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Why Do You Recommend Detoxing?

Why Do You Recommend Detoxing?

Detoxing helps our bodies cope with the onslaught of toxins and stress which are an unavoidable part of modern day life. Boosting the detoxification system helps bring the body back into balance. It’s an important first step in restoring function and getting the body back to optimal health.

Internally we harbor toxins produced by the billions of bacteria and other flora in the intestines as well as the waste products produced by the body’s normal metabolic processes. And externally, our exposure to chemicals in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the personal care products we put on our skin and in household products is greater than ever. Our bodies are constantly neutralizing and eliminating all these toxins, that is, detoxing. It is a totally natural process. Just like with cars, our own internal engines are subject to waste build-up and can become sluggish over time – they both run better when clean.

So while we are obviously equipped to deal with low levels of some toxins, our bodies can become overwhelmed and overtaxed by the substantial increase in the number of toxins to which we are exposed.

If and when our own detoxification systems (predominantly the liver and the gut) become overloaded and do not function properly, toxins get stored in various tissues in the body, including fatty tissue. This prevents our system from functioning at optimum strength and efficiency and is a factor in the development of various chronic diseases, including cancer. Many of these external toxins or synthetic molecules are chemically similar to biologically active substances in our bodies and therefore easily interfere with our cell’s normal activities. For example,

  • Some interfere with our hormones
  • Some attach themselves to our chromosomes
  • Some disable the immune system
  • Some cause overstimulation of certain enzymes, others block their activity

A well functioning detoxification system that is supported nutritionally is essential to maintaining good health. I have been putting my patients on “detoxes” for the last 20 years and seen incredible results. An effective, natural, gentle detox program can help your body’s natural cleansing ability and put you on the road to rejuvenation.

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Dr. Frank Lipman

Frank Lipman MD is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine. A practicing physician, he is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC, where for over 20 years his personal brand of healing has helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality. To bring his approach to a wider audience, he created Eleven Eleven Wellness, Guided Health Solutions. He is the author of Revive (previously called Spent) and Total Renewal. To hang with Frank, visit his blog, follow him on Twitter or join his Facebook community today.

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11:28PM PST on Jan 26, 2014

this was very useful

12:13PM PDT on May 21, 2013

Thank you Dr. Frank Lipman, for Sharing this!

1:00PM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thanx... I think I need to detox badly, looking forward to giving it a try

6:22AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

12:01AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Detoxing is crucial to our system, to repel all of the synthetics and toxins in our environment today. However, it does not have to be a complication or expensive process. You can detox daily by eating cruciferous foods such as broccoli, drinking filtered water (everyone should invest in a good water filter) with an ample amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice and take a liver cleaning supplement such as milk thistle or dandelion. Powders, pills and concoctions not necessary.

2:51AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

Thanks for ...

8:52AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

Thank you.

3:58AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

thanks for posting

6:46PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Thank you :)

3:45PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Thank you for article.

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I agree with Carol P--- I too am on the 'less-expensive side' of the these tips and still my grocery…

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