Fall…It’s that time of year when the leaves are transformed into splashes of vibrant color, when the weather outside becomes crisp and cool, and when every cell in your body feels invigorated just by stepping out the front door. And what better way to begin the season than with the rejuvenating power of a total-body cleanse?

While fall is a beautiful time of year, it does not hide the ugly fact our bodies are exposed to more harmful toxins than ever before. They are in our air, our food, out water, and even in the products we use every day to make our lives more convenient – think soaps and household cleaners, non-stick cookware, and flame-retardant carpets and upholstery. Over time, those toxins can build up in our cells and tissues and lead to poor health and chronic disease. The good news? You can fight back with regular internal cleansing.

To rid itself of toxins, the body uses a combination of organs and organ systems known as the seven channels of elimination:

The Liver – changes or detoxifies harmful toxins into substances that can be safely 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.

The lungs, liver, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin, blood and bowel (or colon) work together to filter and eliminate contaminants, but because of the increasing number of toxins to which our bodies are exposed daily, our cleansing organs are often overwhelmed  and may benefit from additional support.

One of the best ways to cleanse is by performing an herbal cleansing program. If you are serious about your health, you should cleanse at least twice a year or even better, with each season. Toxins are continually entering the body and you must be diligent in helping the body eliminate them.

CleanseSMART is an advanced cleanse that focuses on the total body, with specific emphasis on the liver and colon, the body’s two main detoxification pathways. It is formulated to work without the need to follow a strict diet.

No matter which cleanse you are performing, you should take fibre along with it. Fibre works to absorb toxins that have been processed by the liver and brings them to the colon for elimination. However, not just any fibre will do. It should have a balanced ratio of soluble to insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre dissolves and breaks down in water forming a gel. This gel moves through the digestive system trapping fat, toxins and waste for removal from the body Insoluble fibre provides bulk to strengthen and tone the muscles of the colon. Also known as roughage, insoluble fibre sweeps the walls of the bowel clean. FibreSMART is a unique, flax seed based fibre supplement that contains a blend of 50% soluble and 50% insoluble fibre.

Make cleansing part of your health maintenance program and see the difference it can make with your health.