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How to Start a Detox Diet

The keys to a successful detox are to stay well hydrated, exercise regularly and eat clean whole foods that provide the nutrients your body needs to function optimally.  There are a number of fruits, vegetables and herbs that can help to support detoxification. Each one has specific components that aid detoxification while helping to boost the immune system and prevent chronic disease.

Benefits of Detoxification

Our bodies have natural detoxification pathways, but with the increased toxic exposure we face in today’s world, those pathways can become overburdened. Various studies have indicated that healthy bodily detoxification pathways are an integral component of optimal health. Here is a list of some of the benefits you may notice from supporting your detox pathways:

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The Role of Vitamin D in Digestive Health

Vitamin D is actually a group of fat soluble prohormones that play a critical role in regulating calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. Not technically a vitamin since sunlight triggers its synthesis in skin, vitamin D is a secosteroid molecule, and exerts its effect by activating vitamin D receptors. [1]

Tips for Better Digestion

Digestion is the process by which our food is broken down so that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and carried to cells throughout the body to provide nourishment and energy. If your digestive system is not functioning at its best, this may lead to the suppression of immune function along with a number of other functions within the body. Improving digestion is one of the most important steps you can take in improving your health.

How Does Inflammation Start and What Does it Do

Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. It is a defense reaction of the body against injury. Inflammation stems from many sources, including:

Traumatic Brain Injury May Lead to Intestinal Damage

A study published in November 2017 has found that altered communication between the brain and the digestive system may contribute to increased infections in patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

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