Just imagine that you could only drive one car from the moment you were of legal age until the end of your life. This car is unique to you and you are responsible for it’s maintenance and upkeep.

Overtime this car would be impacted by the environment, the fuel you gave it, how often you cleaned the fluids and the types of stress you put on the engine. Of course not everyone has the same car and so each one would have unique strengths and weaknesses. The car also comes with no manual for operation which means that only through tinkering it with time would you know what the best maintenance plan would be.

For whatever reason we think of our own body different from the car in the analogy. Our body is our only form of transportation, we can never trade it in. You are the driver, the mechanic, the body shop, and the owner. How do you want your car to perform? You have to listen to your body to decide what is the maintenance plan you want to put your body on, however, you couldn’t continue to neglect it, give it the wrong fuels, and let it run on polluted fluids before it would stop operating optimally.

Our bodies are also very resilient. Therefore it takes sometimes years and years of continued exposure to these toxins that build up and many times show up in the form of:

  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Sluggish elimination
  • Irritated skin
  • Allergies
  • Low-grade infections
  • Puffy eye or bags under the eyes
  • Bloating
  • Menstrual problems
  • Mental confusion

Ideally we would incorporate a practice of detoxing or cleansing once a year. You could even consider doing a cleanse seasonally. However, it is always best to consult your health care practitioner if you have questions about whether detoxing is right for you. Especially if you are pregnant, a nursing mother, child, and a patient with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis.

Lisa Saremi

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