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10 Essentials for a Successful Detox

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10 Essentials for a Successful Detox

It’s that time of year again when people try to  make up for their dietary misgivings during the holidays.  More and more people are turning to detoxifying as a way to jump start their health for greater energy, weight loss, and improved health. While detoxification can spell the difference between energy and fatigue, health and illness, not all cleanses or detox diets are created equally.  And,some programs are downright unhealthy.  I’m not a fan of the starvation programs and water fasts, preferring actual food instead.  Go figure.

Toxins disrupt the normal healthy flow within your body, leaving you feeling fatigued, sore and depressed.  They can also lead to serious illnesses, such as cancer, arthritis, diabetes and allergies.  There are literally thousands of toxins and harmful synthetic chemicals in your food, air, water, homes, and workplaces.  In the course of a day, you are exposed to toxic pesticides, herbicides, petrochemicals, industrial chemicals, food colors and additives, stress hormones and a host of other toxins that could be compromising your health.

I’m still amazed at the number of naysayers who tell me that detox isn’t necessary or doesn’t work–I’m sure I’ll hear from some of them in the comments.  I ask them why their body insists on detoxing every minute of every day.  Without ongoing detoxification, our bodies would deteriorate and, ultimately, die.  We need detoxification to live. By eating a healthier diet and following a better lifestyle, we are simply removing obstacles to allow our natural detoxification abilities to ramp up their ability to eliminate harmful substances and restore the body’s natural healing ability.

While your body is equipped to deal with some toxicity, it can be overburdened by the volume and type of toxins found in our modern world.  A good detoxification program helps eliminate toxins from your respiratory system, liver, gall bladder, kidneys and urinary tract, skin, fatty deposits (including cellulite), lymph and other parts of your body.  However, be aware that most detox plans only target the liver and colon, which is inadequate for great health.

Here are some of the essentials for a successful detox.  If you’re looking for more insight into cleansing all of these organ systems, check out my book, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan. And, keep in mind, that if you have any serious health issues, you should work with a skilled natural health professional.  If you are pregnant, lactating, or diabetic, or taking essential medications, you’ll want to avoid a detox program. But, most of these essentials are suitable for anyone.

See page 2 to learn the essentials for a successful detox…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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12:20PM PST on Dec 1, 2014

Thank You for sharing:)

5:51AM PDT on Oct 4, 2014

Detox diets to improve health and increase energy in body.
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10:17AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

Some wonderful information. "Thank you". Don and WE CAN! :-))

9:43PM PST on Mar 7, 2014

awesome tips, thanks for sharing (:

1:14AM PST on Feb 5, 2014

Wonderful article, and this is really great advice! It's much better to live and eat healthy regularly so your body doesn't have to work so hard. If you're interested in starting a detox, I have a 3 day Juice Cleanse Plan For Beginners at my blog. I hope it also proves to be useful to some of you like this article. Happy detoxing!

6:29PM PST on Jan 15, 2014

Thank you for the advice. (p, t)

5:06AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

great tips...whoever doesn't believe in detox just hasn't tried it

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