Detox benefits are varied and significant - let's look at
the top six advantages detoxification can offer:
Enhanced Fat Loss
Toxins are fat-loving, which means they seek out fat cells in
which to reside. This is a common reason people struggle with
losing weight: more body fat often means a higher toxin load.
The body to some degree will resist losing fat to protect
itself against the freeing of these poisons. When we lose weight,
the toxins are released from our fat into our bloodstream and
when we jump into a quick and/or extreme weight loss program
(>2 pounds weight loss per week), we in essence “dump” the
toxins into our blood very quickly, leaving our detoxification
processes overwhelmed. The effect can leave us feeling pretty
Improved Skin Clarity
Have you ever noticed the skin of someone who just completed a
detox program? Their skin appears smooth and actually “glows.”
The skin is our largest organ, and it acts as a second kidney,
removing toxins through sweat. When you further support
your skin through sauna, hydrotherapy (cycling between hot and
cold water in the shower) and skin brushing, it’s amazing how
clear and radiant your skin can become!
Detoxification programs support sleep by eliminating toxic
substances that actually keep you awake, such as caffeine, sugar,
tobacco and alcohol. Although alcohol acts as an initial sedative
and helps you fall asleep, it will wake you up immediately once
it wears off a couple hours later.
Detoxification programs boost energy by focusing on what you eat
and drink and encouraging only healthy, clean sources of
nourishment and hydration. Your body uses the food you give it as
fuel. Additionally, detoxification programs emphasize drinking
enough filtered water. By properly hydrating, the body has an
easier time transporting oxygen and nutrients – and therefore
energy – through a well-hydrated blood system to the cells that
require them for optimum functioning.
Improved Digestive Function
Whether you suffer from constipation, bloating, gas, heartburn,
or abdominal pain, a detoxification program can help. First off,
the intestinal tract has initial contact with the majority of
toxins entering our bodies through food, beverages and
medications. It actually provides a physical barrier of entry for
toxins into the body - but only if our digestive system is
healthy. The second way detoxification programs can improve
digestive function is by removing food culprits that tend to
cause inflammation (and, therefore, the above digestive
complaints) in the body: gluten, cow dairy, eggs, soy, peanut,
corn and sugar.
Many of our D.TOX participants rave about their improved
digestive function after the 14-day program.
Improved Cognitive Function and Mood
There’s a direct connection between digestive and cognitive
health. You may have heard it called the “gut-brain axis.” An
inflamed gut contributes to an inflamed brain, affecting both
Once you improve your digestive function, as explained above, you
tend to notice your mind getting clearer, more focused and your
mood more stable. It's amazing to me how we can truly live better
when we live more healthily.