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By: Okanagan Naturopathic Healthcare  09-12-2011

January is a very popular time for people to start a detoxification program. With the holiday season over, the New Year’s resolutions kicking in, and the regular work routine back in place, now is a good time to cleanse the body. In this article we will look at the ins and outs of detoxification and learn about the most important aspects of a successful detox program.

What is Detoxification?

Detoxification can be defined as the removal of the unwanted from the body. The unwanted or toxic substances can be from the external environment, internal environment of the body, or in the mental-emotional system.

External toxins include chemicals like pesticides, food additives, plastics, heavy metals, BPA, Parabins, Phalates, and other molecules from industrial products. Internal toxins include metabolic waste products naturally produced in the body that need to be removed. These include substances like lactic acid, uric acid, carbon dioxide, and free radicals. Mental-emotional toxins include thoughts, feelings, memories, and perceptions that no longer serve us benefit and create disease within the body.

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