Detox, short for detoxification, is the removal of potentially toxic substances from the body. Although detox is primarily thought of as a treatment for alcohol or drug dependence, the term is also used to refer to diets, herbs, and other methods of removing environmental and dietary toxins from the body for general health.
Detoxification protocols often are done incorrectly, unsafely, and many programs do nothing at all.
Detoxification done properly safely removes toxins from the body and prevents their reabsorption through the intestines.
Remove the Source
The primary culprits of inflammation are sugars, bad fats and toxins. The toxins we are referring to here are heavy metals, biotoxins, and environmental toxins. We must remove the upstream source or any detoxification is futile. If we rid your body of poison but you keep drinking poison, what good is that?
Regenerate the Cell Membrane
Intelligence lies within the cell’s membrane. The membrane is the cells five senses. It listens, sees, feels, tastes, and smells. As inflammation attacks the cell’s membrane, nutrients cannot flow easily into the cell and toxins cannot flow easily out of the cell. This creates a toxic cell. The receptor sites located on the cell’s membrane begin to die. That is the same as becoming blind, deaf and handless. The communication to the outside world becomes silent.
Restore Cellular Energy
As nutrients flow into the cell, they fuel the motors of your cells within the mitochondria. These motors make adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the biochemical way to store and use energy. For your muscles — in fact, for every cell in your body — the source of energy that keeps everything going is called ATP. Without adequate production of ATP, our cells are unable to detoxify or regenerate properly. This is where all your energy comes from.
As mentioned inflammation is caused by overconsumption of refined sugar and grains, bad fats and toxins from food sources, cosmetics, air pollution, toxic cleaning products and more. Needless to say, inflammation and oxidative stress can wreak havoc and is at the root cause of all disease processes.
Our bodies need a special molecule called a methyl group. Methyl groups turn stress hormones on and off. If depleted, our body stays in a constant state of stress. Methylation is important in our body’s ability to detoxify, to protect our DNA, hormones, metabolism, and epigenetics. Epigenetics is how our genes talk to your body.
OPTIMIZE THE LIVER
Your liver controls fat burning so it needs to be functioning optimally. We do this through liver optimizing nutraceuticals. The liver is in charge of fat burning. We have bad livers due to years of abuse. Remember the liver is our filter for all things that enter the body. It is also in-charge of nearly all our fat burning hormones. We must optimize the liver!