Cleansing the outside of the body is something most people will do on a regular basis.
When it comes to cleansing our internal body, it is not something everyone thinks about or does.
We live in a toxic world, and the toxins are everywhere. Chemicals are processed into our food, they are used in cleaning products, perfumes and cosmetics, and synthetics hormones from plastics leach into our environment.
Added to this are unhealthy lifestyles, where too much saturated fat, sugar, salt and white flour products are consumed on a daily basis. Fatty liver disease is becoming more commonplace.
As a result, toxins are building up in our bodies, putting extra burden on our organs and making it difficult for cleansing organs like the liver and colon to do their job.
So it’s not surprising when people complain of digestive problems, constipation, frequent headaches, fatigue, bad breath and skin disorders.
These are all evidence that the body is trying to throw off the toxins it is burdened with.
So the benefits of an internal cleanse are great, especially when herbs are used.
Herbs are often utilized in a cleanse as they work effectively to clean the organs and help them perform more efficiently. Herbs like dandelion and burdock work to clean the liver and colon. Herbs like uva ursi clean the kidneys, another important organ of elimination.
Benefits of Cleansing
The benefits of cleansing are significant, especially if this is the first time a person has cleansed.
Weight loss is one effect that is happily reported. When elimination organs like the liver and colon are cleansed, they are able to perform better, resulting in a quicker metabolism.
People who do a herbal cleanse also have to watch their diet closer, eliminating foods that got them heavy in the first place. When foods like sugar, saturated fat and white flour products are eliminated, the weight comes off quicker. Sometimes people who do a cleanse report losing 5-10 pounds, depending on the individual.
So weight loss is one important benefit. But perhaps even more important is the extra energy that a cleanse provides. When the body is operating more efficiently, at a higher level, you will feel more energized and able to do things you didn’t feel like doing before the cleanse.
Along with the energy is more stamina. Whether it’s walking, dancing, cleaning or going through the day, a person who has cleansed is able to last longer.
Improved digestion is a further benefit to cleansing that is tied to greater energy. When the body is able to digest food more effectively, it results in better use of those nutrients and greater energy.
An improved digestion also means people can sleep better, with a more sound, deeper sleep. This means they will wake up feeling refreshed, with greater energy.
Clear skin is another great benefit of a cleanse. Rashes, eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin disorders are more likely to clear up after a cleanse. The skin is the largest organ of elimination next to the liver and colon. When the liver and colon operate efficiently, toxins won’t need to come out through the skin.
Finally, some individuals report a greater awareness of improved senses. They can hear better, taste better and are more aware of their surroundings.