Detox: Everything You Need To Know

So you’ve decided to participate in a detox cleanse. Congratulations! There are a few things you should know before you get started though. For instance, it’s important to stay away from any “fad detox diets” such as the “juice detox” and any detox that requires you to take any non-vitamin pills, because they do not provide your body with the vitamins and nutrients that it requires to function properly.

Also you should be aware that when you know how to detox correctly, they can safely last for up to a week or more, since you aren’t depriving your body of nutrients. The most important thing to remember when you decide to start a detox cleanse, is that you need to make sure that it fits into your life, you need to do it safely, and you need to be aware of what your body will be going through both during and after your detox cleanse so that you can prepare for it better.


A detox cleanse is literally the process of detoxifying your body in order to cleanse your digestive system, and occasionally rid your body of food allergies. It is possible that you have food allergies that you are even not aware of as constant consumption has made the symptoms seem ‘normal’ to you. Ridding your body of these allergens is especially important, so that you can become mindful of your body’s natural cues, telling you which foods you should avoid.

Added benefits of a healthy detox cleanse include:
  • Building up your immune system
  • Reducing your risk of illness and disease
  • Optimizing digestion
  • Boosting mental clarity and focus
  • Helping to relieve stress
  • Maintaining overall health and wellness
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Despite what many people believe, a true detox cleanse is not just about what you consume, but also about how you treat your body as a whole. If you eat nothing but whole foods, and take vitamin supplements and avoid sugars, caffeine, and carbs your body can still be a host for a multitude of toxins. This is because toxins enter your body through more avenues than food, and they can build up quickly to cause both physiological and psychological problems in your everyday life if you don’t rid your body of them.

Non-Food Based Detox Methods:
  • Take time to relax and breathe deeply
  • Unload your problems
  • Take a salt bath
  • Practice oil pulling
  • Exercise daily
  • Stay hydrated
  • Maintain a normal sleep schedule
  • Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals
  • Avoid exposure to environmental pollutants

Practicing these methods is a great start to detoxing, but unless you’re eating a completely clean diet you’re also going to want to detox your digestive system by cleansing it with whole and nutrient rich food options, while completely cutting out processed foods, caffeine, and unhealthy fats. While this may seem impossible to some, just remember that a detox is a temporary process to reset your system, and not something expected to last for an extended period of time. That being said it is still a good idea to cut back on the amount of processed foods, caffeine and unhealthy fats that you consume on a regular basis.


Although your body detoxes naturally on a daily basis it is important to occasionally help ‘clean house’ and perform a deep clean. This is where detox cleanses come into play. A healthy detox cleanse will use natural foods, calming exercises and holistic approaches to rid your body of built up toxins, and waste so that it can run more efficiently. Avoiding fad detox diets and following this healthy detox cleanse advise will provide you with a more natural, effective, and lasting detox for overall health and wellness for your body and your mind. Now that you know how to detox in a healthy and reasonable manner you’ll be more likely to reap the benefits that they have to offer.

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