It seems like every week there is a new detox available that promises you the results you've been waiting for: weight loss, less bloating, more energy and less digestive distress.
This sounds like a dream come true; but are you aware of what a true detox is actually for?
A detox can last for short or long periods of time and is the process of ridding your body of toxic or unhealthy substances. During the detox, your organs work together to help bind and eliminate the toxins in your body that may have come from food, the toxins in your environment and water.
If you've been consistent at the gym and have been eating healthy foods but your body is still feeling overwhelmed, a detox may help you feel better.
Is there a "right" way to detox?
Before starting any detox, you want to make sure to contact your physician to make sure it won't interfere with any medications or disease protocols you might be on, or pose any health concerns. It's also important to know that a detox shouldn't be used for a quick fix to a short-term goal that you have.
Making a commitment to eating healthy and staying active can be challenging, especially when the temptation of junk food is constantly around you. However, by eliminating processed foods, watching your sugar and refined carbohydrate intake and replacing them with organic, wholesome foods, your body might feel a little better.
How do you ensure you're doing a healthy detox?
Everyday Juicer, Ray Doustdar, joins Dr. Holly to discuss what a detox is, why you would want to consider doing a detox and if you're going about a detox in a healthy way.