Why Does The Body Require A Detox?
The industrialisation that the world has witnessed in the past few decades coupled with the fast-paced lifestyle we lead and the stressors we are exposed to account for a lot of damage to the organs. Though this might go unnoticed, the man-made toxins such as xenobiotics that are prevalent in cosmetics, beauty products, cleaning solutions etc. all accumulate and keep multiplying in the fat tissues.
In order to cleanse the system, simple juices and temporary approaches are of no value as they will provide relief for the time being but not have you feeling light from within. Naturopathy instead aims to detox following the body’s natural processes.
The liver is the principal organ involved in the detoxification and elimination of toxins. Acting as the primary filtration system of the body, this organ converts the toxic substances to a form of waste and clears it out from the system. Along with cleansing of the body, the liver also performs the metabolism of essential nutrients and substances that aid in absorption and good digestion.
During a natural detox, the following is seen to:
- Alcohol and other drugs are eliminated from the diet, so as to relieve the pressure on the liver from metabolising these
- Sleep is recommended, as this is the time that your body recharges itself and wastes are taken care of
- Plenty of water to remove the waste products that build up in the system. These are products such as urea and carbon dioxide and if not eliminated can build up and cause disease and distress to the body
- Excess free radicals can cause the body a condition known as oxidative stress. Having plenty of antioxidants in the diet helps counter this
- Probiotics and nutrients are also essential components of a healthy diet