Have you heard of detox more often?
That is because we are now recognizing and appreciating
that our bodies are not just separate parts, but a
connected system that must be in “equilibrium” if we want
feel and be fine.
So what is detoxifying?
Well, it is an internal cleansing of toxins from our body.
These are toxins that we produce, ingest, or absorb.
Our bodies produce toxins as your daily routine progresses.
working and when our system is working properly these toxins
it will be removed efficiently. But very few of us have such well balanced systems.
We don’t eat properly, don’t get enough rest, or exercise.
So our bodies don’t work as well as they should.
We absorb toxins from the air as we inhale pollutants from
Normally the body can neutralize and eliminate them.
But as the levels of these toxins rise, our
bodies become overwhelmed and can no longer keep up.
That’s why we detox!
Detoxification is a process and can be a gentle cleanse or
a more rigorous therapy, where many foods are completely
avoided for a long period of time.
The detox program you would choose would depend on the
most of the condition of your disposal system and your
You should get the advice and support of a doctor or naturopath.
Most of us know when to detox, even if we don’t put
a name for it.
We just don’t feel “ourselves”!
We have that confusion, lack of concentration, fatigue, slowness, blockage,
feeling of general deterioration.
One of the reasons I recommend getting support
of a health professional is that he can rule out a greater
serious cause of these feelings, and then better monitor the process and its progress.
A detox diet is usually very simple and consists of
whole grains, fruits, vegetables, cereals, lots of water and
lean meats (not organic or cured).
Salt and sugar are not normally allowed.
It is not a starvation diet, but a way to rest and rebalance.
Surprisingly, this is not the difficulty I thought it would be
be, when I did my first detox this year in March.
When they explained the program to me, all I could think of
It was, “How am I going to live without salt and sugar for a month”?
Well surprisingly not only did I survive, but now I hardly ever add
sugar or salt to my meals!