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The Truth About Detox

Since I launched my detox program a few months ago, I’ve been hearing a lot about how detoxes are a waste of time and money. Those people will say that as long as you have a healthy body, there’s no need for this “bogus treatment”. Well, I’m here to set the record straight and tell you the truth about detox.

What I hear from those that have a different view on the truth about detox is that as long as the 4 main detox organs: kidneys, liver, skin and lungs are functioning properly, why waste your money on people like me?

They call people like me quacks.Nathan Brammeier

Look, I’m as skeptical as the next guy, but in this case, I have to say that I completely disagree with their assessment for two reasons.

The First Truth About Detox

The first issue I have is with their use of the word “healthy”. Frankly, most people are not healthy. And their organs are not functioning optimally.

We have destroyed our bodies with our lifestyle. We’re talking 20, 30, 40 years or more of:

    • Eating processed foods
    • Not sleeping enough or not at the right time
    • Living a relatively sedentary lifestyle

This lifestyle breaks down the body and creates an internal environment that welcomes disease and malfunctioning organs.

Our organs, with their current health levels, cannot handle the toxic load that we’re exposed to on a daily basis. So, over time, these toxins build up in our bodies. And that causes massive disruption with our normal metabolic processes.

Bottom line? Toxins screw things up…

I have also heard people say that toxins don’t build up in your body. They say that’s just a bunch of hooey. Or . . . maybe their language is a bit stronger to get their point across. But that brings me to my second issue. And this really is the main issue.

The Second Truth About Detox

It has been estimated that we are exposed to over 700,000 different toxic chemicals on a daily basis. Truth be told, our bodies were never meant to handle all of the external toxins that we’re exposed to. These toxins are oil and lipid based.

Our detox system is in place to handle primarily internal toxins. These internal toxins are a result of normal processes like exercise, digestion, and metabolism. These are WATER-based toxins.

The Truth About Detox

Think about it. All of our excretory processes are water based. Urine, feces, sweat, and, to an extent, respiration. We were not designed to handle all of these chemical, plastic, and oil-based toxins that we’re exposed to in huge quantities every single day.

You know how the old saying goes? Oil and water don’t mix. So how is a water-based excretory system supposed to get rid of oil-based toxins?

Well, your body is amazing. And because of the liver’s 2-phase detoxification system, your body can get rid of some toxins.

But not all.

So what does your body do with the leftover toxins? It stores them somewhere safe. Somewhere that it knows won’t affect your normal metabolic processes.

It stores them in your fat cells.

And once they’re in your fat cells, your body does not want to release them. It knows that if it releases them, they’ll be floating around your body wreaking havoc and making you sick.

If you have a hard time losing weight, it could be an indication that you’re toxic. Your body does not want to get rid of fat cells because if it does, it’ll be releasing toxins into your system. And at a rate that your liver can’t handle.

So yes, your body does store toxins and yes, you do need to detoxify on a regular basis. We are just exposed to way more toxins than our bodies can handle on a daily basis.

If you’re basing your truth about detox on how the body is designed, how can you believe anything else?

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Nathan Brammeier

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I dream of living in a world where Doritos dipped in Frito Lays Nacho Cheese Dip is the answer to all of our health problems. But until that day, I'll continue to deliver the absolute best nutrition and lifestyle advice.

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