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Debunking The Myth About Detoxification

Recently, I've encountered an article from The Guardian that was entitled:

The article went on stating that:

"...detoxing - the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and leave your organs squeaky clean and raring to go - is a scam. It's a pseudo-medical concept designed to sell you things."

So is this true? Although many scientists and medical professionals are doing evidence based research, they are just taking into account their personal opinion but of course that is not the whole picture.

What we see today, they don't see!

What Are Toxins? Will Toxins Accumulate?

Toxins are substances that actually interrupt with our body physiological processes. They can be found externally (outside your body) or created internally (inside your body). Today we live in the world filled with toxins, from food, air & water, household cleaners, electronic devices, etc. Not only that, but also toxic free radicals which are formed in our body. Stress hormones, emotional disturbances, anxiety and negative emotions all create free radicals as well. Therefore, living without toxic buildup is virtually impossible, which is why our body has built in mechanisms to deal with toxic overload. Crying, sweating, urination and defecation are all natural protocols employed by the body to rid itself of toxins. Because toxins are part of out daily life, both inside and out, it may seem that they are a natural part of living and that additional measures to deal with them are unnecessary. This, in part, is true. Free radical exposure is part of life, however, with our poor diet and lifestyle, overabundance of chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, etc. in our food and environment, and the increasing levels of stress in our society, our body is overwhelmed with toxic buildup and needs additional help in expelling unnecessary waste material. You may wonder: Why aren't we all sick or in need of serious medical interventions, given this incredible load of toxins? The answer is simple. It is because each of us is genetically and biochemically unique. Some of us are good at getting rid of toxins and waste, and others are not. Total load is the total amount of stressors on your system at any one time - it's like what happens when a glass fills over with water. It takes a certain amount of water to fill the glass and then, after a certain point, you put more in and it overflows. When our detoxification system is overwhelmed, it gets overloaded. That's when we start developing symptoms and getting sick, but it may take years of accumulated stress and toxins to get to that point. (You may also read 'The Main Cause of Disease')

What Do You Mean By Detox?

Detoxification is not as simple and superficial as the article claimed to be. They did not see the bigger picture and understand what detoxification is all about.

Of course medical professionals and scientists are not worried, because they believe human body is equipped with natural detoxification ability with our elimination system: kidneys, liver, lungs, gastrointestinal system, skin, lymphatic system. In fact, certain toxins can only be eliminated effectively when our body is healthy and at optimal conditions. Accumulation of toxins occurs if the elimination system of the body weakens. Like any other cells in the body, elimination organs need to be fueled, maintained and well taken care of. During the detoxification process, toxins can destroy some good cells and DNA in the body, inflammation can occur and this can badly affect the immune system. On top of that with our poor eating habits, too much acidic food, our blood environment becomes chalky and the micro-blood circulation would gradually be blocked. It is important to note that gastrointestinal and blood circulations are channel of detoxification and they are like pipes in your home that can get clogged up. If the channels of detoxification are affected, it will affect the elimination process as well. In the end, back to the fundamental basis: The Cells functions: when the cells are deprived of nutrients, oxygen, cellular toxins is unable to be eliminated, toxins accumulated in the cellular level, the cells become MALFUNCTION! Eventually, tissues are affected and functions of the organs can be affected. If these groups of tissues are in the liver, kidneys, lungs, gastrointestinal system, skin, the natural detoxification ability would surely be affected too. Over a period of time, it can be 10 years or15 years, symptoms of degenerative disease surface, and medical doctors will name them as diseases. Consequently, they will be put on lots of medications to relieve the symptoms, but ended up with more complications due to side effects of the drugs.

Why Do We Need To Detox?

The main problem with our diet today is taking too much macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fats) and severely lack of micronutrients. Example of the urban diet today:

  • Lack of enzymes due to too much overcooked food

  • Too little green food

  • Lack of micronutrients (Greens today are depleted with micronutrients due to commercialized cultivation)

Enzymes are the sparks that start and speed up (catalyst) the essential chemical reactions in our body. On the other hand, micronutrients (vitamins, cofactors, co-enzymes, minerals) are the 'magic wands' that assist the metabolic processes in our body. Due to the poor diet and lifestyle today, our elimination process has been slowing down and further disrupted by accumulation of toxins. Hence, this leads to chronic degenerative diseases.

How Do We Detox Effectively?

Detoxification is like a nature cycle, we load rubbish into our body and we need to throw it out. Detoxification does not simply mean the food/nutrients we take will directly remove the toxic waste out of the body. Most of the plant based food contains a lot of precursors and raw materials for the body to improve the detoxification process. Most researchers and scientists have mistakenly interpreted detoxification as the food itself is able to sweep away the toxins just like that from the body. This is not a correct way of interpretation. Back in ancient days a lot of remedies have been available for thousands of years to assist the body in detoxification and elimination process, especially in Asian culture with different combination of herbs to alleviate the ailments and they have been proven to work among the community. Detoxification process should be done on daily basis and not something to be done very drastically because your body does not like shocks, whether it is a good shock or a bad shock. A drastic detoxification can sometimes cause more burden than good to your body. It is something like if you haven’t cleaned your house for 3 long years, you will be having so much difficulty in cleaning the entire place within a short period of time; instead if your house has been consistently cleaned, you will not experience much stress at cleaning the house and the effort needed will be much lesser. Do not forget that from the raw materials that I mentioned, detoxification needs raw materials as transporters to remove the toxins out of the body. It is described as giving you a mop, a broomstick, some detergent and soap and brush to clean the house. You won’t be able to perform any cleaning without any of those cleaning apparatus. Raw materials and precursors provide apparatus and building blocks for detoxification process.

Why DXN Ganoderma and other health products can detox to cellular level and health status can be improved?

History of ganoderma in history has been consumed by human for thousands of years, and able to achieve good health and longevity. How does it work?

Ganoderma is functional food. The properties in ganoderma is able to balance pH in the body, thus remove the chalky blood environment. It also has the nutrient (Adenosine) to remove the clogged blood circulations, especially the micro blood circulations. Follow by Polysaccharides which are the healer, regenerate the cells functions, thus restore cells/tissues/organs/systemic functions.

When the systemic functions are restored, homeostasis in the body can be achieved and our natural healing abilities can be restored because the detoxification organs and system have been improved and good health status can be achieved.

So the statement says:

“There is no known way – certainly not through detox treatments – to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better.”

Ganotherapy is the way that can make our body work better because Ganotherapy can holistically reverse our body system from poor to good!

Reference: 1.Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2010, The CDC fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals: what it tells us about our toxic burden and how it assist environmental medicine physicians, Altern Med Rev,


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