Detoxification Q&A

What exactly is detoxification?

Detoxification, or detox for short, is a natural way to eliminate toxins in your body. Everyone’s body absorbs harmful chemicals and toxins from the environment through the air that you breathe, from the foods that you eat, and chemicals that are absorbed through your skin such as common household items including cigarettes, cleaners, pesticides or cosmetics. These harmful toxins can build up in the fat cells in your body causing a number of symptoms including headaches, fatigue, weight gain, and even pain. Where do the symptoms come from? Some research now points to stored toxins in the body leading to such illnesses such as hormonal imbalance, impaired immune function, nutritional deficiency, and an inefficient metabolism. Detoxification is a way to cleanse the body of these impurities that have built up over time.

What happens?

Detoxification programs can take many forms including eating mostly fruits and vegetables to physical approaches such as colonics, certain types of massages, and even some facials. Other detoxification programs call for simply eliminating toxins in your life such as certain sugars, meats, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods. Obviously, some detox programs are much better and much more effective than others; however, the overall principle is the same. With a proper and thorough detox program, your body will begin to release the toxins that it has been storing leaving you to live a happier and healthier life.

What are its benefits?

    The benefits of detoxification range from person to person, but for many, you can expect to experience:

  • Increased Energy
  • Better Sleep
  • Less Pain
  • Mental Clarity
  • Weight Loss
  • Improved digestion with less gas and bloating

Is it safe?

Be aware, there are some detoxification diets on the market that are actually more harmful than helpful. It is important when you start any detox program to consult with your healthcare provider first. It is also important to be sure that you are using a healthy detox program – one that provides your body with necessary nutrients while eliminating toxins at the same time. If you embark on a detox program without the proper nutrients, your body may actually lose muscle mass and make you weaker and more susceptible to illness. Done properly though, detoxification can be extremely safe and can actually improve your health.

Do I need detoxification?

Since it isn’t always possible to avoid toxins, it is essential that you periodically take time out to assist the body in cleansing. The best way to embark on a detox program is to look for a total detox program that will safely and effectively help your body to release harmful toxins. At Carolinas Natural Health Center, we offer traditional detox, along with detox massage and facials. If you are interested in what detox program make work best for you, call for more information at 704-708-4404 and ask for a free consultation. You will be amazed with how much a simple detox program can change your life.

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