Before one begins a detoxification, it is important that their pathways are clear and functioning properly. You always want to be safe and proceed slowly through the process.
The liver is an essential pathway that needs to function properly. The liver plays an a very important part in protecting the organism from potentially toxic chemicals. These are eliminated from the body by the urine. To help improve your liver detox pathways you will want to take folate, B12 and B6. Eat sulfur rich foods like broccoli, collards, kale, daikon radish, garlic, onions, and omega-3 eggs.
The Common Pathways
The routes of elimination for urine, stool and sweat need to function properly. Take Alginate from seaweed it helps bind metals in the gut. Other items that can help pathways are selenium, zinc, n-acetylcysteine, lipoic acid, and garlic. It is important to keep all your pathways clear.
The kidneys are responsible for flushing waste from the blood. Make sure you give them what they need by drinking filtered water at least a half-gallon a day. One of the first signs of dehydration is the color of your urine. Your urine should be mostly clear (clear enough to read a newspaper through) or with only a slight tinge of yellow. (If you take vitamins, keep in mind that some nutrients, especially riboflavin, causes your urine to turn bright yellow.) But, if your urine is dark yellow or has a strong odor, chances are you aren’t drinking enough.
Two well-formed bowel movements every day is an excellent way to give toxins a one-way ticket out of your body. Fiber cleans the colon by making our stool bulkier and much easier to expel. Water is a great stool softener. If you are not having two bowel movements a day you will reabsorb mercury from the gut. Add fiber to the diet or take one to two 150-mg magnesium citrate capsules twice a day.
Your skin is your single largest organ of elimination. Make sure you’re maximizing the detox-potential of your pores by working up a sweat at least three times a week. You need a good cardio vascular exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes or more.
Getting toxins out of your system is important for your health. Keep these vital pathways clear is important for a successful and safe detoxification.