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Detoxification is a process that goes on

24 hours 7 days a week,

which is 100% determined by the foods you eat.

 

     Detox is a natural process by which the body rids itself of toxins.  Optimum nutrition is critical for ensuring the proper amounts and combinations of foods are either added or eliminated with adequate supplements to support a highly functioning detox system

    The gut is the central detox organ with a variety of good bacteria that control important functions for health, but also bad bacteria which contribute to diseases and inflammation. The type and amounts of certain foods you eat daily dictate your gut microbial landscape.  Even mood and depression has been linked to the bacteria in your gut. 

The colon rids feces waist from the body and if allowed to sit for too long toxins can get reabsorbed into the bloodstream.  A high fiber diet  is the colon’s best cleaning agent. Knowing the right amount and variety of plant fibers keeps your colon clean and moving.  

The Liver cleans the blood of toxins and it is critical  to ensure this organ is supplied with the right nutrients in adequate amounts. 

     Free Radicals are compounds that circulate the bloodstream and are responsible for most inflammation and cellular damage.   The liver and all cells in the body create a natural detoxifier called Glutathione which is made from nutrients in your diet.  In other words if you eat poorly, free radicals will build up and oxidize (damage) healthy cells and you will not have enough glutathione to neutralize the free radicals from causing damage.  Free radical oxidation is the culprit behind most inflammatory diseases.   

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