A large percentage of the population experience periods of time when they just do not feel well. They are not technically ill, but they may have symptoms including brain fog, gas, achy muscles or joints, allergies, fatigue and headaches. Some individuals experience much harsher symptoms such as asthma, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel, arthritis, migraines, acid reflux and acne. In many cases, the solution to all of these issues is detoxification. If you are one of the individuals who associates the word detox with drinking extremely strange mixtures, needing to run to the restroom constantly, being hungry every ten minutes or depriving yourself in any way, think again.
A true medical detox has a scientific basis. This is a plan to detox your body from unhealthy substances including sugar. The plan is actually simple. You are removing what is bad for your body and replacing it with what your body needs the most. The end result is you not only feel better but your body experiences a lot of different benefits. When you follow a professionally designed program, you will help your body to heal on a deep level. You will most likely lose some extra weight as well. You will discover your mood, quality of sleep and energy levels improve. You may improve or even eliminate chronic issues such as digestive problems, headaches, brain fog, acne, psoriasis, joint pain, autoimmune disease, memory, eczema and improve your sexual function and desire.
Many individuals have heard a lot about detoxification. Some have not yet tried to detox their bodies because they do not understand the process or the benefits. When done properly, the process occurs in a controlled environment and is both safe and healthy for your body. Once your body is healthy and clean it operates more effectively and efficiently. This results in many positive changes and is often the answer for numerous health issues with no apparent cause. The best and most common benefits are defined below.
The Benefits of Detoxification
The best part of detox is when you wake up and just feel better. Your feel more vital, happier, alive, vibrant and filled with natural energy. Even individuals at their ideal weight with no serious health issues feel the difference. If you have a little extra weight, feel drained by the end of the day, experience brain fog or are consistently suffering from headaches and allergies, the difference you experience may be quite dramatic. These benefits happen fairly quickly as opposed to waiting months for some strange concoction to take effect. The majority of people have not made the connection between what they are putting into their bodies and the way they feel. If you have ever tried to lose weight, chances are good you cut down on not only calories, but how much food you consumed as well.
Sometimes adding a sensible exercise routine to a healthy diet still does not result in weight loss. This may be because your body is out of balance and detoxification has become necessary. According to scientific research, there is a tremendous difference between the calories derived from flour and sugar. Depriving your body of certain foods can cause overeating, inflammation and a rise in your insulin levels. This means you may longer be able to feel full and you may begin storing belly fat. These are just a few of the reasons you may not have succeeded when you tried to lose weight. The good news is once you have detoxified your body, the many toxins you are storing will have been eliminated and your body should be back in balance. This will help you lose weight.
Detoxification is also about your emotional and mental clarity. When your body is in balance, your emotional and mental states go through a shift. When your mind is clear, your see the world in a different light and make better decisions. If you every crave specific foods such as those containing salt and sugar, your body may have become addicted to these foods. This process is similar to an individual becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Too much junk food can impact your metabolism, brain chemistry, taste buds and hormones. The most common cravings are fat, sugar and salt. None of these are bad for your body in moderation. When they build up, your body can easily become filled with assorted toxins.
A proper detoxification enables your body to break the addictions causing you to feel poorly, be unable to think clearly and draining your energy. This is especially important if you have developed any food sensitivities. When you have a negative reaction to a specific food, your body responds with negative symptoms such as inflammation or acid reflux. Even if you do not realize you have developed this type of sensitivity, your body may still react to products like dairy or gluten. This type of reaction is different than a serious allergy to peanuts or shellfish. These allergies can create hives, close your throat, cause swelling your tongue, or even take your life.
A sensitivity is simply a subtle reaction to the foods you are consuming. This sensitivity can make you ill, cause you to gain weight and trigger inflammation and exhaustion. A detox will remove these types of sensitivities so you feel better. Unfortunately life does not always support good overall health. You may not be getting enough quality sleep, eat too much of the foods not good for your body, be overwhelmed by stress and not have the time to simply relax and unwind. A detox is like cleaning out the hard drive of your computer. Once all the excess files and programs have been removed, your computer is faster and more efficient. When you combine a detox with enough sleep, breathing deeply, exercising and taking time for yourself, your body is reborn.
Your mind clears and your body becomes more efficient because your body is in balance and the toxins have been eliminated. To remain in optimal health, your hormonal, nervous and digestive systems must work together. Once your systems become impacted by toxins, they are unable to work the way they should. This often leads to sickness and sometimes even disease. Remove the toxins and your body begins to function correctly again. Your insulin levels, toxicity and sex hormones are all linked together. In many cases, a low sex drive has nothing to do with your age. This can easily be caused by smoking, drinking too much alcohol, the toxins in the environment and consistent stress as opposed to the aging process. All of these factors can unbalance your sexual hormones and negatively impact your libido.
Detoxification can improve the overall quality of your life. When your body has become overloaded with toxins, it becomes unable to function properly. This can lead to problems sleeping, headaches, pain in your joints, low energy levels and digestive issues. Detox your body and you may help relieve depression, stress and improve your memory. Eliminating the toxins in your body balances both your metabolism and your hormones. It is important to understand that there is a connection between your hormones, your insulin level, your environment, and the toxins in your body. Everything can combine to throw your entire body out of balance. Once your body is in balance, your thoughts, decisions and choices become clear. This enables you to understand the decisions you have been making and offers you the ability to change your life.
A detox not only helps you to feel better, it impacts your mental and emotional states, health, weight, energy and sleep patterns. Once the toxins are gone, a few small changes in the way you live your life can make a substantial difference. You can eliminate brain fog, joint pain, extra weight, cravings, fatigue and a wide variety of health issues. Once you have experienced life with your body in balance, the difference is unbelievably clear. A detox also removes heavy metals and free radicals from your body. These both play a part in the aging process. A detox enables your body to absorb nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants better. This helps your body to fight stress.
The toxins in the environment have been potentially linked to neurological diseases, numerous types of cancer, strokes and heart disease. Your body deals with these risks using a natural detox function. This system is overworked on a regular basis. A detox help this system work more effectively to help fight chronic diseases. The bottom line is a detox has a positive impact on your overall health, your emotional and mental states and your ability to fight diseases. Eliminating the toxins from your body will help improve the quality of your life.
If you are interested in detoxification, consider attending one of Dr. King’s education events to learn more. Naples Vitality is conveniently located in Naples, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!