Ever since more and more people became aware of the harmful effects of improper diet and toxins to the body, body detoxification also became very popular. Although it is a fact that the body can detoxify by itself, it is also a fact that without the initiative of a person’s mind to reinforce more action aside from the organs’ functions, then the detoxification process will take a long time, or worse, not work at all. When one talks about body detoxification, it usually involves rigorous dieting and exercising.
Dieting and exercising means the continuous adherence to proper food and physical activities, not the kind of situation where one workouts but would turn to greasy burgers and donuts afterwards to replenish the “energy” used while exercising, or will still smoke a cigarette because of the stress or frustration he got from lifting heavy barbells. Of course, other different methods were discovered and are being discovered because of the growing popularity of body detoxification. These refer to pills and herb supplements and follow a body detox program.
The Starting Point
Body detoxification, as many people are already familiar with now, is the elimination of the toxins ingested that are harmful to the body. This takes place on the kidneys, intestines, skin, lymph and lungs. Also, detox involves the removal of the toxic substances stored in body fat. When you decide to take on a body detox program, you should be aware of some factors that would certainly be helpful during the process. Here are some tips you should keep in mind before going for the body detox program:
* Know your body
It is very important that you know and understand your body, as well as your health history, when you go for a full body detox. In some cases, many people are not aware that they have hereditary health problems. There are also people who are not aware that they have allergies or dangerous reactions to certain chemicals and medicines until they are already experiencing them. Now that many body detox methods involve pills and herbs, you should know which type you should avoid to prevent complications during the detox program.
* Consult a nutritionist
Before you choose the type of body detox plan you have in mind, you should consult a nutritionist first so that you can understand more about the effects of the detox process. You may not know that although the detox will result to a healthier you, you may experience side effects during your body detox program. For example, if you decide to take on a fasting program without supervision, your body may not adjust well to the changes of your food intake. Some fasting programs may be too rigorous that it is possible that you will not sustain it. This can affect the detox process itself.
* Test your body detox program slowly
Now that you know the herbs or supplements that are right for your body, you should remember that even if these are safe and effective, start by taking small doses. This is to avoid the Herxheimer Reaction, which happens when you attempt to detoxify too quickly but your body cannot keep up and the removal of the toxins is also not fast enough. The symptoms of the Herxheimer Reaction are headaches, nausea and vomiting. The same goes with fasting. From there, you can decide whether to continue with your detox program or shift to another one.
It is always good to consider these factors to ensure a desirable outcome from your body detox. Starting right will ensure a more desirable outcome.