The Physiology of Cleansing

Sep 10, 2019 | Detox

Our bodies are designed to be self-cleansing. Nutrients are extracted from the healthy food we eat and passed directly to the liver through the blood and lymphatic vessels.  The liver removes toxins from the blood and from intestinal microorganisms, food additives, pesticides, drugs, and other things we ingest as well as toxins absorbed into the blood from our lungs and skin.

Once in the liver, toxins, excess cholesterol and hormones are changed into a form in which the body can excrete. Next, they are either secreted in the bile via the gall bladder, back into the intestines to be passed from the body as stool, or secreted into the blood for filtration and excretion by the kidneys.  When stool remains in the intestines for prolonged periods, these toxins, along with additional toxic products of stool fermentation, are re-absorbed into the blood. When stool is compacted in the colon, the liver and kidneys must do their jobs all over again.

During a cleanse, avoidable external toxins (outside the cells) are reduced to the point that your cells begin to release toxins back into general circulation.  These must then be eliminated from the body through the skin, stool, urine, or breath.  To avoid any symptoms of toxins being released from the body, it is important to keep all the body’s channels of elimination open and optimally functioning.  Having a cleanse will ensure proper function of pathways of elimination.

Want to do a cleanse? Join our Simple Health cleanse today and begin removing toxins from your body.  Dr. Donahue has used this cleanse in her clinic for several years and now is offering it to you so you can begin to bring your body back to homeostasis.


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