Detox or detoxification is the medicinal or physiological removal of harmful toxic substances from the body, which is usually carried out by the kidneys, liver. Most of us know that the body has to be re-educated to remove toxins, as well as the unwanted substances we ingest on a daily basis, however we usually don’t realize that these toxins that enter our bodies are often stored in our tissues for a period of time before they are actually eliminated from the body through natural processes. Through detoxification, we help to stimulate these processes so that these harmful toxins and substances are removed more quickly. These processes occur in our bodies throughout the life-time, but they are particularly critical in removing built up, unnecessary waste (which tends to form in our tissues)
For detoxification to work, several key factors need to be present; good bacteria is necessary to aid in the elimination of waste. Another factor is that the absorption of nutrients is increased when the good bacteria are increased, and this helps to increase the energy levels in the body as well as facilitate weight loss. A third key element to detoxification is that the elimination of toxins, pollutants and wastes from the skin, lungs, digestive system, blood circulation and the lymphatic system occurs, this allows the nutrients to be transported to tissues and organs. Finally, in order for detoxification to be successful, it is important to take a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement so that you are getting all of the nutrients you need.
There are several different detoxification methods that you can use, including diets, fasting, vitamin supplements, exercise, detoxification teas and natural detoxification products, like detoxifying milk. Many people choose a detoxification diet, either on their own or in conjunction with another form of diet, to achieve fast results and to jump start the cleansing process. Fasting is another option that is popular for people who wish to detoxify quickly. Detoxifying your diet alone will not always give you the desired results, but if you combine it with other methods you may find that it helps to make the process a little easier.