Detox and Cleanses to get back to Good Health?
Detox and Cleanses are very much talked about these days as the way back to good health.
It is worth noting that the body has its own natural detox methods and channels in place. The body is detoxing when we Sleep, the liver is cleansing the blood and Human Growth hormone is being released. It is detoxing when we eat high quality Food, Herbs and Spices. It is detoxing when we Breathe and Oxygenate it well. It is detoxing when we Exercise and Sweat. It is detoxing when we Drink the right amount of fluid. It is detoxing when we provide it Sunlight and Healthy vibratory frequencies.
The body also detoxes when we have any kind of Naturopathic treatment, of which there are many, including Massage.
For the body to detoxify naturally it is extremely important that its channels of elimination and detoxification are open. Detoxification occurs through all major channels of the body, Sleep, Bowel, Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, Lymph, Skin…
For Detox and Cleansing to happen naturally we need:
- Good sleep
- Wholesome clean and nutritious food
- Good balance of fluids
- Optimum oxygenation and sunlight
- Proper management of stress
It does not make any sense to do any other ‘DETOX’ if we are not doing these things.
Many people feel better when they do stringent ‘DETOXES OR CLEANSES’. This could be mainly because their system is weak and they feel better with less food to digest. They will feel better temporarily, but what happens over a long period of time with repeated detoxes. The Digestive power of the body keeps going down. So this is not really detoxing, the body is just getting relief from not eating that much. Detoxing with a lot of fasting and digestive flushing could also really dry the body and affect the sleep.
What are the factors to consider for undertaking DETOX AND CLEANSES.
AGE: The older the body gets the greater its need for rejuvenation and the gentler any external detox or cleanse should be that is undertaken.
CONSTITUTION: According to the Ayurvedic classification of the Constitutions, the heavier, KAPHA constitution people are in more need for and can tolerate detoxes better. The thinner, VATA people generally do not tolerate it well.
VITALITY: People with lowered vitality do not tolerate strong detoxes and need to go gently.
SEASONS: It is better to detox in the warmer summer months and have warm nourishing food in the winter months.
LIFESTYLE: Has the person been leading a generally healthy lifestyle for much of their life or are they jumping into a cleanse for the first time? If so, it should be gentle and they would have to go slowly. Is the person on any Medication? Are there any Addictions? What is the seriousness of their overall health problem?
Additionally of great importance is to have adequate Rest, Peace and Quiet during this time. Detoxing should not be undertaken in an environment of Stress and High activity.
To summarize, For detoxing the body:
1. Support and Boost the natural channels and mechanisms which the amazing intelligence of the body has put into place.
2. Then consider various other factors before undertaking any DETOX or CLEANSES, when required so they can be of maximum benefit.