How to Properly Detox Your Body

It’s that time of the year again. Detox is the buzzword of the season. Do I? Don’t I? And “How can I properly detox my body?” There are a million cleanses out there these days from herbal cleanses, to food detoxing, to clay, to enemas. How do you choose which one is right for you? That’s a tough question to answer. Everyone is different and you really need to experiment with what works for you. In this video, I’ll share How to Properly Detox Your Body through the lens of Chinese Medicine.


How to Properly Detox your Body through the lens of Chinese Medicine

If you are looking for gentle ways to properly detox your body check out this video blog: 3 Easy and Gentle Ways to Detox your Body.

Today we want to focus on how we know if our detox is helping or harming. Here are a few simple rules of thumb.

  1. Remember that your body knows how to detox itself! That’s what your Liver, Large Intestine, Kidneys, Lungs, and Skin are for. Our bodies are our friends. We can trust them. If we eat properly, exercise regularly, sleep, and breathe deeply, we don’t need to do much more for them.
  2. THE KEY to knowing if your detoxing is often through your bowel movements. Are they regular and well-formed? Do you feel satisfied, like you are fully evacuating? If yes, then great. It’s likely your body is doing exactly what it needs to do.
  3. If you chose to use a store-bought cleanse, and you find yourself running to the bathroom, scale back on the dosage. If you are experiencing diarrhea, consistently with the cleanse, it’s likely causing more harm. I explain this in greater detail in the video.

I like this article by Healthline that details some of the pros and cons of detoxing. As well as some of the claims of detoxing.

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