Why Cleanse? A little bit o' science.
Toxic chemicals abound in the world today – they easily find their way into our body through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. We also ingest foreign chemicals when taking medicinal or illicit drugs, or when using alcohol or tobacco.
Although the body is designed to be self-cleaning and to excrete these toxins, it cannot always handle the overload present in today’s environment. Chemicals not excreted accumulate in our fat cells and cell membranes become internal toxins.
When the body is under stress, it releases those toxic waste products from the fat to circulate in the bloodstream. These toxins can damage the protective intestinal lining, literally corroding the body from the inside out; making it a less effective filter for the good nutrients we might be bringing in. The more it is damaged, the less effectively it absorbs nutrients, and the more toxins pass into the blood and lymph systems. This is why elimination is so important during a cleanse! We aim to eliminate toxins from the body to avoid toxic overload.
What Are Symptoms Of Toxic Overload?
• headaches • nausea • constipation • diarrhoea • belly bloat • painful gas
• frequent belching • joint and muscle aches • muscle tension
• soreness or cramps • itching • acne • warts or other skin eruptions
• inability to concentrate • foggy brain • irritability • depression • mood swings
• cardiovascular irregularities • weight gain or loss • insomnia • fatigue • lethargy
• flu-like symptoms • allergic reactions including hives, stuffy or runny nose and sneezing
To avoid these symptoms and effectively reset the body it is important to keep all of the body’s channels of elimination open and functioning well. There are a number of cleansing activities are recommended during a cleanse, beyond changing your diet. The time and loving attention you devote to these activities for your body during your cleanse will be richly rewarded with improved health. E.g massage, body scrubbing, yoga, meditation, face masks
It is believed by nutritionally oriented health care practitioners that specific food allergies are related to metabolic toxicity. Symptoms from apparent food allergies may result from reduced enzyme concentrations and from intestinal bacterial endotoxins. One classic approach to eliminating or minimising symptoms associated with food allergies is using a hypo-allergenic diet or elimination diet.
Foods that most commonly cause symptoms of a food allergy or toxicity are gluten containing grains, dairy products, eggs, soy, caffeine, yeast, sugar (and it’s many forms), dried fruits, citrus fruits and sometimes poor food combining. Avoidance of these foods has lead to relief of symptoms in many individuals. By reintroducing these foods back into the diet individually, one is able to see clearly how their body reacts to that food.
This gentle, yet effective approach is designed to support the liver’s detoxification pathways and to improve intestinal health so that the body can clear out excess toxins and operate at it’s highest potential. It delivers an all access pass to boundless reserves of energy you didn’t know you had. You’ll find that every part of your body works better simply by “switching on” your metabolism and body’s natural healing abilities.