Body Cleansing Detoxification

In this article we will attempt to give an unbiased presentation of  the various views regarding  body cleansing detoxification. The purpose of this alternative medical technique is to rid your body of toxins.

The theory behind this is that toxins accumulate in your body from things such as overly processed food and pollution. Those who support this treatment claim that using body cleansing detoxification on your body is like what an oil change is to your car.

Body Cleansing Detoxification

The scientific  community does not generally support body detoxification even though there are many testimonies that can be found by satisfied people who have detoxed their body.

It is also not supported by mainstream medicine because they say that your body will naturally detoxify itself using your liver and kidneys.  They  may maintain that any other  toxins have not been proven to cause harm or to even exist.

The supporters of detoxification believe that this toxic build-up is the primary cause of many common medical symptoms such as gas, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Other medical conditions such as skin problems, mood swings, and fatigue has also been reportedly helped or cured by body cleansing detoxification.

Some even feel that cancer may come from the toxins that are left in your body for months, even years and  that the toxins that are out there in our present world contribute to a much higher level of toxicity than what was once experienced.

Body Cleansing Detoxification

The origin of this type of detoxification began in Greece and Egypt. They believed that when they ingested food it became trapped in certain parts of their body. They believed that the trapped food then began to rot and become toxic.

There is a variety of detoxification methods that a person can use. Some are directed toward a specific organ such as the liver cleanse or colon cleanse. Others are aimed at ridding your body of specific toxins like a mercury detox or heavy metal detox.

There are many products available that require assistance from a trained physician or you can do at home.

It is often recommended that in order to prevent any complications, a body cleanse detoxification procedure should be supervised by a consultation with your physician.

There is a detoxification diets that you can do at home and two of the more common types are the elimination and fasting diets.

The theory behind these detoxification diets is that your body will be forced to burn any excess fat, which is a popular storage space for any toxins.

Body Cleansing Detoxification

Once all the excessive fat is burned these toxins will be released into your blood stream. They will then go out of your body via the lungs, colon, or bladder.

When doing a colon cleansing you can have it done at your physician’s office or at home.

The type of body cleanse detoxification that is said to detoxify your liver and kidneys along with the colon is an enema.

You can also detoxify your colon by using herbal supplements. These herbal supplements are supposed to scrape your intestinal lining clean of any fecal matter that has built up.  We may address these more fully next week.

You are welcome to share your thoughts on any of these points of view, or to share your own experience.

6 thoughts on “Body Cleansing Detoxification”

  1. This is an interesting post for me. I currently suffer for colitis and wonder if this might be something I should try. However, I agree with you that it’s important to run it by my doctor first and see what he has to say.

    Maybe it isn’t recommended by the medical community because the problem I have has been going on for years and he never once mentioned a detox. I’m wondering if I would be better off seeing a naturopathic doctor. Most likely they would be all for it.

    My doctor is so quick to pull out his prescription pad to treat symptoms, but nothing is ever done or suggested to deal with the root cause.

    1. Thank you for your comments Ray.  Sorry to hear about your long time medical problem.

      Perhaps as your say, if your medical doctor has not for years come up with a solution for you other than to treat the symptoms with medication, you could a least investigate what a naturopathic doctor might have to offer you.

  2. Interesting, but I think body cleansing and detoxification is a bunch of bull.
    If you want to rid the body of toxins, don’t put them in your body on a daily basis.
    Stop eating crap that contains toxins. Stop eating crap that prevents your liver from functioning correctly.
    Stop eating crap means stop eating highly processed carbs, sugars, and processed oils.
    Our bodies were not designed to process 90% of the crap they call food nowadays. 
    Eat real food! Eat the foods our ancient ancestors ate.
    Real food will heal your body and provide the nutrients your body needs to recover from damage and perform optimally.
    Doesn’t that sound more logical than a cleanse?

    1. Thank you for your contribution and the points you make. 

      I am guessing that many would agree with you not to put toxins in your body in the first place and others would argue that eating the same food our ancestors did is almost impossible given the fact that all the insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers that are used nowadays on our growing fields, that it is almost impossible to avoid the toxins that our ancestors were not subject to.

      Of course some folks are still able to grow their own food, but how many are actually able to do that?

  3. I detox about once every 6 months using apple cider vinegar, several tonifying herbs, and psyllium husk. Some of the herbs I use are ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, red clover, and turmeric.

    I find that over the three days I detox, I am a bit sluggish, but afterward, I feel great.
    I have done a quick detox for my sister by soaking her feet in hot water with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil.
    I believe the mainstream detox is a bit harsh on the body. My mother had one done and she was tired and sluggish for days afterward.

    I do appreciate you posting this information because there are a lot of people who are doing detoxes without guidance. It does work, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Our bodies run on carbs, sugar and fat, so trying to flush ALL of the fat cells from your system could be detrimental.

    Gwendolyn J

    1. You make some very good points Gwendolyn, and thanks for sharing them and for sharing what it is that is working for you.  Well done !


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