Today I have a few more insights about detoxing to share.
1) Some people have an inability to detox.
This can be from genetics or other factors, but those with an inability to detox usually end up with chronic health conditions. If the body can't get rid of toxins as it encounters them, then it will store them somewhere. After a while those stored toxins result in various problems.
The difficulty with inability to detox is that most of the detox therapies used today will only make you worse. Personally, I found that lymphatic massage was key for people with inability to detox. The lymphatic system is your body's natural detox system. By doing the massage consistently you can help your body to detox.
For me, once I had been doing the lymphatic massage for a few weeks, then I was able to slowly add in a few other detox therapies. It's important not to detox too quickly or too much otherwise you can overload the lymphatic system and will usually feel worse.
Depending on the cause of the inability to detox, it can be corrected in some situations. It was for me. From childhood I had inability to detox, but after working with an herbalogist for a few years, I praise God that particular problem has been healed!
So if you have inability to detox, don't despair. Until you find a way to correct the root problem causing it, give the lymphatic massage (or skin brushing if you can't get a massage) a try.
2) Your body will prioritize what to detox.
Especially if you've had health challenges for years, remember that the body can't detox everything at once. It will prioritize what it can safely detox and in what order. Sometimes the body will detox old infections first, then it's stronger and better able to detox something like heavy metals. Each person is different, so a detox program needs to be specific to your needs.
Be patient and be faithful to do what you know is good for you. Give your body time to do its job of detoxing, repairing and healing.
3) Detoxing is an ongoing process.
Most people have more toxins stored in their bodies than they can effectively detox (without help). Once you start a detoxing program, the body will begin cleaning out whatever has built up. Eventually you should reach the point where all the "back-toxins" are cleaned out.
From then on, if your body stays healthy and detoxing properly, it should detox various toxic/chemical exposures quickly after they happen. For instance, if I encounter cigarette smoke while out and about, a day or so later my body will detox it. This is a good sign. It means I'm keeping up with current exposures as I encounter them. If your body isn't doing this, then those toxins probably are being stored somewhere in your body and can result in more problems later on.
Because of the extremely toxic condition of our world, it's vital that even once you're healthy, you continue doing things to aid your body in its job of detoxing (using lymphatic massage, detox baths, exercise, juicing, etc.). We are surrounded by toxic chemicals, EMF's (electromagnetic fields), "bugs," and stress. In this world, we cannot take our health for granted. We must be proactive in helping our bodies continually detox and remain healthy.
Well, I hope this series of posts has been helpful. If you have other questions, please let me know in the comments. And keep up the good work of detoxing! =)