What does it mean to detox?
Detoxification is the process by which fat-soluble toxins are converted into water-soluble compounds to be properly eliminated from the body. Our body detoxifies all day every day, eliminating toxins, such as pesticides found in the food we eat, pollutants in the water we drink, compounds in the pharmaceutical drugs we take, by-products of normal cellular processes, and even stress!
The scientific definition of detox is slightly different from the wellness world’s definition, which is why detox has become synonymous with juice cleanses, strict diets, and even more alternative practices like taking drugs that are hallucinogenic or cause the body to void everything in its system. This is not to say that doing any of these things is “bad,” but many people feel a perceived need to look to fad or trendy detox practices rather than determining if they are safe or beneficial for their individual health.
These detoxing methods are sold as “one size fits all” – but how can one type of detox work for everyone? IIN’s core concept of bio-individuality encourages us to explore what works for us as a unique individual, which also means seeking foods and lifestyle practices that make us feel healthy and vibrant!
Watch A Health Coach Explains Detox
Instead of reaching for an expensive set of juices, consider why you want to detox and what you wish to detox from; detoxing isn’t necessarily about food – it can include cutting down on technology or social media use or even reducing time you spend with someone who drains your energy.
When it comes to the traditional concept of detoxing, you can also consider how to better optimize your diet and lifestyle to enhance what your body already does best! Health Coach Carly dives into all of this and more in this episode of A Health Coach Explains.
In this video, you’ll learn:
- The two key organs in the body responsible for detoxing and what they do
- How to support proper detoxification through diet
- How to support proper detoxification through key lifestyle adjustments
- Why shifting your mind-set around detox will help you on your health journey
Learn More About Detoxing
Be sure to check out these blog posts related to detoxing:
Five Tips to Detox Your Gut
Detoxifying Soups to Get You Through Winter
How to Detox After the Holidays
Detox Your Mind, Body, and Spirit (including info about our Specialty Course Detox Your Life!)
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