When it comes to cleansing and detoxification programs, it’s important to understand that we are all born with a detoxification system already innately created within our body. It is brilliantly designed to deal with the toxins that we are exposed to; both from by-products of our own cellular function within our system and also the external impurities that we deal with on a regular basis. The problem is that we were not meant to live in such a toxic world and an environment overburdened with impurities, pollutants, etc. It is therefore important for our health to cleanse and detoxify as a lifestyle habit.
Cleansing and detoxfication programs can vary from organ specific cleanses; such as colon cleanses, liver cleanses, etc, to other approaches such as raw juice fasts, water fasts, intermittent fasting, etc The safety and efficacy can certainly vary as well. It is important to be aware that many of these cleansing programs can leave you feeling depleted and can negatively effect your health and create more stress and imbalance for your body.
From my experience, after working personally and clinically with cleansing and detoxification programs for over 30 years, nutritional cleansing has become my ‘go-to’ approach in assisting and guiding people to a healthier, leaner, more vibrant and rebalanced body.
The benefits of nutritional cleansing are vast. Some of the more common benefits that most people that I’ve coached have experienced and continue to experience are the following:
- Increased energy levels
- Improved mental clarity, focus, and concentration
- Reduction in body fat and an overall boost to weight loss efforts
- Improved muscle tone
- Clearer and healthier-looking skin
- Reduced cravings for unhealthy food
- Smoother running digestive system
- Improved sleep
- Overall sense of improved mental, emotional and physical well being
The major difference between nutritional cleansing and other types of cleansing and detoxification programs is that nutritional cleansing is a complete nutritional program designed to help remove potentially harmful toxins and impurities from the body while nourishing and feeding your body with the right balance of quality nutrients, herbs, and botanicals. The combination of both cleansing and replenishing the body simultaneously helps the body to return to its natural balance. The side benefit is safe, effective fat loss for those who desire that result but I always say, “Not everyone is overweight, but every single one of us is toxic”. It is, therefore, something that everyone needs to consider incorporating into their life if they truly want to experience a more optimal state of health.