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How to Detox

December 3rd, 2009

We’ve all got organs of elimination. How well they’re functioning varies from one person to another. The more toxins we’re exposed to, the more these organs have to work over-time to get ourselves back into balance or homeostasis. These organs include the kineys, liver, lympatic system, bowels, skin and the lungs. Among the common symptoms of toxicity include: allergies, join pain, fatigue, asthma, digestion issues, insomnia, mood swings, weight gain and skin problems.

There are a host of different ways to detox the body. One could start with just changes in diet and lifestyle. These approaches could go a long way in improving someone’s health. The simplest way to start is by fasting. One could do well up to a number of weeks just on a liquid fast if there are no other co-morbid conditions. I would advise people to go into fasting gradually, however. Some of the symptoms of detoxification could include skin reactions, nausea, fatigue, muscle aches, increased urination , increased mucous discharges. These symptoms are usually transient and resolve within a couple of days.

A good rule of thumb is to always listen to your body. If one doesn’t feel right, then perhaps they’re detoxifying too fast. Some helpful tips to follow while undergoing detoxification therapy are:

Drink at least half your body weight in ounces.
Incorporate stress reduction techniques such as meditation, visualization, massage.
Have a nutritionally balanced diet.
Avoid processed foods as much as possible.
Reduce intake intake of coffee, alcohol and soda.
Get enough sleep.
Exercise regularly.
Keep a positive attitude.
Other helpful tips in future blogs…..