Created and edited by
Myrna Haag RD, LD/N
Detoxification is a natural process by which the body rids itself of toxins. Optimum nutrition is critical for ensuring the proper amounts and combinations of foods are present with adequate supplements to support a high-functioning detox system.
The gut is the central detox organ with a variety of good bacteria that control important functions for health, but also bad bacteria which contribute to diseases and inflammation. The type and amounts of certain foods you eat daily dictate your gut microbial landscape. Even mood swings and depression have been linked to the bacteria in your gut!
After your gut processes what toxins it can, the liver filters remaining contaminants out of the blood. It is critical to ensure this organ is supplied with the right nutrients in adequate amounts so it can function at optimal capacity.
The colon expels waste from the body as feces. If allowed to sit for too long, toxins can get reabsorbed into the bloodstream. A high fiber diet is the colon’s best cleaning agent. Knowing the right amount and variety of plant fibers keeps your colon clean and moving.