Recently I took a notice at the new trend in “Detoxing”. This is when a person flushes their body of harmful waste such as environmental (outside the body) and metabolic (inside the body) toxins. They can do this naturally by allowing certain organs in the body to filter itself of unwanted waste or giving the body and helping hand by partaking in certain dietary flushes, cleanses and/or activities. Detoxification has become the new bandwagon in health, especially among the rich and famous such as Beyoncé and the Kardashians. With so many techniques and tips to share I wanted to see if detoxing was even good at all and what types of products should one avoid or tips they should take note on before detoxing for the first time.
Like most people who want to change their lifestyle of health I had no idea where to begin except for the gym and that word scared me! So I did two things, I did “research”. Now I put the emphasis on research because some of us have a tendency to seek the internet for answer without getting second opinions or we seek the opinion of those who may know what they are talking about but fail to cater to your specific goals and needs. This is the first step some don’t do or get wrong! You should always seek the opinion of your medical physician before incorporating any life changing, health altering decisions. When concerning health there will always be side effects when introducing something new to your body. In the beginning of the detoxification process it can be bad breath, hunger, headaches and body odor just to name a few. Not everyone will experience such symptoms but while your body is becoming more alkaline and less acidic these things may occur. Again, please consult with a physician to know which program is best for you.
Detox programs can consist of exercise programs, strict diets, special teas and drinks, fasting, and/or other special products. The most helpful tips I found in detoxing is to never fast, get caught up in the latest selling detox products that may not do much at all or harm if not consulted about with a physician first and don’t think that sweating from the gym will help you lose toxins any faster than what your liver, kidneys and intestines already do. The do’s to detoxing are eating healthy (portion control and plenty veggies), staying hydrated with water, exercising for the circulation of blood flow and staying in a fresh air environment as much as you can.
Overall, detoxing is a great thing for the body! Much like anything else, too much of a good thing can be bad. Knowledge is important when it comes to detox, not every person is the same. What’s good for some is not always good for others. Exercise may not be enough for some if weight loss if what you’re looking for, sometimes exercise is not what is needed but you need a help with diet change. Personally I have tried apple cider vinegar for my diet and on my hair and it works wonders! To learn more consult your physician for more details. Let us know how your detox process works for you!