Our body, much like any other organism, can produce toxins that can build up and aren’t easily ejected by the body. Most of these toxins are fatty and cannot be forced out of the body, clogging our systems and leading to acne, rashes, muscle weakness, and even a weakened immune system.
Thankfully, the body is an amazing thing and can detox itself through a process called metabolic detoxification, using the liver and kidneys to break down these fatty acids and flush them from the body to make us healthier.
The detoxing process
The process is an interesting one, to say the least, and detoxification is broken down into three stages:
The Liver creates enzymes that break the toxins down into molecules, and then the kidneys send amino acids to bind with the broken toxins, making them less fatty and able to be dissolved in water. Finally, these toxins are sent to the kidneys. Going to the bathroom then excretes them.
Normally, metabolic detoxification happens naturally to prevent the buildup becoming a major problem for the body, however, overloading the body with toxins can prevent the process from working properly. In addition, detoxing requires a lot of energy, and when people fast or do juice cleanses it can further inhibit the process.
How to support the system.
Giving the body the nutrients it needs to handle a metabolic detox is one of the best ways to ensure that it can keep the system running. So eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and plant proteins while staying away from grains, dairy, and processed foods will help.
Pairing that diet with water, rest, and moderate exercise can be the best way to naturally stimulate the system and keep the body from becoming overloaded with toxins, If the detox program is stuck with, the entire body could become much healthier.