Clearing the cobwebs – why detox?
We are all exposed to a myriad of chemicals, toxins and all sorts of other bugs in our daily life. Long-term exposure to toxins can affect our metabolism, behaviour, immune system, and can lead to disease. These toxins, once absorbed, are stored in tissues and cells throughout the body, including the brain, sometimes for a long time!
We are bombarded by many different types of toxins:
- Diet and lifestyle (recreational, medicinal, environmental and occupational)
- Endogenous (hormonal, metabolic, infectious)
- Gastrointestinal (gut bacteria malfunction, digestion and elimination issues, inflamed or weak gut lining)
Benefits of detoxing
Prevent chronic disease
Environmental toxins are responsible for many diseases. Although our bodies have a built-in detox function to deal with these toxins, those systems are constantly under pressure, often getting quite overwhelmed! A detox assists and improves what our bodies are naturally to do.
Enhance immune system function
As toxins build up, our immune system is put under pressure. When our immune systems are vulnerable we are more likely to catch colds and flus, and any other bugs that may be lurking around. Regular detoxing helps strengthen our immune system and fight off infection.
A build-up of toxins can affect the body’s natural ability to burn fat, which can lead to weight gain. Many diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are directly linked to carrying too much weight. Detoxing helps to rid the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increases our metabolism.
Slow premature aging
Our metabolic processes and external pollutants can produce little nasties in the body called free radicals which cause oxidative stress –part of the package that can cause premature aging. Our body naturally rids itself of these molecules, but they can build up and detoxing is a great way of doing a ‘clear out’. Detoxing helps to increase nutrient absorption, including antioxidants and vitamins that help fight oxidative stress
You will have more mental, physical, and emotional energy after detoxing. People tend to sleep better and need less of it too.
Improve skin quality
Diet and environmental toxins undeniably affect skin. Detoxing improves acne, and strengthens hair and nails, and gives us a natural, healthy glow.
Clearing the brain fog
When our body’s systems are aligned, everything settles – mental, emotional and physical states. We can make better decisions, analyse accurately, and usually see things more positively.
Restore balance to our body’s systems
Our digestive, nervous, and hormonal systems were designed to work together to harmonious health and wellbeing. When we overload these systems they don’t work very well and this shows up as sickness. Detoxing brings balance back and helps our systems function properly again.
The Natural Chemist offer a number of detox options, from an Express carried out in 2 weeks, to more comprehensive options – take a look on our site for the one that fits your needs or call us to discuss your detox programme options with one of our team: 1300 882 303.
Always consult with a healthcare practitioner before undertaking a detox.