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The Great Detox Debate

written by Head Health Nutter March 2, 2009

Everyone is different and so while only you know what’s best for you, the general detox debate goes something like this:

Unconvinced: “The human body is already equipped with a built-in detoxification system;  it’s called the 7 channels of elimination and it’s made up of the liver, lungs, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin, blood and colon (or bowel). Through the combined efforts of this group of organs and organ systems, they detoxify the body by filtering and removing toxins. Our bodies naturally take care of any detoxing it needs.”

Convinced: “Environmental issues are a hot topic today because pollution is rapidly destroying the planet. What’s it doing to our bodies? There are over 80,000 chemicals currently in use today, and 1,000 more introduced each year (source: Vancouver Sun). Our industrial progress has been swift – too fast for evolution to help us or Earth adapt quickly enough to the changes we’re creating in the environment.  The world is toxic and we’re probably all so grumpy (despite our easy lives) because our natural detoxification system is overworked, tired and nearing early retirement. We’re barely surviving in all our poisons.”

Good detox systems on the market promise to teach us about decreasing our exposure to harmful toxins and eliminating as many as we can from our daily lives. They also give us the knowledge and tools to nourish and energize our bodies to achieve a state of optimum well-being through natural means.

What are your thoughts on the great detox debate?

If you’re still not sure what we’re even talking about, here are some past Live Lighter posts on the subject:

  1. What is Detox?
  2. What is Body Cleansing?
  3. Why Should We Detox?
  4. How do I Know I Need to Detox?
  5. How to Detox (or How to Live Longer and Happier)
  6. An Easy, Gentle Cleanse for a First-Timer
  7. Is Fasting Healthy?
  8. A Safe, Enlightening 3 Day Fast

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