Before we delve into the infamous debate on whether to detox or not to detox, let’s first get a basic definition of what it is. Detox refers to the removal of toxic substances. Now what does that really mean as far as we’re concerned in regards to actually detoxing our body? And why does our body even need detoxing anyway? When we detox the body, we’re basically cleaning the blood and removing toxic waste from the tissues and the liver, kidneys and intestines (where our filtering and elimination of these wastes takes place).
I know you’ve heard about it, along with the many different types of cleanses one can do: juice cleanse, the cabbage soup cleanse, sugar cleanse and so on. But what I’m talking about is a basic cleanse where, for seven days, you get back to the basics of eating real food–no preservatives, no sugar, no oils and fats–simple, clean, real food.
Why do I need to detox?
Because of years of of consuming a diet consisting of preservatives, junk food, glutens, saturated fats and refined sugars that literally has clogged our system. When we don’t eliminate those toxins, they build up in our blood and tissues which may set off small wildfires in the body in the form of inflammation, sickness and disease. Consider this >> our colon is not a solid pipe, but rather semi-permeable meaning that whatever build-up is clung to the colon walls can leak out into the body and tissues. Imagine stretching a pantyhose between two people and stuffing it with American’s typical, daily diet. What do you think it would look like by the end of the day? Ewww…. So now you see why emptying those pipes on a regular, daily basis is critical?
Do you need to detox? If you’re experiencing any of these issues then you may need to consider a detox.
- low energy
- increased fatigue
- skin issues/rashes
- constipation/diarrhea or other stomach issues
- upper respiratory, allergies or other sinus problems
- slow metabolism
- weight loss plateau
- inflammatory conditions
What does a detox do?
- cleanses the blood, liver, colon, tissues and lymphatic system
- improves elimination of toxins through the skin, kidneys, intestines
- reduces carbohydrate and sugar cravings
- changes your taste–yes, for real it does 🙂
How do I detox?
Here are the basic detox rules and tips I follow. The average weight loss my clients have experienced with this detox is 5-15 pounds.
Tell me! Have you ever done a 7 Day Detox or cleanse before?