Why Detox?

Boost Your Energy Levels
Boost Your Energy Levels

As we discussed in our Your Amazing Liver blog, the liver has life sustaining functions. It maintains cholesterol levels, metabolism, and produces proteins such as albumin and other blood clotting agents. The liver is the body’s very own detoxification center. Clearly, the liver is worth supporting and detoxing. But what about the kidneys?

The Kidneys are part of the urinary system, the endocrine system, and are two of the most important internal organs in the body. They are responsible for filtering the blood, regulating the urinary system, and producing hormones. They are extremely efficient and complex organs. So, yes, the kidneys are also worth detoxing and supporting.

If that isn’t enough ammunition to get you started on a detox, this fact may be: Apart from helping to get rid of the bad stuff, a proper detox could actually boost your energy levels and make you feel better than ever.

Many times, the body holds onto toxins in the digestive, lymph, or gastrointestinal system as well as in skin and hair. They then can cause problems such as fatigue, headaches, nausea, and other wide range of problems. Heavy metal toxicity may also contribute to headaches, coronary artery disease, Meniere’s disease, tinnitus, depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and some skin diseases.

You may need to do a detoxYour body may be full of toxins if you:

  • Drink Alcohol
  • Drink Caffeine
  • Have Gotten Vaccines
  • Eat Processed Sugars
  • Are Exposed to Smog or other Air Pollutants
  • Have Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Drink Unfiltered Water, or Chlorinated Water
  • Use Antiperspirants Containing Aluminum
  • Consume Artificial Sweeteners or Preservatives in Food
  • Are Exposed to Pesticides or other chemicals used to grow or prepare food
  • Have Been Exposed to Mercury, Lead, Aluminum or Silver

So what should you look for when choosing a detox supplement? Here’s a hint: Your body needs more than Milk Thistle to kick those toxins to the curb! Find out why next week, and what additional ingredients you should be looking for in a detox product.