A common benefit of a successful detox program is weight loss. Our fat cells contain stored toxins, including heavy metals and excess hormones, so it is especially important to encourage functional detox pathways as fat cells are released when losing weight. While undergoing a cleanse, other important physiological considerations include:
*Cell membrane fluidity to allow toxins to exit the cell for removal by the liver, kidneys, and digestive tract.
*Blood sugar balance, which is regulated by the pancreas (secreting insulin) and the liver (stores and releases glucose in response to blood glucose levels)
*Healthy cholesterol levels, which depend upon proper synthesis and metabolization in the liver.
*Limiting inflammatory foods such as gluten and dairy, and focusing on nutrients from whole food sources
*Appropriate digestion and absorption of food
*Sufficient water intake for kidney health and function
*Daily exercise to support liver function, healthy digestive patterns and gastrointestinal elimination of toxins.
Eating nutrient dense whole foods and juices, along with proper supplement support, will ensure that you are giving your body the tools needed for successful detox and ongoing optimal health.