Detoxification AKA Detox
Modern-day diets and the environment we live in expose us to chemicals that our body is not equipped to handle. The result can be dull skin, swelling in the body, blemishes, leaky gut, and more. It is essential that we remove those toxins so our body can work properly. When we detox our body, we are removing toxins that wreak havoc on your body.
Even though you are ‘healthy’ this does not mean that you don’t need to detox. Sure, our body does this on a continual basis. Our kidneys and liver are constantly working to clean out the pollutants (smoke, caffeine, chemical-based products etc.) in our body. Detox works to restore our organs back to their optimal functioning.
One way to detox is through fasting. This allows the organs to rest and stimulates the liver by removing the toxins from the body. Replacing the toxins with healthy foods nourishes the body with healthy nutrients. This helps our body maintain optimum health. This process has been practiced for centuries around the world by diverse cultures.
Some want to detox a specific organ, such as the kidney, liver, or colon. To cleanse the kidney, use herbal supplements and juices, which dissolve and wash out kidney stones. Eat key foods that processed by the liver, cleansing the body through the gall bladder and liver. This removes fatty deposits and toxins from the body. Colon cleansing on the other hand, gently flushes the colon with water providing a pathway for the release of toxins.
Whole Body Cleansing
Fasting. Water or juice fasting is applied for a period to reduce toxic loads in the body, causing it to heal itself and nourish inside out.
Parasite cleaning. Right number of pills or tinctures made from bitter herbs are consumed to build an unreceptive environment for the parasites inside the body.
Contrast Shower. The contrast among hot and cold water enhances circulation, which helps in detoxifying the body. This helps create a stronger immune system. This also helps by bringing oxygen, nutrients, and immune cells toward damaged and stressed tissue and flushes metabolic waste and other toxins.
Sauna, yoga, exercise, raw food dieting, and dry skin brushing also enhance the body’s natural cleansing process.
Other Detoxifying Aids
There are several safe products that help the cleansing process. These include detox teas, Epsom salts, high-class multivitamins for daily intake, and antioxidants like Q10 and Vitamin E. Most of these can be found at health food stores or online.
Before and After Side Effects
As the procedures differ, so do the benefits.
During the detox, you will likely feel some side effects such as headaches, feeling weak, sore muscles, cranky moods, and unable to sleep soundly. This is perfectly normal. Not pleasant, but normal…
There are also several positive side effects days after the cleansing process. You will have more energy, your mental clarity will improve, your skin will clear up, and you will sleep better.
Detoxification is safe and beneficial for our health.
Detoxification is safe and beneficial for our health. It is suggested that one should at least have a short detoxification program annually. However, you should always consult with your physician before beginning any new diet or program. Children, nursing mothers, and patients with cancer, chronic degenerative illness, and tuberculosis should absolutely consult their physician first for approval and supervision before beginning a detox.
Find a Nutritional Therapist Who is Familiar with Detox.
Here’s how. You can call your friends who are into health foods and alternative medicines, ask them for a referral. Another way is to search the Internet under nutrition or by looking for ads in health publication in your area. Get the name of someone you found whose name appears in more than one place and check for his profile, like from which school he/she attended the training and if it’s an accredited one. Also ask how long he’s been in practice.