Friday, February 11, 2011

What does it mean to Detoxify Your Body?

~To cleanse the body from the inside out of the accumulated Toxic build up from everyday life.

The process of Detoxing the Body is when you choose a diet, herbal or dietary supplement regimen and apply it to your daily routine while only eating a clean diet for a period of time. This is a process to cleanse the body of the internal build up of chemicals, hormones, pesticides, heavy metals and countless other residues from daily life.

Why Should You Detox Your Body?
~ Our bodies are like sponges as we walk through life absorbing toxins from the air, hormones and chemicals from the foods we eat, through our skin from our personal care products and toxic things we touch. The buildup of these toxins over time can cause permanent damage to our bodies making us susceptible to certain diseases.

Methods of Detoxing.
There are endless programs, diets & plans out there for us all to choose from. It’s important to choose a method that works with your lifestyle, your preferences & personal constitution. Some Detox plans require fasting for a certain amount of days, there are juicing programs/diets, organic raw fruit & vegetable plans. There are many herbal boxed kits that you can purchase to help you detox that are very effective. Your local Food Co-Op and most supplement stores have many kits & books to choose from for detoxing.

Modalities such as Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Detoxifying Body Wraps and any complimentary therapies like using a Sauna that will help you detox and sweat out the toxins from your body are utilized by many people.

What to Eat when detoxing.
One of the most important things is to have a very clean organic diet. It is recommended that no processed, frozen, canned, fried, fast, dairy, gluten, surgery or caffeinated foods or drinks are consumed during the detox process. Your diet should be rich with fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

Here are the most common recommended foods I found in my research were……..
Red & Green Vegetables
Broccoli Spouts
Yellow & Green Peas
Beans – pinto, kidney, soybeans & garbanzo beans
Brown Rice & Grains – Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth, buckwheat
Pumpkin Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Walnuts (Peanuts are NOT recommended nor Peanut Butter)
Vegetable Based Soups
Organic Fresh Fruits

Most recommended Supplements & Herbs for detoxing that I found are……..
Blessed Thistle

With all the options and information available to us today we can all research information and be proactive in our health. It’s very important to consult a medical provider before taking large amounts of different herbs together at once. If you have a medical condition you should always consult your medical provider before doing a detox program and also check for drug herb interactions.

I will be starting my own detox routine on Monday. I haven’t chosen a specific diet to use yet but will journal my decision & progress next week.

I wish you all Blessings of optimal Health,
Kelly Lynch Ring

Resources & Links for DETOX INFORMATION……..

Always consult a medical professional before taking any herb or supplement for a medical condition.
This information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been approved by the health and drug administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or disease.

1 comment:

Honeybee said...

I like reading everything about detoxifying. Detox not purposely about losing weight, but i like the effect it have on my health and especially with my weight. I post about this in my blog
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