Should you detox to get rid of chemicals?
YES YOU SHOULD!
Detoxification is growing increasingly popular. The basic premise is that your body accumulates more toxins in the modern world than its natural detoxification system (your liver, kidneys and lungs) can get rid of. It is known that chemicals from pesticides, chlorine, bleach and ammonia, and carbon monoxide build up over time and cause disease.
At Raw Satya we often starts patients out with a change in food. We tend to eat foods that lead to constipation, however what most people (our clients included) don't realise is that humans are ideally supposed to have one to three bowel movements a day, but many people go two or three days between eliminations.
The normal pathway for toxins to move out of the body is through the liver, which converts harmful chemicals into water-soluble molecules. These are then flushed out in the urine or faeces. However if there's a delay in elimination, those toxins remain in your system longer and become disruptive to your health.
From our naturopathic principles, we use food as medicine as a detox technique. Some people aren't able to detoxify chemicals naturally - their systems aren't working well for one reason or another and they often turn to poorly researched techniques like foot baths and colonics. We are wary of these methods, and thinks that people should also steer clear of harsh fasting techniques like the "Master Cleanse," that consists of nothing but lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
One of the worst things that you can do for your body in terms of detoxification is doing a fast without professional supervision and preparations.
When fasting for detoxification began being utilised about 20 or 30 years ago, people were recommended to have complete rest in nature during their fast. But today we live busy and stressful lives and this is where raw food is a great alternative. We know that your body needs proper nutrients through nourishing foods to be able to perform its normal processes, and a raw food program can do this AND aide in detoxification when we can't take time out for complete rest.
So here at Raw Satya we give you all the support, tools and programs for the detoxification process to take place gently and effectively without causing any further stress to the body. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
With love, Rose x