Dawn Of The Detox
Why detoxification (purification):
This can help remove toxins from your body and maintain (move towards) a healthy weight. We are exposed to toxins everyday. These are the environmental pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals around us. Inside, our bodies are in a constant state of waste removal through our normal metabolic functions (sweat, urination, bowl movements). Depending on how we are taking care of ourselves, our bodies can be overburdened with some toxin buildup. A detox program should help you decrease the burden on your body and reach a better sustainable lifestyle.
Conditions that may be due to an overburdened body:
-foggy mental clarity
More than 80,000 synthetic chemicals are registered for use in the USA. They can become present in our bodies and many of them lead to disruptions in our immune system, endocrine system, nervous system, and even our reproductive systems.
Bringing the body back to normal:
An effective detoxification (purification) should work in a dual pronged system in order to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
- Restriction of external toxins (look at the water, food, and chemicals we deal with everyday)
- Supplement the internal (through proper nutrition and supplements that will help your body’s detoxifying organs flourish [liver, kidneys, intestines])
All detoxification (purification) plans should be tailored to fit your needs and goals. If weight loss is a goal then you may need to limit calorie intake and increase physical activity. If relief of anxiety is your goal then you may need to restrict caffeine/alcohol and supplement with herbs that will help relax you.
The similarity across all programs should be an adherence to a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits. And don’t forget plenty of fresh water.
Keys to success:
Crash/fad diets and detoxifications hardly ever work. You need to implement a diet and lifestyle that can be maintained for the long haul. Think about what your short and long term goals are and plan accordingly. It may be hard, especially at first, but changes must be made to achieve the quality of life you want long into your old age.
A detoxification program can be a good step to boost your metabolism, loose some weight, and get your body back to health. It should get you on a good platform for long-term success.
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Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.