A large part of the immune system is located in the intestinal lumen. All scientists agree today that the microbiota plays a major role in modulating the immune response.
The intestinal flora, an ecosystem for your health
The intestinal flora, composed of billions of bacteria (bifidus and lactobacillus) living in symbiosis, degrades large molecules, promotes the assimilation of nutrients, synthesizes neurotransmitters, protects against inflammation and acts as a bulwark againstpathogens.
This balance, also called homeostasis, is fragile. A poor quality and not very diversified diet, the exaggerated consumption of sugar, the taking of medication (antibiotics wash away everything in their path, the "bad" bacteria as well as the "good" ones), a chronic inflammation of the intestines, stress etc... greatly disturbs this ecosystem.
The repercussions of this imbalance are disastrous: mood disorders (depression, bipolarity), autoimmune diseases, obesity, chronic intestinal diseases, nutritional deficiencies, attention deficit disorders with or without hyperactivity, autism, cancer, chronic fatigue etc...
Limit red meat, fried food, white flour, refined sugar, cold cuts and industrial dishes.
Prefer raw, lightly cooked or gently steamed food. Avoid high-temperature cooking (barbecue, pressure cooker, microwave) which "kills" the food.
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Detox is short for detoxification. It is a process of deep and global cleansing of the entire body. Detox is a practice often recommended in the natural health and wellness world, but there are a few rules to follow to ensure that the experience is a success. Please consult a naturopath who will be able to guide and advise you in this adventure.
Why make a detox
In its normal functioning, the metabolism produces waste: dead cells, free radicals, acids, etc. .... whose effects have been minimized and compensated for thanks to an oxidation-reductionphenomenon. Moreover, certain proteins capture the waste on which they cling and evacuate them by natural means. The body is capable of self-regulating and naturally eliminating the various wastes.
However, it is common for this natural process to be hindered by a lifestyle that produces more waste than the body is able to eliminate. It is therefore necessary to set up a detoxplan.
A detox is a questioning of the hygiene of life in its totality. It is not limited to the diet alone, although it is essential to redefine it.
Where does this waste come from?
Endogenous: naturally, from the metabolism.
Exogenous: industrial food, pesticides, pollution, endocrine disruptors, additives, dyes, preservatives, drugs, smoking, excessive alcohol, rich meals, stress, negative thoughts etc... are also toxic for the body.
This is how important it is to maintain a healthy and diversified microbiota for a top immunity!
Detox: stimulate the emunctories
In naturopathy, the emunctories are called upon in the detoxprocess. The emunctories are purifying organs, outlets used to filter the blood and evacuate waste.
There are 5 and 6 in women:
The liver/intestine couple and the kidneys are the main ones and are stimulated in priority. The others are called secondary and take over when the main ones are exhausted by too many solicitations.
When to start a detox
Bad quality of sleep, difficulty in falling asleep, non-restorative sleep, waking up at night,