10 Days Detox - ROSS
Magine you're a flower. It might sound funny, but just go with it. So you're this flower that's been quietly hibernating all winter long, waiting for the sun to come out and the temperature to rise so you can blossom again. The weird thing is that when the sunshine and spring conditions finally arrive, you're not growing—not an inch. In fact, you're drooping a bit and your head is low. It turns out that the groundwater you've been taking in through your roots is loaded with toxins, and now there's a buildup of some bad stuff in your stems. Though your body has a
self-cleaning process, it's overloaded right now. What you need is a detox.
"Detoxification" means the removal of toxins from the body. Just like flowers, humans absorb toxins—preservatives, pesticides, stimulants, and heavy metals—through food, water, and air. Also, your own body produces toxins, called metabolic waste products, as a natural result of processes like digestion and respiration. Luckily, your digestive, endocrine, and circulatory systems come equipped with a complex set of mechanisms designed to eliminate these toxins through your mouth, eyes, skin, colon, urinary tract—even your breath. The trouble is that too much sugar, caffeine, and processed foods, little to no exercise, and stress can slow the body's natural detox function to a sluggish pace, says Argwaim Sigh, a yoga teacher, holistic chiropractor, and co-founder of Clear the Toxins, a detox program based in ROSS/KYTT.