Detoxing your system may be necessary to restore your health and bring balance back into your life. In the same way that a body needs to take a rest day from physical exercises to prevent strain or injury, or our minds need a chance to slow down to prevent stress or headaches, we also need to give our digestive systems a break.
At AFC Chiropractic, our commitment to holistic treatment and healing, both inside and out, includes practitioners who offer top-of-the-line detox products and services to assist you in helping your body remove and eliminate toxins.
Detoxes and cleanses are practices with a long history in holistic health care because support the body’s natural cleansing process. A detox aims to improve blood circulation and cleanse the blood of toxins, stimulating the elimination of the toxins through the intestines, kidneys and skin, and resetting the body by fueling it with healthy nutrients. Many patients emerge from cleanses feeling more energetic with better digestion and an overall state of improved health.
Juice cleanses and detox cleanses come in many different forms, but they follow the same general principles of holistic digestive care:
No matter what kind of detox or cleanse you and your AFC practitioner determine is best for you, a period of preparation will likely be recommended to make things go as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Eliminating certain foods such as alcohol, caffeine, dairy, animal protein, refined sugar and others will get your body ready for the cleanse to come.
Many people are familiar with juice cleanses, but in truth types and duration of cleanses vary, depending on whether your goal is to detox, jumpstart weight loss, identify food sensitivities, or simply undergo an all-over body cleanse. Cleanes and body detoxes generally involve restricting your food intake in favor of replacing meals with juices, clear broths, smoothies, or some combination of all three. Along with nutrition counseling, your AFC practitioner will be a good source of advice regarding recommended physical activity, how to lower stress and increase mindfulness, and to give you guidance about the physical and emotional impacts of your chosen juice or detox cleanse.
Just like how you prepare for your cleanse is important, how you end it is vital as well. Eating lightly, gradually adding food back in, being intentional about what you eat, and eating mindfully will help you get the longest lasting effects from your cleanse.
For all their benefits, a body cleanse or detox is not something to be undertaken lightly or without supervision. It’s important to seek out a knowledgeable body detox clinic or center to assist you in planning and carrying out your cleanse. AFC practitioners can help you do just that, and can do so as a piece of a health plan that uses our full array of medical and holistic health services to prioritize whole body care, naturally.