One of the most important steps we can take to immediately improve our overall health is to learn about detoxifying our bodies. At the root of so many of our diseases and health challenges is a DIRTY COLON!
It has been my experience, along with many other natural healthcare specialists, that cleaning out the colon can make a major difference in all our body systems. So, before we cover any specific diseases, let’s learn how important the colon is and how we can keep this extremely important organ clean and functioning well.
It’s not something we like to think about, but each day our bodies are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, and medications we ingest, that can have huge negative effects on our health. I invite you to review the latest CDC report that discusses human exposure to environmental chemicals.*
Our liver and intestines are amazing organs that work to filter out these chemicals each day, but just like any filters, if they are not cleaned, they can become overloaded and ineffective at removing toxins from our bodies.
Here are some distinct signs that your body may be toxic: lack of energy; headaches; achy joints; chronic sinus congestion and excess mucus; dizziness; skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea; excess perspiration; bad breath and body odor; difficulty sleeping; irritability; and depression.
One of the most important steps we can take to renew or regain our overall health is to do a good liver and colon cleanse to aid our bodily systems in removing this toxic load. After doing a body cleanse, most people see and feel a definite improvement in their energy, skin, joint pain, and mood. Another common benefit: most people will lose between five and ten pounds and they will continue to lose weight due to the removal of the toxic burden from their bodily systems.
As a Doctor of Naturopathy, I am always teaching people to look for the root cause of disease. Cleansing our body systems is a foundational component to getting and staying healthy. Even though, I encourage you to eat a whole foods diet that is organic, it is impossible to remove all the toxins from our industrialized lifestyles. So, regular cleansing – and I don’t mean showers – is critical to obtaining optimal health.
Think about it. Unless you are one who does cleanse your digestive tract regularly, there are years of waste accumulated in the liver and colon that impacts your entire body every day.
I often use this example: Would you ever consider driving your car for years without changing the oil and filter, knowing that this dirty oil and clogged filter will reduce the life expectancy and performance of your car engine? Of course you wouldn’t. So you mustn’t let the vehicle for your soul and spirit operate under those conditions, either!
When cleansing the liver and colon, you may experience detox symptoms for a few days like, fatigue, headaches, achy muscles and joints, and skin rashes. This is due to the toxins being released and flushed out of the liver into the bloodstream. Because your skin is an eliminating organ, when toxins are released, they show up in your skin. Think of sweeping out a dirty basement. The toxins are being stirred up, like dirt being swept in the basement, and they need to be removed.
The cleansing system that I have in my cabinet is called NutraClean by NutraMetrix®, an all-natural colon-liver cleanse product that does an exceptional job cleaning the digestive tract; flushing out the toxins hanging-out in the liver and colon; and supporting the body’s natural ability to restore and cleanse itself.