You’ve heard that word before. You may have an idea of what it is, but I’m going to try and explain why YOU (yes you) should be doing it routinely. If you had to guess how many chemicals you have been exposed to today, how many would you guess? 5? 10? Try 168. That is the average amount of chemicals the average woman is exposed to in a DAY! Men use less cosmetic products so we are down to an average of 85 a day. Still too many! Unfortunately these chemicals are very poorly regulated and are not properly tested for safety. Lead, dioxins, phthalates, phytoestrogens, organophosphates, PCBs, phenols, arsenic, BPA, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons… Would you eat any of those things? Of course not! But we are exposed to them every day in our food, in our air, in our water, and we are putting them on our skin. When you take these small but routine exposures we have to chemicals and repeat them EVERY day, it really adds up. These chemicals are causing all kinds of known and unknown damage in your body. Early menopause, fertility problems, hormone problems, cancers, metabolic problems, the list goes on. All are very serious and we need to find ways to combat them. If wanting to get rid of chemicals that aren’t supposed to be in your body isn’t enough, here is a list of 6 reasons you should detox your body: 1: Boosts your energy So many people live on coffee and caffeine because they are too sluggish and tired. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you didn’t have to rely on that to feel energized? 2: Helps burn stubborn fat Losing weight is NOT about calories. It is about hormones. Boosting good hormones and minimizing bad ones. Detoxing makes sure your hormones are working for you and not against you. 3: Boosts your immune system Your lymphatic system is a large part of getting immune cells from one place to another. If it is overloaded with toxic chemicals it won’t be able to do it’s job. 4: Helps improve your skin Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is actually a big part of your body’s natural detoxification process. Blemishes can result from your skin being overloaded with chemicals and not being able to fully do its job. Many chemicals enter our body through our skin and we can also get rid of them through our skin (sweating). This is one reason we use our infrared sauna to help with the detoxification process. 5: Increases mental focus Toxic chemicals can be stored in our brain and will result in feelings of mental fatigue and being in a “fog”. Getting rid of these chemicals will help dramatically. This will also improve your quality of sleep! 6: Helps digestion Getting rid of the toxic waste that is stored in your body will improve your digestion and regularity. It can also help with sugar and carb cravings! So what do we do for our detox? It’s actually much simpler than you would think. We combine a scientifically researched and proven system that includes diet modification and specific supplementation. There are 3 phases of detox, phase 1-3. During phase 1 your body removes the toxic chemicals from their storage places so they are circulating freely in your body. Phase 2 is where those chemicals are bound and rendered harmless while still in your body and are eventually eliminated during phase 3. Fad detox’s that you have seen on the internet mostly deal with phase 1 and sometimes phase 3. Doing one of these is DANGEROUS! Please stay away. Our system ensures that EACH phase of detoxification are working well so your body can safely get rid of toxic chemicals. We have regular group detox events at our clinic. Join us for one or just call us and we will help you through it! Detoxification is an important process that needs specific nutrients and help in order to work properly! Use the help of health professionals like us to make sure it is a safe and effective process, your body will thank you for it!