A full body cleanse was and still is my focus when it comes to educating and helping my clients. When done correctly, cleansing your body can help clear the toxins that lead to premature aging, ill health and even weight gain.
As anyone in the medical community is quick to remind; your body is designed to detox and cleanse itself. It has organs in place to do this on a daily basis.
What they don't tell you is that your body also can become overburdened with toxins due to pollution, the numerous food additives, pesticide residues, flavor enhancers, and the list goes on.
This doesn't even touch the toxins your body makes just to function each day, or parasitic infections that can make it nearly impossible to heal from illness or lose weight; and are more common than most people want to think about.
A full body cleanse can be a powerful way to help your body eliminate the buildup of toxins or if you cleanse regularly, can help your body not store excess waste/toxin in the first place.
Your diet is central to doing a full body cleanse. The diet for cleansing is lighter and easier to digest than what one would normally eat.
A lighter diet aids digestion by allowing it to "reset" itself (in a way). As you eat lighter, you body and digestive enzymes will put more focus on clearing away old, built up waste.
This clearing of the digestive tract, including the small intestine, is a natural cleansing process your body is designed to do. Since most of us are not aware of this process, we never make an effort to eat in order to support this process.
Some Simple Diet Guidelines for a Full Body Cleanse include;
I believe supplements are an important part of doing a full body cleanse. In my experience, it does help the cleanse go quicker because the dietary fiber helps dissolve built up waste so your body can remove it easier. Your body can do this, eventually, but many of us have a difficult time staying on a program as long as would be required to do this without the extra help.
Of course this depends on the quality of the supplement. If in "pill" form, often the pill does not dissolve in the digestive tract, rendering it useless to your body. (I've had this happen with fiber pills - not capsules.)
The supplement also needs to be high quality. This means enough of it is sold so the product doesn't sit on the shelf too long; and not overly mass produced because these types may be manufactured months or even years before it gets to the store shelves. And, as history has shown us, some of the well recognized, but cheaply made herbal supplements contain fillers that render the product useless.
Stick with products that are known to get results. I find that products that may be more difficult to get because I have to order them online or actually go to a "health food store" always have better quality; and that doesn't mean the highest price.
Sometimes extra techniques can make your full body cleanse more enjoyable or even ward off the "side effects" of detoxification.
Certain types of body work literally help move waste out of your body. This could be done through sweating or manually moving waste through your lymph via massage.
Sometimes these techniques work better than waiting for your body to move out the built up waste on its own. As toxins are dislodged and moved to your various organs for removal like the liver, kidneys and even blood, the extra burden can make you feel nauseous or fatigued.
Helping your body clear the waste quicker may help alleviate these symptoms. Here are just some techniques;
These add-ons help make your detoxification program more enjoyable and effective. If you don't have the time or the money to go to a health center or spa for these treatments, consider the home units which are just as effective - or can be more effective since you have daily access to them.
Learn more about how to cleanse. Many have used this information to take charge of their own health to lose weight, stay younger, healthier, more vibrant and more youthful.