Have you thought about how your body processes harmful foreign compounds (toxins) that enter your body through air, food, water, and skin? Your body has you covered – at least partly! By design, we are created with detoxification systems to eliminate toxins. The liver, skin, and kidneys are the prominent organs for eliminating toxins. But don’t bank on this insurance policy. Not all toxins are eliminated easily. Some are persistent and have a very long half-life.
Detoxification is nutrient demanding. Some of these nutrients are recycled and reused; others are consumed in the process. Detoxification may be reduced when the detoxification nutrients are insufficient or unavailable. However, when nutritional status is optimal and substances are not blocking detoxification pathways, the process runs smoothly, removing toxins and preventing toxic accumulation. This is the ideal scenario, although many people are not here.
Detoxification capacity varies from one person to another. Those who have inherited genes for efficient detoxification are fortunate. Those of us (yes, I’m in this group too!) who have poor detoxification genes must make appreciable effort to address modifiable detoxification factors to optimize health.
There are various ways to detox, and many, many more detox diets and cleanse kits available. However, the most effective way to detox is by creating a lifestyle of detoxification rather than taking a weekend warrior approach. Since toxic exposure isn’t limited to one season or one week or one day, your detox approach shouldn’t be over a week or a few days. Foods and lifestyle strategies that promote detoxification should become a daily habit.
What the class covers
Whole Foods Detox will teach you how to optimize the modifiable factors of detoxification. The objectives of this class are to:
- identify sources of toxic exposure,
- learn strategies for avoiding or minimizing exposures to toxins,
- discover mechanisms the body uses to naturally detoxify
- identify the role nutrition plays in detoxification pathways
- establish a plan for incorporating food and lifestyle habits for detoxification into your day-to-day life,
- briefly discuss credible extrinsic detoxification methods to complement the body’s intrinsic methods.
FREEBIES with the class: a sprouting lid, seeds, handouts, and food samples
The Next Class
WHERE: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Elias, 4801 46 St, Bonnyville, AB (basement, side door access)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
FEE: $20, at the door