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Why supporting drainage pathways is important for your health

Why supporting drainage pathways is important for your health
Making sure your drainage pathways are working properly is very important when detoxing from toxins that we encounter from our air, water sources, food sources, and what is being sprayed on food such as pesticides, unhealthy amounts of heavy metals, and unwanted pathogens. 
 
What are the drainage pathways in the body?
 
Colon: Removes wastes and toxins via bowel movements. It is not normal to be constipated. Supporting this pathway of elimination by making sure you are having 2-3 healthy bowel movements a day. 
 
Skin: Largest organ in the human body, and encounters many chemicals, pollutants, and skin stressors. 

Kidneys: Eliminates water-soluble wastes and filters our blood. The kidneys remove waste and toxins through urine.

Lungs: Waste gas moves from the blood and is exhaled out by the lungs.
 
Liver: The liver filters toxins from the blood, and deposits them into bile for digestion to be eliminated. 
 
Bile ducts: Toxins and bile acids can become stagnate and accumulate in the liver and then back up the bile ducts. 
 
Lymphatic system: Network that drains fluid from the body and supports the immune system. 
 
Glymphatic system: Our brain has a waste clearance system, that drains neurotoxin waste from the body.

Mitochondria: From a cellular level perspective, supporting the powerhouse of our cells which are responsible for producing the ​​energy needed to support detoxification. 
 
How can we support these organs and systems?
 
  • Bowel movements 2-3 times a day, ideally number 3 or 4 on the Bristol stool chart
  • Daily movement 
  • Getting adequate hours of restful sleep
  • Reducing stress
  • Sweating via exercise or sauna
  • Hydrating daily 
  • Eating a nutrient-dense diet, with enough fiber intake per day
  • Reducing alcohol intake 
  • Massage
  • Dry brushing
  • Adequate mineral intake 
  • Castor oil packs 
  • Coffee enemas 
  • Reducing pesticide exposure 
  • Reducing chemical exposure from endocrine disruptors, food packaging, and industrial chemicals 
  • Daily sunshine 
  • Breathwork 
  • Targeted herbs and supplements  
  • Maintaining proper blood sugar levels
  • A regulated nervous system 
  • Releasing trapped emotions 
*Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, and is for educational use only.


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