What is detoxification?
Detoxification is a natural body process aiming to eliminate and neutralize the toxins through 6 different ways: liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, gut and lymph.
This process is automatic as your body detoxes daily to clean out unwanted substances. It is an ingenious « self-cleaning system ».
What are toxins?
Toxins refer to any substances/residues our body can’t digest or get rid of, creating waste.
It can come from 2 sources:
Internal: metabolic waste from cells, bacterias in the digestive system
External: pollution and pollutants
Nowadays with pollution and many pollutants in our daily life (air, water, food), our systems can be overloaded making the detoxification process slower and more difficult. Thus there is an accumulation of unwanted substances in our tissues leading to a weakened immune system and less resistance to diseases.
Also, prolonged mental stress and negative emotions as well as the sedentarity of modern society contributes to toxicity.
When toxins are accumulated, your body might send you some signals to get back on the right path:
Poor digestion with bloating or gas
Abnormal body odor, bad breath
Fatigue, anxiety, irritability…
Tips to promote detoxification
Avoid pollutants (polluted air, processed foods, alcoholic drinks, drugs)
Good hydratation (Drink Water Club)
Regular physical activity
Lymphatic drainage massages
Reduce stress & negative emotions
Good sleep hygiene
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Take care and see you soon,
Charlotte - Registered Osteopath London
Lymphatic drainage London