Being on a “detox” is very trendy. Nowadays everybody feels the need to be healthy and live a cleaner life. Folks are looking into methods that would get rid of heavy metals, Candida and parasites, environmental pollutants, cancer cells, and whatever toxins may possibly hinder their wellbeing. And, to nobody’s surprise, there are tons of products on the market promising a wonderful detoxification experience.
Detoxification works. Most people feel better after just a few days on a detox. They feel clearer, more energized, and lively. They feel alive and well again. Unfortunately that good feeling is usually short-lasting. Instead a feeling of heaviness, poor health, water retention, bloating, and weariness come back as soon as they return to their normal life and usual daily routine. Should this happen? Is this expected? Does it mean we need to keep on detoxifying forever just to feel good?
Ill-health (and clever marketing) are major drives behind rush for detoxification. Although ill health is not a normal state, it is so common that it is accepted in our society as an everyday occurrence. Thus everybody chooses to detoxify, unfortunately seldom anybody ever asks a question: why aren’t we clean and well to begin with?
The body is equipped with a very elaborate detoxification system that under normal circumstances should be able to take care of daily waste with ease. We have a separate disposal for solid waste, liquid waste, and even gases. Bowels, kidneys and lungs are major waste disposal organs, but, in case their efforts are not sufficient the body also have other routes available. Skin (sweating) is just one of many possibilities. If all alternative routes are blocked or non-functional the body will temporary store the waste inside the body. Toxin load can range from insignificant to major and our toxin load can be reflected in our wellbeing. It is easy to figure it out. If you feel better after a detox your wellbeing is somehow related to toxicity.
However, instead of keep on detoxifying forever you need to ask yourself a few questions before buying a new detox kit:
- Why do I need a detox to begin with?
- What do I expect afterwards? What should improve and for how long?
- Do I really know what organ needs detoxifying? Can this organ get better by any available detoxification method or by the detoxification method I have chosen?
- How come my internal detoxifying system did not take care of my toxic load?
- Are my detoxification organs overloaded (just overworked) or they have malfunctioned (there is something wrong with them)?
- Is my daily life so toxic that it overloaded my body daily capacity for detoxification?
- How do I know that the detoxification method I am choosing is best for my problem?
Asking these questions will allow you to find the best detoxification method for yourself. It will clarify your expectations from the procedures or product, and most of all it make you understand that toxicity does not come from a thin air, but is an end effect of your daily lifestyle choices, and your overall health.
Get smart about your health. Aim for a clean living and efficiently working internal detoxification system. If you satisfy both conditions maybe you will find yourself not having an urge to buy the hottest detoxification kits just because everybody else does.
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