Q&A w/Stephanie Solaris: Benefits of Detoxing

Q: What is a detox and what are the benefits?

A: In a detox, you are actually feeding your body more!  More nutrients, minerals, and nutrient-dense foods.  This is necessary for your body to heal and rid itself of toxins.  In most detoxes, water, fresh fruit, and vegetable juice make up the bulk of the your diet.

It is important to note what a detox is not: fasting.  Fasting is essentially depriving your body of nutrients.  It forces toxins out, which is harder on the body.

Detoxing has many healthy benefits.  In simple terms, a detox is like a “tune up” for the body.  Caffeine, alcohol, not enough water, and processed foods, put stress on the body and keep it from performing at its best.  By removing these unwanted toxins, the body is able to run more efficiently.  The results are improved energy and immunity.  Additional, reported benefits include weight loss, reduced stress, better sleep, reduced joint pain, clearer sinuses, improved digestion, and an overall improvement in level of happiness.  All good reasons to try a detox, I’d say!

However, it is also important to note that results will vary and that detoxes are not suitable for everyone.  People with diabetes, low blood sugar, heart conditions, taking medications, or with any chronic medical conditions should consult with their physician before starting a detox.  You should not start a detox if you are sick or have a stressful/hectic lifestyle.

April 10th is the kickoff date of our nation-wide 2011 Spring Detox (click here for specific details).  For those interested in participating in our virtual detox program, extensive pre-qualification is necessary so sign-up early!  For current clients, we can adjust the detox to your specific needs on a one-on-one basis.  Call the office at (732) 667-3209 for more information.

We’re excited to share this experience with all of you, so sign-up today – the more the merrier!

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