Many people think of starting the new year with some sort of new you program that often includes a cleansing phase of some sort. But what is this and what is it supposed to do anyway? More importantly, do they actually do what they say they do?
Short answer is no, not even close. The body is already equipped with the machinery to keep it clean, it's the liver. When the body is overwhelmed with too much toxin, it can put into into safe hiding through the body storage mechanism, fat.
Recently, the website Examine.com published an article about cleanses and whether or not they work. They also include a great brief on how the body is able to cleanse itself. Its about an 8 minute read but worth it. Read the full article here.
Do You Need to Detox?
The easiest way to make sure your body is able to do its own daily detox is through a whole food diet that supplies it with the nutrients it needs to complete the detoxification pathways.
Not sure if you are having issues with toxins that are overburdening your liver? A nutritional assessment questionnaire can help you find out. To find out if this might be something you need, check out the Why Not Wellness page or schedule a consultation with Lacey.