Today, we are exposed to more toxins than ever before. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, we are at risk of exposure to toxins like heavy metals, molds, biotoxins, intestinal parasites, and other potentially harmful substances.
These toxins can have negative effects on our overall health, and can be exacerbated by environmental stressors, unhealthy diet, and more. Luckily, our bodies have a defense mechanism to protect from toxins. Organs like the liver, the kidneys, and the bowels all support detoxification by filtering out any potentially harmful materials—both man-made and biological. Additionally, these organs support overall health and work to make sure your body has the nutrients it needs.
One of the ways you can make sure these organs are functioning optimally is with a cleanse or detox. Traditionally when we think of cleanses, we think about drinking green juice or fasting for a week, but cleanses can actually take many different forms. At its core, the purpose of a cleanse is to offer relief from the buildup of potentially harmful substances.