Detoxifying is all about cleaning the internal body, resting and allowing the body and mind to heal naturally. Detoxifying the body naturally helps to eliminate fatigue, aches and pains, mental unclarities and many other negative symptoms. If toxins are allowed to accumulate in the body over a prolonged period of time they can cause many health problems such as acne, chronic fatigue, depression, stomach problems, high blood pressure, weaken the immune system and even cause cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases.
If you are on the modern diet then detoxifying is definitely something that you should do periodically. Set aside a weekend, or a set period of time that works with your schedule. If you are experienced with fasting, then it won’t interfere too much with your activities. But those who have not fasted before will have a difficult time dealing with the detox symptoms. Therefore, being able to rest during this time is crucial.
If you want to take it slow, start by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables at least a week before the actual cleanse or fast. Also, you should stay away from fast food, processed, and cooked food altogether if you can. Eating nuts and seeds will help make you feel full in order to control the food cravings.
When you’re ready to detox simply take it easy. Listen to your body, and let it guide you through the process. It’s going to be tough, and you might not be able to make it through the first day, which is perfectly fine.
To do an actual cleanse, you might want to try the juice fast because not only will it clean your system, but it will also nourish your body with important vitamins and other nutrients. All you need is a juicer and fresh fruits and vegetables and you are all set to go. Make sure to drink the juice on the same day that you make it because the longer the juice sits, the more nutrients it loses. Do not resort to canned or bottled juices; they are not fresh and contain preservatives which you don’t want to put into your body, especially not at a time when you are trying to get rid of toxins.
If you have never done a juice fast before or any other kind of detoxifying program, then you are in for a treat because it is always harder the first time around. The more toxic you are, the harder it will be and the worse you will feel during the fast. The good news, however, is that your body will thank you for it afterwards.
Basically there are 2 ways to go about getting started. You can dive right in and fast for as long as you want, or you can take it slow. It is commonly recommended that you take it slow because then your body doesn’t have to go through such drastic changes and you won’t feel as bad. It will take longer, but it will be much easier for you.
Fasting with Juice or Lemon Water Can Speed Up Process Healing Process.
A lemonade cleanse is another effective way to detoxify. This will be harder on the body than a juice fast as the body is not getting such a variety of nutrition. At the same time, the cleanse is very effective in removing toxins and restoring energy levels.
Stop fasting when they symptoms of detoxification get too severe. Simply break the fast with fresh fruits and vegetables, and when you are ready you can have another go at it.
Each attempt will be a little easier and allow you to fast a little longer. The cleaner your body gets, the more nutrients will be absorbed from the juice and you won’t get as hungry; nor will you feel as sluggish because there are fewer toxins coming out.
Ideally, you want to work your way up to fasting for at least 7-14 days wherein you consume nothing but fresh fruits and vegetable juices and good clean water. There are people who are able to fast for thirty or more days without any problems. And the longer you fast, the greater the benefits.