Over the years, we surround and fill our bodies with toxins on a daily basis. Not only do we tend to eat to excess, what we eat are a lot of foods that aren't body-friendly. We are a society who loves our meat, especially red meat; high-fat content dairy products; refined grains and sugars; and overwhelming amounts of salt. What fruits and vegetables we do manage to get into ourselves have been grown using chemically-based pesticides. And we wonder why we don't feel great all the time. How could we possibly?

Lotions, perfumes, antiperspirants, hairspray, and toothpaste are just a few products that we use every day that contain ingredients that could be potentially harmful. Many of our food products and beverages have preservatives and coloring dyes in them. Our lotions have fragrance that can cause allergies. We smoke, greatly increasing the toxins in our bodies and for those around us. We're exposed to unavoidable pollutants in the air and water everyday.

A lifetime of abuse can lead to many ailments. Constipation, stomach bloating and gas, weight gain, and extreme fatigue are very common complaints in today's society. There are hundreds of products on the market to improve our hair and skin. But many of those products can actually make the skin and hair worse rather than healthier due to their chemical content. Lotions and creams for our skin are the same thing. We keep using them, but our skin never seems to improve much.

You may be thinking, "I take good care of myself. I try to watch what I eat and I exercise regularly." You may even go so far as to choose organic when shopping. But that alone doesn't eliminate many of the toxins that effect our bodies each day. The fact is, it takes an internal, total cleansing to accomplish that. One that will cleanse and detoxify the colon and other organs of the body. This is the only way to ensure a completely clean and healthy body.

When detoxifying your body for the first time, make your selection carefully. Obviously, your choice needs to be an all natural herbal formula that will cleanse the entire body safely and thoroughly. The blood and lymphatic fluids need to be cleaned of toxic waste and impurities using plant ingredients, such as yellow dock and burdock root. Strengthen and nourish your cardiovascular system with hawthorn berries, green tea, ginger, and gingko biloba. The liver and gallbladder are especially toxin loaded and need detoxifying with ingredients, such as milk thistle seeds, dandelion, blue flag, and peony root.

Anyone who has ever experienced breathing problems can appreciate the importance of detoxifying the lungs. An herbal formula of mullein leaf, irish moss, eucalyptus, lobelia, comfrey leaf, licorice root, and other natural ingredients, will help strengthen, restore and maintain your respiratory system, including your lungs. The kidneys and bladder are very important organs; vital to the proper function of the urinary system. Make sure your herbal formula includes juniper berries, cornsilk, cranberry, asparagus, parsley leaf, devil's claw, and goldenrod.

Keeping the colon and intestinal tract clean of toxins and fecal build up is key in the detoxifying process. A formula that contains ingredients that will cleanse the colon and intestinal tract and help repair existing damage is necessary, if you hope to achieve optimum health benefits from your detoxifying process. Senna leaves, cascara sagrada carbon, buckthorn, psyllium husk, black walnut hulls, rhubarb, irish moss, aloe vera, poke root, and slippery elm bark should be among the ingredients of this formula.

Committing to a full body detox may take some effort, but the benefits will be well worth that effort. In as little as three weeks time, you will begin to see and feel the results of that commitment. It is possible to reverse the damage that's been done to your body and set you on the road to a totally healthy lifestyle, if you make detoxifying a regular part of your life.

Author's Bio: 

Suzanne VanDeGrift has developed this article, on behalf of Dherbs.com. Dherbs offers specially formulated safe and effective herbal detox formula..