Doing a Detox is Imperative: Are You Doing it Right?

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This is not some “New Age” nonsense. Detox has been going on for centuries. Native Americans used sweat lodges and frequently took vision quests where they embarked on periods of fasting. Christians fast, Russians and people from Finland use saunas, there are also Turkish saunas, and Japanese baths and steam rooms which are all perfect examples of healthy detox rituals most of us are familiar with. Most cultures did these detox processes at regular intervals, whether it be once a week or on sacred days of their calendar, they were done regularly and with passion. Why? Because they felt so good afterwards!

Many of us think of our heads, or our brains, as the center of our personal universe. Although this appears to make sense, since the brain does all the thinking, but perhaps in this case we should think of our entire digestive system, our guts, as the center of our existence. If our gut is not working properly, we cannot absorb protein, minerals, vitamins, fats, or carbs from the food we eat. Without nutrition, the brain will die. So the focus of a detox is to clean out our digestive track first, then clean out the toxins stored in our fat, our organs, the blood, and the lymph system.

Detoxing our digestive system requires moving out a lot of waste while still giving the body optimum nutrition that doesn’t demand a great deal of work at the same time. This is why we want to fill ourselves with prebiotics, probiotics, green juice, and foods that are easy to digest. This is the main reason detox programs remove meat from your diet as meat is very hard for your body to digest.

Smoothies, made with veggies and high quality nutritional powders, such as whey powder, are a great means of filling our digestive tract with nutrients while allowing our gut to ‘kick back” and take a much needed break. You can buy supplement formulas that will clean out your entire digestive tract, moving the accumulated waste along while killing off parasites and other accumulated substances that we don’t want our body to be burdened with.

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