This fall, don’t forget to turn back the clock on your health by cleansing! 

There are countless benefits to total body cleansing.  After completing a cleanse many people report increased energy,   improved digestion, weight loss and a feeling of better overall health.  Most people in Canada start out with vibrant health, but by age 30 begin to develop ‘minor’ irritations.  These small problems become more serious, causing our health to fall into further decline.  Eventually, chronic disease sets in and even everyday activities can cause pain or suffering. 
The effects of chronic exposure to stress, chemical pollutants, poor diet, and environmental toxins take a toll on our health.  Ideally, it would be great to avoid all of the pesticides and other chemical pollutants however, this is simply not feasible.  Therefore, it is up to us to take responsibility for our own health and well-being and the first step towards optimal health is cleansing and detoxification.
How do you eliminate toxins?
The body has seven channels of elimination which are directly utilized to eliminate toxins:
  • The Liver – changes or detoxifies harmful toxins into substances that can be eliminated from the body.
  • The Colon – eliminates toxins from the liver as well as the waste which has accumulated in the intestines.
  • The Blood – flows through the vascular system and carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body while removing harmful waste.
  • The Lymphatic System – eliminates poisons from cells through a network of vessels that extend throughout the body.
  • The Skin – eliminates waste and toxins through perspiration.
  • The Lungs – expel toxins through breathing (ex. Carbon dioxide).  Deep breathing stimulates lymphatic flow to eliminate toxins.
  • The Kidneys – receive water-soluble waste from the liver, so that they can be further filtered and finally eliminated through the bladder.
Who should and who shouldn’t do cleanses?
For the most part, if you breathe, you should cleanse!  Let’s face it; we live in a toxic world.  Unfortunately, most people focus more on their outer appearance than their inner health.  Most people can safely cleanse, however, those who should avoid cleansing include women who are pregnant or nursing, people who have had recent surgery, or people who have a serious medical condition.  If you are unsure, speak to your natural health practitioner or health food store staff and they will help you choose the right cleanse for you. 
What should you look for when choosing a total body cleanse?
Always look for products that are convenient and “clean”:  meaning free from binders, fillers, or excipients.  You also want to ensure that the products are free from harsh ingredients.  Herbal laxatives such as cascara sagrada and senna are commonly used in herbal cleansing products.  These can become addictive over time and lead to a lazy bowel.  It is better to use products that contain gentler options such as magnesium hydroxide or triphala. 
CleanseSMART by Renew Life is a 30 day advanced cleansing program that removes toxins from the seven areas of elimination in the body with a strong emphasis on the liver and colon.  While you should try to eat a nutritious diet always, CleanseSMART is designed to work regardless of diet or lifestyle.  It does not contain any habit-forming ingredients and can be used 2-4 times per year. 
People have used natural herbs to cleanse the body for thousands of years.  As the world we live in becomes more and more polluted, cleansing and detoxification has become vital to ensure good health.  We must assist the body in the processing and elimination of its toxic load.  Give CleanseSMART 30 days and feel the difference!