The modern world is full of environmental hazards. With all the pesticides and herbicides, agricultural antibiotics and hormones, flame-retardant treatments, petrochemicals, heavy metals, and radiation, it is a wonder we do not all have horns sprouting out of our heads and a fourteen-year lifespan.
Thankfully, we have built in methods of dealing with these external assailants. Your body is constantly ridding itself of all kinds of toxins through its various systems of elimination. Helping it clear these more effectively is critical for vibrant health. Peeing and pooping are of course the most obvious ways we eliminate waste material. You need to drink plenty of water to keep these moving smoothly. Both the kidneys and the bowel rely on adequate water intake for optimal excretion. (If you suffer from chronic constipation even though you are drinking lots of water and eating enough fiber, try taking some extra magnesium with your vitamins in the morning.)
Fasting is another way you can aid your body in getting rid of toxins. The idea behind restricting food intake is that when you reduce the amount of food coming in, the body can more efficiently work on moving out waste. A fast does not have to be forty days on water. You can do a juice fast or even eat a plant-based raw diet, which has a purifying effect.