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Detox to Clear Body Waste
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Detox, short for detoxification, in general is the removal of toxic
substances from the body. It is one of the functions of the liver and
kidneys, but can also be achieved artificially by techniques such as
dialysis and chelation therapy.
Diets are very important and are usually the basis for any detox program,
whether it is herbs, cleansing or other detox programs. Detox diets will
generally eliminate trigger foods, which may cause many problems with
digestion and elimination. Foods like wheat and dairy are often the cause of
allergies. Sugar is eliminated because of its empty calories and tendency to
produce hypoglycemia. Meats are eliminated because they may contain
hormones, antibiotics and are difficult to digest. Caffeine is wise to
avoid, since it has many ill effects on the body's digestion. Refined,
processed and junk foods are also out for any detox program to work.
Refined White Sugar:
A lot has been written about the detrimental effects of refined white sugar
on the body. It is really very bad for you. Inform yourself because a lot of
products contain a lot of refined white sugar. Cola for instance, but also
ketchup contains a lot. Try to cut down on it by using brown sugars, like
Sugar has a stimulating effect. If you consume a product full of sugar you
get a kick out of it, that's why products that contain a lot of sugar are
One form of the detoxification diet is one made up exclusively of fresh
fruits, fresh vegetables, either raw or cooked, and whole grains, both
cooked and sprouted; however, no breads or baked goods, animal foods and
dairy products or alcohol are used. This diet keeps fiber and water intake
up and helps colon detoxification. Most people can handle this well and make
the shift from their regular diet with a few days transition.
The lymphatic system is used to bring nourishment to cells and to remove
wastes. The lymph nodes, located in the lymph vessels, break down toxins.
The breakdown of toxins is especially important during infections and other
acute illnesses. Deep breathing and movement help keep the lymph moving
through the lymph vessels.
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