Is toxicity a problem?
Every year more than 2 billion kilogram toxins are released into the environment. Add to this, the fact that our diets are not ideal. Toxins accumulate over time in body fat due to a sluggish liver not getting rid of excess toxins. Research has revealed that when babies are born there is already more than 200 toxins in the placenta. We are faced with an epidemic of toxicity and do not realise the long-term effect on our health and productivity. Symptoms such as:
- Sluggish metabolism
- Constantly Gaining Weight
- Headaches and dizziness
- Lack of vitality
- Poor concentration and focus
- Digestive complaints
- Cellulite is at the root of toxicity
We are more prone to toxicity because of our over processed diets that lack essential nutrients that kick start detoxification.
To merely go onto a water fast or lemon juice fast is not detoxification. Your body needs all the different nutrients to support different phases of detoxification. Four elimination channels are involved in detoxification i.e. the skin, lungs, colon/gut, liver and kidneys. One or more of these channels may be compromised and therefore it is vital to address all four at the same time when doing a detoxification program.
The reasons behind doing such a program may be different for different people. You either have many health symptoms that is affecting your quality of life, have been exposed to toxins, battle to lose weight, or you just want to be healthy. Whatever your reason this program will change your life.
Why is detoxification important?
Toxic load was overlooked until recently as a possible cause of increased health problems.
Toxic waste is stored in fat cells and over exposure through diet, water, air pollution, heavy metals can cause an over load of toxins and the body cannot get rid of it in a normal manner. An example is credit card slips which we handle on a daily basis. The shiny part on credit card slips are cadmium – a heavy metal. We are exposed much more than we think. We must remember that we are individuals and detoxification processes do not necessarily work equally in all individuals, especially if the person is overweight or has defects on enzymes that are supposed to assist in detoxification.
So, toxic overload is when your total exposure is greater that your ability to get rid of toxins efficiently.
Therefore, the question is no longer IF we are toxic
The real question is HOW toxic we are?
Metabolic detoxification includes several steps that involve all the channels to assist in healing the body. Healing begins when the body cleanses itself efficiently of various toxins daily.
Various programs ranging from 10-26 days that include targeted phytonutrients, functional medicine along with an appropriate dietary program will support the proper detoxification processes and functions in the body.
Benefits of a metabolic detoxification lifestyle program:
- Get rid of the toxins in a gentle effective way
- Balance hormones and cholesterol reduce stress to improve energy and endurance
- Increase energy and vitality which increase productivity
- Kick start you weight loss
- Get rid of niggling symptoms like joint pains
- Calms inflammation
- Assist in healing
- Improve digestive symptoms like indigestion, bloating, gas and elimination
- Address cellulite
Detoxification is the quickest way to get rid of excess toxins from the body however this is also an ideal time to take stock of what is going on in your mind. Dr Caroline Leaf says that research has revealed that 95 % of all disease is how we think. This program addresses not only the body, but it is an ideal time to detox your mind and get your spirit in balance again for wholeness equilibrium.