No matter how healthy our food is, there’s no denying that our environment is still heavily polluted. Substances such as household chemicals, pesticides, carbon monoxide, chlorine, and fluoride are substances are absorbed even when we are monitoring our food. Eating organic is great, but if we’re still using household cleaning items, sitting in traffic or under fluorescent lighting, our bodies will continue to absorb toxins. These toxins remain embedded in the tissues until we take active measures to remove them. The only way to achieve this is through a full detox and cleanse program.
Regular detoxifying of the body can significantly reduce the negative impact of these environmental threats. As soon as we begin a detox program, the body switches to “clean-up” mode, and the purging of embedded toxins begins. The first few days are the toughest, as these toxins enter the bloodstream for elimination, one can feel tired, sluggish, and develop flu-like symptoms. This is known as a “healing crisis”, and is the result of bacteria die-off. After about 5 days these symptoms subside and one feels lighter, happier, and more energetic.
Cleansing twice a year is the perfect maintenance program for rebuilding cells and tissues, and preventing disease-causing toxic build-up. If we manage to maintain a healthy lifestyle between detox programs, it only serves to make the process of detoxing much easier each time, until one day we can sail through a detox with little to no adverse symptoms.
Bottom line: Detoxing the body results in one feeling so healthy, refreshed, energetic, and positive, that the decision to do another detox will be easy to make. Our toxic modern life is the cause of much disease and distress, and to keep a healthy mind and body, we need to take proactive measures.