The ever-popular detox system has been a staple of wellness regimens for years. But as it turns out, there’s so much more at the heart of detoxing besides weight loss and trendy juice mixes. To find out exactly what we should know about the health craze, we spoke to Sylvie Beljanski, owner of The Beljanski Wellness Center, to get the full scoop on ways to purify the body. Here, she explains what exactly detoxing means, why we should do it, and how to do simple DIY cleanses at home.
1. What Does Detoxing Entail Exactly?
People often associate the term detoxification with alcohol, drug, and substance addiction, though it’s also a common method for losing weight: hence, the name “diet detox.” Put plainly and simply, the aim of detoxification is to eliminate all the negative effects on the body from the environment: industrial chemicals, pesticides, additives in our food, secondary smoke, pollutants, and heavy metals included. Nowadays, people adopt internal detoxification to keep their body systems in pristine condition.
Internal detoxification targets the kidneys and colon, the organs involved in flushing chemicals and toxins from the body.