Detoxifying your body is the natural process of ridding it of toxins and harmful substances that can build up over time. With today's society being bombarded with chemicals from various sources such as medications, chemicals in water, food additives, pesticides, hormones in meats, air pollution, household cleaners, and personal hygiene products, it's more important than ever to take steps to detoxify your body.
The primary organs that aid in detoxification are the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. The liver, in particular, is the main detox organ and is responsible for cleaning the blood, converting food to energy, making and balancing hormones, maintaining balance of sugars, and using and storing it. The kidneys remove waste from the body in the form of urine, the lungs filter unwanted chemicals from the air, the skin acts as armor to the outside and sweat is its method of ridding the body of toxins, the gastrointestinal tract breaks down toxins and removes them as waste. The lymph system also plays a critical role by moving liquid and cells around the body to protect against and remove invaders.
There are many options when it comes to detoxifying your body, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. It's important to note that a one size fits all approach doesn't work, and it's best to consult with a professional before beginning a program. Detoxing is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for extremely sick individuals.
Some options for detoxing include:
In conclusion, detoxifying your body is a crucial step in maintaining your overall health and well-being. By taking the time to understand the organs that aid in detoxification, and the various options available for detoxing, you can create a personalized plan that works for you. Remember to always consult with a professional before beginning a detox program.
What Are the Benefits Of Having Good Posture?
Having good posture comes with various health advantages–many of which are physical, and some of which are psychological.
Reduced Back Pain
Incorrect posture is one of the top risk factors of low back pain. Sitting in a slouched position for long periods can put excess pressure on discs, ligaments, and muscles in the spine to cause low back pain. Practicing good posture even when sitting can greatly reduce your risk of developing back pain.
THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING SOCIAL
The winter months can naturally cause people to turn inward and be more isolated. Socializing plays a huge role in our health and well-being, and it's essential to fulfill our social needs as the temperatures around us start to rise
The feet are the foundation of the body. If there is not enough support from the feet, various parts of the body—particularly the spine—are exposed to additional stress. This stress can lead to back, hip, knee and foot pain. Once your chiropractor corrects your spine, custom orthotics will help balance your feet and support good posture. thereby reducing stress throughout the body and keeping you pain-free for longer periods of time. Custom orthotics are designed to provide the needed support for your arches that will relieve pain now and prevent pain later.
BENEFITS OF A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP
Restorative sleep happens when brain activity during sleep helps restore your body and mind, essentially resetting you for another day of activity. Experts continue to study the process of sleep, but they’ve found evidence to suggest your body and brain accomplish a lot during sleep, including muscle repair,
There are many outdoor activities to engage in during the winter months. Numerous studies have found that the health benefits of exercising outdoors in colder temperatures can actually outweigh those that you experience in warmer months. For instance, cold weather may actually improve endurance because your heart doesn't have to work as hard, you sweat less, and expend less energy, all of which means you exercise more efficiently.
Gratitude requires stillness and reflection, two qualities which can be difficult to manifest in our busy, overstimulated lives. Taking time to reflect and write down what you are grateful for produces many transformative effects on your life.
It’s February, the perfect time for Heart Health Awareness! Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds, and every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies from a heart related event. Taking care of your heart should be a priority, and being educated on facts and prevention can help you to avoid a life threatening event.
January is usually a time to make resolutions and aim for big changes. Our goal this year is to strive to find joy and happiness in what we already have, and in whatever may come into our lives as the year progresses. Did you know that we can actually reshape our brains so that thinking positively becomes easier and easier?!
Yesterday I learned of the loss of a dear friend to cancer. My husband works long hours and travels 15 days of the month. I have kids that always need help or a ride. I am rehabbing a shoulder injury that has left me unable to work as much as I’d like. My family adopted a new dog that our older dog is having a hard time accepting. Planning a trip, working, trying to find time to cook and clean, the list can go on and on. Why am I telling you this? Because all of these things are stressors; and all of these things are common events or issues that EVERYONE will deal with. So, how does stress affect us, and what can we do to ensure our bodies are in optimal condition to deal with and process stress?
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