There are many systems and organs involved in detoxification. Some are more important than others, by supporting their functions will result in a more thorough and pleasant detoxification.
The liver is an organ which performs most of the labor during detoxification. The liver removes pollutants from the bloodstream, identifies them, and makes them safer for excretion.
The first step is called Phase One Liver Detox and this involves making fat-soluble toxins more water-soluble. They are then eliminated through the bowels and kidneys. Phase One is highly reactive toxic metabolites waiting for Phase Two Treatment. High levels of antioxidants are needed to balance and neutralize these substances.
The second step is called Phase Two Liver Detox which uses different protein molecules to bind intermediate products, making them safer for elimination.
Many toxins are excreted through the bowel, so a well-functioning bowel movement is an essential part of the detoxification. Many detox programs include bowel herbs, bulking fiber such as psyllium husks, products like bentonite clay that bind toxins or cleanses through enemas or colonic irrigation. You can ensure maximum removal of toxic elements through cleansing and supporting bowels.
Your kidneys filter and process large amounts of toxins. During cleansing it is essential to drink plenty of fluids in order to support kidney functions. Drinking various juices such as celery, cucumber, watermelon, and black cherry can boost their detoxification abilities. Kidneys are the receptacle for “Chi” or Energy of Life-force. You should have plenty of rest, keeping warm and gentle movement along with meditation. This will revitalize and nourish your kidneys' energy.
Your skin is your largest organ and can release toxins especially when assisted by dry skin body brushing and spending time in a sauna. These practices will boost the effectiveness of detoxification by allowing the release of toxins through the skin and by activating your lymphatic system which will remove many waste products.
Another extremely important component is your breath. Your lungs are very powerful for moving toxic matter out of your body. Through deep breathing during yoga or meditation is a very important tool for supporting your body.