Health & Diet

Things You Should Know About Detoxification

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Detoxification is the term which is often associated with drugs, alcohol, substance abuse and also dieting and loss of weight.

However, you should that detoxification is also a process which eliminates all the negative effects on our bodies from the environment, such as secondary smoke, heavy metals, pollutants, additives in our foods, pesticides, and industrial chemicals.

Today, internal detoxification is popular in healthy people who want to keep their bodies in pristine condition. Detoxification normally cleans the kidneys and colon and removes toxic substances, since these organs are involved in the detoxification of chemicals and toxins from our bodies. There are many ways to perform detoxification, such as herbal mixtures, nutritional supplements, safe mercury removal, colonics, oral chelating agents, intravenous injections, and others.

Reasons for detoxification

One of the best ways to stay healthy in a toxic and polluted environment is detoxification. Memory failing, frequent allergies, unexplained headaches or back pain, exposure to cleansing solvents, pesticides, certain drugs and diuretics, and brittle nails and hair are some signs that you need a detoxification.


The purification of the blood, kidney, and liver is one of the benefits which you wouldn’t get during regular eating patterns. There are also other advantages, such as hormonal system is enhanced, the immune system stimulated, and dependency on substances such as alcohol, nicotine, caffeine or sugar can be reduced.

Short-term vs. long-term detoxification

Detoxification programs can be both long-term and short-term. However, both aim to clean toxins from your body. Short-term detoxification program should include 24-hour juice fasting, colon cleansing (colonics), intravenous injections, skin cleansing, chelation therapy and heavy metal removal, and safe mercury removal.

On the other hand, long-term detoxification program should include eating more fruits, vegetables or garlic, taking vitamins and supplements, dietary changes such as avoiding sweeteners, high-carbohydrates or meats, and drinking fluids, such as herbal tea, fruit and vegetable juice and water.

Exercise is also recommended and you can try Tai Chi or Yoga, or you can try methods to reduce stress, such as herbal soaks, meditation or massage, or alternative therapies, such as hydrotherapy, acupuncture or homeopathy.

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At-home detoxification treatments

At-home detoxification treatments are easy, budget friendly and simple ways to start a detox program. However, you should keep in mind that if you want serious detox and overall improvement of your wellness and health than you should receive a medical consultation so you can find out the root of the symptoms and receive the best treatment. On the other hand, the following detoxification treatments are good way to start but they won’t produce long-term results.

Apple detoxification diet

Eat nothing but raw early-ripening apples for three or four days in a row. You can choose apples such as Sheep Nose, Arkansas Black, Oregon Reds, or red or yellow Delicious. However, we recommend organically-grown apples. Try to eat at least six apples per day.

Detoxification pills

There are many companies which offer pills that cleanse out your system without any additional effort. All you have to do is take one pill a day and your detoxification has begun.

Lemon water detoxification

It is very simple: just add lemon to your water and drink it throughout the day. The lemons contain acid which assist in the cleansing process. You should also consider citrus fruits which contain a pure concentrated form of citric acid which works like bleach on fat.

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