There is a common misconception about cleansing and detox programs and is often a controversial subject too. Some do a ‘cleanse’ for the sole purpose of losing weight quick. This is not an effective approach and can instead harm the body, as rapid weight loss causes the body to lose important nutrients. Of course, detox does promote weight loss but a good program offers a steady pace at a healthy rate.
When we speak of cleansing and detox, our focus is exactly what the word cleanse means; to cleanse the body of toxins, chemicals, and pesticides that our body accumulates on a daily basis. We’ve put together a program that is safe and effective, and works as a “system reboot” to help kick start healthy habits and encourage a new you!
Cleansing is the practice of reducing toxic exposure while supporting the body’s natural detoxification pathways. Our lungs, skin, kidneys, liver, lymphatic system and gastrointestinal tract constantly work to protect us from the plethora of toxins present in our modern day lives. Our bodies are designed to handle a certain amount of toxins; however, problems arise and often illness occurs when our main organs of detoxification become overburdened.
When the body is overburdened and not functioning properly, detoxification can become impaired. Toxins then begin to build up, often being stored in our fat tissues. These toxins damage our health and contribute to an endless amount of problems such as weight gain, digestive problems, skin eruptions, asthma, food and environmental sensitivities.
Other common symptoms include headaches, allergies, fatigue…the list goes on and on. Cleansing allows our cells the opportunity to eliminate waste and repair damage while restoring balance to our bodies.
Jessica William's, co-founder of BodyAwakeningCo.
Jessica has a Masters of Science Degree in Holistic Nutrition. She has over a decade of experience working within the nutrition and health industry, has managed one of the world’s leading detox and cleansing retreat centers and has taken hundreds (if not thousands) of people through cleansing and detox programs.