In today's world we are exposed to more toxins than ever before. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, we are at risk of exposure to toxins like heavy metals, molds, biotoxins, intestinal parasites, and other potentially harmful substances. These toxins can have negative effects on our overall health, and can be exacerbated by environmental stressors, unhealthy diet, and more. Luckily, our bodies have a defense mechanism to protect from toxins.
Specifically, there are five organs in the body that are responsible for processing the constant barrage of toxins in our bodies: our gut, liver, lungs, kidney, and skin. However, in our modern world, these organs are overwhelmed with the amount of toxins in our bodies–it’s been estimated we carry over 700 contaminants in our body at one time.
Simply put, your hardworking detox organs need a helping hand! One of the ways you can make sure these organs are functioning optimally is with a cleanse or detox. Traditionally when we think of cleanses, we think about drinking green juice or fasting for a week, but cleanses can actually take many different forms. At its core, the purpose of a cleanse is to offer relief from the buildup of potentially harmful substances. This means that there are a number of cleanse and detox products, from supplements to more intensive detoxes that work to support your health. We encourage you to talk with your healthcare practitioner before beginning any detox regiment to ensure its right for you and your body.