December 7, 2017
A good detox, a detox that works, is one that provides nutritional and emotional support in an effort to let the body reset.
Detoxes seem to be one of those things that people either love… or love to hate.
You’ll see a lot of people in the medical profession speak out against detoxes, and they’re not always wrong.
The problem we all run into with detoxes is that there are some serious misunderstandings about what a detox does, as well as how it works.
A detox is not about mixing a bunch of things together (lemon, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, to name just a few of the most popular DIY ingredients). It not about choking the resulting concoction down. It’s not about starving yourself and using a stimulant to rev up your digestion to “clean” yourself out. There’s no magic potion that you can drink that takes all your toxins, gathers them together, and then flushes them out of your system.
When you hear criticisms of detoxes, this “magic potion” myth is generally what they’re talking about.
As someone who’s both done a lot of detoxes, and helped hundreds of others through the detoxification processes, I know how effective they can be…
As long, of course, as you understand what’s actually happening during a detox.
Here’s what a detox is really all about.
What a Detox Actually Does
At its simplest, here’s what a detox does FOR your body:
A detox is a process of cleansing your body and bloodstream of the toxins that we’re surrounded by each day. Here are some of a detox’s benefits:
- Your body’s natural detoxification systems reset
- Free radicals are eliminated from your body. (Free radicals can radically speed up the aging process, among other nasty things.)
- Your immune system gets a big boost.
- Your organs start working better.
- Your overall health improves.
- You get rid of some of your old bad habits and start with a clean slate to begin building newer, better ones.
But what is happening inside your body when you’re going through the detoxification process? How does a detox work?
Glad you asked.
Enter the Ninjas.
The Three Phases of Detoxification
Detoxification happens in three phases.
The first phase is when the body, given the proper food, generates the proper water-soluble intermediaries that will, in the second phase, help turn the toxins inside your body into neutralized, water-soluble substances, which the body will, in the third phase, easily move along the GI tract and out of your body.
It’s kind of like your body trains up the ninjas in phase one, deploys them upon the enemy in phase two, and then provides the plan for eliminating those enemies once and for all during phase three.
Again, criticisms about detoxes coming from the medical establishment generally point out that the body already detoxifies itself.
And, they are partially correct. But I also think they misunderstand that the body needs a ton of nutritional and emotional support throughout the process. It’s not something that you can do over a weekend. It takes around three weeks for the process to complete and allow your body to reset.
A good detox, a detox that works, is one that provides nutritional and emotional support in an effort to let the body reset. Again, the liver does a lot of the heavy lifting, so just drinking a bunch of lemon juice laced with cayenne pepper isn’t going to “flush” the toxins out of you just like that.
A good detox instead focuses on supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes, feeding them what they need and eliminating what they don’t.
A good detox takes all three ninjas, gets them prepped, and lets them loose… leaving a trail of health and happiness in their wake!
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