To Detox Or Not To Detox
One of the most common questions I get from my Nutrition clients, is : Should I do a detox?
I figure I should share my thoughts with everyone, and so I decided to put it into a blog post this week.
What is Detoxing?
The removal of toxins from the body. It's normal and it happens in our body every day! Our body is always coming into contact and creating toxins, and so our body can and does detox itself all the time.
What are Toxins?
Anything the body deems unworthy such as alcohol, caffeine, drugs, excess hormones, pesticide residue or any chemicals. Or extra waste material our body produces. It's anything the body needs to get rid of. Here are a few kinds and examples.
External toxins: food additives, drugs, pesticides, etc. coming from our external environment
Internal toxins: hormones or amino acids which are natural byproducts of normal metabolism.
Detoxification is a normal process that allows our body to function without too much backup in our bloodstream.