While many people go into a detoxification retreat or juice cleanse to lose weight, when they come out, they usually have a better understanding about how to maintain a balance in their body, rather than trying to fit a particular body image. For those people who are struggling to lose weight, a detoxification retreat could, in fact, be the answer. This is because one reason the body puts on weight is to protect itself from toxicity that it cannot properly expel.
The body has four primary processes when it comes to metabolizing nutrients. These four are: Digestion, Absorption, Utilization, and Elimination. If any of these four processes are impaired, the body’s health with suffer. When toxicity builds up in the body, often it is the process of elimination that first breaks down – in other words, the body’s sewer system gets clogged. Think of it as having your toilet overflow into your house. Gross, right!?
Your body’s sewer system is called the lymphatic system. This system takes waste from all 50 trillion cells in your body and removes it from the body. Waste from the body’s cells is primarily removed via the kidneys, which filter the lymph and then remove the waste as urine.
If this sewer system backs up, it starts to affect the other nutrient processes in the body. The ability to utilize nutrients becomes impaired when toxicity builds up and negatively affects the endocrine glands and major organs of the body. It also affects gut health and the buildup of toxins in your digestive tract creates both absorption and digestion problems.
Taking time to detox your body followed by an improvement in your diet overall can have huge benefits. Many individuals report that they see the complete reversal of symptoms they were suffering from. Many also report a huge increase in energy levels, sleep, and overall happiness.
Please always remember that there is no substitute for the supervision of a qualified holistic healthcare provider when it comes to your health. Detoxification has huge benefits but it is also a very individual process, especially if you are suffering from medical symptoms.