How To Detox Your Body
Hello, and welcome back. I’m glad you’re here. Today we’re going to investigate how to detox your body, and look and the pros and cons of detoxing and whether or not it’s even necessary. There’s a lot of misinformation out there in circulation right now, and by the end of this article I hope to clear up any confusion you have and set the record straight, so let’s dive right in.
What Is A Detox?
A whole body detox is a way to cleanse your system and purge all the toxins and other unwanted chemicals that roam around inside you. These toxins generally come from the foods we eat in the form of fertilizers and pesticides, but can also come from our environment, such as lead in drinking water or mercury from fillings in our teeth.
During a detox, the goal is to get your body to surrender these unwanted materials. Purging your system is accomplished in many ways, and there many different detox plans on the market today. Some are great, some are pure evil and many just don’t work at all.
So what is a person in need of cleansing to do? Read on and find out!
The word detox has garnered a lot of attention in the past few years, but there are many myths surrounding a whole body cleansing that have somewhat damaged the way people look at it. All sort of nasty rumors have been floating around about cleansing being done the wrong way. Many professionals claim that our bodies have their own detox routine, and that ingesting fancy herbal drinks and popping detox pills is a waste time, and may even be dangerous for us.
They claim that detoxing is nothing more than a marketing gimmic, and completely unnecessary. Their theory is to let the body handle ridding itself of unwanted and unhealthy substances.
And you know what? These experts have a point. If you’re trying to get rid of the excesses you’ve taken in over a festive holiday season, your body can probably purge what it needs to on its own, with a little help from you.
A Lifetime Of Buildup
Detoxing from a temporary binge may be totally within the realm of possibility just by watching what you eat and drink for a few days. Your body will eventually release the food and drink excesses and you’ll get back to feeling like your old self in no time. You know, tired, run down and lacking energy.
But what about the toxins and chemicals that have been building in our system for years and years, maybe even decades? Our bodies are constantly under attack from all angles, including the water we drink, the food we eat and the very air we breathe. And all the toxins can eventually build up enough in your system to affect the way you feel.
Just think about pesticides that are used on the foods we buy at the grocery store. We all know enough to wash everything before we eat it, but what about the amount that actually enters the food? Take a look here at the top pesticide-laden foods. Some of these may surprise you.
Other hazards come from our drinking water. Lead and arsenic levels can be sky high, and some reports indicate that bottled water may not be all that much better for us.
Be sure to check out the video above for more excellent points about cleansing and detoxifying your body.
When it comes to a whole body detox, there are some pretty intense and radical plans out there. You should steer clear of these at all costs. Anyone advertising a 3 day or 7 day detox plan that includes drinking spicy concoctions and never traveling more that 10 feet from the bathroom may not have your best health interests at heart. Common sense should prevail, and obviously you should thoroughly research any detox plan you are considering.
There are some wonderful plans to follow that are easy to use, make good nutritional sense, and have rave reviews. One such plan is the Total Wellness Cleanse by fitness guru Yuri Elkaim.
Yuri is a certified holistic nutritionist and a recognized fitness expert that has a passion for helping people better understand fitness and nutrition. His enthusiasm for what he teaches, as well as his expert knowledge level, combines to make him a well respected member of the fitness community.
If you’re considering a whole body detox, please do yourself a favor and stop by Yuri’s site and take a look at the multitude of testimonials he has. Take a few minutes and read through information so you can make an informed decision.
It’s up to you to decide whether or not detoxifying your body is necessary. Don’t make a hasty decision. Get all the facts so you can be ready to choose the right program.