There’s a lot of talk about detoxing these days. But what does “detox” mean exactly, why is it so popular, and is detoxing right for you?
Unfortunately, there are toxins in our food, drinking water, air, household cleaning products, medicines, air fresheners, lotions, perfumes, cosmetics, radiation from wireless devices, cookware, and in plastic water bottles. The list is virtually endless. For your reference, here’s a list compiled by the Global Healing Center.
Our bodies are well equipped to protect us from these things and to extract them from our bodies; however, the volume of toxic substances we are exposed to on a daily basis is more than our bodies can handle. Over time this leads to disease, including obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, brain fog, depression, and much more.
So, detoxing is basically the process of eliminating toxins that are stored in your body and reducing or eliminating your exposure to toxic substances in your environment and from other sources of exposure.
While it is not possible to prevent exposure entirely, you can greatly reduce your exposure by taking certain measures, such as eating organic produce, using natural household cleaning products and cosmetics, cooking with iron skillets rather than Teflon coated pans, etc.
Since we have been exposed to these substances over the course of many years, detoxing is an activity I recommend everyone incorporate into their lifestyle (at least twice/year). I personally recommend finding a detox plan that works for your budget and your schedule. Note: detoxing can be time consuming and expensive, and if the toxin load in your body is high, it can cause temporary sickness or discomfort.
I completed in my first detox regimen a few years ago. I basically followed The 4 Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, which is designed to minimize your exposure to toxins and maximize your nutrition while assisting your organs with the elimination of toxins from your body with supplements and herbal teas.
The program changed my life. It reset my body and mind, my skin cleared up and got softer and more radiant, I rapidly dropped 15lbs of excess weight, and my energy level skyrocketed! I did not suffer any negative side effects from the program, even though the author warned that I might feel worse before I felt better. Admittedly, it was a lot of work, but it was worth the effort.
I will review specific detox options for you in a future post and will provide some guidelines for minimizing your exposure to hazardous substances. Just know that the first hurdle is becoming aware of what is out there; then you can make better decisions and take action to protect yourself and your family from harm.
Thanks for reading this post, catch you next week!
Yours in health and well being,