Many have claimed that detoxing changed their life and improved their health. With a confusing array of health professionals and holistic health practitioners both for and against detoxing, it’s time for Simon Wellness Consulting to weigh in with some firm truths.

What is Detoxing?

Detoxing is a catchall phrase used by the sellers of supplements, “miracle cures,” and special diets, but it’s also a term used by serious holistic health practitioners that have their client’s best interests in mind.

The truth is, detoxifying is simply the act of your body removing things that are harmful to it – something your body is fully equipped to do naturally when your liver, lungs, kidneys, and colon are in tip-top shape.

Do I Need Pills, Shakes, or Fasting to Detoxify My Body?

Special diets, supplements, and fasting can be beneficial but only when prescribed and monitored by a licensed medical doctor – not your neighbor in St. Petersburg who’s selling a supplement-based, multi-level marketing product.

You can detoxify your body with a natural diet.

What is a Natural Diet?

A person on a natural diet consumes cooked and raw food that is close to its natural state. They limit processed foods those that have been pasteurized, frozen, or canned but not altered into foods high in saturated and trans fats. Think sugar-free applesauce instead of chocolate pudding, and sparkling water instead of sugary juice.

A holistic health practitioner can help you understand how foods from each food group – including carbohydrates and fats – are essential for the natural detoxification of your body. For example, monounsaturated fats help reduce bad cholesterol, whole grain carbohydrates are packed with fiber, natural sugars in whole fruit help remove cravings for processed sweets, and vegetables are brimming with vitamins and fiber.

How Does This Natural Diet Detoxify My Body?

A natural diet rich in a variety of whole foods provides your body with the tools it needs for optimal function. For instance, your body needs fiber to move waste through your colon, water to flush your kidneys, and the vitamins and minerals from produce to fortify all its components.  When your body is working properly because it is supplied with the things that make it healthy, your body’s natural detoxifying processes run at full steam!

What If I Need More Detoxifying Support?

Going from a life of sitting on the couch eating processed foods to an active life of lean meats (3 oz servings), colorful fruits and veggies (5–7 servings per day), and going cold turkey on soda is hard. If you try to do too much too fast, you’re more likely to slip up. Slow and steady transitions to a healthier lifestyle are best for long-term success.

A holistic health practitioner in St. Petersburg can help you make the transition with the support you need. That may include safe and beneficial shakes and supplements designed to help you adapt to your new lifestyle. After all, it’s far easier to go from chocolate milkshakes to a delicious protein shake than it is to go from chocolate milkshakes to a wheatgrass and kale smoothie!

As holistic health practitioners in St. Petersburg, we support natural detoxification. We also support long-term success and have the tools you need to get there. Call us at (727) 239-9443 or contact us online.