The Importance of Whole Body Cleanse and Detoxification [Infographic]

The Importance of Whole Body Cleanse and Detoxification
Infographic from DimMak Herbs

Your Body's Own Internal Detoxification System

Every minute of every day, your body - through its own internal detoxification system - is continuously eliminating metabolic waste products, chemicals, toxins and various other debris and substances.

The primary organs involved are the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, skin and the lymphatic system.  The blood also plays a key role in the process.

Detox:  Myth or Necessity?

While some health experts maintain that detoxification is a natural process and trying to actively detoxify the body to achieve a health benefit is a myth, medical nonsense and can even be dangerous, many holistic health professionals disagree.

The argument for health benefits derived from actively helping your body to detox is largely centered around the the concept that the body's innate detoxification system is unable to keep up with the toxic burden of our modern world.

For example, it is estimated that there are more than 70,000 chemicals in existence today - many of which have not been tested for human safety.  It is also estimated that each of us comes into contact with hundreds, if not thousands, of these chemicals every single day.  They are present in our food, water, air, personal care products, cosmetics, cleaning products and many different household and personal use products.

Detoxification is Not New

If we look back through the annals of human history, we find that actively detoxifying and cleansing the body is not a new concept.

There is evidence that enemas were used in ancient Egypt, that Hippocrates used herbs and fasting, that native Americans used herbs and sweat lodges, and that both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda used various detoxification methods to restore digestive balance and to prevent and treat numerous illnesses and chronic conditions.

How to Detox

When it comes to detoxing and cleansing, there are many options.  Detox can be whole body or targeted to a particular organ, such as the liver or colon.  It can be done in stages.  It can be gentle and simple or extreme and complex.

Many holistic health practitioners use and recommend certain herbs that have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  The health benefits and healing properties of many of these herbs have already been and continue to be studied and researched by today's scientists.  Some of these herbs include Cascara Sagrada, Da Huang (Rhubarb Root), Huang Lian (Coptis), Huang Qi (Astragalus), Red Shen (Ginseng) Gan Cao (Licorice), Ginger Root, and Green Tea.


This infographic from DimMak Herbs illustrates key points regarding the importance of detoxification including common sources of toxins and other harmful substances, the connection toxins and certain diseases, the body's detox system, and how to effectively detoxify the body.  To read more and learn about particular herbs used in herbal detox and cleanses, please visit The Importance of Whole Body Cleanse and Detoxification - DimMak Herbs.

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