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Facts About Detox

Your body is like a tiny metaverse, an incredible world where many things are happening at once and all of it is amazing.

The world that is your body is ever-changing. You can adapt to both good and bad elements but you are also susceptible to the environment. Changes that occur in the body depend on your direct or indirect actions.


Overall wellness is a combination of the body’s framework (things you're born with that cannot change), the brick and mortar (what you've created from the framework and what you develop over time or through circumstances), the system (all the wiring. The things that we can't see that make the body function), the uniqueness (all the elements that make us individuals and human. In other words, the things that separate us from other animals and each other).

What is the secret that makes the body function so well? Simple, it's how efficiently the body can eliminate all the things that prevent it from working the way it should. Imagine absorbing all the water in the world just because you fell into a body of water and you were thirsty. Your body would need to get rid of the excess water, filter, and eliminate what's in the water that isn't needed. What's worse, you may feel bad for overdoing it, depending on your mental state at least. That residual guilt also needs to be removed as the body doesn't need the negative emotion long term.

Unwanted substances in water, food, air, and the environment that may be harmful to you are called toxins. Toxins can also result from negative emotions or residual stress and need to be eliminated so that your body can be healthy. The systems responsible for helping the GI system, lymphatic system, digestive system, and excretory system.

The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, winding tube. It extends from the mouth to the anus. Food is taken from your mouth to your stomach then to the small and large intestines. Nutrients and water are absorbed from foods to help keep your body healthy. Toxins and other materials not needed by the body will move through your GI tract until you get rid of them through the excretory system.

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that work together to collect and move excess fluid, lymph (a colorless, watery fluid) back into your bloodstream. The lymphatic system collects this excess fluid, lymph, from tissues in your body and moves it along until it's ultimately returned to your bloodstream. The lymphatic system is essential to alerting and freeing the body free of unwanted substances.

The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract or the GI tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are the solid organs of the digestive system. When these organs work well individually and collectively, toxins are eliminated from the body.


Your cells are constantly active because of chemical reactions. Waste products, such as carbon dioxide and ammonia are the bi-products of the chemical activity in your cells. These waste products are toxic to cells. If waste builds up in a cell, homeostasis will be disrupted. When this happens, cells can die. The excretory system eliminates cellular wastes from the body through the lungs, skin, kidneys, and digestive system.

There may be instances where problems cause your body to retain toxins. In these cases, it is advised to seek out your Holistic Health care professional before using any detox regimen such as:

  • Fasting

  • All liquid diets

  • Eating certain foods

  • Using dietary supplements

  • Using herbs

  • Cleansing the colon (lower intestinal tract) with enemas, laxatives, or colon hydrotherapy (also called “colonic irrigation” or “colonics”)

  • Environmental changes

  • Using a sauna

  • Foot detoxes

When detoxing, you need a trained professional to take the journey with you and to provide you with aftercare advice. Usually, your practitioner has to take a look at what is happening inside of the body before recommending anything.

Princess Akeema Holistic care offers detox options such- as ionic foot detoxes. If you would like to find out more, give us a call at (443) 873 0532, or set up a virtual appointment.

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