These days, detoxification products and cleansing regimes are very popular. “Detox” is fast becoming the latest buzz word and it’s no wonder. We are living in a polluted environment and our health is threatened by the many chemicals in our food, air and water. Toxins include poisons, heavy metals, pesticides, cleaning solvents and smog, among many others. These substances are being absorbed into our bodies through contact with clothing, furniture, carpets, air, and the environment within which we live. Often the body cannot keep up with the large amount of toxins to which we are exposed. Our health then suffers.
Our bodies are naturally equipped to eliminate harmful substances through the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines, skin and lymphatic system. However, as toxins accumulate throughout the body, the body can no longer keep up with the necessary elimination, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, aches and pains, coughs, congestion and gastrointestinal problems. Long term exposure can weaken our system, increase our susceptibility to infection and eventually lead to chronic illness.
How toxic are we? How serious a problem is this? “Polluted Children, Toxic Nation” is the first Canadian study to test for harmful chemicals in children’s bodies, and the results show that “Canadians young and old are polluted regardless of where they live, work, play or go to school.” – Environmental Defence (http://www.environmentaldefence.ca/toxicnation)
To thrive in our environment and to reverse illness, our bodies need extra support through detoxification. By eliminating processed and acid-forming foods, there is less stress on the digestive system, thereby allowing the body to focus its resources on healing. When the body is cleansed, it becomes more efficient with digestion, assimilation and elimination. Detoxifying strengthens the immune system and gives your body greater energy. It also reduces inflammation and produces a slimmer body. Detoxifying is a vital part of any program designed to restore your body to optimum health and vitality, and can be one of the finest tools we have for our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
How do you know if you need to detoxify?
- Feel tired or sluggish?
- Experience digestive issues?
- Lack energy to do the activities you love?
- Suffer with allergies?
- Have high cholesterol?
- Get sick easily?
- Need to lose weight?
- Get irritable easily?
- Have sallow, unclear skin?
- Experience low libido?
- Feel depressed and bogged down by life?
- Lack a sparkle in your eyes and bounce in your step?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, detoxification may be just the ticket for you to feel healthier, happier and more vibrant!
On the SimplyRaw Detox Program, participants cleanse through nutrition. The 4 week program is based entirely on fresh, easily digestible raw plant foods which not only detoxify the body but supply it with the nutrients necessary for optimum health. The program is unique in that it includes 5 weekly face-to-face meetings (for those local), an ongoing email discussion list to help with support, and a private SimplyRaw Detox Community Board – key elements to any detox program.
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