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Q: Is organ cleansing or detoxifying a good idea?

Posted September 04, 2013 in Adel, Advice Column

A: Your liver, kidneys, lungs and sweat glands all help your body rid its cells of toxins. Experts believe that the build up of toxins in our bodies is a major cause of diseases such as obesity, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, premenstrual syndrome, certain autoimmune diseases (e.g., lupus), asthma, food intolerances and many more.

More than 10,000 different chemicals are used in food processing, packaging, wrapping and storage. More than 3,000 of these chemicals are added directly to our food supply. Our daily metabolism produces toxins and free radicals that have to be removed from our bodies or risk causing toxic build-up. Without efficient detoxification through our kidneys, liver, lymphatic system and sweat glands, the toxins will overload our cells. Our bodies are preprogrammed to protect its cells, and in the face of excess toxins it will store them in new fat cells. Merely losing weight will not get rid of the toxins. Our body has to tip the balance toward getting rid of more toxins than we allow in or create, in order to start mobilizing the excess toxins out of the fat cells. Until this pendulum swings in favor of faster detoxification than toxin build-up, we will not be able to lose those fat cells.

When toxins build up in the cells and overwhelm our body’s ability to get rid of them, the structure and function of our cells falter and contribute to disease.  For more information about “Why Detoxify” and some good ways to do it, contact Sumpter Pharmacy and Wellness at 993-1119.

Information provided by Toni Sumpter, Sumpter Pharmacy and Wellness, 628 Nile Kinnick Drive South, Suite A, 993-1119.

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