Detox has been a big buzzword lately, but what does it really mean? Most folks associate it with weight loss and drinking green juices in place of meals, but is detoxing necessary if we lead an allover clean lifestyle? And can we do it without starving or making drastic lifestyle changes?
The answer is yes—to both.
Even if we try to limit our exposure as much as possible, our bodies take in toxins every day from things like the food we eat, pollutants in the environment, and the products we put on our skin. A buildup of these toxins can lead to physical and mental ailments such as chronic fatigue, headaches, insomnia, food and chemical sensitivities, and even disease. Of course our bodies are ingenious and have a built-in system to ward off these nasty toxins—the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, blood, skin, lungs, and colon all work together every day to flush these things out—but the majority of us could use a little extra help.