What is Detoxification and Why Do You Need It?

What is Detoxification and Why Do You Need It?

Today’s unnaturally fast-paced society makes healthy choices feel impossible. Preparing balanced meals, sleeping eight hours a night, exercising daily and practicing self-care is hard to squeeze in.

A detox program is a great way to reset your mind and body to help motivate you to make simple lifelong changes.  Here’s what you need to know about detoxification and how it can help jump start better health habits.

What is a Detox?

Most people think of a detox diet as a restrictive fad diet that you do for a short time before returning to unhealthy habits. While certain components of a detox plan can be temporary, it’s important to consider a detox as a fresh start.

A detox is a unique opportunity to redefine your relationship with food, movement, stress management, and more. It’s a chance to de-stress, get back to the basics, turn inward and put yourself first. At Solaris Health, we think of a detox as a reset for the mind, body and spirit

Supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes involves not only targeted foods and supplements, but also encompasses rest, stress management, self-love and acceptance. It encourages you to practice and adopt tools that you’ll incorporate into your life once the detox ends.

What Does Detoxification Mean?

Detoxification refers to a natural set of reactions run by your liver. It also involves the colon, kidneys, skin and lungs. A detox helps the body process and prepare to expel chemical compounds and heavy metals that are harmful.

These toxins can come from many sources in our modern-day world, such as pesticides, plastics, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and more.  An accumulation of toxins over time burden the liver and can lead to a host of health problems, such as weight gain and chronic diseases (1).

Similar to all aspects of health and wellness, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to detoxification. At Solaris Health, we pride ourselves in taking a functional medicine approach.

We look at your biochemical individuality, genetics, lifestyle, stress, sleep, diet and other personalized factors that impact detoxification.

Detoxification the Solaris Health Way

Stress can come in many forms. We specialize in chronic stress for supporting detoxification and optimal health.

Many people are surprised to learn that exposure to toxins is a major form of physical stress placed on the body. The liver is forced to work overtime and struggles under an increased toxic load.

This type of stress can manifest. It causes chronic inflammation and prevents your body from being able to heal itself.

The inability to effectively detox can have ripple effects on other body systems, such as the thyroid, gut, adrenals, brain, hormones and more.

For this reason, our detox program at Solaris Health encompasses a whole-body and individualized approach.  It includes nutrition and gentle movement, and also hones in on supplementation, sleep and stress management.

We strive to encourage supportive practices, such as journaling, therapeutic baths, sleep hygiene practices and skin brushing to compliment detoxification and promote self-care.

In addition, we put particular emphasis on phase two detoxification, which is the phase that attaches to and neutralizes toxins and other molecules in preparation for them to leave your body.

Mind-Body Detox

Detoxification is not only about releasing of the physical toxins that burden the liver. It also encompasses the emotional and spiritual toxins that can profoundly slow down chemical reactions.

Along with medications, alcohol, toxic foods and other tangible sources of toxins, our emotional and spiritual well being is just as important a piece of the detox puzzle.

Solaris Health’s approach to detoxification is where science and lifestyle meet. We work hand in hand with you to find doable and highly effective detoxification approaches and solutions and get to the root problems that might be underlying why you aren’t feeling your absolute best.

The solution might not be overnight. However, a gentle detox program is the beautiful start of a process that encompasses education, tools, and practice to last a lifetime.

For more education on de-stressing your mind, de-stressing your body, and de-stressing your life, register for our complimentary detox series!

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