How do I know if I need to detox?
Are you feeling sluggish or out of sync? Struggling with digestive problems, depressed mood, or recurring skin problems? Can’t seem to lose weight? Seasonal allergies bringing you down? Yup, you’re probably ready for a BODY DETOX. Detoxification is not about dieting or calorie restriction: it’s about resting, cleaning, and nourishing your body from the inside out.
How does detoxification work?
The first thing that has to go down is to flush and eliminate toxins. Everyone has them. Even if you generally “live clean”, trust us, toxins can sneak in from a vast number of things including food, lifestyle, household cleaners, personal health care products and the environment. These toxins mess up your whole balance. (Rude.) They need to be removed and this means cleaning the blood and stimulating certain vital organs that aid in detoxification.
For example, by removing impurities from the blood in the liver it is like clicking “reset” for your whole body. The liver is where toxins are processed for elimination and, yeah, not-so-coincidentally where all those beers you had at the Sloppy Tuna have to pass through eventually.
Toxins are also eliminated through the kidneys, intestines, lungs and skin so it is important to focus on foods and exercises that pay extra attention to these organs during a detox. Cleansing these organs help ensure that impurities are being properly processed and disposed of efficiently in the body.
How do I start a detox?
The cool thing is your body has the most amazing ability to heal itself when given the right fuel. The most important step of a successful detox is to ease up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which are obstacles to your healing process.
The main focus is to give your body a break from processed foods, dairy and animal products and focus on eating fruits and vegetables: raw or cooked. By pumping your body with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your organs go from performing like Mario to Super Mario.
There are other very important steps to take when detox-ing and guidelines for determining the right detox program for you. We will dig into that and more soon, Montauk Juice Family.
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