DETOX – 8 Benefits of Detoxing For Your Body Health
So, you know that detox is the means by which we can reduce the toxic load on our bodies and optimize the performance of our body’s own detox organs, but how will you really know that a detox is effective? What are some specific reasons that you should focus on detox your body ?
1. WEIGHT LOSS DETOX
Toxins affect the body’s natural ability to burn fat, which leads to weight gain. The guy in charge of the fat factory in your body is a signaling gene, and when toxins attach to him “Gene” cranks the lever and more fat cells are created. Over time these new fat cells fill up with excess fat and toxins and become useless – they don’t even help produce energy and hormones like good fat cells should! And if “Gene” is still overtaken by toxins, all these new fats cells can lead to someone gaining weight as well as an increased risk of diabetes. A good and healthy detox practice supports toxin elimination so that “Gene” can stop working in overdrive and your metabolism is boosted to support weight loss and maintenance.
2. BLOATING AND CONSTIPATION RELIEF (HEALTHIER COLON)
Feel like you are sitting on the toilet for forever ? Thinking about unbuttoning your pants because your stomach hurts ? The intestines (including the colon) carry waste from the body, but some of this waste like refined, processed, low-fiber foods and unhealthy fats can accumulate slowly and clog up our system. This accumulation of toxins commonly results in weight retention and you feeling bloated, but even more alarming is the fact that it can result in illnesses such as colon disease and colorectal cancer. The colon is the body’s sewage system and needs to be cleaned and emptied in order for it to function normally. Through detox you clean your colon and not only help relieve constipation, but also promote healthy bowel movements to eliminate harmful waste and chemicals.
3. BOOSTED ENERGY
The body has self-detoxing organs to eliminate toxins, but they use up a lot of energy to do this! The amount of energy used depends on the amount of toxins your organs are processing. Having low energy levels and constant fatigue are symptoms of a body loaded with toxins. Detoxing helps support your organs to eliminate toxins, leaving your with more energy and stamina to commit to more exciting things!
4. CURBED CRAVINGS
Cleansing your body of unhealthy toxins and replenishing it with proper nutrients will trigger the sensors in your brain that cause you to crave nutritious foods. Say “goodbye” to cravings for caffeine, sugar, and fat! (Or at least say “hello” to craving healthier options more often!)
5. BETTER SKIN
Your skin is the largest external organ in your body and a good reflection of what is going on inside your body. Your skin helps eliminate toxins and impurities through sweat, and when your system and sweat glands are overloaded with toxins that can lead to a variety of skin conditions including acne. If toxins build up faster than they can be eliminated, the high amount of toxins circulating in the blood. Detox and eliminate internal toxins from your body and when it is no longer congested you will see an improvement in your skin – just imagine: clear, radiant skin. Who doesn’t want that?
6. STRESS REDUCTION
Stress. Do toxins really have anything to do with it? Well, yes: when your body is loaded with toxins, your mind is equally stressed. When toxins build up in your body its ability to absorb nutrients is lowered and your body is not pleased – it’s so freaked out that it releases a stress hormone called Cortisol to say “what the heck body, step it up!” So, when you help clear out toxins, you can tell the Cortisol to calm down and let your body de-stress. A cleanse can improve mental clarity and enable you to have better and higher quality sleep.
7. STRENGTHENED IMMUNE SYSTEM
Free radicals! Eeek! Yes, those dirty free radicals are always trying to get us and damage our cells, and continuous exposure to the toxins creates a free radical breeding ground. Those pesky free radicals work hard to impair our immune system function and cause inflammation. Detoxification helps your body get rid of toxins so they aren’t helping foster free radicals; instead, your body can focus on strengthening its natural defenses!
8. BETTER SLEEP
Toxins, especially heavy metals, disturb the balance of a normal cell and create free radicals (yes, those again). Free radicals, also, increase the production of sleep hormones and disturb your sleeping patterns sometimes even leading to insomnia. Supporting the removal of heavy metals from your system with detox can help your body reset its sleeping patterns and look forward to a night of quality rest.