The body eliminates toxins through the liver, gut, kidneys, skin, lungs and the lymphatic system.
The liver is the major organ that removes toxins from the body. It does this by breaking down the harmful substances into harmless chemicals. The process it uses is called conjugation; this is where it adds on a molecule to the toxin, preparing it for elimination. The body can then remove these chemicals more readily.
Some substances will affect the proper functioning of the liver. These include alcohol, caffeine, medication, smoking, pollution and diets too high in protein. When the liver becomes overloaded, it functioning slows down, resulting in toxin build up in the body. A good diet along with detoxification lifestyle changes can help restore the functioning of the liver.
The gut absorbs the nutrients from the food you eat and expels the waste matter. It also contains bacteria which helps with the digestion. The kidneys filter and remove toxins from the blood, and excretes it in the urine. The lungs eliminate the waste product carbon dioxide from the blood. The skin excretes certain toxins via sweating. The lymphatics help to remove toxins from the tissues as well as its vital role in the immune system.