Skin – The Largest Organ

Posted on July 1, 2008
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Did you know that our skin is an organ?

If you’re like most of us, you never really thought about it. You just think of your skin as skin, the thing that covers your body and protects your flesh.

It might surprise you to learn that not only is skin an organ, it is your body’s largest organ! Each of our body’s organs have a specific function to keep us healthy, and the skin is no different.

One of the skin’s functions is to allow toxins to escape through its pores. The body will alway attempt to protect its most vital organs first, such as the liver and kidneys which also filter toxins. So the body will attempt to rid itself of toxins, through the lymphatic system and also through the skin.

The skin reflects the health of the entire system. If you have skin irritations, rashes, acne or other issues, it is possible that the body is rejecting what you are putting into it, through the air you breathe, the food you eat, the products with which you bathe, or other chemicals and poisons to which you were exposed.

Toxins are all around us. It is virtually impossible these days to avoid them. So we must take great care to eliminate toxins from our body in gentle ways.

In the future, we will have a number of recommendations to effectively detoxify. For now, the first and easiest step you can take to help flush toxins through your lymphatic and other elimination systems is to drink lots of pure, fresh water!

Yes, it’s that simple. There is much more we can do. But drinking at least 8-10 glasses of pure water every day will help your entire system function better.

 

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