Some of our organs are referred to as excretory organs, and their main job is to eliminate toxins from our bodies. However an unhealthy lifestyle and diet can reduce their ability to do so and lead to a toxic overload and poor health.
The main excretory organs are:
- The Lymphatic System
- The Skin
- The Kidneys
- The Lungs
- The Liver
Since I don’t like lengthy post I will briefly explain 3 of these organs in this post and the rest in another post
The Lymphatic System
This is are vessels that run along side blood vessels but to not unlike blood vessel, lymphatic vessel do not rely on the pumping of heart to transport their contents, which is lymph fluids. Toxins and waste drain into the lymphatic system which are then transported into the lymph nodes where they are filtered out.
High levels of toxins slow down the lymphatic system, leading to poor immune system and the build up of cellulite
The skin is the body’s largest organ (obviously, since it covers all of our body) and it protects and insulates our internal organs
Every pore in the skin is capable of eliminating waste, which comes out in the form of sweat and sebum (an oily substance that moisturises the skin). The state of our skin is a reflection of our health. Stress, poor health and the buildup of toxins can all result in poor, dull complexion
Dry Body Brushing helps both the skin and the Lymphatic System to drain if done properly. I will be doing a blog post soon, so stay tuned.
You may already know this, but the kidneys (most people have 2 kidneys) work together to filter the blood and remove toxins in the form of urine. Kidneys also regulate the amount of fluid in our body and process the by products of digestion. Too much alcohol and persistent infections can damage the kidneys. In previous posts Natural Boost for Alcohol Detox and Planning your HangOver Detox there are some tips on how to help the kidneys clean themselves and remove toxins
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