It is a process of decreasing the negative impact of toxins on our physiology. It helps the body to transform toxic molecules [which the body regards as poisons] into less toxic substances and make them suitable for excretion. An inability to remove toxins from the body can be devastating to our health.

A few symptoms which suggest that a detoxification programme might be appropriate:

A history of increasing sensitivity to toxic xenobiotics

Abundant use of pharmaceutical medications
Exposure to toxic chemicals in the home or work environment
Sensitivity to odours, perfumes and pharmaceutical medications
Musculo-skeletal symptoms such as pain and inflammation.

Chronic pain, especially unresolved back problems are often related to toxicity
Cognitive dysfunction
Worsening of symptoms after anaesthesia or pregnancy/lactation
Migraines, chronic headaches, chronic fatigue
Caffeine intolerance
Garlic makes you ill
Foul smelling stools
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Adverse reactions to sulphite food additives
Psoriasis, acne

Detoxification occurs through the liver, kidneys, intestines and the skin.

Toxins that the body is unable to eliminate accumulate and are stored in adipose tissue.However, they can be released from these fat stores into systemic circulation at a future date causing significant health problems. Many times toxicity can cause inflammation which is now known to be the number 1 cause of inflammatory degenerative diseases.