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Spring Cleaning Our Bodies

Mar 30, 2012 02:29PM ● By Melissa Gagne, ND

Every year, we “spring clean” our cars, homes, and offices. By simply getting rid of “stuff,” discarding what we no longer need or use and organizing our lives, we often feel a sense of relief and freedom. However, few of us think of “spring cleaning” our bodies.  Perhaps we should turn our focus to throwing out toxins and improving our health.

Detoxification is a normal process that occurs every day in the body. Our body eliminates toxins through our liver, kidneys, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. Problems can occur when our detoxification processes/organs become overloaded. Pollution and pesticides in our food can increase our toxic load and put increased stress on our organs of detoxification. Toxic overload causes symptoms including digestive problems, fatigue, headaches, skin problems, resistance to weight loss, constipation, bad breath, irritability, joint pain, and difficulty concentrating.  Toxic overload may also contribute to serious conditions such as autoimmune disease, arthritis and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Detoxification cleanses are the ideal way to remove toxins from the body. A safe and successful detoxification program slowly and gently rids the body of toxins, removing the added burden they place on our systems, decreasing unwanted symptoms and reducing risk of serious disease.

To find out more, contact Dr. Melissa Gagne, naturopath, of Denville Medical & Sports Rehab Center, 161 E. Main St., Denville, NJ 07834, at 973-627-7888 or

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