Detox or cleanse? Both are interchangeable and neither is right or wrong. A detox rids the body of toxins, while a cleanse is meant to 'clean up your diet'. We spring clean our home why neglect the inner body.
Cleansing and detoxification are essential to our healing and our digestive tract.
Then the question becomes how does the body detox, and with an internal cleanse, like a juice cleanse, effects what's really going on in your liver, gallbladder, kidneys, lymph, intestine and your other body organs?
So how does your body's elimination system works to rid itself of harmful elements during a detox or cleanse?
Our cells generate a number of wastes and all of them must be eliminated, and our body's organs play many roles in removing wastes.
Carbon dioxide waste from cells travels in the blood to the lungs where it is exchanged for oxygen.
Wastes are pulled out of the bloodstream by the liver. It either tosses them out into the digestive tract with bile, to leave the body with the feces; or prepares them to be sent to the kidneys for disposal in the form of urine.
Our organ systems work together to dispose of the body's wastes, but the kidneys are waste and water-removal specialists.
The health of your kidneys is very important to your life.
Kidneys removal of toxins is necessary or the non-removal of waste could otherwise damage body tissues. So whatever supports the health of your kidneys supports the health of your whole body.
Kidneys need sufficient energy to do their complex work. So an abundant drinking of water and a strong cardiovascular system are important to keep blood flushing swiftly through the kidneys.
This is important in any detoxification program.
If fluid is not flushing swiftly through the kidneys then you can develop edema. We don't want that to happen - that's not good for you.
A key point to remember here is - the kidneys adjust the blood's composition in response to the body's needs, disposing of everyday wastes and helping remove toxins.
Nutrients, including water, and exercise help keep the kidneys healthy.
The beauty of the human body is it has its own built-in natural detoxification systems; we just need to help it along with a detox or cleanse.
Here is where a nutritious diet and an exercising program become vital, along with a body detox.
I know how detoxification has helped me. So with my experiences I know how adaptable the human body is to nutrition and exercise.
Our bodies are always adjusting to new conditions.
If nutrition and exercise are manipulated in the right way, the result is consistent weight loss.
Doing these things will help you to get toxins from inside your body out.