5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Detoxing: A Doctor Explains
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Your body is capable of handling toxin removal on its own.
It's true that things like a regular habit of drinking too much can eventually hurt your body's ability to maximize these processes, but even the best detox plan probably won't diminish that effect.
After a whole year of binging on unhealthy and processed foods, the post-New Year's detox can feel right. People love a shortcut. The problem is that shortcuts just not sustainable.
True health is about making long-lasting changes that you can stick to, and that's the opposite of what a detox really is.
Carbs, protein, and fat are the trifecta of perfection for keeping your body healthy.
When you eliminate these important nutrients, you may see slowed metabolism from drastically decreasing calories, dry skin, decreased energy, and crankiness.
Your body is constantly detoxing itself without special teas, juices or diets. You can help it to do its job by eating a healthy diet, drinking water, taking regular exercise and getting the sleep you need.
... for changing old habits. Perhaps you should think of a detox as a new start, a metaphor for shedding old habits, rather than something that flushes impurities from your gut and your organs.
Detoxing – the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and leave your organs clean and ready to go – is a scam. It’s a pseudo-medical concept designed to sell you things.
Diet and exercise are the only ways to get healthy.
“Toxins” refer to poisonous substances that you ingest or inhale.
But it’s not clear exactly what these toxins are. If they were named they could be measured before and after treatment to test effectiveness.