Benefits of Body Detox – Why Should you Detox? – Disease does not live in alkaline body.

Is it really necessary to Detox?  What does your body benefit from a detox?What are the benefits of detoxing.

At the beginning of the year there are many people thinking about becoming more healthy.  Sometimes the first thing they think of is to do a detox to get themselves on the right track.

Then after detox they change their eating and exercise habits and start the journey.


Regular detoxing helps strengthen immune system functioning and fights off infection. Toxins affect the body’s natural ability to burn fat, leading to weight gain. …Detoxing rids the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increases metabolism.

Tumeric this bright-yellow spice to be a potent liver detoxifier and anti-inflammatory, not to mention an antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer agent.

There are a lot of people who do a detox many times in a month and some people have never detoxed.  I am not really sure your body builds up toxins, the liver and the kidneys job is to clear the body of toxins. However today we have so many toxins in the environment and in all the food that our organs are overloaded and therefore need some help to function.  Read more about liver function from the National Liver Foundation.

The liver breaks down the fats in the body to give us energy and also plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body.

When you stop eating your body will think it is starving and therefore want to store fat, so if you are detoxing to lose weight it could have the opposite effect.  Our digestive system is a very intricate system and does a great job of keeping us together.

My view of a detox is to stop eating high sugar products, caffeine products, dairy, and wheat, alcohol, and meat. Eliminating these from your diet will give your system time to readjust itself naturally. Just my view.

Some other detox methods

  • Lemonade Water Detox
  • 3 Day CleanseWhat can I juice
  • Master Cleanse
  • Laxatives
  • Colonics
  • Enemas
  • Juicing

There are many people who will detox and make themselves very sick. They take it too far.

Knowing your body as I say in all my posts is the most important thing.  I know friends that detox on a regular basis and they are happy and healthy.  I also know people that have detoxed and landed up in the hospital with dehydration and a lot more unhealthy symptoms.

Balance and Common Sense

Use natural tools to lose weightA good balance of leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet daily which after a detox is quit smoking, give up coffee and increase your time spent exercising.I know after I have done a detox I do not want to drink alcohol or eat chocolate as I feel so good.

Most people will make a New Years Resolution to start a detox and a more healthy lifestyle.  Some other people decide it is a great idea just before summer.  Whenever you decide to get healthier your goal should be to feel good and love yourself.  Being motivated by an event is temporary and after the event, you have nothing to keep you motivated to stay healthy.  Therefore make your goal to be healthy and strong which is a life long goal and not temporary.

Short term health goals do not keep you motivated for you to make true healthy lifestyle change. Staying motivated and achieving your goals are key to your success. Having small goals to start with will help as you can achieve them more easily and then stay motivated to reach your end goal.

I wish you every success in your health goals.

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64 thoughts on “Benefits of Body Detox – Why Should you Detox? – Disease does not live in alkaline body.

  1. Should be done at least once a year if not twice. We need to give our bodies a break. I will definitely be detoxing in the spring. The so called spring cleaning if you will. That’s a great list of products to use. I have also used colonics in the past. I think if you’re feeling full and sluggish it’s time to kick start the body with a good detox. Really good post, I enjoyed it. Thank you.

    • Great idea a spring cleaning. Nice way to start of the spring after the winter time where we tend to eat more starchy foods. Thank you.

  2. Hi Helen,

    Thanks for the great information. I started my new health and fitness program on the 2nd January which is going really well, but what I haven’t done is included a regular detox plan. At my age (54 years old) I know I have to make better choices when it comes to diet and since Turmeric has so many benefits for kidneys and liver, I’ll try it out. Thanks again Helen 🙂

    • Tumeric is a great supplement and has so many benefits for your health. No matter what age you are making good choices for your health is a very good idea. What you do to your body no matter how old you are takes its toll.

  3. I’m sorry I tried the detox thing for 2 weeks. I didn’t feel anything. Is there a wrong way of doing it. Because it just makes me sick. The drink was terrible. Did I choose the wrong kind. I’ll try another way to detox. Thanks for the information great site.

    • Not everything works for everyone, you have to work out what is best for you and your body. Finding a drink of supplement that works fo you is what counts. However you can do a good job by cutting out toxins for a few days and the body figures it out by itself.

  4. I hate the word detox. Eating a clean diet is a better way to look at it. If you eat healthfully, your body can detox itself just fine. The word detox always has people thinking = starving, juice fasts, etc… Which is not a great approach to ever take, even if you feel as though you stuffed yourself silly over the holidays.

    • Totally agree with you, healthy eating and lifestyle does not call for a detox and as you starving etc. However sometimes some people’s colon can do with a little help in the cleansing process.

    • Only do what is best for your body. As I say all the time you must know your own body and only do for it what is best. What works for one person does not always work for everyone. No 2 people have the same body.

    • There are different ways to detox and you should if you are going to do a detox choose the one that best fits your body and health.

  5. I’m not a big fan of detoxing. I think it can actually increase a lot of people’s desire to eat “banned” foods and ultimately going back to their old habits or even worse! But everyone is different 🙂

    • As you say everyone is different and detoxing is not for everyone and people should only do it if they really feel they can benefit and stay healthy at the same time.

  6. I’ve never done a detox before but have wanted to try one for a long time. I’ve held off for ages out of concern for possible side effects, but I like the more common-sense approach of detoxing just by cutting out things that injure the body for a while. Then, I can’t imagine getting by if I tried to cut meat for too long – I have a protein disorder.

    • Cutting things out that are toxic and full of chemicals is very good for the body. Like I say all the time do what is best for you and not what other people do. Everyone is different and everyone has a different body type. Only you know what is best for you.

    • Being aware of what we put in our bodies is so important to our overall health and wellness. It gets harder all the time as there are so many foods and drinks that have chemicals and toxins in them all we can do is do our best.

  7. I have tried other detox ways, mostly supplements and all have had “meh” results. I want to do a detox like the turmeric but, timing wold be awful for me. I want to do one when I have a week of nothing going on. Currently: 2 jobs, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat have me busy.

    • You are a very busy person I can see. If you do not have time it is not a big deal, just cut down on the toxins you are taking and eat healthier and that can help just as well.

    • Thank you for your comments and yes keeping your body free of toxins as much as possible is very important for overall health. This is getting harder all the time with all the chemicals and toxins that are in the food, water and environment.

    • You are so right, the toxins we get from the environment and our foods is something a lot of people do not realize and it is also unfortunate.

    • Absolutely many people do not get back to normal in the New Year until late January I know that is how it is with me. Depending on your body and your health detox can benefit some people.

  8. I think sometimes a detox is great for some people. Personally I wouldn’t do one, but I also eat pretty healthy most of the time and have a green smoothie every day. I would rather eat healthier on a daily basis.

  9. It doesn’t matter if you eat healthy or not, detox will do a lot of good to your body. I think it’s nice to do this at least once or twice a month to rid your body of toxins that can harm you in the long run.

  10. It’s always nice to be able to do a detox, even for just once every four weeks. I think it’s not only going to help you lose weight but allow your body to clean itself up as well.

    • Using a detox to lose weight can help but must be monitored as some people can over do it when they see the weight coming off and detox for too long. Having a healthy lifestyle and diet is key to losing weight and keeping it maintained.

  11. I started a detox awhile back but picked the wrong time to do it, finals week. It gave me headaches so I had to stop. I should try this again, but one of your recommendations!


    • Sometimes we get headaches when detoxing as our body if we drink coffees, have chocolate and other toxins. Always best to check first before detoxing and monitoring what your body is telling you.

    • As mentioned in the post it can be very beneficial to do a detox from time to time. Cleansing out the toxins can only be of help.

    • Glad to help and thank you for sharing with your friends. Detoxing is, when done correctly very beneficial for your health.

    • I like the lemon water also, I drink lemon water first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I find it really beneficial.

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