Why Detox?

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Our bodies detoxify everyday.  Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin.  Just as our hearts beat nonstop and our lungs breathe continuously, so our metabolic processes continuously dispose of accumulated toxic matter.  Problems arise however when it comes to the environmental toxins of everyday, modern life.  Pollutants, chemicals and other synthetic materials are more than the body can handle because the body doesn’t know what to do with them.  What then happens is that the body starts storing these toxins outside the regular elimination system so that we don’t get poisoned which means the poisons start building up in our body fat.  Hence the need for a regular detox.  And what better time for a cleansing than now, the start of spring. Just as we tend to do spring cleaning, we can also do with a good spring cleansing.

But how does one detox?  Well, there are several ways you can go about detoxing your body.  You can change up your diet and start eating foods rich in critical nutrients – foods such as pectin-rich apples, blueberries which contain anthocyanins and legumes which have fiber.  You can even replace one meal a day with a green smoothie or green juice (both of which contain plenty of greens).  Or you can go organic – while not every single food you eat must be organic, there are plenty of foods where you’re better off with organic.

Other ways of detoxifying include massage and acupuncture.  We tend to think of massage as a relaxation technique and somewhat of a luxury (there’s no denying massages can get pricy!) but massage also can help rid the body of toxins.  A typical Swedish massage is good, but something more intense and focused like a Sports massage can work even better.  You want to get deep into the muscle tissue to make this work for you. When you push on these pressure points or spots where toxins tend to build up, then you give them a chance to release. This helps you to naturally detox the body and get rid of the things that may have been making you sick.  And remember to drink plenty of water after to flush the toxins out!  When it comes to acupuncture, the idea may seem a little scary (someone sticking large pins all over your body??) but acupuncture can actually be quite relaxing and is wonderful for getting rid of toxins and curing common ailments.  It works by helping to release zones in the body that may be blocked due to toxins or other harmful substances that can contribute to health problems.

This is a holistic practice and highly effective. You will feel better almost instantly and when it comes to a natural cleanse, this can be one of the best tools out there.

There are several dozens of ways to detox but we have a way to get you started.  We’ve designed a special detoxification program that’s built around your busy lifestyle and ease.  It’s not a long program and only requires that you make a few small changes here and there so you are never overwhelmed.  Simply call us today and we can help you start feeling and looking better than ever!