detox external toxins

Many toxins are ingested through the foods we eat on a daily basis. Did you know that we are exposed to more toxins by activities as seemingly harmless as taking our daily shower?

For example, the water exposes us to chlorine and other contaminants. Body soap exposes us to artificial coloring, fragrance, sudsing agents etc. Creams and lotions are full of synthetic chemicals (the skin is the largest detoxification organ). Deodorant contains aluminum among other toxic substances. Perfumes and after shaves contain harmful ingredients we absorb through our hair and skin all day long. If you use hairspray, you expose your skin and lungs to further toxins. When you put on your clothing, you’re exposed to toxin residue from laundry soaps, dryer sheets or dry-cleaning chemicals.

Internal Toxins

Now you’re all ready to meet your day so you grab a bowl of whole grain cereal because this is a healthy breakfast. BUT – even that healthy cereal contains preservatives. The milk you pour on your cereal contains growth hormones, synthetic estrogen, antibiotics, etc. These are chemicals used in the raising of dairy cows. That glass of orange juice you had with your breakfast? Contains residues of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers. The same with that apple you grab for a snack.

But do take heart. While this can all sound daunting and hopeless, the good news is that God has created our bodies with mechanisms to prevent an overflow of toxins. Unfortunately, we have toxic chemicals forced upon us by government regulations. The very government that claims to “care” about our health is more likely causing us more disease than one can comprehend. We don’t like to get political here, but the truth is, government is BAD for our collective health. The sooner you accept, understand and become informed, the more you can help yourself. Pretending it isn’t so is like playing Russian roulette.

Doing the Detox

When you wish to detox your body, the manner in which you do so is important. Some detox programs can make you feel worse or even sicken you. The water-only detox approach, for example, prevents your brain from obtaining much needed fuel requirements. Your body is deprived of fuel which will break down muscle tissue.

Avoidance of as many toxins as humanely possible in this day and age of over-done regulations is one way you can help yourself. Assisting your body naturally in a detoxification process to those toxins forced upon is another.

There are many programs, pills and procedures touted for benefits. Thus far the best formula is learning and practicing avoidance to the best of your ability and using a gentle, all natural aid such as Detox Drops. Detox Drops support the body’s natural ability to remove toxins and waste by-products, without harmful side effects.

Don’t forget to work up a sweat several times a week! Sweating is a great way to promote cleansing and body detox.

Detoxing will make you feel much better. When you detox naturally, safely and gently you will:

  • Create more energy.
  • Improve your mental clarity.
  • Balance your weight.
  • Eliminate sluggish, “unwell” symptoms.
  • Reduce pain.
  • Reduce cellulite.

What are you waiting for? Get started!

Thirty Symptoms of Toxicity

Thirty Symptoms of Toxicity

The human body is created with a wisdom that is difficult to grasp; that being that it miraculously is able to heal itself from injuries, illness, and trauma.

When toxins build up in our bodies, under normal, healthy circumstances the body can usually repair and restore. However, when overburdened with toxins, we can develop any number of unpleasant symptoms that leave us feeling tired, achy, heavy and out of shape.

Most Common Symptoms of Toxicity
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  1. Tired in the morning even after a good night’s sleep.
  2. Restless sleep.
  3. Feeling exhausted doing everyday things.
  4. Confused, agitated, nervous, anxious or sad.
  5. Anger or irritability, mood swings.
  6. Depressed.
  7. Lapses in memory.
  8. Difficulty in making decisions.
  9. Clumsiness.
  10. Sensitivity to noise.
  11. Dark circles or bags below eyes.
  12. Swollen or inflamed eyelids.
  13. Sensitivity to light.
  14. Intense cravings for “junk” foods.
  15. Itchy palate.
  16. Coating on tongue.
  17. Speech problems.
  18. Acne, bruising, blemishes.
  19. Eczema or psoriasis.
  20. Hives.
  21. Diarrhea or “pasty” stools.
  22. Constipation.
  23. Belching or gas, especially after eating.
  24. Foul-smelling bowel movements.
  25. Bloating or abdominal discomfort.
  26. Heartburn or indigestion.
  27. Frequent urination.
  28. Water retention or bloating.
  29. Joint stiffness.
  30. Headaches or migraines.

Of course, if temporary or short-lived, chances are many of the above symptoms are merely caused by stressful times in your life, etc. However, if they are problematic and don’t go away, toxins could be part of the problem. Consider your eating habits and be honest with yourself.

Are you eating too much junk food? Refined carbohydrates such as donuts, cake? Too many fried foods lately?

If you’re feeling out of sorts, there is a chance you’ve overly exposed your body to toxins and your cells just need time and opportunity to be properly rebuilt.

Remember, the human body truly is incredible. It is created to heal. Trillions of cells work at sonic speeds removing barriers to health, overcoming infections, and healing whatever is affecting your body. The human body is always working to heal itself. It will fight the symptoms of toxicity.

In fact, when given the chance, the human body will work hard to overcome even the most serious ailments and trauma.

Trust the healing intelligence your body was born with – and treat it well so it takes good care of you.

30 Symptoms of Toxicity

30 Symptoms of Toxicity
30 Symptoms of Toxicity