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Detoxification and Your Health:
The Body’s 7 Channels of Elimination


If you want to be healthy you need to understand the seven systems that the body uses to eliminate waste and toxic matters. When these systems are working effectively the result is good health. When they are compromised all types of complications can result. If you want to understand detoxification you need to have a clear understanding of the body’s channels of elimination.

When the body confronts a toxin or foreign substance it uses these channels of elimination to purge the toxin as quickly as possible. The key to excellent health is knowing these 7 channels of elimination like the back of your hand and doing everything possible to keep them functioning optimally.

In 1904 a Russian naturopathic physician by the name of Eli Metchnikof discovered that the body would recycle any toxin that it was not capable of purging. In the recycling process the body would utilize all 7 channels of elimination to try and get the toxic substance removed from the body. This is important to understand because if your health has been compromised it would stand to reason that one or more of the body's channels of elimination are not working effectively.

Most people cannot even name the body's seven channels of elimination. If you value your health do everything you can to understand these seven vital cleansing systems.

Liver - The liver is the body’s factory. It metabolizes food, filters toxins and converts ingredients into substances that are needed in all parts of the body. Your liver is one of the largest and most important organs in your body. The liver, when healthy, will store vitamins, sugars, fats and other nutrients from the food that you eat. The liver builds chemicals that your body needs to stay healthy and breaks down harmful substances, like alcohol and other toxic (poisonous) chemicals. It also removes waste products from your blood and makes sure that your body has just the right amount of other chemicals that it needs.

Learn about the liver by picking up a basic book on health and supplement accordingly.

Lungs - Your lungs are in charge of breathing so you better take care of them. The best way to take care of the lungs is to give them lots of exercise. The best way to keep your lungs healthy is not to smoke. Smoking isn't good for any part of your body, and your lungs especially hate it. Deep breathing of fresh air is the best exercise for the lungs. Spend 15 minutes each day doing deep breathing exercises.

Lymphatic system - Regular exercise is the best treatment that your lymphatic system can receive. The lymphatic is the body’s filter system which supports immune function. A healthy lymphatic system filters out bacteria and other foreign particles. A natural herb by the name of arabanogalactan is a natural cleanser of the lymphatic system.

Blood - The blood is a liquid organ which transfers and transports substances throughout the body. It is what delivers the needed nutrition to those areas that are in need. Red clover and chlorella are wonderful natural cleansers of the blood system. A regular exercise routine stimulates the blood system and assists the body in eliminating waste.

Skin - The skin is the body’s largest organ. By sweating naturally you assist in cleansing the skin and keeping it elastic and healthy. Going to a sauna and sweating is a wonderful health regimen for the skin.

Colon - The colon is vital to effective health because it serves the function of transporting waste out of the body. Hydration of the digestion system will improve colon health. This can be done by drinking an equivalent number of ounces of water to your body weight every day. Also, hydrating the colon through colon hydrotherapy has proven to be very beneficial to re-establishing health.

Kidneys - Your chances of developing a kidney stone in your lifetime are 1 in 10. In 1995, more than 3 million people in the United States had some type of kidney condition such as an infection, kidney stones or cancer. More than 300,000 people suffer from renal failure each year and undergo dialysis or await a kidney transplant.

The kidneys produce urine which is the waste in the body. Often kidney problems are the result of dehydration. A natural supplement that cleanses and provides needed nutrition for the kidneys is corn silk.

If you want to understand good health you need to understand these seven channels of elimination. I urge you to understand these seven channels of elimination and do everything possible to assist them in your pursuit of excellent health.

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