Have you been overindulging? Feeling tired and sluggish? Experiencing digestive discomfort such as constipation or bloating? Having trouble losing weight or experiencing skins issues such as acne? Chances are it’s time to detox.
What Is Detoxing?
Simply put detoxing is removing impurities also called toxins from your body. Removing and cleaning out toxins will help your body fight disease and can reset your body systems creating an optimum internal health environment. It’s also a great way to jump into a healthier lifestyle and lose unwanted pounds fast.
There are many different ways to detox. But the common goal of most detox’s is to remove toxic buildup from body organs and fatty tissue as well as restore the digestive, lymphatic, circulatory, and endocrine body systems.
Often detoxing specifically helps cleanse the blood, liver, kidneys, intestines, lymph, and skin. Detoxing also called detoxification has been practiced in every culture around the world for centuries.
Detoxing is necessary especially in the 21st century because we live in such a toxic world. Sadly the need to detox our bodies has never been more important because of the toxic build
Over the days, weeks, months, and years toxins lodge and accumulate in our body tissues especially in the liver and fatty tissue which can cause weight gain, low energy, poor digestion, and even an increase in the risk of developing diseases such as cancer.
Detoxing can greatly reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in our bodies which is at the root of all disease, as well as assist in fighting free radicals or cancer causing cells.
It can also jump start our digestive system, increase energy, boost the immune system, help with weight loss, and create vibrant glowing skin.
3 Main Steps To Detoxing
- Toxins must be mobilized from their storage site inside fat cells
- Transformed into compounds that our bodies can excrete
- Eliminated from the body via elimination pathways (through the bowel, urine, and sweating)
How Does A Detox Program Help The Body
- Give the liver, kidneys and digestive tract, and other body organs a much needed break
- Provide cells with nutrients to function properly and more efficiently
- Promote the elimination of toxic impurities
Experts agree that detoxing at least once a year is a good idea. But depending on the type of detox, your current health, lifestyle, geographic location, and unique biochemistry and health history detoxing a few times a year may be greatly beneficial and necessary to experiencing health.
How Do You Know If You Need To Detox?
These are all common signs it’s time to detox.
- Easily feeling fatigued, tired and sluggish
- Experiencing digestive discomfort such as constipation, bloating, or gas
- Having trouble losing weight
- Experiencing skins issues such as acne
- Puffy baggy eyes
- Mental fog
- Food cravings
- Low energy
- Bad breath
- Unexplained nausea
- Irritability and mood swings
Now Is The Time?
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms or you eat a lot of takeout packaged processed foods, use commercial personal care products, have never done a detox, or find your becoming hypersensitive to eating certain foods, then a detox program will greatly benefit your health.
Detoxing does for your body what changing the oil does for you car. Detoxing is kind of like hitting a reset or reboot button for you body.
Types Of Detoxes
There are many different types and ways
These detox diets usually last any where from 3 to 30 days in length and usually involve a combination of a specific way of eating combined with herbal supplements.
Many popular detoxes also recommend dry brushing, light exercise, drinking lots of purified water, stress management, good sleep, epsom salt baths, colon hydrotherapy, massage and sauna therapy in addition to following a detox diet plan protocol.
When choosing a detox it’s important to do your homework. Over the past several years cleanses and detoxing have become quite popular. Especially as celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Beyoncé all tout their benefits.
But many of the detox’s out there are expensive, time consuming, and involve days of running back and forth to the bathroom which just isn’t realistic for our busy 21st century lives.
Also after completing a detox it’s essential to learn how