by Sarah Roberts, Naturopath
Our modern industrialized society is full of environmental pollution and toxic chemicals. Pollutants and toxins in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink are eventually absorbed into our bodies.
These body toxins can remain in our blood stream, fat cells, muscle tissue and other vital organs indefinitely, where they begin to lay the foundation for disease and ill health.
Conditions like chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, stress, fatigue and depression may result from this buildup of toxins in our bodies.
A cleansing detox can be achieved with a combination of herbs and supplements designed to address each of the body’s major organs. A comprehensive body cleansing program affects your liver, colon, digestive system, respiratory system, and circulatory system.
It also can help with painful joints and helps to soothe the body internally. Body cleanse side effects may appear, but should go away within a few days.
Many people report losing weight during the process of cleansing and detoxification. A significant number of people find that cleansing the colon often puts an end to constipation and related intestinal troubles.
A deep colon cleanse can rejuvenate your digestive tract and increase the frequency of healthy bowel movements. Colonic irrigation performed by a licensed colon therapist has helped many people to rid their intestines of parasites and decayed fecal matter.
Intestinal parasites are more common than many people realize. The combination of various herbs employed in a total body cleansing program are designed to kill and remove harmful parasites from your body.
A parasite cleansing can help restore natural function to your intestinal tract. If you’ve been experiencing fatigue, it’s a great way to restore your energy and detoxify.
By eating a diet of purely raw foods, you allow the colon and other body systems to detoxify naturally. Carrots, celery and other high fiber vegetables serve as a “broom” to sweep the colon clean.
After doing a total body cleanse, some people find facial acne tends to clear and that they have a smoother, cleaner complexion. Gas and bloating are also alleviated, because this detox program helps re-balance the bacteria in your stomach and improve your digestion.
Many people also have clearer, more radiant eyes after completing a cleanse. Remember, the old saying that the eyes are the window to the soul!
To get the most benefit from a detox cleanse, try to ease into it with a “pre-cleanse” phase and ease out of it with a “post-cleanse” phase. For example, the day before and the day after your detox cleanse try to eat alkaline foods like fruits and vegetables, and avoid acid-forming foods.
Acid-forming foods include processed and refined foods like cakes and cookies; animal products like eggs, poultry, fish, meat, dairy and cheese; coffee, artificial sweeteners, refined sugar, coffee and soft drinks.
Most detox diets are based on whole unprocessed foods (seed, nuts and grains), a large percentage of fruits and vegetables, two liters of water per day, and the use of certain herbs like Psyllium seed, Licorice root, Yucca root and Milk thistle seed to speed the process of detoxification.
Keep in mind that toxins trapped in our bodies are at the root of most health problems. There are many chemical toxins in our food, environment, and everyday lifestyle.
Unfortunately, our bodies can’t completely eliminate these poisons, so they end up being stored in our body tissues. As the years go by, the toxins trapped in our bodies begin to manifest themselves as health problems.
Through the use of colonic irrigation, juice fasting, a raw foods diet and special herbal supplements, a complete body detox can be achieved. Why not get started now on eliminating the toxins that have built up in your body so that you can restore your health?
The Most Popular Detox Diets:
Master Cleanse (the Lemonade Diet)
28 Day Raw Detox
Detox For Women
Raw Food Diet
Fast Track Detox Diet
Fat Flush Diet
Fat Flush for Life
Eating For Energy: Living Foods Diet
Eat Stop Eat
Green Smoothies Diet
How to Lose Weight Forever
Inside Out Diet: Liver Cleansing
Jump Start Juicer
Liver Cleansing Diet
Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out
Martha’s Vineyard Detox Diet
Perfect Weight America
Raw Food Cleanse
Raw Food Detox Diet
Weight Loss Cure
You Are What You Eat
A full body cleanse helps all the organs of the body to detoxify and rejuvenate. Your body will then be able to function at a higher level and eliminate toxins naturally. Regardless of the type of body detoxification diet you choose, you will likely feel years younger when you are finished!
(published December 28, 2009)