The word detox has gotten a pretty bad rap over the past few years. For some, it can bring up negative emotions, including fear, apprehension and disinterest.
Why is this, you may ask? Well, the word de-tox essentially makes someone accept that they are toxic or that they have toxic substances in their body. For someone who hasn't had this revelation before, it can be confronting.
But it doesn't need to be! Everyone needs some sort of detoxification in their life. And sometimes, we can detoxify without even knowing it. In fact, there are many instances where you can help reduce toxicity from your life without even pausing your lifestyle.
Just remember, while there is a hard and fast approach to detoxing, you don't need to take it. You can detox at a pace that works best for you. After all, even the smallest steps can make the biggest difference.
Why should you detox?
Did you know that there are over 80,000 toxins present in our daily environment? From the toxins in our food to that which we breathe outside, unfortunately, many of these toxins are unavoidable.
The biggest contributions to a toxic environment are processed foods, cigarette smoke (first hand and second hand), plastics (plastic water bottles, food wraps), air pollution, cleaning products and personal hygiene products.
While our body has the power to process these toxins, too many at once can overburden your natural detoxification process. When this happens, you are likely to feel run down, low in energy and flat; all the signs that you might soon fall ill.
Other impacts of too many toxins in the body include:
- Muscle Aches
- Muscle Weakness
- Skin Issues such as psoriasis and eczema
- Hormonal Irregularities
- Chronic Fatigue
Your liver, kidneys, intestines and skin work hard to remove toxins from your body. So, it is in our best interest to support these organs as much as possible. More than alleviating some pressure off of our precious organs, it will also improve our overall health and wellbeing.
How do you detox?
One detox process that so many are already implementing into their lives is consuming more apple cider vinegar. With acidic elements that can help break down toxins and get the digestion going. It is great for getting your organs working their best.
Simply mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to half a cup of warm water every morning and drink up. Drinking it half an hour before you eat anything will yield the best results.
If you can't adjust to the somewhat sour taste of apple cider vinegar; there are several detoxifying products on the market. In fact, all of the products on the Jomeis Fine Foods website will work to activate the organs and promote positive health. Our Nutritional Lattes and Superfood Breakfast Bowls are packed with ingredients that will help eradicate toxicity and allow you to feel your best.
Better yet, they're super easy to prepare, making them convenient to incorporate into your daily meal plans.
Now, depending on your personal needs and goals, detoxing can be as subtle or as intense as required. This blog is about supporting your own body's daily detoxification process. There are many outcome specific detox protocols, and if you need a deeper detox, we suggest you work closely with a specialist in the appropriate field.