Detox is short for detoxification. It is the process of removing toxic substances away from the body. The body itself performs detoxification daily via the liver, kidney, digestive tract, lungs and the skin. Heavy metals are excreted via sweat and urine while solid waste and other toxins are eliminated via the feces. The lungs excrete toxic gases from the blood and gets fresh oxygen from the air.
Diets that are high in saturated fat can lead to fat buildup in the arteries. Cholesterol, Xenobiotics and inorganic chemicals can build up on the internal organs, affecting their ability to detoxify. After several years of exposure to chemicals, the body can no longer efficiently eliminate these toxic substances inside the body. Thus, the toxins get re-circulated into the bloodstream which causes more damage in the body. The gastrointestinal tract can have ulcerations, imbalance in the acidity, growth of tumors and polyps. Whenever the efficiency of body waste disposal becomes reduced, you need a special program which would increase the rate at which the body disposes waste substances.
Detoxification also refers to the different programs that enhance the detoxification ability of the liver, kidneys, digestive tract, lungs and the skin. Usually, detoxification involves the use of vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, phytochemicals and fiber to cleanse the major organs that is used by the body for detoxification. In this site we have different programs and diets catered for detoxifying specific organs of the body.