To Detox, or Not To Detox - Pt. 2
Detoxification Diet

by Melissa Pancini - Melissa Pancini       
     RNCP.CNP
Holistic Nutritionist

Supplements

Good supplements that will help you during the detoxification are those that will support the detoxification organs.  You might also need specific nutrients to bind to the toxins and help eliminate them.

If you start a detoxification program you need to make sure the liver, kidneys and intestines are “open” in order to make this process successful, otherwise the toxins will be unable to be excreted and will be wondering around your body causing all kinds of side effects.

Enema

An enema is a method to flush waste out of the colon.  Simply put, an enema cleans up the colon and induces bowel movements, leaving you feeling cleaner, lighter and healthier almost immediately.

The main job of the colon is to absorb water and nutrients from food and remove waste and toxins. Over the years the colon walls can become encrusted with non-eliminated waste, making it sluggish and inefficient.

When waste material travels too slowly through the intestines or you become constipated and they literally jam up, putrefaction and toxins occur. Constipation is damaging to every cell and to every organ in our body not just to our intestines. Our bodies are designed to absorb whatever is in the digestive tract... good or bad.

Enemas are not a new fad or something that's only performed by those obsessed with their health. It wasn't that long ago that enemas were routinely prescribed by doctors as part of a normal cure for illness.

The thought of an enema can be a little off-putting but they're really much more comfortable than you might anticipate.

All you need is an enema bag, a little coconut or olive oil for lubrication, clean water and a little privacy.

Considerations

Remember that side effects are common during the process of detoxification, you may feel light headed, tired, headache, stomach cramps and so on.  It’s natural because the toxic waste will run through your body until it is transformed from fat soluble to water soluble to be excreted.  Drink a lot of clean water to help speed this process.

I don’t recommend going through a detoxification process without the help of a health care practitioner.  The practitioner will be able to identify the best way to detoxify your body according to your health concerns.  They will be able to better choose your supplementation options too.

Your ultimate goal is to make your daily diet as close to a “detoxification diet” as possible.  We should always consume organic fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meat, fish or poultry, whole grains, raw food, vegetable juices, clean water, herbal teas, and so on.  We must avoid processed and junk food.  By doing this you are constantly helping your body detoxify and once or twice a year, if you choose, you can go through a deeper cleanse.