Detox Diet and Cleansing
A medically designed and professionally supervised 28-day detox program is available any time of year to help you regain balance and achieve optimal health
Nutrition and a Detox Diet
Detoxification is the most exciting tool in natural medicine for its simplicity, low cost, and supreior therapeutic results. Its actually fun and you feel better almost immediately!
We are inundated daily with toxins from our food and the environment (processed foods, additives and preservatives, household chemicals, air pollution and auto exhaust, personal care products, plastics, heavy metals, pesticides, etc). While our organs, especially the liver, have very effective mechanisms for eliminating toxins, the systems are often compromised. Without proper nutrition to supply the necessary nutrients, our internal detoxication mechanisms cannot do the job demanded of them. Add the continual onslaught of environmental toxins to suboptimal nutrition and the body can reach what is called its "tipping point". Often times stress or illness can push our bodies over the limit of what they can handle and we may end up with chronic conditions such as digestive disturbance, autoimmune disease or frequent problems such as headaches, fatigue, weight gain, allergies, "brain fog", emotional disturbances, joint pain, rashes, and general malaise. A successful detox and help you feel great, sleep better, increase energy, feel more clarity, and lose unwanted pounds.
An effective detox program lasts from 2-6 weeks and includes a nutrient dense diet based on whole foods, liver supportive foods, and is free of processed and potentially allergenic foods. Also essential is supplemental support to nourish the detoxication and elimination systems of the body. Some suppplements (including vitamin/protein powders for smoothies and detox support formulas) and herbal teas are used, though the primary focus is on diet, lifestyle, and self-care. The program alkalizes the body (decreases acidity), carries out heavy metals, and provides necessary nutrients for the body to optimize its own healing potential. Self-care and relaxation strategies are also emphasized.
The change of seasons is a prime time to undertake a detox. As springtime ushers in new growth and light, it is an ideal time to reassess how we live in the world and our bodies and take some time to nourish ourselves from the inside out.