I was recently interviewed about detoxification for an excerpt in a book and it reminded me that although the word “detox” is passed around on a daily basis, most do not have true understanding of this topic.
-How do you know if you need to detox?
Everyone needs to actively detoxify every day. Some people will need more deep detoxification. Common signs of more serious need for detoxification include amalgam fillings in their teeth, root canals, intestinal imbalances, mood imbalances, depression, anxiety, join pain, autoimmune disfunction, brain fog, fatigue, chronic disease, ALS, MS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Seizures, parasites, Lyme, Epstein Barr Virus, cancer, bipolar disorder, use perfume, do not eat 100% organic, drink city water, live in a city with large quantities of cars and pollution–pretty much everyone who lives on the earth.
-What are the most common ways to detox?
Begin by supporting detoxification organs (liver and kidneys) weeks before starting a serious detox. Next bring on a chelation supplement to loosen the toxins and a binder supplement to sweep up the toxins and escort them out of the body. Almost everyone who is detoxifying from heavy metals and toxins will also need to address chronic viruses, yeasts and parasites.
-Is it really possible to detox in a few days or with a juice fast?
No, not a really deep detox. These toxins take years to accumulate and the process of removing them is also a journey.
-What should somebody do after detoxing in terms of diet and lifestyle?
After cleaning out our bodies and brains, it is important to continue maintenance detoxification as well as being diligent about what we put in our bodies, on our bodies and what we expose ourselves to. Anyone who is going to the trouble of a serious detoxification should be conscious about avoiding returning to a toxic state by consuming 100% organic food, clean water, staying away from toxic chemicals and beauty products and creating awareness in all other areas of their life.