What to Expect When You Detox
The process of detoxing can often be difficult the first few days as you deny your body’s cravings for “the bad stuff” and your body begins to release stored up toxins and waste. Be prepared for possible mood swings, irritability and fatigue as your body adjusts to a healthier internal environment. You may also find that your skin breaks out as your skin is your largest excretory organ, and it will be helping to purge your body of waste. Know that if you’re detoxing from a mood- and physiology-altering chemical like caffeine or nicotine, these withdrawal side-effects will likely be more prominent. It is not recommended that you begin detoxing right when you know you have a stressful event or commitment in the near future or when your schedule will be out of the ordinary or especially hectic. The key to a successful detox is planning ahead, being prepared, and having the right herbal and natural remedies to support the type of cleanse you are doing.
But it’s not all bad. Once you get through the first 3-5 days, you get over the worst of it, and the benefits of your hard efforts begin to be felt. Mood improves, energy levels rise, clothes start fitting better, and skin begins to appear healthier. You start feeling and looking better; healthier.
Plus, doing a detoxifying natural cleanse is a great way to drop a few pounds before a special event. Or it can be used regularly for ongoing weight loss and weight management.
Why Do A Detox
You can think of a natural herbal detox cleanse a bit like changing the oil in your car. If you don’t flush out the old mucky gunky stuff, and replace it with fresh new clean oil, your engine will not work as well, and eventually will break down. The same applies to toxic waste build up in our bodies from the food we eat, and the artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and fillers in it, from the petro-chemicals in the hygiene and grooming products and cosmetics we put on our skin every day, and from the pollutants in the air we breathe and the water we drink.
If we don’t detoxify our bodies periodically, the build up of waste stored in our bodies begins to negatively impact our health and can contribute to a variety of illnesses, and chronic diseases. Eventually your body begins to break down, just like the car engine with no oil change.
How to Do a Natural or Herbal Detox
There are many ways in which you can cleanse your body naturally or with the help of herbal blends, on this blog we will be exploring some of those options and bringing you articles about them. You could try a juice, fruit or water fast, or a colon cleanse, or an herbal tea detox. There are lots of choices to select from. If you’re new to detoxing, I recommend finding a product-based detox protocol where all the materials and instructions are laid out before you. Keep it simple.