The human body is designed to heal itself. It has numerous self-repair processes that kick into gear whenever you’re injured or ill.
Unfortunately, the modern world doesn’t do your self-healing capabilities many favors. Exposure to everyday toxins like those found in pollution, plastics, self-care products, and even certain foods compromises your body’s natural healing process.
Detoxifying your body is one way to promote deeper, more effective healing. Here’s how:
Detoxing Reduces Your Exposure To Toxins in Your Diet.
Many detoxes involve removing certain foods from your diet. Your physician can guide you on the best foods to remove, although foods that include additives are commonly removed. Foods that may trigger allergies and sensitivities may also be eliminated.
Processed, refined foods, as well as food sensitivities, are known to contribute to inflammation. So, removing these foods from your diet, even temporarily, can help reduce inflammation throughout your body.
Detoxing Helps The Body Remove Waste.
Detoxing the body can help the body rid itself of waste through the kidneys and intestines. Ultimately, through hydration and a specialized diet, a detox can help these major organs work more effectively so that toxins and waste don’t become built up in your system.
Detoxing Can Increase Your Intake of Nutrients.
Many detox programs include consuming a high volume of fresh fruits and vegetables. Whether whole or juiced, these fruits and veggies can boost your intake of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that support the body’s natural healing process.
Green tea is another popular addition in detox programs that’s rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as a host of B vitamins. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can enhance healing.
While detoxes can help supercharge healing and support your overall health, it’s crucial to find a physician-approved program that suits your needs. The physicians at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine can help develop a detox plan that’s a perfect fit for your body. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!