The Occasional Need For A Toxin cleanse
It might not be a bad idea to plan on a toxin cleanse just as we schedule oil changes for our car or changing batteries in smoke alarms in our home. Scheduling such a toxin cleanse seems like a far-fetched idea, and one which is unlikely to gain much traction within the general population, but there can be a measure of success realized if more people would at least recognize the need or the benefits to be derived.
Living In A Toxic World - If we lived in a pollution-free environment and ate only the healthiest of foods, there would be significant fewer toxins at work in our body than is the usual case today. But most of us inhale pollutants, and drink water and eat food that, while not contaminated, nevertheless can contain elements which if allowed to accumulate can potentially be harmful. Add the fact that we're always touching things or being touched by things which harbor bacteria or harmful substances which eventually end up in our mouths or are absorbed into our skin.
There are a number of products on the market that can provide a toxin cleanse and many of them do a good or at least an adequate job of it. The goal of any toxic elimination program would necessarily have to target our digestive system, the kidneys, the urinary tract and the lungs, and there is likely no product that will address all the various systems and body functions. A good start, and one which in most cases will provide a sufficient toxin cleanse, is anything which will focus on the digestive system.
Fasting Is Effective - Fasting can provide an effective toxic cleansing function and is a practice that can be done with some regularity, although fasting is not for everyone and can even be harmful to those who may not be in the best of health. What most everyone can do however is regulate their diet, making it more healthy, and trying to eliminate foods which may contain toxins, even if only in minute amounts.
It can be helpful in planning a diet to understand what the food chain principle is all about, especially if we eat substantial amounts of meat, fish, or poultry. Fish can ingest heavy metals such as mercury, which stays in their bodies, and livestock will eat grasses or grains that may have been subjected to pesticides, insecticides, or other harmful compounds. The toxicity in these foods are passed into the meat and on to us when we eat the meat. Processed foods, including refined sugars and flours and fatty foods, may contain no toxins but tend to stress our digestive system, making the battle to eliminate any toxins already in our bodies a more difficult one.
Fast, Food (Not Fast Food), Water, And Exercise - Four good ways to eliminate toxins are occasional fasting, following a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and exercise. If you can't do all four, try for at least three. Water cleanses the digestive system and helps keep our body's chemistry in balance, and exercise that makes us sweat eliminates toxins through perspiration. Exercise also serves to benefit both our metabolism and digestion, which when well regulated will perform an ongoing toxin cleanse.
More Tips - There are other tips which can help in achieving a toxin cleanse, whether you wish to do a cleansing all at once or do it on an on-going basis. These include adding fiber to your diet if you feel you may not be presently getting a sufficient amount, and drinking a glass or two of fruit juice every day. Cranberry juice is an excellent choice as it benefits the liver and acts as a diuretic, drawing out any toxins which may be residing there. Finally, take stock of your household environment with an eye towards eliminating or at least limiting any harmful substances which may be found in the air you breathe, and use natural products whenever possible for cleaning to avoid contact with potentially harmful chemicals. A toxin cleanse is an activity you can start tomorrow, or even right now.