The Truth About Detoxification (Hint - it's not just a fad word)

The Truth About Detoxification (Hint - it's not just a fad word)

Detoxification has become a buzzword in the wellness industry, often associated with trendy juice cleanses and quick fixes.

BUT! True detoxification is a vital and ongoing process that occurs naturally within our bodies.


When it comes to detoxification, the liver takes centre stage as the primary organ responsible for processing and eliminating toxins. It acts as a filter, continuously working to break down harmful substances derived from our hormones, food, environment, medications and much, much more. Through a series of enzymatic reactions, the liver transforms waste into less harmful compounds that can be excreted from the body.

The liver utilises two main detoxification pathways: Phase I and Phase II.

In Phase I, toxins are metabolised and broken down into intermediate compounds. This process can sometimes generate reactive and potentially harmful by products.

Fortunately, Phase II detoxification follows, during which these intermediate compounds are further modified, neutralised and prepared for elimination.

If you feel you may require extra support when it comes to assisting with these detoxification pathways, specifically the liver, we recommend trying Fusion’s Liver Tonic. This supplement contains a blend of herbs including St Mary’s Thistle, Baical Skullcap, Schisandra and Bupleurum, that specifically support liver function, enhance detoxification processes, and promote overall liver health. It can be a valuable addition to your holistic approach to detoxification, providing targeted support.



Whilst the liver plays a crucial role in detoxification, it’s important to recognise that elimination involves multiple channels. Here are the key channels of elimination through which toxins are removed from the body:

1. Bowels: The gastrointestinal tract allows for the elimination of toxins through faeces. A healthy digestive system, with regular bowel habits, is CRUCIAL for supporting effective elimination. One of our favourite ways to improve bowel motions and thus elimination is the addition of flax seed meal, LSA, psyllium husk or slippery elm to increase dietary fibre, softening and bulking the stool. The Honest to Goodness brand available on our online store has some incredible, high quality and organic options to choose from.
2. Kidneys: The kidneys filter waste and toxins from the bloodstream, excreting them as urine. Staying hydrated is essential for optimal kidney function and toxin elimination.
3. Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system acts as a drainage system, removing toxins and waste from tissues. Exercise, massage and dry brushing can support lymphatic circulation and detoxification.
4. Skin: The skin, our largest organ, plays a significant role in eliminating toxins through sweat. Engaging in activities that promote sweating, such as saunas or physical exercise, can aid in detoxification.
5. Lungs: Although often overlooked, the lungs assist in detoxification by excreting toxins through exhalation. Breathing exercises and maintaining good air quality can support lung health and toxin elimination.


Detoxification is a holistic process that extends far beyond the confines of a juice cleanse. While such cleanses can provide a temporary boost, they should be seen as just one component of a comprehensive approach to detoxification. Nourishing the body with a nutrient-dense diet, supporting liver health, practicing stress management techniques, exercising regularly and prioritising adequate sleep are essential aspects of a sustainable and effective detoxification plan.

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