In an effort to lose weight or regain health, people often resort to fad diets, juice cleanses, and all sorts of other weight loss programs that do little to nothing to help restore health, regain energy, and even lose weight.

Many of these “off the wall” health trends don’t do anything to cleanse and heal a person’s gut–the system that is responsible for processing food, absorbing nutrients, and helping our bodies function properly.

Until you gain control of your digestive health, there’s no program in the world that will help you achieve your health goals.

And, even worse, many crash diets and cleanses people resort to instead of caring for their gut system often do more harm and damage than good to the body.

So, how in the world do you heal your gut in order to improve your health without causing any harm to your body?

In my professional opinion, I recommend a detox program.

Keep reading to discover what a detox is, how it works, and why it’s important for your health.

What Is a Detox?

Detoxing is simply the process of ridding your body of toxins and harmful substances that have accumulated in your body.

The goal of a detox is to replace your current diet with healthy, real foods that will nourish and heal your digestive tract.

It doesn’t take long to do a detox. In fact, the detox program I personally recommend is only 6 days long.

If you have questions on which detox is the best for you or where to get started on a detox, don’t hesitate to schedule a call with us.

How a Detox Works

Detox programs are designed to heal and restore your gut system.

In a nutshell, the general idea of a detox is to flush out toxins in the gut. This is done by replacing a poor diet with a diet that’s rich in nutrients.

You might see that some detox programs begin with laxatives or herbs that are meant to flush out your digestive tract. This is NOT the kind of detox program that I support.

In fact, I don’t think it’s safe or healthy to participate in a program that’s designed to clear your insides out.

Instead, I think detox programs work best when users are asked to simply cut out bad eating habits and replace their diets with real, natural foods.

Our body is incredible. And it can certainly get rid of toxins and other substances on its own without the help of laxatives or other products.

The general idea is that, over the period of a detox, the toxins will naturally work their way out of your system, as long as you stick to your new nutritious recipes.

As toxins are flushed out and your gut begins to absorb more nutrients, the digestive tract can start functioning more effectively.

This results in improved immunity, increased energy, the ability to lose weight more effectively, a decrease in symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases, and so many other positive health benefits.

The detox I mentioned earlier is only 6 days long. It’s easy to follow, and I believe anyone can stick with it.

That being said, in order for the effects of a detox to last, you must make the commitment to continue to feed your body healthy, nutritious foods to maintain proper gut health.

Why Is Detoxing Important?

Detoxing is important for one big reason: we’re all human.

And because we’re human, most of us are going to find ourselves eating unhealthy diets, binging during the holiday seasons, and putting things into our bodies that we shouldn’t.

For that reason, it’s important to consider detoxing every few months (regardless of how healthy you are) to ensure optimal gut health.

Aside from the basic need to restore our gut system from time to time, the important role that our digestive system plays in our body is even a more important reason to detox.

The digestive system is our body’s second brain.

It controls emotions and  stress levels, determines your need to consume food for energy, acts as a highway for hormones and other bodily chemicals, and alerts the body when you are ill.

Therefore, when the body is run down by toxins and isn’t working properly, we are all at risk of suffering from…

  • Anxiety, depression, or other emotion-based conditions
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • The inability to protect ourselves from getting sick
  • Weight issues
  • Constant fatigue
  • Chronic illnesses
  • And more!

It’s clear that we all need to make it a priority to take care of our gut systems so we can live healthier, happier lives. And the best way to do that is to start with a detox program

If you’re ready to give a detox program a try, I recommend the 6-Day Detox program from Xymogen.

If you have questions on which detox is the best for you or where to get started on a detox, don’t hesitate to schedule a call with us.