Following a detox plan is the principle of health and healing.
During a detox you give your digestive system a complete rest, allowing your body to remove built-up toxins, repair, heal, re-balance and reset.
Changing what you eat so that you are focusing on wholesome, healthy foods and cutting out toxic ingredients is the first and most important step toward ensuring good health and maintaining a healthy weight.
What is a toxin and how to detox
A toxin is any substance that, in sufficiently large doses, has the potential of producing harmful effects on human biochemistry or tissue.
Any substance that the body cannot use in a purposeful way, that requires energy to be removed, or that can cause harm in sufficiently large doses, qualifies as a toxin.
Even the substances that your body needs in order to survive can become toxic if you get too much of them.
Your body expends as much effort detoxifying toxins as it does building new cells, but your ability to detoxify is finite.
Each of us is unique, both in which toxins we react to and in our ability to clear them from our body.
When your body is detoxifying efficiently, the immediate effect is that you feel better.
But efficient detoxification also has the potential to extend your healthy life, so understanding how detoxification works us an essential step towards improving your overall health.
How do you know that you need a detox?
How many of these signs have you seen in your body over the past 3 months?
If you have 3 or more of these signs, it may be a sign that you need to follow a detox plan.
- Muscle aches
- Joint pain
- Sinus congestion
- Postnasal drip
- Excessive sinus problems
- Foul-smelling stools
- Sleep problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Food cravings
- Water retention
- Trouble losing weight
- Skin problems
- Puffy, dark circles under your eyes
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Bad breath
In a healthy body, the process of detoxification runs smoothly.
When we are toxic, though, the mechanism for detoxification in the liver gets sluggish, and certain toxins can remain active longer than we want or that our systems can handle.
This makes us sick and impedes normal metabolism. It also causes fluid retention, bloat, and puffiness.
Embarking on a detox programme
When someone embarks on a detox programme, they can gently enhance the recovery and healing process that takes place after a period of excess.
The body is best able to process compounds from fruit, vegetables and other natural foods, herbs and plants, as opposed to man-made compounds which, when released into the body, can often lead to some form of reaction from the immune and/or digestive system and are also often toxic in their make up.
While a sensible detox can certainly be of benefit for any period of time, ideally, you want to introduce these changes for the long-term. This is sustainable because there are no drastic measures – simply balance, variety, seasonality, moderation and a healthy diet.
Of course, changing dietary and lifestyle habits can be quite a challenge, particularly if they are ingrained.
It requires commitment. And once you experience the potential benefits of a good detox, such as higher energy levels, a slimmer body, better focus, clearer skin and more, your hard work will be worth it.
Benefits of a detox plan
- Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
- Builds self-esteem
- Immune booster
- Clearer skin
- Freedom from digestive complaints
- Regular bowel movements
- Clearer sinuses
- Fewer infections
- Enhances Mood
- Sharper mind
- Reduces stress
- Increases energy
Detox for raising your vibration
Raising your vibration means eliminating anything and everything that drains your energy or makes you feel low. It’s so important to understand that your vibration is the inner frequency that you hold which aligns you with your outer reality.
A high vibrational diet consists of foods that are ALIVE and that positively benefit the person, as well as the planet as a whole.
The most important thing you can do to transition to a higher vibrational diet is to detox and cleanse the system so you can hear what your body really needs.
Organic fresh fruits and vegetables are the supreme alternatives to raise your vibration. These are the best natural food items that have high frequencies.
Because, let’s e honest, regardless of how grass-fed or how free range an animal may have been, when you consume animal flesh, you ingest their vibration at the time of death: fear, terror and despair.
The food you eat is able to improve as well as destroy your energy. Most food items consumed today are pretty low in vibration due to artificial processing and farming practices. Such items should be eliminated from your diet.
For instance, anything having preservatives, chemicals, pesticides, refined sugar, and refined flour should be avoided.
A healthy, balanced meal is critical for greater vibration and optimal health.
Water is a kind of life force and can raise your vibrational frequency. Consuming large amounts of water will help your body get rid of toxic materials and maintain your energy at the right levels. Make sure you are always well hydrated as water is the perfect conductor for refined spiritual energy.