The basic principle of body detoxification is to rid the body of toxins that it has acquired over the years. Body detoxification is a process that involves both healing and prevention of disease. The process of eliminating toxins from the organs of the human body is done through natural channels and with the use of natural substances.
The largest organs of the human body such as the kidneys, the skin, liver, and the colon are all involved in ridding the body of toxins. However, the toxins most often overwhelm our body because of our cultural norm of eating and drinking things that are not good for the body. The strength of the toxins is dependent on factors such as potency, rate of exposure, dose, and individual sensitivity. There are three different types of toxins that affect the human body. Exogenous toxins, for example, refer to the products of the industrial age and petrochemicals and those that enter the system from the outside. Examples of these toxins include: pesticides, chemical and industrial pollutants. Excess of stimulants such as tea, coffee, alcohol, medicines, and tobacco are also considered exogenous toxins. Endogenous toxins refer to the likes of microbial viruses, excess hormone secretions, uncontrolled emotional activity, and other diseases. The last type, which is called autogenous toxin, refers to the toxin produced within the body as a consequence of hereditary weakness. Diseases that result from autoimmunity are considered autogenous toxins.
Most often, the signs and symptoms of toxicity are hidden from the person until it is too late. Only the major surveillance centers of the Center for Disease Control can perform tests to determine the amount of toxins in one’s body. However, you can observe some manifestations of toxicity by being conscious of your health. Usually, chronic fatigue, low energy levels, loss of concentration, and poor memory are subtle signs of toxins in the body. Long history of exposure to toxins brings out the more obvious signs and symptoms. These signs include any type of cancer, immune disorders, migraine headaches, depression, anxiety, and mood irritability. Also included in the list are hormonal imbalances that affect both male and female, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Several conditions severely undermine the body’s ability to detoxify the natural way. Constipation, bowel flora imbalance, and deficiencies in nutrition, are some of these conditions.
In order to improve the body’s ability to naturally detoxify, a person must submit himself to a detoxification diet. This means that he must eat more fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of purified water, and eat only meats or poultry that are fed organic grains. He must also avail himself of various nutrients that would aid in detoxifying the liver. Moreover, he needs to add more fiber in his diet or use fiber supplements in order to have at last one bowel movement per day.
During the detoxification process, one can be expected to feel unwell as the body starts to get rid of its toxins. Common reactions to detoxification include: headaches, diarrhea, night sweats, irregular periods or post-menopausal bleeding, and fatigue. The reactions are reported to be well-tolerated. Also, supplements may not be discontinued. The person is instead advised to drink more water and take in food high on fiber.