Updated: Feb 25, 2021
You are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
You have made the decision to dive headlong into detox mode.
But you are wondering whether it is okay to keep taking your vitamins during your cleanse.
This guide will walk you through everything you need to know regarding your vitamin intake while doing a detox program.
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What Is a Detox?
According to Wikipedia, detoxification is, “the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver.”
A detox, also known as a cleanse , comes in all shapes and sizes.
A detox can focus on the body as a whole, or it can zone in on specific body organs and systems such as a:
Liver detox - This cleanse will include plenty of liver supportive herbs, nutrients and foods.
Colon cleanse - Fiber is key here.
Gallbladder cleanse- Incorporating gallbladder supportive nutrients and herbs, please be sure to see your doctor before embarking on this!
Kidney cleanse - Might include lots of cranberries, blueberries, and diuretic herbs such as dandelion leaf.
Brain detox - Might include neurological supportive foods, nutrients and herbs.
And, there is also a wide variety of methods of conducting a detox, including:
Juice fasting - With plenty of vegetable juices
Sugar detox - Avoidance of all sugar to help reduce cravings and improve weight loss.
Liquid cleanse - The consumption of only liquids, such as bone broth and juices.
Alkaline cleanse - The focus is on eating uncooked veggies and fruits, in addition to raw nuts and seeds which have a higher pH value.
Ayurvedic cleanse - This is based on eating cooked vegetables, rice, mung beans, and spices. Traditionally, detoxification herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion, alfalfa, and cilantro are also incorporated into the detoxification diet.
When done correctly, a detox can be a great way to get your body back on track to health.
The practice of detoxing has a ton of benefits, including:
Aiding with weight loss
Providing sharper mental clarity
Giving you healthier skin
Improving energy and general well-being
So what makes a quality detox program?
The program lasts longer than one week.
It doesn't involve strenuous exercise.
No starving yourself or skipping meals.
It may include shakes or juices but also incorporates real nutritional foods.
The plan provides flexibility for any specific dietary needs such as gluten-free or dairy intolerance.
Facilitates a gradual and controlled re-introduction of the foods you eliminated during the detox protocol.
And in addition, a quality detox program provides you with the education you need before, during, and after the program so that you can maintain health when it's all said and done.
At Pacific Clinic of Natural Medicine, our 21-day protocol includes everything you need for the highest quality detox program.