Detoxification simply means the process of eliminating toxins in our body. Many healthcare practitioners and doctors recognize that detoxification on a regular basis can help prevent illness and degenerative disease. Whenever you are ill, whether serious or not, ridding your body of excess toxins should be your first method of treatment.

The Natural Cleansing Process
Toxins are eliminated naturally by the body from perspiration, urination, bowel movements and from the lungs by respiration. When our bodies become overloaded with toxins, created by too much stress, polluted air, water, food and drugs it is unable to remove them quickly enough and illness results. What we call a cold is the body trying to eliminate excess mucous. If we take suppressive medications that stop the elimination process then the mucous which contains toxic poisons, bacteria and dead cells get stored deeper into cells and tissues. This eventually leads to degenerative damage, lethargy and illness. When the body no longer has the capacity to cleanse itself, cells begin to die, which leads to old age and disease.

Are You Becoming Toxic
Unless you live in a pristine mountain environment with your own organic garden, you are being bombarded daily with toxic materials from our toxic environment. Tons of new chemicals are released into our atmosphere every year. It is impossible to avoid a toxic buildup, unless we give our bodies some help.

Signs of a toxic body are quite clear. Chronic fatigue, allergies, headaches, joint pain, mood swings, overweight, skin disorders, digestive problems and low resistance to illness are all signs your body is overloaded.

How to do a safe and effective Systemic cleanse
A general detox program once a year or when ill, is highly beneficial. There are three parts to a successful program.

1. Liver detox….It is wise to cleanse your liver before staring any detox program. The liver is the filter of your body and the master detoxifier. If your liver is congested it can be overwhelmed with eliminating toxic waste products from a bowel detox. A very effective liver flush is accomplished by taking a cup of warm water containing a tablespoon of olive oil and the juice of half an organic lemon and a splash of cayenne pepper. Take daily for one week. There is also liver detox, herbal formulas available.

2. Bowel Detox… Cleansing of the colon is very beneficial to eliminate accumulated toxic waste material and parasites. This also enhances nutrient absorption. The bowel detox supplements should be taken for one month. Bowel flora should then be added.

3. Systemic detox… This is accomplished with a cleansing diet, eating primarily low stress water containing foods such as juicy fruits and vegetables. And by taking herbal supplements.

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Author's Bio: 

Rico Caveglia is owner of Lifetime Fitness, a health, fitness & longevity consulting company in San Diego. He is a life coach, certified personal trainer, nutritionist, award winning author, speaker, seminar leader and creator of the Ageless Living Lifestyle. He can be reached at 858-274-0118 or,