Detoxification is inevitably important for maintaining a vibrant life with healthy organs. Everyday, toxins from our surroundings circulate the body through the blood stream. In an ideal world they would be minimal, not place a significant strain on the liver and be excreted immediately. Unfortunately today, most people have an overburdened liver, unable to efficiently cleanse itself. Thus the body, in attempt to protect our organs from harm creates fat cells in which these everyday toxins are stored.
Maybe a sluggish liver and an increase in fat cells don’t bother you, but in regards to pregnancy, toxicity can be detrimental for an infants development. In utero a foetus’ organs are still developing therefore does not have a reliable detoxification system. It’s common knowledge that whatever a mother consumes, nourishing or harmful, is passed through the umbilical cord to the child, and later in breast milk. Because in the modern world toxin are unavoidable, it is extremely important to support the natural detoxification pathways so heavy metals, xenoestrogens, chemicals and other pollutants are not passed down through the umbilical cord.
Glyphosate, the main toxin used on Genetically Modified Foods which acts as a hormone disruptor has been found in large doses in the umbilical cord.
While seasonal fasts or cleanses can be somewhat helpful for the removal of stored toxins, the incorporation of these powerful detoxification practices is not only more sustainable, but more effective.
Here are 3 simple practices to use for daily detoxification to get your body baby ready: