Saturday, November 12, 2016
“Detox” is a popular word. I’m sure you got excited. It’s a commonly used method but it is used for very wrong reasons and in very wrong ways.
“Next week I’m joining a detox program.”
“Yesterday, I went off my diet, and ate a lot. Today, I better go on a detox.”
“I lost 6 pounds by detox.”
“I go detoxing 2-3 times a year.”
There is this detox word going around. The first reason for doing detox is to give our organs a break. Another reason is to clean our organs and body. Detox means getting rid of the toxic materials that have entered our body and are waiting to be excreted. When you do detox the right way, it can create miracles for the body but doing it the wrong way could be a disaster.
The concept underlying this cleansing is to prevent our body from being exposed to toxic substances and increase our body’s ability to purify itself from these toxic substances. In reality, our body is
a remarkable detox machine. But unfortunately, our nervous system is weakened by unhealthy personal habits, extreme fatigue and hyperactive modern lifestyles, causing our body to lose its functions.
First of all, before detoxing, there is a period of preparation for at least 1 week. You should not enter a detox immediately after a unhealthy and dirty lifestyle. You should be careful the first 2 weeks after detox as well. For example if you have detoxed with only liquids, you slowly add fruits and vegetables; then you can gradually include legumes, and after that you can start eating eggs and fish. You should wait for at least 2 weeks before consuming chicken or red meat. Alcohol should not be added for a long time.
If detox is not done in the right way for the right reasons, it is better to avoid it altogether.