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What Can I Take to Clean Out My Body?

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author image Jan Millehan
Jan Millehan has published articles relating to health, fitness and disease on various websites. Her publishing history includes health-related articles on blogs and online directories, as well as an essay published in the Bridgewater College journal, "Philomathean." Millehan received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Bridgewater College.
What Can I Take to Clean Out My Body?
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Toxins are in the air, shampoos, lotions, cleaners and almost everywhere. There are several ways to prevent toxins from building up in your body, and there are supplements to take that may remove those toxins. Toxins in the body may lead to the production of free radicals, which damage healthy cells and can lead to organ damage and even diseases like cancer. Just by eating organic food and using supplements, you can help clean the toxins from your body.

Effects of Toxins on the Body

According to Kevin Trudeau, natural foods advocate and author of "Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About," you are toxic. Toxins adversely affect your body in several ways. They weaken the immune system, and they block nutrient absorption, causing you to age faster and develop diseases. Poisons in your body turn the body alkaline pH to an acid pH, resulting in an increased risk of debilitating and potentially deadly diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Sources of Toxins in the Body

Toxins are in the air you breathe, the food you eat, water you drink and in almost everything you use. Kevin Trudeau cites an independent investigation of the components of women's breast milk. It discovered that 100 percent of the breast milk examined contained jet rocket fuel. He explains that planes flying overhead leave a chemical trail of residue that ends up in the air and water supply, resulting in the contamination of your body and food. Eating fish from a fish farm is another way, among many, that toxins enter your body. Trudeau claims farmed fish receive toxic feed and chemicals to make them grow to unnaturally large sizes.

Ways to Avoid Toxins

Trudeau says we can reduce the amount of toxic buildup in our bodies by buying organic foods. He claims processed foods contain thousands of harmful chemicals not listed on the labels. He recommends buying 100 percent organic foods not produced or sold by public companies. Trudeau also says to drink raw, organic milk, make your own beer and wine, and buy real, unprocessed sugar cane.

Juices That Detoxify

Several natural juices reportedly flush toxins out of your body. Wheatgrass juice is a powerful detoxifier that cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris, according to the Hippocrates Health Institute. The active compounds in wheatgrass reportedly protect you from cancer by neutralizing toxins and fighting tumors. Kevin Trudeau also recommends noni, mangosteen, aloe vera and acai berry juices for their superior nutritional value and detoxifying effects.

Water That Detoxifies

Alkaline or ionized water, made from mildly electrolyzed, filtered tap water, is said to help fight free radicals that damage cells. Toxins produced naturally in your digestive system, as well as unnatural poisons in the body, may lead to an overproduction of free radicals. Free radicals can attach themselves to healthy cells and harm their genetic makeup, leading to liver and other organ problems, according to Hidemitsu Hayashi, medical doctor and director of the Water Institute of Japan.

Herbs That Detoxify

Some herbs may assist in removing body toxins. Toxicologist Dr. Janet Starr Hull suggests using French green clay, believed to attach to toxins and remove them with no side effects. Milk thistle extract is an herb recommended by the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, as a possible way to remove liver toxins in patients with liver disease. In addition, naturopathic physician Dr. Beth Burch touts the benefits of milk thistle. Burch says milk thistle extract stops toxins from entering the liver and stimulates liver cell regeneration. At this time, there is no scientific proof French green clay and milk thistle cleanse body toxins.

Vitamins That Detoxify

Several vitamins may help you get rid of body chemicals. Vitamin C is a primary toxin fighter, according to Dr. Hull. It dissolves in water and travels through your cells to clean and remove toxins. Humans don't naturally produce vitamin C, so you need to use a supplement or food source. Hull also recommends vitamin B-3, or niacin, to clean your liver, blood, lymph system and skin.

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