Detoxifying (or detoxing) is an alternative medicine practice that attempts to eliminate toxins from the body. The most popular form is detox diets, which aim to “cleanse” the body of impurities. Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D., the author of Detoxification, recommends detoxing for symptoms such as:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Irritated skin
- Low-grade infections
- Puffy eye or bags under the eyes
- Menstrual problems
Most detoxification programs include cutting out foods such as white sugar, red meat, alcohol, caffeine, processed snacks or meals, and white flour. These cleanses revolve around filling the body with natural food that is high in fiber and nutrients. Herbs, fresh fruit and vegetables, and lean protein are the most important foods to eat during a detox program. Citrus fruits have high detoxifying properties, so even something as simple as adding a lemon to your water can help flush out impurities.
Though most detoxification programs instruct to follow a diet plan to cleanse the system, going back to old habits post-detox will just negate the effects. Think of a detox as a way to jump-start a healthy lifestyle. Rid your body of impurities, then set the stage for healthy habits with positive food choices, regular exercise, and stress relief practices. Of course, it is essential to consult your doctor prior to using any health treatment or alternative program, including detoxing.
Planet Beach’s Detoxify is a 14 day detoxification program that utilizes over 20 natural herbs to assist the body in an internal cleansing process. Its role is to assist in the removal of toxins in the body to promote clear skin, weight loss and overall health benefits.
Red Clover Blossom
Green Tea Leaf Extract
We provide a detoxify guide and shopping list to help you succeed in the program. Visit us at www.planetbeachshop.com for more information!