5 Reasons Why Doing a Detox Cleanse is a MUST!
Such a polarizing topic.
As for me, my opinion is made, and I’m about to share it with you.
Make sure to let me know in the comment section below if you believe in detoxing or not 🙂
Is Detoxing Really Necessary?
“You don’t need to do a detox cleanse.”
“Your body’s programmed to do just that anyway.”
“Detoxing is extra. You don’t need that extra help.”
“Detox programs are scams that naturopaths use to lure their clients in.”
“Your liver does all the detox for you: it’s your detox center.”
Ever heard these comments from a friend, or your spouse, or perhaps even your doctor?
Because it makes no sense to some that the pollution around us, the air we breathe, the pesticides on our fruits and veggies and many other pollutants are making our bodies sick.
It is true that the liver is the primary detox center of our body. It filtrates a lot of gunk on a daily basis. In fact, we’ve got a couple of cleansing centers in our body: our skin, our lungs, and our kidneys are just some of them.
What happens when the detox centers of your body are congested?
Could acne, fatigue, and congestion be signs of our bodies having a hard time to detox themselves?
What if your kidneys are tired of filtrating all those debris that have been coming in for years?
And what happens when your liver’s so overloaded by the number of poisons that go through it that it stops functioning correctly? Or what if it’s not used to certain chemicals or molecules, that it doesn’t know what to do with it?
Do You Really Need to do a Detox Cleanse?
I’m sorry to say, but in the world we live in, I believe detoxes have become more of necessity. I think they’re a must if we don’t want to end up in the ER, begging the doctor for a diagnosis for that chronic fatigue, that lack of concentration, that feeling of sluggishness or that unjustifiable pain that just won’t go away.
Our organs are overwhelmed and tired, and they can’t function the way they were meant to, because of the accumulation the hundred thousands of toxins.
It takes years to develop chronic conditions, but they all start from somewhere, don’t they? I believe our body speaks to us through symptoms manifestation.
Hence it is my opinion that all signs matter: if your body’s telling you something’s wrong, chances are something’s wrong. It may be too microscopic to be visible on that scan result, that ultrasound report or even that blood test. But would you prefer to sit around and wait for a decade to pass by and be diagnosed with a tumor or heart disease, or instead, trying to be in the best shape and get rid of this symptom today?
If you’ve already been to the doctor but have been frustrated by the incomplete answers you got, I say it could be the time to consider adding something to your life. And this “something” could be a detox cleanse.
If you’re willing to get informed about the world of natural detoxification, please keep reading.
What’s a Detox Cleanse?
Detoxing is a practice that is in demand and has become very popular over the past few years on our side of the planet. More people are turning to the naturopathic world for more thorough answers. But detox cleanses aren’t a new practice! One of its oldest forms is that of Ayurveda in India. There’s also Traditional Chinese Medicine that aims to remove blockages so that the energy in the body can flow adequately, using tools such as acupuncture and acupressure.
According to Google, detox is
“a process or a period in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances”
You can detox for a few days, for a week, for a month and so on. There are numerous detox protocols out there; it can get overwhelming for a beginner. But in essence, a cleanse will give you guidelines to follow, things to avoid while detoxing and what to watch for during the process.
Colon irrigation sometimes precedes or follows specific detox protocols, to pull some of the toxins out of the body manually. It depends on your wish and tolerance level.
Some call it a scamming practice because they don’t or can’t understand how something so natural could indeed help the body. In other words, if no one can make a pill full of chemicals out of it, then it must be a scam. Well, I’d say the exact opposite! But hey: to each one their own opinion.
And I’m not saying all detox cleanses are restorative. In fact, like everything under the sun, someone somewhere is going to try to create the “easy pricey detox” for gullible and misinformed people.
Getting the most information from reliable sources is your best bet when trying anything new, cleanse included.
What Can a Detox Cleanse Do To My Body?
Of course, there are tons of benefits to doing a detox cleanse. In this post, I’ll only share the ones I’ve personally experience while detoxing.
1. Improved Digestion
While on a detoxing protocol, you’ll likely have to reduce your caloric intake. You eat little to no fatty food and replenish your storage of vital nutrients. You may have to increase your soluble fiber intake. All of these will have a positive impact on your gastrointestinal tract. I used to suffer from problems like constipation and indigestion. Detoxing helped me so much with that. I also typically experience less bloating while on a detox.
2. Nicer Skin
I sincerely believe detoxing has made a big difference with my acne and dark marks post acne. While detoxing, I was drinking more water, and I was eating no junk food. So these things do have an impact on your skin. Depending on how often you do your detox, and also depending on what type of food you eat once you resume your regular diet, these results may fluctuate.
The idea behind most cleanses is to give your body a boost and help your organs “breathe” and be able to do their job more efficiently.
Now if once you finish a cleanse, you go back to eating junk food, high-fat diet, low in fruits and veggies, then you may be missing the whole point of detoxing. I believe a cleanse is a way to help everyone open their eyes and see that since they feel better while on it, they can incorporate some its principles into their daily routine.
3. Better Rest
It might be due to going to sleep on a not so full stomach; or my body spending less time digesting and more time resting, but I’ve noticed that my sleep quality, and not quantity, improved. I mean that I would wake up, sometimes before my alarm even went on, entirely rested and ready to tackle the day. How many times have you had that feeling of being completely relaxed? I know, not so often.
4. Better Focus
I usually notice I have better focus when, for example, working on the blog, during a detox cleanse. I can binge-writing five articles in only a couple of hours. On a regular week without detoxing, I may write 2 or a maximum of 3 blog entries. And I always have to take breaks, get my mind off of it otherwise I feel I’m going nuts.
5. Increased Energy and Vitality
Now, this one was tricky for me: going on a liquid detox cleanse, I initially felt low in energy. My caloric intake was smaller than what my body was used to, and that could explain the initial decrease in power. So day 1 and 2 were sometimes dreadful. But by day 3, I could feel a boost in energy like never before. That’s one of the reasons I like detoxes so much: that increase in vitality is priceless, especially when having a demanding job such as that of an ER nurse =)
There’s a ton of detox body cleansing protocol on the web and my own program will be coming soon. Make sure you check it out 🙂
Peace, Love, and Health