How to detox properly and safely has been something i have dabbled with over the years.
My interest in detoxification really started when i read: ‘Detox Your World’ by Shazzie and learnt that you ‘can’t buy a detox’, it’s simply the process of the body getting rid of more toxins than it takes in.
Toxins of course are everywhere – in the food we eat, the water we drink, in the air we breath, in the lotions we put on our skin, in our clothing, in household cleaning materials, technology devices and more…so it’s very easy to take in toxins, and you don’t have to try very hard at all.
The problem is that many people’s bodies are likely to have taken in more toxins than they can remove. In practical terms, this means that the body is forced to store the excess toxins in your fat cells, which over time is going to make you ill..whether it’s skin diseases, headaches, colds or more serious, chronic illnesses like cancer.
The good news is that some simple life-style changes can really help to reduce the amount of toxins going into your body. For instance, eating good, natural, whole raw foods, exercising regularly, having massages, meditating regularly, infra-red saunas and managing stress are all examples of ways to help your body get rid of those toxins, feel great and get on with your life.
Be careful though. Any dramatic change which causes the body to detox too quickly will result in flu-like symptoms, sometimes quite serious flu-like symptoms. That’s certainly what I experienced when I stopped drinking black coffee over night (granted, I went from 6 cupes per day to zero!).
Over the years, I have also been keen to incorporate regular, deeper cleanses into my routine. In the same way, that you spring clean your home or your car, it’s good to ‘deep clean’ your body two or three times a year and I’ve tried a range of techniques such as juice fasts, liver flushes and (very unpleasant) colon cleanses.
What i’ve lacked, though, is that bigger picture of how all of these different approaches to detox, fit together; as well as support a long the way. That’s why I was really interested to see Elwin Robinson’s video covering where to start with a detox; what really works; who you can trust and what order to do them all in.
The first 45 minutes is very useful information, whilst the second part outline’s Elwin’s coaching and mentoring programme which I’ll certainly be taking advantage of!