After 10 days of detoxification, this lovely couple decided to continue 2nd detoxification on 15th Nov! But this time is gonna be very different! Why? Their eldest daughter will join in too! Wow! I’m so impressed that this kind of education has spread and passed to the next generation! I am sure many of us still carry the eating habit and pattern by our parents, friends and even grandparents.
I still remember when the first time we met, Mr Tan was so reserved and quiet, so when his Wife Chin Li mentioned about she is interested about detox, my question is why?
Not everyone can start detox immediately, are you ready for this? When I ask this? Most of the time, I am not referring to their will (are you ready for a change?), I am referring to their body (what is the condition of your health? And what is your target for this detox?) Is your current health condition allowing to do detox? And what kind of detox you should start with?
After my explanation, Mr Tan started to asked, “Can I eat during the detox?”
I said, “Yes, you can.”
He asked, “Is it juicing detox?”
I answered, “No, you can’t do this now.”
He continue to ask, “Is it keep eating banana, or three green apples a day or consuming nutrient drinks?”
I smiled and said,”No, it’s not. But what you mentioned it’s quite extreme and risky.”
He asked again. “So… Is it just eating fruits and vegetables? Will I feel hungry?”
I replied gently, “No, it’s much more than just fruits and veggies, and you won’t feel hungry at all.” 🙂
These are the common questions. There is a lot of misunderstanding about what a detox is and how to do it, so let me explain how I understand detoxification.
Detoxification is what your body does naturally to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. It is a primary function of the body, constantly working and interacting with all other functions of the body. So when I am talking about detoxification, it is about improving and optimizing the function of your body’s own detoxification systems. This is done by decreasing the amount of toxins we put into our bodies while at the same time supporting our body’s detoxification and elimination systems with the nutrients it needs to function properly.
As a culture we are very aware of our external cleanliness. We clean our teeth daily, we bath and wash our hair daily or every other day and we like to look and smell clean because it makes us feel better. Similarly, I see detoxification as internal cleansing. The problem is that it’s often hard to know when our internal cleansing mechanisms are not functioning well. Unlike other parts of our body it is very hard to know how well our liver is working, and our liver is the main detoxification organ. Apart from synthesizing and secreting bile, the liver acts as a filter for toxins and bacteria in the blood and chemically neutralizes toxins, converting them into substances that can be eliminated by the kidneys.
Although it is mostly ignored by our current medical system, the detoxification system is a “key” component of our body’s functioning. Most of the molecules made by our bodies every day, are for getting rid of waste products. We need hundreds of enzymes, vitamins and other molecules to help rid the body of unwanted waste products and chemicals. We need to manufacture these molecules to help take the good from what we ingest and get rid of the unwanted. Although the bulk of the work is done by the liver and the intestinal tract, the kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system and skin are all involved in this complex detoxification system.
The purpose of a detoxification program is primarily to support these organs of elimination so that toxins present in the body can be metabolized and excreted. Time and time again I’ve seen the benefits a good internal cleanse can bring.
I think an effective detoxification system is necessary for good health and in response to the many requests I’ve had, I have put together my own programs based on what I’ve seen working in my practice.
There are more than hundreds types of detox, be it correct or incorrect, be it harmful or harmless regardless. Detox is always a “charge” word, most of the detox out there is incomplete, I am pretty sure about this. They look at you as a piece rather than a whole. That’s why it’s important to do a complete detox and don’t simply how go by different types of detox, follow the sequence of detoxification. Skin should be the last.
Okie, now you might ask. So if skin is the last, what is the first? My answer is:
2) Liver and gallbladder
6) Heavy Metal Detox (this can be slot in between, depends on the situation)
However we are not going to talk about too detail right here, as everyone is unique. Even the detox he or she might be doing the same program as yours, however the things that he or she uses might be totally from yours as well.
If you want to cleanse your body, give yourself a minor and major change, please please please ask your own Holistic Heath Consultant or whoever pro in this field.
You need guidance throughout the whole Detox Programme. Detox is for charging, shouldn’t be thrilling.
Last but not least, don’t find the time, make the time! Nourishing wishes!