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Why Detox?

Cleansing or Detoxing (as some people refer to it) is the process of removing unwanted and unusable chemicals from the tissues of your body.

Your body is constantly working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year cleansing and removing unwanted particles from its cells (the popular terminology “free radicals” sound familiar?).  This is an inborn process you don’t have to think about or push a button to get started.  The problem comes when your body loses the ability to remove these unwanted particles as fast as they are coming in.

These particles come from the environment… your environment.  Any substance that can’t be used normally in the body’s physiology is considered an unwanted particle or a toxin and must be removed.  If these toxins are allowed to stay in your body they will start to cause a breakdown of one, if not more than one, of its chemical processes.  Most of us don’t realize how bombarded our bodies are everyday by toxins in our environment. Think about this:

  • did you use shampoo and conditioner in the shower?
  • did you use soap?
  • did you use shaving products?
  • do you use lotions, make up, aftershave?
  • did you put on cologne, perfume?
  • the clothes you are wearing.  did you use detergent, dry cleaning solutions, dryer sheets, softeners?
  • did you have coffee for breakfast? use a microwave?  what did you eat?
  • did you travel on the roads today?  inhale any car fumes?
  • ever hear of out-gassing?  it is when molecules are being released from a solid or liquid into the atmosphere.  this is caused by carpets, painted or stained woods, plastics that are heated, industrial factories, synthetic items (even if you don’t notice an odor). Continue reading ‘Why Detox?’

November 2008
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