Why a Cleanse is good for you.
We live in a toxic environment, and our bodies are overwhelmed, and bombarded by toxins every day. Toxins enter the body through the digestive tract, by food additives, contaminated soil (heavy metals; especially cadmium), and soft drinks, etc. The average American consumes 15 lbs. of additives and 200 lbs. of sugar per year.
The U.S. allows over 10,000 chemical additives to our food supply. In 2008, the toxic release inventory report revealed 3,849,793,153 lbs. of toxins were released in all industries for all chemicals. Another way that toxins enter the body is via the skin through everyday grooming products, like perfumes, hairsprays, etc.
The lungs are also a route that toxins can find their way into the body (exhaust, toxic fumes, second hand smoke, etc.). If you live and work in Chicago, you can imagine what our bodies have to manage, day in and day out. The body has three options when dealing with toxins: It buries them in body fat, deposits them in tissues, or removes them.
Our organs of detoxification (liver, blood, skin, kidneys, colon, and lungs) are working 24/7 to clear the body of toxins. Unfortunately, our bodies weren’t designed to handle the exponential amount of toxic elements that modern day life has gifted us. Many people are in a state of toxic overload. Our bodies can only handle so much before inflammation and disease appear.
That is why it’s important to periodically give our body’s a break and give it a cleanse. We have done our share of research and have found the Standard Process Purification Program meets the goals to safely, gently, and effectively detoxify the body. What we like about this program is that it lasts for three weeks (this time frame is great for changing habits), is not based on deprivation (you can add in meat and fish after the 10th day and good fats like oils, etc.), is a phytonutrient, whole food based program with nothing synthetic or processed, and it supports both phases of detoxication.
Contact us today and let’s discuss how a cleanse could have a positive impact on your health.