If you really want to appreciate your need for detox and to get
motivated, you’d better know about the main systems and organs that your
body uses to detoxify. These are the liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs,
skin and lymphatic system, which play a major role in keeping your body
clean and toxin free.
1. The Liver
The liver has a wide range of functions, including detoxification,
protein synthesis, and production of biochemicals necessary for
digestion.This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number
of functions in the body, including filtering the blood and producing
enzymes to destroy toxins that come from our food, water and the air.
The liver prepares these toxins so the body can expel them through urine
or your bile. If your liver is overloaded, it slows down its function
and thus contributes to toxins accumulated in your blood. A detox plan
will aim to reduce your liver’s load, so it performs at its best.
2. The Intestines
The intestines are where digested food passes through and from where
nutrients are absorbed. They also balance the good and bad bacteria,
helping the body to digest better and produce natural antibiotics to
break down toxins. If you have an unhealthy diet, you may damage your
digestive process so that the digested food remains in your gut and your
body may reabsorb the toxins. A detox plan will improve your digestive
process and maintain the balance between the good and bad bacteria.
3. The Kidneys
The kidneys are essential in the urinary system. They serve the body
as a natural filter of the blood, and remove wastes which are diverted
to the urinary bladder. In producing urine, the kidneys excrete wastes
such as urea and ammonium. A detox plan will help with these processes
and relieves the pressure on your kidneys.
4. The Lungs
The lungs are the essential respiration organs in our body. Their
principal function is to transport oxygen from the atmosphere into the
bloodstream, and to release carbon dioxide from the bloodstream into the
atmosphere. We may breath toxins in the air through our lungs, but the
lungs are also able to expel toxins. We can breah deeply and fully
exhale to maximize the cleansing effect.
5. The skin
sweating is the production of fluids secreted by the sweat glands in
the our skin. Sweating not only allows the body to regulate its
temperature, but also provides detoxification by expelling toxins
through sweat. A detox program will help in the long term beauty plan to
achieve a healthy glowing skin.
6. The lymphatic system
The lymphs are part of our immune system. The lymphs contains white
blood cells that pick up bacteria or other toxins from the body’s cells
and bring them to lymph nodes where they are destroyed. The lymph moves
around the body by breathing and muscle contraction, so breathing and
mild exercise helps it to work.
Before you start a detox plan, you can find helpful information about
detox in my e-book The Detox Guide, which will teach you how to cleanse
and energize your body naturally and safely: