Detoxification means different things depending on who is talking. In addiction treatment programs for alcohol and other drugs, it does get addictive drug out of the addict’s body and get him accustomed to living without it. When someone uses the word “detox” to talk about a diet or new age treatment, it has a less defined meaning. These treatments usually assume that the body accumulates toxins that can be “cleaned” through fasting, taking exotic supplements and other, more novel treatments. Many of these claims are not substantiated by scientific research. It is this second type of detoxification that this article will address
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Understand that your body naturally detoxifies itself. The liver and kidneys naturally eliminate toxic substances from the body. No special herbs are necessary to make this happen. It’s enough to not overload your body with unhealthy foods and environmental toxins.
Prepare setting. Clean house and get rid of something junk food, liquor, cigarettes and other harmful substances. You can not eliminate toxins from the body without getting rid of environmental allergens such as dust and mold, which can have negative effects on your health.
Prepare the head. Before embarking on the detoxification program, meditate in the morning and afternoon for a week. This will put you in a calm, focused mindset that will take you through the program. Follow the link below for more information.
Fast for a short period. Abstaining from food and beverages other than water for 3 days. The body stores toxins in fat cells. Fasting can help to rid the body of these toxins. In addition to fasting can help you break unhealthy eating habits and provides an event to mark a transition to a healthier lifestyle.
Drink plenty of water. The actual amount of water you need to drink depends on many factors, including environment and activity level. The Mayo Clinic recommends that you drink enough water so that you are rarely thirsty and your urine is either colorless or pale yellow.
Eat a healthy diet. After quickly, cutting out processed foods, reduce your intake of caffeine and drink no more than one or two alcoholic drinks a day. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits and grains and cut down red meat consumption. See link below for more information.
Tips and Warnings
If you can not fast for 3 days, fast for just a day or go on a juice fast. Drink diluted vegetable juices instead of water will give you some calories and help you stay on the fast search.
Not fast for too long. It will make you feel lethargic and can cause the body to start burning muscle.