Keeping Your Body Filters Clean

To Detox or not?

You can not exchange your body parts like you can with a vehicle.

If something goes wrong, you replace it.

In the meanwhile, your vehicle has many filters to keep you from spending $600.00 at the mechanic's shop.

We strive to keep our engines running smoothly. We change the oil, the oil filter, the air filter and so on.

When was the last time you changed your body filters?

In other words, when was the last time you detoxified your body?

We are not just speaking of cleansing from alcohol and drugs.

We are also speaking of detoxifying from the result of some of our everyday habits.

For example, we consume more junk food and preservatives because of our busy schedules.

We don't make or have the time to cook as much.

We also breath more polluted air than ever before because, in our culture, we drive more than we walk.

It is true. Our culture is becoming more aware of the need to make positive changes, but there is still room for improvement.

This improvement comes in the form of taking proactive steps.

These Home Remedies for Detox will offer different ideas, and solutions which can help prevent diseases.

What are body filters? Body filters are organs which naturally filter out toxins, wastes and other by-products.

Our body is the absolute work of art as it naturally defends and protects us. This is called homeostasis.

So, in exchange for what the body does for us, we also do for it by assisting in keeping it clean.

This exchange creates a balance, and this balance allows for a clearer mind, and a more vibrant body.... for the long term.

Following are some primary body filters and what happens when these become diseased.

GI TRACT - or Gastro-intestinal tract is a continuous tube that extends from the mouth to the anus.

The GI tract contains food from the time it is eaten until it is digested, absorbed and finally, eliminated.

Wave-like contractions of the smooth muscle within the tract propel the food along from the esophagus to the anus.

This process can be interrupted by such factors as, poor hydration, poor diet, stress, etc.

For example, poor motility or the ability for the tract to mix and move material along can lead to constipation.

The purpose of defecation is to rid the body of wastes, indigestable substances, bacteria, etc.

Click Here if you do not practice Detoxification, and are now experiencing Digestive Problems.

You will learn about the physiology of the digestive system and you will also Discover Home Remedies for Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Colon Cleansers and more.

Poor hydration, foods low in fiber, lack of exercise, etc can interrupt this natural cleansing process.

A body that holds unto bacteria, and other wastes becomes sick, and can even lead to cancer.

KIDNEYS - The kidneys are part of the urinary system.

By filtering blood and forming urine, the kidneys contribute to fluid homeostasis by maintaining blood osmolarity, regulating blood volume, regulating blood pressure and ridding toxins in the form of urine.

As we age, the kidneys shrink in size, have lower blood flow, and filter less blood.

Unhealthy lifestyle habits accelerate this process.

Ultimately, this can lead to kidney imbalances such as kidney stones (crystal formation) which are excruciating.

Kidney failure can also lead to congestive heart failure (CHF).

CHF is caused because the kidneys are no longer releasing urine.

The body retains this urine in the form of fluid. This fluid build-up looks for places to escape.

The heart cavity fills with excess fluid squeezing the heart and impeding its proper function.

These situations are best managed by a physician.

LIVER - After the skin, it is the second largest organ.

It metabolizes carbohydrates thereby maintaining a healthy blood-glucose (blood sugar) level, metabolizes proteins to create ATP (energy) for the body, it is the primary storage site for certain vitamins such as A, B-12, D, E and K.

It also detoxifies the body from alcohol, and other drugs such as penicillin.

Damage to the liver can to lead inflammation (hepatitis), scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer.

Liver damage can lead to jaundice (yellow or even yellow-greenish) skin color.

Maintain healthy liver function by following these simple Home Remedies for detox.

LUNGS - The respiratory system begins with the nose and mouth and continues to the lungs where gas exchange occurs.

Gas exchange is essential to life, and it is the purpose of the lungs.

Gas exchange occurs at the site of the alveoli (miniscule air sacs).

At the site of the alveoli, oxygen is inhaled and carbon dioxide is exhaled.

Carbon dioxide is necesssary but only at smaller doses.

The lungs filter out excess carbon dioxide thereby helping us breath easier.

Lungs disorders include asthma, emphysema, and others.

A person can have a pre-disposition to asthma or can acquire it as an adult.

There can also be a pre-disposition to emphysema, but quite often, it occurs from lifestyle choices such as smoking, work environment, second hand smoking and more.

Respiratory distress leads to physical and mental debilitation.

It can also lead to more serious problems such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), etc.

Other natural body filters are the spleen, lymphatic system, skin etc.

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