What is Detoxing?

What are toxins?

Toxins are harmful substances that pollute and irritate our bodies, putting a strain on the efficiency of
our vital organs. Toxin build-up is likely to have a negative impact on your health and general well being,
affecting the body’s key functions, such as digestion and circulation.

Where do toxins come from?

Toxins come from the environment, and internally, produced in the body itself. It has been estimated that,
on average, we eat or drink about 3.75 liters/1 gallon of pesticides (found on fresh foods), take in 5 kg/111/4 lb
of chemical food additives, and breathe in 2g of solid pollution every year.

What is a detox?

The principle of a detox is simply to heal the body through cleansing; the body has its own set of natural
detoxification processes, which work to eliminate the toxins that are ingested everyday. A detox aims to aid and
enhance these natural processes. By reducing the amount of food normally eaten and choosing foods that can
cleanse the body, a detox diet will provide your digestive system with a well-earned rest, allowing it to concentrate
on healing itself and eliminating toxins.

Benefits of a detox:

A Detox will cleanse and rejuvenate the body, improve the circulation and metabolism, and strengthen the immune system. It can also improve the condition of your skin, hair and nails and slow down the aging process. As well as physical benefits, a detox can improve your ability to cope with stress; you will become sharper and clearer in your mind and will lift your mood, leaving you feeling relaxed and energized.


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