Detox & Weight Loss
Why Detox?Our bodies naturally detoxify everyday as part of a normal body process. Detoxification is one of the body’s most basic automatic functions of eliminating and neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Unfortunately in this day and age, with the pollution found in the air, water and food we eat, our bodies have a hard time keeping up. Our chemicalized diet with too much animal protein, too much saturated and trans fats, too much caffeine and alcohol radically alters our internal ecosystem.
Body systems and organs that were once capable of naturally cleaning out unwanted substances are now completely over-loaded to the point where toxic material remains inside our tissues. Our bodies try to protect us from dangerous substances by isolating and surrounding them with mucous and fat so that they will not cause an imbalance or trigger an immune response (some people carry up to 15 extra pounds of mucous that harbors this waste).
Detoxification through special cleansing diets and colonics is the best way to assist your body’s natural self-cleaning system. It is especially important for immune-compromised diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes and chronic fatigue. However, even if your diet is good, a spring cleanse can revitalize your system and rid your body of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites. It is a simple three step process.
DetoxificationThis process cleans out mucous and toxins from the intestinal tract and major organs. There are many ways to eliminate toxins from the body however the most popular, effective and safest forms of detoxification are through Herbal Cleansers and Colon Hydrotherapy.
Herbal Colon CleansersHerbal cleanses usually come in the form of a supplement containing plant-derived soluble and insoluble fiber and potent detoxifying herbs. Herbal colon cleansers assist your body in cleansing the colon of accumulated toxic build-up and impacted fecal matter and helps prevent the formation of new build-up.
Colon HydrotherapyColon Hydrotherapy (also called a Colonic or Colonic Irrigation), is a safe and effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. During a colonic, filtered, temperature-regulated water is introduced into the bowel via a disposable speculum. This softens and loosens the feces, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis down through disposable waste tubing that is piped away through the colon therapy machine. There is no odor and modesty is maintained at all times. This flushing process is repeated during a therapeutic treatment. Check out where to find a colon hydrotherapy clinic near you.
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Other Ways To Naturally Assist The Detoxification Process
ExerciseExercise and movement are a very important part of the cleansing process. It helps improve circulation, expel toxins and relax the body and mind by stimulating the release of endorphins
SweatSchedule time to enjoy an infrared sauna or steam room which will help to increase circulation and assist with the elimination of toxins through the skin.
Dry Skin BrushingBefore your daily shower, brush your skin from head to toe using small, quick circular movements. Brushing your skin for 5 minutes a day helps increase circulation and break down fatty deposits within your body.
MeditationBegin your day with a 15 minute meditation. Sit quietly and focus on your breathing. Visualize your body detoxifying. As you inhale, visualize healthy oxygen entering your lungs and blood stream. As you exhale, visualize toxins leaving your body.
HydrationEnsure you keep well hydrated by drinking enough fresh spring or filtered water throughout the day, to help flush out your system. It's important not to drink water with meals as this will dilute your digestive enzymes and prevent your body from assimilating nutrients.
MassageMost types of massage will increase blood flow and assist your body in eliminating waste products and fatty deposits.
RejuvenationWhen toxins and wastes are removed from the body, optimal function is restored. During this process it is wise to eat only fresh and simply prepared nutrient-rich vegetarian foods. You should also drink lots of pure filtered water, and caffeine free herbal teas. Include vitamin and mineral supplements and herbal aids for your specific needs.
How Can I Re-build?Some of the best ways to re-build the nutrients our bodies need back into our systems is through eating foods high in nutrients (superfoods) and through targeted supplementation.
Through improved diet and lifestyle habits you can strengthen your immune system and keep your health at an optimal level.
The body will feel the effects of a cleanse straight away through rebalanced hormone levels, a rise in energy levels, physically, mentally and sexually and an improved sense of awareness and creativity. You will feel like a different person, because you are! Your outlook and attitude will have changed because through cleansing and improving your diet, your actual cell make up has changed.