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Top 20 Reasons to do a Detox Today
Summer is finished and before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. After that is when many people begin thinking about starting a diet and exercise program, and many more consider doing a detox program to clean out their systems before they begin.
Starting with small steps is the best way to ensure that you stick with your program. Doing a 3 day juice cleanse is an excellent way to start. This will help you to break your cycle of food cravings, cleanse your liver, and make your resolution one you will stick to.
Many people have no idea just how toxic our modern day environment has become. The average person has 300 toxic chemicals in their body or bloodstream. That’s an average! Some people have many more than that. Although your body has the ability to process some toxins, 300 or more is simply too much for anyone’s body to deal with. This is one of the main reasons why many Americans are suffering from chronic disease and other illnesses that have their base in toxic overload.
Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, even the chemicals we use to clean our house and bodies with. Almost everything it seems is treated with some type of dangerous chemical.
A detox of your system will help it to re-set itself and offset this chemical overload. Take a look at the top 20 reasons why you should seriously consider not putting off a detox and do one as quickly as possible, maybe you could even start one tomorrow!
1. Rest your stomach
How many people do you know that take some sort of antacid every day? ( maybe even you are!) Performing a juice detox will allow your stomach to take a break from i’s usual routine of acid production, churning, and extraction. Juice takes much less work for your stomach to digest. Think of this time as a vacation for your stomach.
2. Naturally boost the body’s metabolism
Following a detox program will naturally increase the metabolism of your body. Once your intestinal system is cleaned out, your body will once again be able to digest foods more efficiently and garner more nutrition from the foods you eat.
3. The elimination of some medications
Some of the most common ailments are related to the toxins in our blood. When we remove those toxins, it’s not at all uncommon for people with complaints such as cramps, headaches, and migraines, to find that they no longer need over the counter pharmaceuticals to treat these issues.
4. Avoid future diseases
There is really nothing better for the prevention of future illnesses than to get rid of toxins that are taxing your body. Many of today’s chronic diseases are due to high levels of toxins in the body. Removing these substances from the body will allow your immune system to function properly once again.
5. Cleansing of the colon
Following a detox problem will remove excessive waste and mucus from your entire digestive system. Just a few days after you begin your detox, you will really notice the light feeling you have in your entire intestinal tract. You will find relief from excess bloating and gas as your bowels begin to improve and function better.
6. Lose weight
Following a detox program can also help you lose some excess weight. Your body has a natural fat-burning mechanism. Toxins upset the balance of our body’s natural ability to remove fats.
7. Increase your absorption of nutrients
If your digestive tract is clogged with excess waste and toxic chemicals then it’s difficult for your body to absorb all the nutrients that are in the foods you are consuming. Detoxification will clear out the excessive waste in your colon.
8. Realign you with earth’s natural rhythms
Many animal species go for weeks, or even months, fasting and purging their bodies. This keeps their systems functioning at optimal levels. Perhaps doing this is the reason why animals in the wild never develop chronic diseases.
9. Boosts energy levels
Anyone who has ever done a detox program will tell you that the first thing they noticed was a lightness of being and an infusion of energy.
10. Eliminates waste
Let’s not beat around the bush with this. Every living thing that eats also poops and that certainly includes us. Doing a detox that target the colon will help clear out any excess or trapped waste (yes, we mean poop) that is trapped in your intestines.
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