You are constantly exposed to toxins, which is worse if you live near heavy pollution, pesticide spraying, eat poor quality food, drink unfiltered water, or live in a moldy house. Your body also produces toxic trash metabolites that must be cleared, which is worse if you have digestive problems, sinus problems, are under high stress, are fighting a bug, are recovering from surgery or an accident, do not sleep enough, or physically wear yourself out (including exercise).
In other words, every day there is a certain amount of housecleaning you must do depending on a number of different variables. This means your need to employ various detoxification strategies may vary on different days depending on what is going on and how you are doing.
Since your sleep time is a primary housecleaning time, exactly how you feel when you wake up in the morning and how long it takes you to get your energy systems up and running are fairly good measures of how your detox systems are working. There is nothing worse than waking up and feeling like you did not sleep at all, a real toxic backlog.
In general there are four primary toxin removal systems that must all be working in harmony with each other. These involve:
These four systems tend to flow from one to another. Any glitch in any one of these major systems of detoxification will back trash up in your body and cause problems. In the next four sections I will take up each of these areas in greater detail.