Usually after the holiday season or before a summer vacation you might hear the word “detox” used often. And with it a range of thoughts that include intense fasting, counting carbs, swearing off sugar and sticking to a 30-day juice cleanse of some sorts. Or maybe when you hear the word detox, your body is in complete agreement because you have experienced a detox before and it came with incredible results. Either way, this article will offer clarity into what a detox is and why it is important to give your body a much needed break.
Here’s the thing, our body is always working hard to make sure we are operating at our optimal being. But consistent unhealthy choices, too much alcohol, processed foods, caffeine, stress and environmental toxins are all to blame for this. If our body isn’t working efficiently, illness, disease, stress and fatigue can become our unnatural state of being.
This is why we need to detox. Taking the time to rid the body of these toxins can assist in preventing long term harmful effects on the body and immediate effects like increased energy, mental clarity and balanced emotions.
If you’re considering doing a full body detox and this is your first time, be sure to get expert advice before starting. When doing any sort of detox hydration, light / low impact exercise, eating whole / real foods, getting enough sleep and vitamin D are essential. Do your own research and decide if a detox is right for you.