Detoxification and Slimming
DETOXIFICATION AND SLIMMING
One of the primary functions of the body is to eliminate toxins as quickly as possible. Through the colon undigested food, along with many dead cells and their toxins, are eliminated. The respiratory system’s main function is to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen. The skin, apart from its protective function, is also active in the elimination process. The kidneys filter 180 liters of fluid from the blood before discarding 1-1.5 liters of urine per day (varies from person to person).
If toxins are not eliminated and are allowed to store in the body (tissue and joints, etc.) dis-ease will develop and, if left untreated, certain conditions may progress to disease. A body where the exposure to toxins is minimized is normally a healthy body with a strong immune system.
Essential and carrier oils can be formulated to assist the body with the detoxifying process by removing these waste products which are then transported by the circulatory system to the elimination organs. The oils, apart from stimulating the circulatory system, also stimulate the lymphatic system, which is a subsystem of the circulatory system. Furthermore, they have hormone-balancing properties and are mildly diuretic as well as detoxifying. Treatment must coincide with a nutritional, as well as exercise, plan. After all, we are what we eat!
Suggested essential oils: Cypress, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lime, cedarwood, bergamot, orange, lemongrass, fennel, dill weed.