Detoxification has been practiced since the beginning of time as a spiritual and physical cleansing of the body, mind and spirit. Due to the toxic burden our bodies encounter everyday in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink and in which we bathe, we need to cleanse regularly.
Detoxification of the physical body is imperative, especially if we are sick in any way. Toxins accumulate and can lead to ill-health if they are not addressed. Toxins either come from outside the body (exogenous) or are produced inside the body (endogenous). Exogenous toxins include chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, toxic gases, mold and so on. Endogenous toxins are produced inside the body from protein breakdown and from substances produced by bacteria, yeast and fungi in the digestive tract.
Physical detoxification involves removing toxins from the internal organs of excretion in which they may be stored and improving the functioning of these organs so that they are more efficient in their detoxification processes.