Detoxification has been a lengthy discussion ever since. If to detox, or not, is up to you.
Even though you are ‘healthy’ this does not mean that you don’t need to detox. Sure, our body detoxes itself continually. Our kidneys and livers are constantly working by cleaning out all the pollutants in our bodies. Such as smoke, caffeine, chemical-based products, etc.
What Happens When The Body Is Detoxing?
Detox strengthens our organs, so they can operate at optimal function.
Although many people want whole body detoxification. Some want to have a detox on a particular organ only, such as the kidney, liver, or colon.
During kidney cleansing, herbal supplements and juices are used to dissolve and wash out kidney stones. Particular foods are consumed in liver cleansing, causing the gallbladder and liver to remove fatty deposits and toxins from the body.
Colon cleansing gently flushes the colon with water, providing a pathway for the release of toxins.
Detox Cleansing Techniques
There are also techniques used in whole-body cleansing.
Basically, this is done through fasting, therefore resting the organs and stimulating the liver by pushing away the toxins from the body. Nourishing the body with healthy nutrients to maintain optimum health. Different cultures have practiced detoxification for centuries around the world.
People do water or juice fasting for a period to lessen toxic loads in the body, causing the body to heal itself and nourish inside out.
Consume the right amount of pills or tinctures made of bitter herbs to build an unreceptive environment for the parasites inside the body.
The contrast between hot and cold water enhances circulation and helps in detoxifying, thus having a stronger immune system. This also helps by bringing oxygen, nutrients, and immune cells toward damaged and stressed tissue and flushing 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 in the cleansing process such as cleansing supplement packages (with easy-to-follow instructions), detox foot patches, commercially prepared detox teas, Epsom salts, high-class multivitamins for daily intake, and antioxidants like Q10 and E. You can find detox products in health food stores.
Detoxification Side Effects
Before and after side effects:
As the procedures differ, so do the benefits.
During the detox, you’ll most likely feel the side effects that take place during the first few days, such as headaches, feeling weak, sore muscles, cranky moods, and being unable to sleep soundly.
There are also many positive side effects days after the cleansing process. You will feel energetic, have mental clarity improved, skin is clearer, have improved sleep, and have a positive attitude in life for a fresh start.
Detoxification is safe and beneficial for our health. Each one should at least have a short detoxification program yearly. However, children, nursing mothers, and patients with cancer, chronic degenerative illness, and tuberculosis should consult their physician first for approval and supervision or find someone who is familiar with detox.
If you decide to award your body with the holiday, find a nutritional therapist who is familiar with detox.
Join Detox and Cleansing Programs
You can call your friends who are into healthy foods and alternative medicines and ask them for a person who they can refer. Another way is to search in the yellow pages under nutrition or by looking for ads in health publications in your locality. Get the name of someone you found whose name appears in over 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.