The Importance of Removing Toxins from Your Body

    Importance of Detoxing Your BodyOn the Amino Diet, it is recommended to rid your body of toxins to promote health and balance to your body. Being able to lose fat and also the amount of toxins that you have in your body are actually two related subjects.  Toxins can affect how one is able to lose weight. You may ask how do we get toxins in our body in the first place? How do we know if we even have them in our system? Well, toxins can enter in our body from the foods we eat and even from our environment. Having toxins in our system is something that should be a concern to all of us because the amount of toxins in our environment are increasing all the time. Toxins are a major source of disease and illness.  The definition of the word toxin is, “a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation,” (Merriam Webster).  We put toxins in our system by the foods we eat, metals in our drinking water, breathing in air, the clothes we wear, cosmetics, and in several other ways as well.

            There are several noticeable side effects that toxins create as well.  The most common side effects are headaches, chronic fatigue, indigestion, neuropathy, dizziness, nausea, memory impairment, respiratory irritations, and even cancer. Toxins can also stop your weight loss.  When that happens, we call it a weight loss stall. This occurs because toxins are stored in fat cells within the body. As your body burns off fat cells while on the diet plan, the toxins then are released into your body and are very hard for the liver and kidney to eliminate on their own.  When the toxins build up, a person can develop toxicity and these known side effects can occur.  So, is there something that we can do about these toxins? The answer is yes, we can.  LAD sells a supplement called the Dual Phase Optimizer, http://store.liquidaminodiet.com/index.php/additional-products.html/, which is also referred to as Dual Support.  This supplement helps to make toxins more water soluble so that your body can naturally excrete these toxins from your body.  It has been formulated to support balanced detoxification of the liver and kidneys.  The Dual Phase Optimizer also is strong antioxidant which helps to minimize the damaging effects of free radicals in the body, protecting cellular integrity.  Detoxification is critical to prevent chronic diseases and to help promote a healthy balance for your body.

Along with the detox supplement, you can also add organic, unfiltered, raw, Apple Cider Vinegar to your diet once a day. Add two tablespoons of ACV to 8 ounces of water (you can also create a salad dressing with it) and drink one of these a day.  Do not take the ACV alone, it has the potential to damage tooth enamel when it is by itself.  ACV promotes a healthy digestion system, flushes some toxins out, and prevents water retention (stops bloating). Here is an article for more information on using Apple Cider Vinegar http://www.liquidaminodiet.com/benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar-while-on-liquid-amino-diet/

Another way to detox would be to take a detox bath. We recommend doing this only around 1 or 2 times a week maximum.  Fill your bath tub with as warm of water as your body can stand and add 1 cup of Epsom Salt, 1 cup of Sea Salt, and ½ cup of baking soda. Next, sit in the tub for 20 minutes then rinse in a cool shower (not cold).  This can help the body release some toxins but it doesn’t work for all. Remember to drink extra water on these days to prevent dehydration due to the detox bath. Here is the article for more information on Detox Baths http://www.liquidaminodiet.com/detox-bath/.

Toxins can cause several issues to your health, but with the detox supplement and other remedies, we can help to rid the harmful toxins from our bodies and bring balance to our bodies.

Authored by Megan

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