Detoxification is one of the most important factors in the promotion of good health. At Eagan Family Chiropractic and Massage, we offer patients a detoxification program that helps the body cleanse itself of toxins, mucus and other waste materials in the intestinal tract and major vital organs, improving the way they function. This not only restores new energy to the vital organs, but to the entire body as well.
Detoxification can be part of a health maintenance and prevention program when used 3 to 4 times a year. Though not a cure-all, it is a positive way to start addressing many undesirable body conditions, such as allergies, acne, arthritis, skin problems, cellulite and obesity.
Benefits of Detoxification:
Increase in energy
The digestive track can rid itself of accumulated waste and putrefied bacteria.
(Typical loss is between 2-8 lbs. of water and waste during a 3 day cleanse.)
Liver, kidneys and blood are purified, and function more effectively.
The peristaltic action of the colon is strengthened.
A mental clarity occurs that is not possible under the constant bombardment
of chemicals and food additives.
Physical dependency on habit-forming substances such as refined sugar,
caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and drugs is greatly diminished.
Bad eating habits are broken. As you come off the program, it is easier to
make wiser food choices.
The stomach as a chance to return to normal size, making it easier to control
the quantity of food eaten.
Advise Your Health Care Practitioner If You:
are presently under the care of another physician
are on prescribed medication
are pregnant and/or lactating
are 65+ years old
have heart or cardiovascular conditions, kidney disease, diabetes,
hypoglycemia, gout, or chronic infections
have any other type of serious medical condition
Frequently Asked Questions
Is detoxification safe?
Absolutely. Body cleansing for health is a concept that has been in use for thousands of years. This program of detoxification has been used safely for periods of up to 2 months over the last 30 years. However, the recommendation is to use detoxification for 3 to 10 days only, 3 to 4 times a year.
Will I have energy during the cleanse?
As toxins are expelled from the system, the energy levels rise. It may take a day or two for this effect to occur.
How does detoxification affect cellulite?
Cellulite is waste materials trapped in connective tissue and fat cells, and is very resistant to ordinary dieting and exercise. While detoxification will not remove cellulite, it does cleanse the intestinal tract and the bodys liquid waste system, thereby speeding up the elimination of toxins from the body, which aids in cellulite removal. Improved results can be achieved when in conjunction with body contouring wraps.
During detoxification and the days following, many people experience some of the signs of a healing crisis, which may include: headaches, skin breakouts, bowel sluggishness, diarrhea, fatigue, sweating, frequent urination, congestion, nasal discharge, or body aches.
You must understand that your body is going through cleansing and detoxification. It is throwing out poisons using energy it has saved from the hard-to-digest meals that have been discontinued. This your body natural way of cleansing and is a positive occurrence.
The best way to encourage your bodys natural cleansing methods is to not use over the counter medications to stop the cleansing process. (Prescription medications should NOT be discontinues without a medical doctors approval). They may make you feel better in the short term, but by doing so will drive toxins back into the tissues. Drink plenty of water to facilitate the process and rest.
The healing crisis generally lasts from just a few hours to a few days. The healthier ones body is to begin with, the fewer symptoms there will be. Symptoms will also be more pronounced if the change in the diet is abrupt, and less so if it is gradual. This why detoxification preparation days are so important. Each healing crisis is followed by increased vitality and improved well-being.
Be aware that it is just as important for your body to come off detoxification correctly as it is to detoxify. To learn more about our detoxification program, please call or e-mail us with any questions you may have.