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How to open the detox pathways in the body

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

Why is it important to detox? Allostatic stress refers to the physiological response of the body to stressors, which can include physical, psychological, or environmental stressors. The body's response to stress involves the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which work together to produce a range of hormonal and physiological responses aimed at helping the body cope with the stressor. Toxins can also impair the body's natural detoxification pathways, which are responsible for breaking down and eliminating toxins from the body. This can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body, which can increase the risk of a range of health problems over time.

Toxins can cause changes in gene expression, meaning they can turn certain genes on or off, which can have a range of effects on the body. For example, exposure to toxins such as bisphenol A (BPA) or phthalates can interfere with the expression of genes involved in hormone regulation, which can lead to hormonal imbalances and other health problems.

Some of the physiological changes that can occur as a result of chronic stress exposure include:

  • Increased inflammation

  • Changes in immune function

  • Changes in metabolic function

  • Changes in cardiovascular function

  • Changes in neurological function

These changes can increase the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and chronic and autoimmune illness, among many others.


  1. Hydration: Drinking plenty of water is essential for flushing out toxins from the body. I suggest 3L of filtered structured water. To structure your water the Analemma water stick is what I use.

  2. Sweat: Regular exercise, especially activities that make you sweat, such as dancing, running, cycling, sex, or yoga, can help open up your detox pathways. In the summer taking sunlight through the skin for 20-30 minutes a day can also increase Vit. D levels which is a hormone the body needs and many people are deficient.

  3. Red light: Stimulates ATP the energy currency of the body's cells. The body is able to function optimally with more ATP which includes the removal of toxins. Red light also improves blood flow, and lymphatic circulation, and reduces inflammation. (BON CHARGE 15% discount code: DRANN)

  4. Sauna: Sitting in a sauna can help promote sweating and detoxification by opening up the pores of the skin.

  5. Dry brushing: Using a dry brush to massage the skin can help stimulate lymphatic flow and improve circulation, which can aid in the removal of toxins.

  6. Nervous System Regulation: Reducing stress through meditation, visualisation, breathwork, acupressure, energy healing, or other relaxation techniques can help support your body's detoxification processes by reducing the production of stress hormones that can impede these processes.

  7. Remove toxins: Remove chemicals, plastic, and toxins from your home, cosmetics, preservatives, and chemicals in food, forever chemicals, and the environment. I know the world is quite toxic and removing toxins 100% is pretty impossible, but reducing as much as you can really help. Check out the book 'Dirty Genes' by Dr. Ben Lynch, for more information on this subject.

Toxins can cause oxidative stress in the body, which is a state of imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body's ability to neutralise them. This can damage cells and tissues throughout the body, and may increase the risk of a range of health problems, including cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Toxins can also disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gut, which can lead to a range of health problems. For example, exposure to toxins such as glyphosate (a common herbicide) can kill off beneficial bacteria in the gut, leading to an overgrowth of harmful bacteria and an increased risk of digestive problems, immune dysfunction, and other health issues.

The body has natural mechanisms and pathways in the body for eliminating toxins, however chronic exposure to toxins can overwhelm these systems and lead to a range of negative health effects. It's important to take steps to reduce exposure to toxins whenever possible and to support the body's natural detoxification pathways through healthy lifestyle habits and targeted nutritional support.

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Detoxification improves immune function, energy levels, and digestive health, and reduces inflammation, it also reduces the risk of chronic disease.

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