Detox has become a buzz word in the health world as of late, and for good reason. The body has several defense mechanisms in place to protect itself. All of these systems work together to help the body eliminate toxins, with its own process of detox. We all need to detox regularly to stay healthy, and the body is built to do just that. The gut is responsible for powering so much of our immune system. And the gut also processes and helps eliminate waste that we intake through food. If you retain too much water, and don’t drink enough on a regular basis, this can cause fluid back up. Drinking extra water can help you eliminate the excess water.