Reasons to do a Cleanse and Detoxification Program?
Many people think that because since they have a great natural cleansing and detoxification system built-in to their body, that they do not need to do a cleanse and detoxification program. This reasoning is incorrect for four reasons:
1. Like an air or oil filter needs changing, our body’s internal detoxification system needs cleaning – Our internal detoxification system gets backed up and cannot process all of the toxins that get absorbed into our body. When this happens, many of the unprocessed toxins get stored in fat cells. Instead of being removed from our system, this toxic buildup gets recirculated throughout different cells.
By doing a juice fasting cleanse and detoxification program, your body gets a chance to catch-up and remove a lifetime of toxins built up in your fat cells. Like changing the air and oil filters in your car, it also gives your liver and other detoxifying organs a chance to heal and clean themselves.
2. Our bodies are not equipped to handle modern toxins – Our bodies evolved into their current form tens-of-thousands of years ago, long before today’s toxic environment where we are constantly bombarded with chemicals and toxins in our air, food, products, and water. For those who do not believe in evolution, it can be said that we were not designed to handle today’s toxic environment. Each day our bodies have to deal with far more toxins than our cleansing systems can handle
Each of our cells produces energy. Like a combustion engine produces toxic exhaust fumes, each of our cells produces a toxic byproduct when producing energy. In a perfect world free of additional toxicity, our internal detoxification would have an easy time cleaning this cellular byproduct, but when we have to deal with external pollutants our body becomes overburdened.
A cleanse and detoxification system gives our body a chance to cleanup and catch-up with its detoxification process.
3. Our overworked digestive and cleansing systems need a break – Our body uses a substantial amount of energy digesting and absorbing food. Juices are easy for our body to process and are a great source of minerals, nutrients, enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. All of these are great support tools for our body’s detoxification system.
By giving our digestive systems a rest, our body can efficiently use energy to catch-up on detoxifying and repair vital organs like the liver, kidneys, and stomach. A specialized detoxification program will also help to avoid substances that will tax the liver.
4. The Standard American Diet (SAD) has made our body very acidic – much of our health is dependent on our body’s delicate alkaline and acid balance. When our body becomes too acidic, our cells are unable to excrete waste products and we are unable to absorb crucial minerals. When our cells are unable to release toxins, they are unable to produce energy and we often feel fatigued. When we are too acidic, more harmful free radicals are produced, detox overload continues, and our body begins to degenerate.
A juice fasting cleanse and detoxification program helps to alkalize the body and restore this critical balance. Once this natural balance has been restored, our cells can begin releasing toxins and start producing energy efficiently.
Detoxifying at the Cellular Level
Almost all of our body is made from cells. On average, there are approximately 50,000,000,000,000 (50 trillion) cells in the human body. In your lifetime, every cell in your body will be replaced, some many times. Every cell uses nutrients and oxygen to produce energy and then produces waste.
Because toxins buildup in the mitochondria area of the cell where energy is produced, we often begin to feel fatigued when we become too toxic. During a juice fasting detoxification and cleanse program, cells are able to dump waste products created by cellular metabolism, chemicals, and other environmental toxins. Cells free of these toxins are able to perform at peak capabilities.
As these toxins are removed from our cells and our body during a cleanse, our immune system and overall health improves. Our cells are able to repair and rejuvenate. We are less likely to suffer from degenerative diseases. Our energy levels increase and our skin and overall appearance improve. Mental capacity will also typically improve after a deep cellular cleansing program.
Fasting is the Natural Way to Detoxify
Fasting has been used as an effective method for healing for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek philosopher and physician, taught that “Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness.” The great Greek and Roman historian Plutarch wrote "Instead of using medicine, rather, fast a day."
When animals get sick or injured they take a break, rest, and stop eating. They only drink water and let their bodies heal. We often do the opposite when we are sick and ingest more chemicals and unnatural food.
While there are some benefits to a total or water only fast, there are some serious drawbacks as well. A juice fast allows us to reap even more of the benefits of fasting by supplying our body with much needed minerals, nutrients, enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Of course, if you feel you are dangerously sick, see a doctor!
DISCLAIMER: This is information gathered from a number of sources and is educational information only, not medical advice. If you feel you are seriously ill, see a qualified medical professional. If you would like to review our system with your doctor, a print-out outlining the Juice Today system can be found here.