Nutritional Support for Detoxification

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Providing nutritional support for the body’s detoxification processes is gaining popularity all over the world. Today we recognise that although the body is designed to eliminate toxins, it cannot always handle the overload present in today’s environment. Toxin overload can lead to a variety of health problems, such as headaches, muscle and joint pain, chronic fatigue, and allergy or flu-like symptoms. While once widely practiced, fasting is no longer considered to be a healthy form of detoxification. To function optimally, our detoxification processes are dependent upon adequate levels of supporting nutrients, including both macronutrients and micronutrients that are depleted during fasting programs. Detoxification programs that use a broad-based nutritional approach that support both Phase I and Phase II detoxification are advantageous for a number of reasons.

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