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Our bodies can literally die in their own waste if it is not eliminated. Many of us, even the very health-conscious, need a spring clean from time to time. Others need a more concentrated clear-out, following years of unhealthy eating and drinking habits, or for those who have a sluggish metabolism, two or three times a year. The reasons can be manifold and include poor powers of elimination. In order to build new healthy cells, old ones must be broken down and shed as quickly as possible. A basic rule applies for everyone: detoxifying must be paced. "Cleanse a little, build a little, cleanse a little, build a little" is a good way to pace yourself. Taking your own time is vital – so treat any doses and instructions as guidelines, only to be used in conjunction with your gut feelings. If you are a personality that can be intense and over-motivated, meaning you want to "rush in", step back a little and remember to go easy and nurture yourself throughout the whole experience. If you are a more sedentary or un-focused individual, then allow yourself to be "geared-up" a bit and push yourself a little harder, whilst still listening to your gut reactions.