In the fast-paced society that we live in, it can be extremely hard to eat well. Most of the food that resides on supermarket shelves is overly processed and extremely low in vitamins and nutrients; the whole point of eating is to ingest these vital nutrients. Add to that the use of synthetic chemicals in everything from breakfast cereal to pesticides on vegetables, and it is no wonder that people have health issues. We are what we eat and what most people eat is not very good. As a result, it is not uncommon for the food that we eat to make us sick. In order to address the buildup of chemicals and other harmful effects that result from the modern life, a full body detoxification is often necessary.
Over time, the impurities that we consume slowly build up in our body inhibiting the function of our vital biological systems. Just as we clean the outside of our bodies, it is important to occasionally clean the inside of your body and flush out all of the contaminants. Doing a full body cleanse and detox is one of the easiest ways to improve many common ailments from insomnia to muscle aches.
A whole body detox addresses all of the vital systems of the body that encounter wear and tear in the day-to-day activities of modern life. The lungs, which are bombarded with particulate matter and harmful pollution, are purged of the harmful buildup; thus, improving breathing function and oxygenation levels. The gastrointestinal tract, which includes the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine, is purged of harmful bacteria, parasites, and other unwelcome quests that are caught up in the consumption cycle. The kidney system, which is responsible for filtering liquid waste, is cleansed of dangerous chemical compounds and foreign hormones that can cause numerous maladies. Finally, the liver, which is the largest internal organ and the primary filtration system for the blood and body among other functions, is cleansed of the impurities that it filters from the blood. Of all the organs, the liver is the one most prone to problems as it filters the bulk of the contaminants that find their way into the body.
Each organ or group of organs plays a vital role in the maintenance of an individual’s overall health. A 30 day full-body cleanse will do wonders for the body by removing toxins from vital organ systems and restoring the body to its natural balance. Because detoxification cleanses are crafted artfully to produce results, it is vital to adhere to the system as strictly as possible. Consistency is key and being consistent will produce the best possible result; a healthy, rejuvenated, and toxin free body.
A whole body cleanse starts from the outside and works its way in. What this means is that organ systems that operate in direct contact with the outside world, the lungs for instance, are cleansed first and deeper organ systems like the liver and kidneys are cleansed last. While doing a 30-day cleanse, it is immensely important to maintain an extremely good diet. Doing a full body cleanse while maintaining a poor diet will do very little for the body as toxins will continue to be consumed and nullify the cleansing being done. In order to facilitate the consumption of a proper diet, the kit includes dietary recommendations for each stage of the cleanse that includes both a solid and liquid diet.
For most individuals, the solid diet will be the best choice as it is both effective and easy. Spending a month on a liquid diet can be difficult for most people and is recommended only for individuals in excellent overall health or those looking for a truly transformational detoxification process. A full-body cleanse is something that more than 99% of people would benefit from doing. The truth is that almost no one living in modern society can avoid pollution, low-quality food, and harmful chemicals all of the time. In fact, for many individuals for whom physical performance is of paramount importance, like athletes and actors in physically demanding roles, a full body cleanse is a regular occurrence. In order to perform at the highest level, all of the body’s various systems must be function flawlessly and full-body cleanses help to make that a reality.
Lets talk about some herbs you can use for detoxification and cleansing. Some herbs have individual functions that are beneficial, but a whole body cleanse needs many formulas full of many herbs to be effective. Here are some key herbs used for various uses in cleansing:
Acai Berry: The acai berry is quite useful in cleansing and detoxing and has quite the popularity behind it to back these claims. The acai berry is very high in antioxidants, its down side is the extremely high price. I still believe it is worth the money in a formula (dosed correctly, not in miniscule amounts like most people selling acai berry) because the potency of antioxidants in this berry. It would require taking a much higher dosage, and therefore more pills, daily when using another berry or antioxidant rich substance. The antioxidants in acai berry allow toxins to be neutralized and absorbed for safe elimination out of the body, making ingredients such as these important. However, you should have other herbs in a cleanse to effectively cleanse and detox the body
Psyllium Husk / Flax Seed: These two herbs are used as bulking agents in cleanses. These fiber heavy products offer the substance for toxins to be absorbed and eliminated safely and effectively out of the body.
Barberry: Barberry is useful for cleansing the colon, bowels, liver, and gallbladder. Barberry has anti-inflammatory properties and high amounts of berberine. This combination has excellent effects on clearing inflammation and killing bad bacteria and parasites. Barberry also increases the secretion and decreases the thickness of bile. This along with clearing inflammation leads to liver and gallbladder detoxification.
Fu Ling / Poria: Fu Ling has longevity type properties along with detoxifying properties. Poria clears toxins and cleans out the urinary tract and flushes out the toxins. Additionally since Fu Ling cleanses and increases kidney function you get long term detoxification because the kidney itself works to detox your body 24/7.
Fang Feng / Siler: Fang Feng or Siler likely wont be a common herb found in most detox and cleanse kits out there. However, for those who know this herb can be an excellent addition to the formula because it removes heavy metals from the body, an obvious plus to any cleanse system.