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Surprising Facts About Detox - Longevity Blog

The human detoxification process is a complex and sophisticated mechanism. The detox systems involved are the liver, kidneys, lymph, skin, intestines and lungs. The body’s functions either neutralize or eliminate toxins. If toxins are not expelled out of the body, they stay in the body, usually in fat cells, tissues and bone.

These are some interesting facts relating to the detoxification process:

  • Our bodies have a natural sophisticated built-in detox system. Anything that we inhale, absorb through our skin or swallow has to be filtered by the liver.
  • The liver works 24/7, 365 days a year, full-time, non-stop. The liver turns potentially toxic material into water-soluble chemicals to be expelled from the body via sweat or urine.
  • Whether you are deliberating following a detox programs or not, your body is naturally detoxing. If your toxin overload is high, which is the case for the majority of people, the body natural detoxing is not enough to cleanse our organs and systems, and so we need a detox retreat or regular program.
  • 1 in 5 of early deaths worldwide are related to toxic food ingredients and junk food.
  • Antibiotic use is linked to the accumulation of heavy metals in the body. Cilantro and parsley are herbs known to remove heavy metals from the body.
  • The lymphatic system removes toxins from cellular waste material, but it does not cover the brain.
  • The glymphatic system in the brain moves toxins from the brain into the circulatory system, eventually leading them to the liver. During sleep, this system is ten times more active than during wakefulness.
  • Herxheimer Reaction is a temporary increase in symptoms during a detoxification program. This cleansing reaction may be minor or severe.
  • Most likely, your perfume or cologne is toxic. Scents are made of chemical synthetics, unless essential oils are used.
  • Yogic breathing techniques can help detoxify effortlessly, removing toxins, increasing metabolism and burning fat.









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