How would you feel if the bin men didn’t come? If your drains were blocked and your gutters overflowing?
Our bodies need rubbish removed from them just as our houses do. When extra amounts of toxins have been put in, it’s even more important to get the exit routes functioning as well as possible.
How do toxins get in?
- Through our mouths – food, drink, recreational drugs
- Through our lungs – airborne pollutants such as exhaust fumes
- Through our skin – cosmetics, hair dye, industrial chemicals
How should toxins get out?
- Through the bowel
- Through the urinary tract
- Through the lungs
What happens if these exit routes are overloaded or under functioning?
The body has emergency exit routes that can be used if the proper ones aren’t working well. These are the skin and the mucous membranes.
A good indication that you are overflowing with toxins is if your skin breaks out and you are full of persistent catarrh. Catarrh is an excessive build-up of thick phlegm or mucus in an airway or cavity of the body.
- Get out in the fresh air every day and clear your lungs.
- Drink at least 1.5 litres of still water daily to flush toxins out through your urinary tract.
- Make sure your bowel is working daily. If it isn’t, try a good source of dietary fibre such as Lepicol Healthy Bowels formula to clear it. If this isn’t enough, try a laxative such as Linoforce to get things going.
How about strengthening the organs of detoxification?
There are several good remedies that you can take if you feel you’ve asked a lot of your system recently. How will you know if your system is under pressure? Are you tired and lethargic, feeling chubby and bloated, and maybe even nauseous after certain foods? Your liver might appreciate a tonic. If you feel that you’re retaining fluid, with puffy eyes in the morning and lower back pain then possibly your kidneys need a boost.
- Milk thistle may help cleanse and tone your liver.
- Try taking a Solidago complex to help strengthen your kidneys.
- Drink Nettle tea to help cleanse your bloodstream and remove uric acid from your joints if you’re creaking a little.