We are exposed to thousands of toxic chemicals every day and lots of new toxins are being developed yearly. What is even more shocking is the fact that many of these harmful chemicals are stored in our body tissue especially in our fat cells and cause hormonal chaos within us.
If you are experiencing the following:
- Lack of energy or Fatigue
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dryness;
- Digestive problems
- Immune weakness such as frequent colds and infections, including yeast;
- Weight management problems and;
- Anxiety, depression, loneliness
Then, a detox could be the solution to make you healthier.
Fat Cells and Toxins
Fat cells also called adipocytes are plentiful and make up approximately 18 percent of an individual’s body weight. Majority of toxins are fat soluble, meaning the inside of a fat cell can easily be targeted by toxins. Once we begin to metabolize fat cells bodies through weight loss, fasting, exercise, or stress, toxins stored in it are released in our bodies. If we lack nutrients needed to help in liver function, it will be hard for it and other organs to eliminate these extra load of toxins.
There are different sources of toxins but regardless of the source, all toxins must be eliminated from our bodies via detoxification with the help of our main detox organ which is the liver. The liver detoxifies the body by filtering the blood, producing bile, and breaking down toxins and waste. But sometimes, our bodies need a little help from us. You may also drink vitamins and supplements so you can re-balance your liver’s natural detoxification process.
Your Detox Should Contain the Following:
Liver cleansing formulas
Choose foods and herbs that are great in the cleansing liver. Keeping your liver clean and healthy will help you feel your best and will make the detoxification process in your body easier.
Foods/Herbs: Globe artichoke, Rosemary, Turmeric, Dandelion, Chicory
While these foods and herbs can help cleanse and detox your liver, there also some supplements that you can take for liver support. One example is the silymarin in milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Probiotic Food and Supplements
Probiotics are helpful bacteria that arise naturally in the human intestinal tract. Foods “cultured” with probiotics such as yogurt, Yakult, cultured buttermilk, and kefir are a convenient way to improve digestive system and overall health. Probiotic supplements also help with allergies, immunity and skin health.
Multivitamins and Minerals
Take multivitamins daily to give you energy and support liver cleansing. The vitamins that are helpful to liver detoxification are vitamin C, vitamin A, carotene, calcium, magnesium, and the group of B vitamins. Minerals are also a solution for detox. Always remember, your body needs energy and to produce energy, your body needs minerals.
Here are the macrominerals that your body needs daily: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur.
Microminerals are also important. The 10 microminerals which are also needed by your body are cobalt, iron, zinc, iodine, copper, fluorine, manganese, chromium, selenium, and molybdenum. Some good sources of minerals are vegetables/sea vegetables and fermented food and drinks. You may also buy multivitamins and minerals in the form of a capsule.
Fish Oils/ Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Fish oils are awesome for detox. It is a natural antioxidant that the body to effectively eliminate toxins. Fish oil supports your immune system to function at its best. It is also believed to help in reducing the chances of a heart attack, coronary heart disease, and depression.
Fishes that are rich in Omega 3 include mackerel, tuna, salmon, sturgeon, mullet, bluefish, anchovy, sardines, herring, trout, and menhaden. You may also obtain it by taking fish oil supplements.