Did you know that there are between 300 and 500 chemicals in the average person’s body that were not present before 1920? That’s downright scary! Where do these toxins come from? How are we exposed to them and what can we do about it?

Toxins are basically broken down into 2 categories; exotoxins come from outside sources such as polluted air, water, alcohol, medications, cosmetics, food additives and household chemicals. Endotoxins are created internally by the body. When undigested food sits in the digestive tract, it putrefies, creating toxins that damage cells, tissues, and the organs of the body.

Do you need to cleanse? Make a note of how many of these symptoms you have:

– Frequent headaches
– Joint pain and inflammation
– Low energy
– Recurrent respiratory problems
– Allergy symptoms
– Insomnia
– Mood changes
– Constipation and/or diarrhea
– Brain fog
– Difficulty losing weight (despite dietary changes and an increase in exercise)
– Acne and other skin problems
– Food sensitivities or allergies
– Fatigue after eating
– Severe PMS and hormone imbalance
– Bad breath or body odour

Everyone has their own level of tolerance when it comes to toxins. However once you reach that tolerance, a number of different symptoms can begin to appear. Think of your body as a glass of water. Once a glass is full, if you continue to add more water, it will spill over. If toxins continue to be added into our system when there is ‘no more room’ to eliminate them, the body becomes overwhelmed and

negative symptoms can occur. This can eventually lead to degenerative diseases. It is recommended to cleanse 2 to 3 times per year to help ensure good health, reduce the risk of disease, and to maintain and increase energy levels. If you have another of the symptoms above, it would be well advised to cleanse.

Renew Life is the leader in digestive care and cleansing in Canada. They have three full body cleanses that address all 7 organs of elimination (liver, lungs, colon, kidneys, skin, blood and lymphatic system). No matter where you are on your cleansing journey, they have a full body cleanse to suit you.

Gentle Cleansing With First Cleanse
First Cleanse is a 2 part, 15 day all natural herbal cleanse. Part 1 is an herbal organ detox formula and Part 2 is a gentle colon support formula. It is designed to gently stimulate the cleansing and detoxification process of the body’s 7 channels of elimination. It is ideal for people who have never cleansed before, people who are sensitive to cleansing, or sensitive to medications and supplements in general.

Advanced Cleansing With CleanseSMART
CleanseSMART is a 2 part, 30 day advanced cleansing program. Most of the herbs are extracts in either a 4:1 or 5:1 ratio. This means they are 4 or 5 times more concentrated than a whole, raw herb (such as those used in First Cleanse). Part 1 is an organ detox formula and part 2 is a colon cleansing formula that contains magnesium hydroxide to hydrate the colon, along with cape aloe, triphala and rhubarb to stimulate peristalsis, which helps to achieve the ideal 2-3 bowel movements a day. This cleanse is ideal for those people who have issues with constipation, have cleansed before or those who want a longer, deeper cleanse.

Quick Cleansing With Rapid Cleanse
Rapid Cleanse is a 3 part, 7 day cleanse formulated for people who want to do a full body cleanse that is short in duration yet still effective. Part 1 is an organ detox formula. Part 2 is a fibre supplement containing acacia fibre. Fibre is important to absorb toxins for removal from the body. Part 3 enhances elimination from the colon and contains ingredients to hydrate the colon and stimulate peristalsis. Rapid Cleanse is ideal for people who have cleansed before, those who would like to get back on track after overindulging during holidays or those who would like to jump start a healthy weight loss program.

7 day cleanses are effective however, to achieve the full benefits of cleansing and detoxification, it is recommended one performs a 30 day cleanse 2 to 4 times per year, such as CleanseSMART.

Renew Life cleanses are designed to work regardless of lifestyle or diet. No strict diet is required while completing a full body cleanse however it depends on your individual lifestyle how quickly you will see results. There are dietary suggestions in the box insert in the cleansing kits.

With the abundance of toxins we are exposed to, detoxification has become a necessity. If you live and breathe in today’s society, you need to cleanse.

Testimonial

I Couldn’t Be Happier!
“I have been using CleanseSMART twice a year for 4 years now and I couldn’t be happier with the help it provides my body in eliminating toxic build-up and the overall improvement in my feeling of well being after I’ve finished each 30 day program. The first time I used CleanseSMART I lost 2 pant sizes by the end of the program without additional exercise or radical dietary changes. I was appalled at how muchbuild-up it meant I had in my system from the years, and vowed to make sure I usedCleanseSMART twice a year to prevent such a build-up from ever happening again.”
Dawn

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By Caroline Farquhar, R.H.N., B.A.

Written by Caroline Farquhar, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and National Sales Trainer for Renew Life Canada. She is a regular guest on TV and radio shows across the country, sought-after speaker on digestive care, cleansing and detoxification and is an expert contributor for multiple health websites and magazines.