What You Need to Know About Detox

According to Lee Haney, an American former IFBB professional bodybuilder, “A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.”


Detoxification is the ongoing process of eliminating all those harmful toxins from your body at the same time neutralizing the rest. Toxins are very harmful to the health of the body because it can even harm body tissues. The toxins include waste products coming from or as a result of the normal cell activity such as homocysteine, ammonia, and lactic acid. Organs in the body such as liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, lung, lymphatic systems and blood work hard in order to make sure that the toxins which are found in the body be transformed to a less harmful compound that can be excreted out of the body.

Detox Diet And Why

Detox is most commonly known to be a treatment for those individuals who are drug and alcohol dependent. Now, it is widely used to refer to different herbs and diet programs and other methods to remove dietary toxins from the system. Detox Diet minimizes the chemicals which are ingested by our body by simply eating organic foods. It also gives emphasis on the food which are being consumed and it is coupled with different vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients so as to detoxify the body. A person undergoing detox consumes food which is high in fiber and drinks a lot of water and increase the urination and bowel movements in order to eliminate toxins.

People observe a detox diet because for them it is one of the most effective ways to eliminate their body form all the toxins consumed. Some individuals also say that detox have contributed health benefits such as clearer skin, improved energy, improved digestion, regular bowel movements, clarity, and increased concentration after their detox diet.


Although there are a lot of benefits when you undergo a detox diet because it eliminates toxins from your system, it is noteworthy that you should remember to consult a medical doctor before doing such thing. You must have sufficient knowledge when it comes to your body and health before undergoing detox diet in order to avoid any mishaps.

Pregnant women or children are highly not allowed to undergo a detox diet because they need all the nutrients they can get from the daily food intake. Lessening the consumption of food during these times will only be detrimental to their health. Individuals who have conditions like kidney or liver disease should only try this detox diet when they are under the supervision of their care provider. Also, the commonly known detox diet is not intended for individuals who are drug or alcohol dependent. They should consult a medical practitioner for the right treatment.

A person who undergoes a detox diet will experience indigestion, fatigue, muscle pain, tiredness, acne, irritability, hunger weight loss, cough, and poor sleep. This kind of diet will also lead to electrolyte loss, dehydration, and constipation.

Numerous experts say that detox is not even needed because the body has the ability to detoxify itself without any help. The human body can slowly evolve in order to adequately delete or eliminate the chemicals which are taken by our body from our day to day activities.

If you really want to undergo a detox diet you can go for colonic hydrotherapy, exercise, supplements, and herbs. Make sure that you have consulted a medical practitioner before you proceed with your diet detox because there are other practitioners who can recommend you a detox diet plan.


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