In today’s world we are exposed to more toxins than our body’s can handle. We are exposed to them through the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the personal and household products that we use. In short, we can reduce our exposure, but we must address the toxic build up that is inevitably accumulating in our systems.
When toxic minerals, metals and chemicals enter your system, your body often cannot deal with processing them all at once. Your body will remove what it can and store the rest away to be dealt with at a future date. Unfortunately, this time most often never arrives. As we continue to put toxins in, the detoxification organs become overwhelmed and begin to store the toxins in adipose tissue. Furthermore, many of the toxins continue to cycle through the body, damaging tissues and inhibiting the normal functions of the body. This inevitably leads to a host of symptoms, diseases and even cancer. Therefore, it is vital that we engage in cleansing our body and working on restoring our main detoxification pathways functioning.
The Body and Detoxification
The main detoxification organs/pathways are the Kidney, Liver, Colon and Lymph and the secondary detoxification pathways are the skin and lungs. Each is just as important as the other, all working in unison to keep the body healthy and toxin-free.
Kidneys: Filter the Blood and Make Urine
Liver: Process Toxins for Elimination via Bile
Colon: Separate Toxins from Nutrients and Pass Toxins on for Elimination
Skin: A Pathway for the Release of Internal Toxins
Lungs: Bring Oxygen to the Heart and Remove Toxins through Exhale
What is Detoxification?
Detoxification refers to a broad spectrum of bodily processes that help maintain the body’s health when exposed to harmful substances. The body’s primary detoxification system converts lipid (fat)- soluble substances to water-soluble substances that can be excreted through urine via the Kidney. Converting toxic substances to nontoxic substances and excreting them takes place in many tissues, but is primarily the function of the intestinal mucosal wall and the liver. Therefore, making sure that your liver, intestinal track and kidneys are open and functioning properly, is vital to your ability to deal with your daily toxic exposure.
How to get Started
Here at Health Beyond Hype, we work hard to provide you with the most comprehensive, yet effective cleansing protocols, so that you can take control of your detoxification program. The following is our suggested sequence for beginning your cleansing journey:
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