What is detoxification?
Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymph and skin. Our bodies do it everyday, naturally!
There are different types of cleanses and they each come in all shapes and sizes to be tailored to your individual needs.
Today I thought we would talk about a skin cleanse. Everything that is going on inside you shows up on your skin. It’s our largest organ of elimination and detoxification. Think about it….when your colon becomes overloaded or your liver can’t efficiently filter the toxins coming from the digestive tract, your skin will begin to sweat them out, through rashes or boils.
Our skin mirrors our emotions and our hormone balance, also. Most of us are toxic to some degree. Dr. Colbert says in his book, The Seven Pillars of Health, “It’s similiar to forgetting to take the trash cans to the curb on trash day, and the garbage piles up in your garage. Your cans eventually overflow, and the stench worsens. You feel sick just walking near them. After a few weeks the smell of the garbage is so bad that you can even smell it inside the house.”
Got Stress? It’s going to show up on our bodies through our skin texture, spots and blemishes. You will lack energy, start experiencing environmental and food allergies and develop excessive mucus production. And don’t even get me started on how it can throw a woman’s hormone balance off!
However there IS good news! Our diet is the quickest way to change our looks! Remember living foods? Our food is a gift, a blessing from God! He wants us to enjoy our food and gave us many choices! The term, ‘vegetable’ refers to foods we obtain from the leaves, stems, flower clusters, roots, tubers, seeds or fruits of plants. They are loades with complex carbohydrates, amino acids and essential fatty acids.
Here is what Dr. Rex Russell says in his book, What the Bible says about Healthy Living:
Three Principles God wants us to use for healthier lives
- Eat only substances God created for food. Avoid what is not designed for food.
- As much as possible, eat foods as they were created – before they are changed or converted into something humans think might be better.
- Avoid food addictions. Don’t let any food or drink become your god.
It is also essential to begin healing the skin from within, starting with the least expensive treat: WATER! Be sure to drink plenty of this gift! Water is the single most important nutrient four our bodies and is considered a ‘miracle cure’ for many health conditions.
Here is a great detox water refresher!
3 quarts of pure water
2 lemons, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
10-12 mint leaves
Add ingredients to water and let infuse overnight.
So, we’re eating clean, living foods and drinking sufficient amounts of water…..what else? Stick around…….tomorrow we are going to take a bath…….together.