What does it mean to detox?
A Detox is altering your diet to eliminate toxins in your body. We get toxins from many different places. Pollutants in the air, food dyes, processed foods, stress, lack of sleep, the list goes on. So why do we need to detoxify? To be healthy! Long term toxicity can lead to other health issues. Detoxes are a great way to cleanse the body of toxins and “restart” your body.
How does it work?
A common detox is a liver detox, so we’ll explain that specific one. The liver works in two phases. The first phase consists of the blood going through the liver. The liver cells “flags” any blood cells that should be altered or changed. The second phase concerns the blood cells that have been “flagged”. Normal or clean blood cells go through the liver and out into the blood stream. Liver cells put an enzyme on the “flagged” blood cell to change it so the blood cell is now water soluble and is disposed of through the urine. Now there are a few ways the liver can work incorrectly, causing health issues. If the liver is under active, the liver cells do not “flag” the blood cells correctly, causing toxic blood cells to continue through the body and non-toxic cells to be disposed. The enzyme that the liver cells puts on the toxic blood cell is an enzyme that the body has to create. A common problem many people have is that the body cannot keep up with producing the enzyme and cause an imbalance in the process. When the liver cell cannot put an enzyme on it, due to the body not able to produce it fast enough, it then changes the blood cell so it can be stored in fat instead of getting rid of it through the urine. This can make it difficult to lose weight.
How do I know I have a toxic liver?
There are many symptoms of toxicity including headaches, fibromyalgia, fatigue, depression, mood swings, Chronic Immune System issues, etc. These are all general symptoms and do not have a direct correlation with live toxicity but all can be effects of it.
What can a detox do for me?
With a liver detox there are dietary restrictions and a nutritional support powder that we recommend to use along with the diet. The powder we recommend is a product called Ultra Clear. Ultra Clear has the enzymes that the liver uses during phase two. So while you are not eating foods that have those toxins that put the liver into overdrive, your body is replenishing itself of those enzymes and getting ahead of the game. It also has nutritional support for the detox so you know you’re still getting all the right vitamins and minerals during the detox. A typical liver detox only runs for 10 days, but there can be modifications to make it last for 2 weeks or a month.