What does a detox do to your body
Today we are more and more exposed to toxic substances. Think of heavy metals in the air, leftover pesticides, air pollution and so on. Our body can largely process those substances, but a detox cure can also be an aid.
What is detoxing?
Detox, detoxify, detoxify. They are all synonyms that actually mean to cleanse or cleanse your body of all bad and unhealthy substances over a period of time. You can do that by following a diet, plan or a number of rules. The best known example is a detox cure. You adjust your diet or lifestyle for a certain period of time, which will make you feel better both physically and mentally.
Detoxing is more than just detoxing your body. You give yourself and your body rest, it has a positive influence on your general well-being, you purify your body and you nourish your body with healthy and natural products.
Daily cleaning in your body
Your body cleanses itself (even without a detox cure) every day, which of course makes sense. The organs in your body do their best 24/7 to cleanse you as best as possible and water-soluble and fat-soluble waste products leave your body every day.
It all starts with the lymphatic system that ensures that your cells are free of waste and reaches the liver and kidneys via the bloodstream. Your liver ensures that waste products from the outside (eg. pesticides and air pollution) can leave your body as much as possible and that these waste products become water-soluble, so that they can leave your body through your kidneys.
Now you may be wondering: 'Is a detox really necessary?'. Of course! Organs such as your intestines, liver and kidneys can sometimes use a little help with this process, so that your body can clean up residual waste in the fat cells or connective tissue.
When is a detox necessary?
If you have some of these symptoms, it may be interesting to detox. We do recommend calling in a doctor at:
- Severe headache
- Mental exhaustion
- Sudden rash
- Weak digestion
- Bad breath
- Problems with memory concentration
- Worse mood
How long and how often to detox?
We cannot actually say exactly how long a detox cure will take, because that also depends on the way in which you are going to detox. We do know that the body needs time to drive the other waste products out of the body and to regulate them properly. So you should not expect to be able to perform a detox cure in a few days.
You can use the spring and autumn with a detox cure. This way you avoid an accumulation of waste and you can brave both the sultry summer days and the harsh winter days with a fresh feeling.
How do you minimize bad and unhealthy waste products in your body?
- A healthy diet: avoid coffee, alcohol, tobacco, refined sugars and saturated fats as much as possible and drink enough water throughout the day.
- Say goodbye to stress: stress affects just about everything, including the detoxification in your body.
- A healthy lifestyle with enough sleep.
- Keep moving for good blood circulation and the proper functioning of other processes in your body.
Towards a healthy lifestyle!
A detox cleanses your body from head to toe, making you feel good about yourself again. So it's certainly not a bad idea to detox, but make sure you still get all the essential nutrients. We recommend seeking professional help if you want to detox. Svensson can help you with that.