An Overview of Body Detox and Cleansing
Body detoxification is both a short-term and long-term process. In the short term, we periodically implement a healthy detox diet or juice fast to help flush toxins that have accumulated in the body. Long term, we make changes in our daily habits and lifestyle. Eliminate coffee, get more exercise, do deep breathing exercises in the morning, eat more vegetables and fresh fruit.
Detox Methods: Body Systems
A detox program provides support for the body's natural detox functions. The purpose of a body detox is not forcing the body to unload toxins rapidly or miraculously. A detox "quick fix" will typically only result in further compromise of the body's health and natural self-cleaning function. Real and lasting body cleansing does not come in a pill or a foot pad; real and lasting detoxification is the result of a long term change in awareness, choices and lifestyle.
A healthy and responsible detox program helps the body detox naturally by:
- resting the digestive organs through juice fasting or minimal eating of whole foods
- improving circulation of the blood and lymph systems
- stimulating the liver to filter toxins from the body
- moving the bowels and cleansing the colon
- nourishing the body with essential nutrients
Related information:Intestinal Cleansing
Detox Foot Pads
Fasting with Vegetable Juices
Juice Fasting: Treatment of Diseases
Liver Lymph Cleanse