What does detox mean? The definition of a detox is a "process or period of time in which one abstains or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification"
Do I really need to detox? If you've been going a little hard on the junk food, fizzy drinks and alcohol lately, then yes! You need to reset your body. Even if you think you live a relatively healthy lifestyle, there's still a high chance that your body is toxic. You might think this doesn't matter, but it can have a huge impact on your weight loss efforts and energy levels.
Signs that your body is toxic:
- Difficulty losing weight or stubborn weight gain (despite exercising & cutting calories)
- Feeling fatigued and struggling to get through the day
- Feeling irritable
- Digestive problems
- Body odour or bad breath
- Skin problems such as breakouts, acne and rashes
- Loss of mental clarity & motivation
- Regular muscle aches & pains
These problems wear away at your resistance and ultimately affect the quality of your life.
How did my body become toxic? Every time you eat or drink there is a high chance that you are also putting toxic substances into your body. We put at least 10 toxins into our bodies on a regular basis.
- Yeasty white bread
- Sugary and diet drinks
- Canned foods
- Processed meats
- Roasted nuts
- Fried foods
Can't the body naturally detox itself? Our bodies naturally detox everyday but unfortunately in the modern world that we live in, our bodies have a hard time keeping up. Besides the toxic foods we mentioned, there is pollution in the air and water. Add alcohol, smoke, drugs (medical & recreational) and chemicals into the mix and the body systems that were once capable of naturally cleaning out unwanted substances are now completely over-loaded to the point where toxic material remains inside our tissues. So yes, the body can detoxify itself, but it cannot efficiently deal with so many unnatural manmade substances.
Why do some people say detoxes don't work? In today's society, the word "detox" is often used to sell unhealthy diet plans, pills, powders and particularly detox teas usually in the hands of an instagram celeb. Companies attach themselves to the word detox without actually understanding what it means. When it comes to detox teas, the majority of them contain laxatives. (Fun Fact: Our tea was the world's first laxative free detox tea). Those laxative teas do not detox the body in any way, they don't help you lose weight in any way. They merely trick your body into thinking something is happening. They are extremely dangerous and flush out medications like the contraceptive pill. When we talk about detoxing, we don't mean fasting, starving or pooping. We mean cleansing your body safely and gently using proven ingredients.