Detox – Improve the Quality of Your Life

by Anna Hicks

If you are unfamiliar with the definition of the term ‘detox,’ the Cambridge English Dictionary defines it as a period when you stop taking unhealthy or harmful foods, drinks, or drugs into your body for a period of time, in order to improve your health.

According to Detox.org, detoxing can cleanse your body from the inside out. It is the process of eliminating various toxins from your body by having a proper diet, supplements, exercise, and healthy living. This is necessary due to the fact that we are all exposed to quite a few different pollutants on a daily basis. There are things called free radicals in the air that we breathe, in smoke and smog, in pesticides too. There are other toxins in the very food we eat and even more hazardous things that are in nearly everything that we do. Detoxing will make you feel healthy, rejuvenated, and ready to take on each new day as it comes.

Drugs

Drug detoxification can be described as a process in which a user who is addicted to drugs stops taking the drug to which they are addicted. Discontinuing the drug will cause the body to experience symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms can vary quite a bit depending on the substance that was used, how long it was used, and the physiology of the user. Drug detox treatments such as those found at Georgia Drug Detox and other treatment centers will consist of both mental adjustments and physical treatments to assist the user with their symptoms of withdrawal.

Being dependent on drugs can lead people to say and do things that hurt the people in their lives. This can and does destroy relationships. By successfully removing the substances from the user’s life, they have a chance to regain control over their lives and personal affairs. They will also be able to get rid of the sick feeling that being dependent on drugs causes. Other benefits include being able to get your life back on track.

Food

Many people tend to think that they are healthy eaters. They might juice or drink cleansing teas, follow recipes for a healthy diet, or even go vegetarian or vegan. The thing is, they might still feel as if something is just, well… off.

We already talked about the toxins that are all around us. These toxins can build up in our bodies and make us feel unwell. Yes, the body has systems such as the digestive tract, liver, lymphatic system, gall bladder, lungs, kidneys, and skin that work to eliminate these toxins. If you are a healthy person, your body can be quite resilient and be in a state of homeostasis. However, this balance can get upset when your body is taking in more toxins than it can deal with. These toxins can disrupt the normal metabolic functions in your body and this can eventually lead to conditions such as asthma, fibromyalgia, infertility, chronic fatigue, inflammatory diseases, obesity, neurological disorders and more.

To completely detox from foods, you might want to speak to your dietician.

Benefits of Detoxing

So, is detoxing really something that is right for you? There appear to be a pretty even mix of recommendations for and warnings against detoxing and this can make things a bit more confusing than they need to be. Yes, it is possible to get detoxing wrong, but if you get it right you can be helping to improve the quality of your life in many ways. Here is a quick look at some of them.

·  Detoxing can give you a natural energy boost.

·  It also rids your body of excess waste products.

·  Looking to lose weight? Detoxing can help.

·  Detoxing can actually help to make your immune system stronger.

·  Detoxing can make your skin smoother and clearer.

·  By cleaning out your colon through detoxing, your breath will be fresher.

·  Detoxing actually promotes making more healthy decisions in your life.

·  When you detox, you will lose the fogginess and have clearer thinking.

Those are just a few of the benefits of a good detox. The thing is, detoxing needs to become an actual way of life as opposed to just an occasional plan to boost your health. This can range from making better decisions about what you drink and eat to a totally rigorous program for the whole body. For most people, this can be a fun journey although for others it can actually turn into an addiction itself. However, wherever you fall on this scale, the bottom line is that you will greatly benefit.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition, speaks four languages, starred on a yoga TV show, produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, and is a mother of a kindergartner, twin toddlers, and a newborn. Dr. Anastasia loves doing crafts with her children and sharing her easy healthy recipes and knowledge of health and food with mothers to help them raise healthier families.
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