We’ve all heard the classic adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” However, even the most disciplined eaters and faithful exercisers still can benefit from an occasional tune-up in the bio-chemistry department, since we can hardly have complete control over everything that enters our nutritional intake system, and we also are exposed to environmental toxins, pollutants, and other factors in our food and drink that degrade the optimal functioning of our bodies.
Here is an article which goes into greater detail about the benefits and specifics of an occasional detox regimen to purify and cleanse the body. Since all of the systems in the body are interconnected – tuning up the systemic performance, much like a professional race car has it’s coolant, oil, brake fluid changed before performance is degraded – can be a positive contributing factor in any healthy lifestyle program, and that would, of course, include achieving and maintaining a healthy, vibrant weight.
A detox program, like any other ongoing, healthy habit, impacts all of these systems:
- Cardiovascular / Circulatory system
- Digestive system / Excretory system
- Endocrine system
- Integumentary system/ Exocrine system
- Lymphatic system / Immune system
- Muscular system/Skeletal system
- Nervous system
- Renal system / Urinary system
- Reproductive system
- Respiratory system
As the article suggests, a 2-day detox program can assist with keeping your body’s systems tuned up, helping to reverse any possible harmful effects of intentional or unintentional exposure to “sugars, refined flours, caffeine, alcohol, dairy, chemical food additives, pesticides, and environmental pollutants”. … And don’t forget (as the article rightly suggests) to begin with a mental de-stress detox by taking it easy on yourself and those around you. 🙂