Many of you know I recently launched a 21-Day Purification Program that is a group cleanse program starting May 15th. If you are wondering whether this cleanse is right for you I've included a test to help you figure out your toxic load and some valuable information on the how's and why's of detoxification in our body's and the what's of toxins. Now is the perfect time to join the cleanse as we head into busy schedules of summer as the 21-Day Purification Program will help you look and feel your best!
What is detoxification?
Detoxification is the way the body heals and repairs itself, and always has been. It's an internal cleansing process that takes place CONTINUALLY, and naturally. It frees vital cellular & organ activities to function productively and effectively. ALL the systems of the body are naturally meant to detoxify themselves, the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, digestive system, and the skin.
The body does not keep any molecule around for a long time, even the good molecules, such as hormones, are constantly broken down and reconstructed in preparation for recycling or elimination. Detoxification enzymes in the liver break down most molecules using Phase I & Phase II detoxification pathways.
Phase I detoxification uses enzymes to break down toxins into intermediate, and often more toxic, metabolites. At this point, some toxins are ready for elimination (such as caffeine), but most require a second (Phase II) cycle before they are neutralized enough for elimination.
Phase II detoxification has six different pathways to complete the break down of chemicals from outside the body (drugs, chemical cleaners) and those formed inside the body (dietary). These Phase II channels further break down the toxins from Phase I and bind them to specific types of protein molecules that "escort" them out of the body through the kidneys or the bile.
What is a toxin?
A toxin is basically any substance that creates an irritating and/or harmful effect on the body. They can come from external sources (like air pollution) or from internal sources (cellular waste).
There are approximately 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our bodies. Research has shown that many of these chemicals can disrupt our immune, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems.
The following are examples of external toxins:
- air and water pollutants
- cigarette smoke
- personal care products
- heavy metals
- household cleaning products
- pesticides and herbicides
- preservatives and additives
- trans fats
The following are examples of internal toxins:
- carbon dioxide
- free radicals
How do you know if you are toxic?
Below is a great test to help you determine your toxic load, and the amount of toxins your body must process.
The 21-Day Purification Program stimulates specific detoxification organs in the body - the liver, kidneys, and intestines. With help from these organs, your toxic load can decrease, and your body can concentrate it's energy on detoxification and weight reduction. This can help you achieve optimal health by cleansing the body from the inside out!
Click below to join me and a group of people all starting the same time for a great support system and accountability, and start to feel better than you have in years!
For more information about the program details, read this post about the 21-Day Purification Program.