Detoxify the Body: Should You Also Do
That While You're Colon Cleansing ?
If you were to ask your doctor if you should detoxify the body you would either be looked at as if you were from another planet ... or you’d be told that it's a function of your liver, not to worry about it. And most physicians would insist that there's little you can do to help your body to detoxify itself anyway.
But we know that finding effective ways to assist our bodies is important, since they're being bombarded with greater and greater levels of toxins every day. Toxins gain entry to the body through the lungs, by breathing toxic air; by absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, mainly from foods; and through the skin by direct contact, by everything from handling chemical household cleansers to taking chlorine-laden showers.
These means of entry are all very important (and are explained so well in a newsletter entitled The Blaylock Wellness Report by Dr. Russell Blaylock dated December 2006), but here we will focus on those toxins in the gastrointestinal tract.
The cells that line the gastrointestinal tract have many powerful systems to detoxify the body themselves, but these systems suffer from lots of our lifestyle choices … and become less efficient as we age. After all, it is estimated that a person consumes 25 tons of food in a lifetime, and that adds up to a lot of toxins that we’re asking our digestive tract to handle.
Irregular bowel movements make the situation even worse: if left uncleansed, over time the bowel starts accumulating large numbers of toxins and, if left there for long, the toxins start recirculating back into the bloodstream. Add to that what the liver dumps in after it has done its cleansing job, and you get a system overload.
Good nutrition can certainly help detoxify the body -- but on its own it can have trouble standing up to the challenge. So how do you know if your body is harboring excessive toxins? A body that is burdened by toxins can exhibit a wide array of symptoms, including fatigue, constipation, digestive disorders, weight gain, gas, bloating and irritability.
Removing Toxins - Make It Two-for-One
While you're already investing in cleansing your colon, and taking some of the stress off your liver by preventing recirculation of toxins back into the bloodstream, it makes sense to leverage this situation and bump up the detoxification process.
There are several different ways to do that, including:
Products - One way is with natural products, such as DrNatura's Toxinout program that dovetails nicely with its Colonix Colon Cleansing kit. Together they offer the whole body a detoxification window to eliminate toxins, colon build-up, parasites and heavy metals, while at the same time cleansing the colon, liver, kidneys and blood.
Massage – Whether deep-tissue, lymphatic, or some other form of massage, these different types of manipulation can break up the poisons and toxins that are stored in muscle tissue, or move those that are caught up in a slow lymph system. For example, when you eat food, your body digests it for its nutrients, which are then sent out to every living cell in your body. Some waste is created as the cells process the nutrients, and that waste matter at each cell must be removed from the body, or it will 'choke' on its own waste. According to the well-known Upledger Institute , the lymph system, which flows throughout the body, is like a 'highway' on which these wastes are transported from the cells to the blood, then to the colon and kidneys for elimination. The lymph system therefore acts like a mini sewer system. Massage can even improve the kidney and liver functions in order to increase elimination. Click here for an excellent article on the benefits of different types of massage.
Dry Infrared Sauna – Sessions of dry infrared sauna therapy stimulate the cellular metabolism and break up the water molecules that hold toxins within the body, thus allowing the body to void these toxins through perspiration.
Whatever your choice, it is recommended that you combine some form of detoxification with a colon cleansing.